The New York Rangers are excited to present the first annual 8 and under Junior Rangers Cup! Over 40 youth hockey associations from across the tri-state area will compete against each other for a chance to hoist the inaugural Junior Rangers Cup at Madison Square Garden on Sunday, March 1st, 2020. In partnership with USA Hockey, this tournament was designed for fun and will celebrate some of the youngest players in our game catering to all skill levels through 3 divisions of play.
Overview: All players receive a VIP gift bag, a 4 game guarantee and a chance to represent their region and team in the finals at Madison Square Garden. All locations will feature off-ice activities including special guests, DJ and giveaways throughout the events.
Game Play: A competition committee will evaluate the teams registered within each region to create 3 divisions of play. Each region will consist of 4 teams per division and all teams will play (4) 30-minute cross-ice games over a 3-4 hour span. The top 4 Teams from each Division & Region (12 teams total) advance to the finals at MSG after the Rangers host the Flyers earlier that afternoon.
All Regional play will be hosted on Saturday, February 29th at the following locations:
Brewster Ice Arena (Brewster, NY) from 11:10AM - 5:10PM
Sports Center of CT (Shelton, CT) from 9:45AM - 3:45PM
Protec Ponds (Somerset, NJ) from 2:00PM - 8:00PM
Long Beach Arena (Long Beach, NY) from 8:30AM - 12:30PM & 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Overview: All players who advance to the finals will receive a jersey and socks to represent their respective region and 2-game minimum on The Garden ice. Games will feature NHL Game Presentation, special appearances and off-ice activities on the concourse at MSG.
Game Play: All of the Final games will be hosted on Sunday, March 1st at Madison Square Garden as follows:
• This is a fun tournament designed for players of all ability levels.
• The tournament will feature 8U teams playing half-ice games against respective age group.
A team is qualified to play a scheduled tournament game if:
Tournament Procedures/Game Structure:
1. Total Points: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss
2. Head to head - two (2) teams only. In the event more than two teams are tied one team must have beaten all of the teams tied with to advance.
3. Least goals allowed
4. Most goals for
5. Coin toss
6. Please note that after each individual tie is broken the process will revert back to step two.
Jerseys: Home - Light / Away - Dark