THINGS TO REMEMBER FOR TOURNAMENTS:

Failure by teams to submit the tournament selection information as requested will result in the team’s being assigned to tournaments as fits the requirements of the Provincial G&T Committee.

Invitational tournament withdrawal dates do not apply to Provincial level teams that have been assigned to tournaments as per the selections they submit regardless whether they intend to attend provincials or not. Upon assignment to tournaments, teams are to complete the registration process for each tournament they have been assigned to.  Once a team has been assigned to a tournament, they cannot be denied acceptance into the tournament and they cannot withdraw from the tournament without approval by the Provincial G&T Committee in extenuating circumstances.

The FAQ section below contains answers to common questions, however, if there are any items that need further clarification, please contact the Regional G&T Coordinator.

WILD CARD FORMULA

Teams aspiring for a Wild Card opportunity to attend Provincials for the 2019-2020 season will be selected according to their winning percentages as per the ranking chart posted on the Ringette Ontario website.  Tournaments considered for wildcard stats are to be completed by February 23rd, 2020.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. How does a team apply for a Wild Card position?

Answer: Wild Card applications will be included on the “Intent to Proceed to Provincials” forms.   Provincial Intent forms are now available online. Forms and payment must be submitted to Ringette Ontario by December 1st, 2019.

  1. Do league games qualify for Wild Card stats?

Answer: Only tournament games between Ontario registered teams qualify for wildcard stats.

  1. Does a Quebec tournament qualify as an Out-of-Region tournament?

Answer: “Out of Region” refers only to tournaments held inside Ontario, but not in the region of the team in question.

  1. Do any Quebec tournament games count for stats?

Answer: Out of province tournament games count if played against another Ontario team that is registered in the same division and level with the RO.

  1. How many tournaments must my team attend?

Answer: Every team applying to attend the ‘U12’ Provincial Event must attend 2 RO Sanctioned tournaments and not more than 5 tournaments, including the Provincial Event. Provincial level teams registered at U19 and below and 18+AA must attend 4 RO tournaments as assigned through the tournament selection process.  Teams registered at 18+A must attend 3 RO tournaments as assigned through the tournament selection process. (Mileage exemptions allowed as per Operating Manual G&T section).

  1. How does G&T get results from the tournaments?

Answer: Each RO tournament host must submit their results to Regional G&T Coordinator within 24 hours of the end of a tournament.

  1. How does G&T get results from the out of province games that count?

Answer: Both teams are required to submit results to their Regional G&T Coordinator as soon as possible after the game(s).

  1. Who ensures that the stats are correct?

Answer: Coaches are required to verify the correct postings for tournament results and to check the accuracy of ranking statistics on the Ringette Ontario website. Contact should be made to the Regional G&T Coordinator immediately if there are any errors.

  1. How do we know what tournaments qualify for using stats?

Answer: Tournaments completed by their division’s deadlines qualify.

  1. Do the top fourteen teams automatically go to Provincials?

Answer: Not necessarily.

Each Region will send a team designated as their Regional Representative. The process for determining this representative varies from region to region. The process for each region can be found HERE.

In addition, the host association may send one team in each division.

All remaining spaces will be assigned by the wild card process. This will include 6 wild card spaces, plus any unfilled region or host space (e.g. a region/host does not have any teams or any teams who have declared an “intent to proceed” to provincials).

If a host team or a Regional Representative team is not ranked in the top 14 teams, the team that would be displaced for that team will attend Provincials as well, depending on the availability of ice.

Teams will then play in tiers based on their “Final Score Rank” as determined in the ranking chart posted on the RO website. In all cases, teams are required to meet the Provincials Eligibility Requirements in order to attend Provincials.

  1. How does my team know if they received a Wild Card?

Answer: Up until the deadline, rankings will be shown in alphabetical order. At that time, rankings will be verified and sorted. Wild Card spots will be noted. Regional G&T Coordinators will then notify their teams of the final rankings and Wild Card selections.

  1. How will the pools for the teams attending the U12 Provincial Event in Guelph be determined?

Answer: All teams will have stats against each other sorted and handled in a similar manner to Wild Cards. The Provincial G&T Committee will assign groupings and notify teams with regards to which division they will play in.

  1. How will the Provincial A level tiers be determined?

Answer:  Teams will be decided a minimum of three weeks before the first day of Provincials. After that, the identified teams will be ranked based on their points.  Ringette Ontario tie-breaking rules apply if required.

The Provincial G&T Committee will then assign the groupings. Rankings will be shown in alphabetical order, up until the deadline. At that time, rankings will be verified and sorted by ranking. Wild Card Spots will be noted. Regional G&T Coordinators will then notify teams of the final rankings and the Wild Card selections.

  1. How will the Provincial AA level rankings be determined?

Answer:  Teams will be decided a minimum of three weeks before the first day of Provincials. After that, the identified teams will be ranked based on their points.  Ringette Ontario tie-breaking rules apply if required.

The Provincial G&T Committee will then assign the groupings. Rankings will be shown in alphabetical order, up until the deadline. At that time, rankings will be verified and sorted by ranking.

  1. How are game match-ups at tournaments determined?

Coaches are encouraged to contact each other to determine which tournaments their teams are applying for, in an effort to see all teams in their division during the season.

Members from the Provincial G&T Committee will assign the game match-ups for each tournament to maximize exposure.  These will be adjusted by the Committee for tournaments where there are Out of Province teams participating.

  1. How is it determined if there will be one pool or tiers at the Provincial Championships?

 

U14AA and above:  If there are twelve teams or less in a division, then there will be one pool at Provincials. If there are thirteen teams or more, the division will be split into two tiers based on ranking. The two tiers will be independent of each other and there will be no crossover between tiers.

 

U14A:  This division is all inclusive and will be split into three tiers based on ranking. The three tiers will be independent of each other and there will be no crossover between tiers.

 

If you have any questions about the information above, please contact your regional G&T Coordinator.