Top 6 countries in the world ranking participate. Matches are 4 x 6 minute quarters with 2 minutes between quarters. Five players – with rolling substitutions without stoppages and unlimited substitutions per quarter.
Power plays: Each team can separately nominate one “power play” quarter, in which each goal scored by that team counts for double points.
The goal shooter (GS) and goal attack (GA) may shoot goals from outside the shooting circle.
These goals count for two points if scored from inside the outer zone, and three points if scored in the super shot zone; in a power-play quarter, they would count for four and six points respectively.
Centre passes: After each goal, the team that conceded the goal takes the next centre pass;