May 4-6, 2018  | Toronto, Ontario


Birth years: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010


Top Tier Toronto is looking forward to once again hosting the top North American spring teams in what has been described as the top spring event for showcasing highly competitive Spring Hockey teams. This year, Top Tier Toronto will host both Elite and AAA divisions.

With outstanding competition, hotel partnerships with Toronto Airport based hotels dedicated to ensuring our guests are treated right, and the high standards of organization and preparedness that Top Tier Tournaments are renowned for, this will be an experience that leaves lasting memories.

We look forward to hosting you.

Players should be ready to play for 8 am on the first day. This event wraps up by 4 pm on Sunday May 6.


Schedules will be sent to all Team Contacts on Friday April 27. Please contact your team for a copy of the schedule.



Tournament Director:

The Tournament Director shall be responsible for resolving all inquiries or disputes regarding off-ice rule application or interpretation, player eligibility, disciplinary action or any other procedural disputes. He or she will not overturn any dispute concerning rules and/or the judgment applied by on-ice officials.  All decisions of the Tournament Director are final. The Tournament Director for Top Tier Toronto is Roxanne Hill. The Headquarters for this event is the Mastercard Centre.

Team Manager:

 The Team Manager must register 60 minutes prior to their first game. Each team is asked to provide a contact person and phone number for which they can be reached during the Weekend to the Rink Supervisor.

SuperSeries AAA will have a Rink Manager at each arena. All team representatives are responsible for checking for any schedule changes, player suspensions and other important information pertinent to their team and its participation in this SuperSeries AAA event.

SuperSeries AAA player waivers must be completed in full for each participant before the start time of the first game played.

All teams must use the locker room assigned to them during check-in.  lt is the team managers/representatives responsibility to ensure that the locker room is maintained and kept clean (no trash / tape / food or drink on the floor) prior to vacating the locker room after each game. The team manager/representative is responsible for all damage done to the locker room, equipment in the locker, or the facility.

 Each team/team manager is responsible for the safeguarding of all team items in the locker rooms. The facility and/or host organization assume no liability or responsibility for any theft or damage due to team negligence.

Managers will make parents, bench staff and players aware that SuperSeries AAA supports the USA Hockey and Hockey Canada Zero Tolerance Initiatives for verbal abuse of any player, official, parent or spectator. The Tournament Director or Rink Staff reserves the right to remove any violator from the premises.

All teams should forward on an excel spreadsheet with the player name, number and position so that we may upload to our files for this event. All teams should forward on an excel spreadsheet with the player name, number and position so that we may upload to our files for this event. Please return your completed roster template to Sarah (

Game Sheet Distribution/ Game Sheet Stickers:

We will be using game sheets for our tournament. Managers – please have roster stickers/roster labels ready for your game sheets. Three (3) stickers/roster labels are required for each game. If you are playing a total of five (5) games, then a total of fifteen (15) stickers are required.

Timekeepers will bring ALL game sheets to the tournament headquarters located in each Centre. Game sheets will then be distributed to the teams upon request. A signature will be required when the game sheets are picked up by Coaches or Managers. Score sheets will not be released to parents.

Player Eligibility:

A player may only play for one team in his own age group. A player must appear on the official roster. Rosters are frozen the first day of the tournament. A player on the roster MUST play in at least 1 game prior to semi-final & championship games to be eligible to play in playoff games. There is no substitution of players who have not been listed on a roster in the round robin portion, and no allowance for players in elimination games who have not ACTIVELY participated in at least 1 round robin game.


Home and visiting teams are indicated on the tournament schedule. Home teams shall wear light colored jerseys. Visitors will wear dark jerseys. If it is found that competing teams share the same colour jersey, then the visiting team will be required to change their jersey  colour. All jerseys must have a player number clearly displayed. Taped numbers or players without numbers will not be permitted to participate.


Checking will be permitted at 2004 and 2005  birth year. There is no checking permitted in the 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010 birth years.

Early Start Option:

All teams must be prepared to play their games fifteen (15) minutes prior to scheduled start time in the event games are ahead of schedule. Players must be ready to step onto the ice when the Zamboni finishes between games. Please have your teams prepared.

Penalty Box:

Each team is responsible for providing its own penalty box attendant.

Warm Ups:

A three (3) minute warm up will take place before the start time of the game. Pucks will NOT be provided. Please bring warm up pucks for your team.

Time Outs:

One 30 second time out is permitted per team per game.

Length of Periods:

All games will be 3 x 15 minute periods.

All games will be played to completion. All teams are guaranteed 5 games and will play on Sunday.

Round Robin games will end in ties. Only semi final and championship games will be played to a winner.

Superseries AAA reserves the right to change Sunday opponents in fifth game matchups that are not consiquential to the championship. Requests will not be accepted.

No games will be protested.

Period Break:

There will be a one (1) minute break between each period.

Mercy Rule:

The mercy rule shall be in effect. If a team at any point during the third period is leading by 5 or more goals the clock will revert to running time. If the difference is reduced 3 goals or less the clock will revert back to stop time.


All on-ice officials are currently and completely registered and in good standing with Hockey Canada.

Penalties/Match Penalties:

Penalty times will be as follows: Minor 2:00 minutes, Major 5:00 minutes, Misconduct 10:00 minutes.

Any player who receives 5 penalties in a game will be suspended for the next game.

Any player who receives a major penalty ( i.e. fighting, spearing, kicking, etc.) will automatically be ejected from the remainder of the game in which the infraction occurs, plus the next game. In the event that a major penalty occurs, the official must note on the game sheet whether the infraction includes a game misconduct.

Division Scoring:

All divisions will be scored per game as follows:

a) Two (2) points for a win

b) One (1) point for a tie

c) Zero (0) points for a loss

Tie Breakers:

Playoff formats may differ by birth year and number of teams participating – please see the attached schedule.

In the event of a tie for playoff seeding, the following criteria will be used to determine the team’s placement. If more than 2 teams tied, skip to tiebreaker 3:

1. Total team points

2. Head to Head (Only if 2 teams are tied)

3. Goals for divided by goals for plus goals against (GF/(GF+GA)) with the highest percentage advancing

4. Most wins

5. Least amount of goals against

6. Most shut outs

7. Coin toss

Playoffs or Championship Only

If there is a tie at the end of regulation play, a 5-minute sudden death period running time will be played 4 on 4. If the overtime does not present a winner, then a shootout, consisting of 3-players from each team will be used to determine a winner.

Forfeited Games:

Any forfeited games will be recorded as a 3-0 score.

Goal Differential:

The maximum goal differential attainable per game is +/-  6.

On Site Medic

Will be available at all arenas. Please see the Rink Manager at each location for directions to the Medic Room. They will be visable in each ice pad during the Top Tier event.



Condition of tournament acceptance: All teams must utilize official hotels

All Hotel Information will be sent to the Team Manager after completing the Hotel Request Form

Please do not contact the hotel until you have a confirmation number.

Hotels provide rooms with 2 double beds or one king bed and a pullout sofa. 

We cannot guarantee the availability of any specific room type.

Please make sure that all families have made their hotel reservations at your designated team hotel. Teams that will qualify for a comp room (15 paid rooms) will receive an email with instructions on how to designate the recipient of the comp’d room. SuperSeries AAA provides one complimentary room each night a team has 15 paid rooms within the group (16th free). Bookings must be completed through the team group block. Please note that rooms booked using Hotel points or through discount travel sites such as Expedia will not be credited to your team block