Regular season starts after October 20th
1st Sunday in March all TBA games must be completed for U12-18+ divisions
1st Monday in March playoffs start for U12-18+ divisions
Length of Schedule
U8 play a series of mini-jamborees hosted by each club
U10 play a 18 game schedule with a year end Jamboree
U12 & U14 play a 20 game schedule
U16U19 and 18+ play a 22 game schedule
U8 play half-ice, The games will be 24 minutes long. Every two minutes, the buzzer sounds, the clock is stopped and line change is made (the bench and on-ice coach need to facilitate this for a quick change). The clock will only be stopped for a maximum of 20 seconds. After the line change has happened or the 20 seconds has elapsed the clock will be started (with no buzzer). The referees will blow the whistle to start the game.
U10 play 2 stop-time periods both 15 minutes in length.
U12, U14, U16/U19, and 18+ play 2 stop-time periods both 17 minutes in length.
Game Protest Procedure
If the Public Schools Branch cancels school due to weather a call will be made by 2:00pm that day regarding whether or not games that evening will be a go. If the weather has cleared or appears to be clearing later that evening, the game can go ahead. This decision will be made in conjunction with Ringette PEI and requires approval from both team coaches and the officials scheduled for the game. Both teams must also have the required 7 players and a goalie confirmed in order to play.
If games need to be cancelled for any other reason, teams must submit a request to the Competitions Director and their home ice scheduler including the following information: date, division, game number, and specific reason for request. Requests must be submitted at least 7 days in advance.
The home ice scheduler will determine 2 alternate dates and submit these dates to the team who did not initiate the request. This team will have the option to accept one of the 2 dates or reject the dates providing specific reasons for the rejection. If the latter option is chosen, an Arbitration Committee will select one of the 3 possible dates (the original plus 2 alternates) and that game will become part of the RPEI schedule. Please view here for full details on this process.
Teams cancelling without submitting a request are subject to a $225 fine to cover the cost of ice and officials and forfeit the game. The team that does not forfeit will win the game 7-0
REMEMBER: GAME RESULTS ARE TO BE RECORDED WITH A MAXIMUM 7 GOAL SPREAD. THIS APPLIES TO RESULTS REPORTED TO THE MEDIA AND TO BOX SCORES ON THE WEBSITE. For example, a 12-2 game result will be recorded as 9-2.
The home team is responsible for forwarding an electronic copy of the game sheet to the RPEI Competitions Director within 48 hours. This could be a scan or legible photo. Both sides should be sent if there is an official report on the back. Hard copies should be kept by the local club. Teams that are late to forward a copy of the game sheet will be subject to a $5 fine per incident.
Ringette PEI will not accept game results or schedule changes via phone, email, fax, or office drop off. The home team is responsible to update the web site of all game results or changes to the schedule. All game results or changes to the schedule must be updated on the web site within 48 hours of the game, failure to do so results in a $5 fine. The web site schedule, results, and standings will be as up to date as the teams keep it. All TBA games are to be rescheduled for a later date within 1 week.
Team web site login information will be provided by the associations, if you forget your password or need assistance, contact RPEI at firstname.lastname@example.org