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Twenty players participating in the Senior Classic will be asked to participate in the Reebok/MN Hockey NIT tournament to be held April 25-28, 2013 at the Plymouth Ice Center in Plymouth, MN in conjunction with the Minnesota Hockey's HP Final 54 program. Numerous college recruiters and coaches from around the country will be on hand watching and evaluating players in action. If you have any questions regarding this program please contact Tim Morris at email@example.com.
SENIOR CLASSIC HISTORY
Welcome to the 2013 Senior Classic. This event celebrating the careers of our best female high school players is now in its 15th year. The Minnesota Girls Hockey Coaches Association along with the support of MN Hockey organized the first event in what was then called the Maroon & Gold Series in 1999. This first event had 40 of the state’s best players in a two game series played at the Schwan’s Super Rink in Blaine. In 2002 the event grew to four teams with 68 seniors participating. And finally in 2008, the event was expanded to eight teams with 136 players participating in the tournament. The purpose of this showcase tournament is to give the best senior players in the state an opportunity to compete with the state’s other best players and also to give many players a final chance to be scouted by some of the top D1 and D3 colleges in the area. Many past participants have gone on to play college hockey as a result in their participation in this event. We hope you enjoy this year’s tournament and that you help us to celebrate the careers of these outstanding young women who are representing their schools and sections.
GAME FORMAT All games will consist of three 17 minute stop time periods. Play will be stopped at the 8:30 minute mark of the second period to warm-up the second goalie (2 minutes). A seven minute warm-up period will be used prior to the start of each game. Teams will remain on the ice after the conclusion of the warm-up. There will be one 8-minute sudden death period in the case of a tie at the end of regulation. If still tied the game at the end of the 8 minute overtime period, each team will be awarded 1 ½ points. For championship round games, if still tied at the end of overtime, a 5 player shoot-out will be used to determine a winner. No player may shoot twice until all players have had an opportunity to shoot.
TIE BREAKING PROCEDURE FOR CHAMPIONSHIP ROUND GAMES
In the event two teams points total are tied after the three game preliminary round the following procedure will be used to place teams in the seeded championship games:
1. Head to Head game result
2. The lowest goals allowed total
3. The highest goals scored total
4. Flip of a coin
The Section General Managers and Senior Classic Director contact information is listed below. Please email them if you have questions regarding player eligibility, nominations, etc.
Senior Classic Director
Section 1A-1AA General Manager
Section 2A-2AA General Manager
Section 3A-3AA General Manager
Section 4A-4AA General Manager
Section 5A-5AA General Manager
Section 6A-6AA General Manager
Section 7A-7AA General Manager
Section 8A-8AA General Manager
1. You can vote for your own players.
2. Coaches MUST vote for:
3. If you receive a ballot back from a coach that is incomplete, return it to the coach to have them fill it out completely. The extra players are the alternates and should be asked in order to fill in spots if one of the top 6 D, 9 FW's or 2 goalies can't or do not want to participate.
4. All coaches should receive a ballot in your sections regardless if they nominated someone or not.