How much does it cost for a team and what is included?
Each team entry costs $575 and can consist of up to six skaters and one goalie, seven players total. Participants MUST be born in the correct birth year or one year after (if playing up) for their division. Players can play up one division if they'd like, but no more than one division. Each team member will receive a tournament jersey, a giveaway item and the opportunity to win Blackhawks prizes!
How does my team register for the tournament?
Once you have submitted your completed form with payment information, the Team Manager will be contacted via email with confirmation. The Team Manager must be 18 years of age or older. Online registration is first come first serve. A completed registration form does not guarantee entry into the tournament.
What is the breakdown of player divisions?
Each team is guaranteed three games. Divisions will break down as follows: Mites (2010-11), Squirts (2008-09) and Peewees (2006-07). If we do not get at least four (4) teams registered per division, the division will be cancelled and registered teams will receive a full refund.
What equipment is needed?
Full, USA Hockey-approved hockey equipment is required, including neck guards.
When will each team know their schedule for the tournament?
Teams will be notified at least one (1) week prior to the tournament, but games will run Saturday and Sunday. Times TBD.
How many players can play at a time?
Each team may play three players playing at once, plus their goalie. Up to three additional players to substitute will wait in the neutral zone until substituted in. A total of eight people will be on the playing surface at one time.
How many players can be on a team?
A maximum of seven players are allowed on a team: six skaters and one goalie.
Players rostered on a AAA team in the 2017-2018 season must be registered as a AAA player. Teams with more than one AAA player will be disqualified.
How long is each game?
Each game will consist of two 12-minute halves, with a running clock. Play will not stop unless there is an injury. If a puck goes out of bounds, the official will restart the game with a faceoff at center. After a goal is scored, the puck will be pulled out of the net and play will resume with that team in immediate possession. The scoring team will retreat to center before play resumes.