All-Star Games & International Tournaments
All-Star Games & International Tournaments
We've completely replaced the previous incarnation of the All-Star Game with new code as well as giving you the ability to run an all-star or international tournament.
There are now three ways to play an All-Star Game or Tournament: 1 - All-Star Game: a single game between two all-star teams. 2 - Round-Robin: teams play each other once in their division and then top 8 get seeded. 3 - Seeded: teams skip the round-robin and just play based on their seeds.
Teams Depending on the All-Star Type you want to run (single or tournament), you are allowed anywhere from 2 to 32 All-Star level teams. You can create anywhere from 1 to 4 divisions, each with a maximum of 8 teams.
Logo: When adding teams, if your team's name matches that of a country, UHS will automatically use a pre-installed flag for the team as we assume you are creating a national team of some sort. If there are no matches, the team's logo will use the default All-Star logo. The dimensions of the team's logo differs from a regular team's logo (usually square) to rectangular. We will automatically resize the logo to 250w x 125h. We do not have all the country flags in the world... just the 44 countries where NHL players hail from. You may upload a new logo for the team by using the Tools > Upload Logos page.
Team Rosters: When you create a team, you can choose to select the best players from either a country, the league, conferences or divisions. If you're not sure, you can wait until later and add players to the All-Star team when you've decided who's going to be on the team.
All-Star Game If you are going to run a single All-Star game, you need to create one division with two teams. You'll select the day you want your game to be played on and click Create Games.
The All-Star Game must appear as a stand-alone game. If you try and schedule it on a date where games have already been played, you will receive an error. When you have selected a GameDay where no games have been played, UHS will automatically bump games beyond the All-Star Game Date up by one day.
New to the All-Star Game is the All-Star Skills Competition. Players on each team will compete in 4 different categories: 1 - Fastest Skater Competition: uses player's QK, SK and FA skills to determine who can skate around the rink the fastest. 2 - Accuracy Competition: uses player's SH, PC and PS skills to determine how many attempts a player needs to hit all 4 targets. 3 - Hardest Shot Competition: uses player's SH and PW skills to determine who has the hardest shot. 4 - Breakaway Competition: All 18 skaters get a breakaway on each goalie utilizing the SH, PC, QK, SK skills.
Seeded Tournaments To run a seeded tournament, you need to set up either 1, 2, or 4 divisions. Each division must contain 2, 4, or 8 teams. As you add teams to each division, they are assigned a seed number. You can move teams up or down in the division by increasing / decreasing their seed. There must be a minimum of 4 teams across the divisions in order to select the Seeded Tournament option. All divisions must have the same number of teams.
In Seeded Tournaments, the top seeded team will play the lowest seeded team and so on. For example: 1st plays 8th, 2nd plays 7th, 3rd plays 6th, 4th plays 5th. All games in the tournament are single elimination; a loss means the team is out.
For multiple division seeded tournaments, when there is only one team remaining in each division, seeding still takes precedence, however, the tie breaker goes to Most Points, Highest Goal Differential, Highest Goals For and finally a randomly generated number.
Seed Tournament games must start on a game day where games have not been simmed, however, the schedule will NOT be adjusted. Seeded Tournaments will run concurrent with any currently scheduled Pro, Farm or Junior games.
Round-Robin Tournaments These tournaments are similar to Seeded Tournaments in that you are required to create multiple divisions and teams. You must create anywhere from 1 to 4 divisions. In each division you must have at least 4 teams and can go up to 8 teams maximum. All divisions must have the same number of teams.
The tournament will start out with Round-Robin play: each team will play one game against all other teams in their division.
After the Round-Robin games have been completed, the top teams are selected from all the teams that were entered into the tournament. Division Winners are seeded higher and get an automatic entry into the elimination round. The number of teams selected for the elimination round are: - 9 to 32 teams: top 8 teams. - 5 to 8 teams: top 4 teams. - 4 teams: top 2 teams play for Gold/Silver medal, bottom 2 teams play for Bronze.
In the Elimination Rounds, the Division Winners are always seeded higher. Teams are then sorted by Points, Goal Differential, Goals For and then a random number.
Round-Robin Tournaments must start on a game day where games have not been simmed, however, the schedule will NOT be adjusted. Round-Robin Tournaments will run concurrent with any currently scheduled Pro, Farm or Junior games.