Player Entry Fee: Players are asked to raise $150 each to participate (fundraising pages will be created for each player / team to be used for collecting donations).
Squirt (9-10 yr olds) - 6 Teams
Pee Wee (11-12 yr olds) - 4 Teams
Note: Bantam (13-14 yr olds) Division dropped due to lack of participation)
6-8 Skaters and 1 Goalie Per Team
1-2 Coaches / Managers Per Team
All teams will be required to bring a light and a dark set of jerseys for all players. Names and numbers are not required on the jerseys, nor do they need to match. Teams will wear DARK jerseys when playing as the HOME team.
All games will be 20 minutes running clock and will start simultaneously on all three playing surfaces.
Round-Robin Tournament Format:
Single round-robin (each team plays all other teams one time for a total of 5 games)
Championship Game between 1st and 2nd Place Teams
Championship Game will be held between the two highest scoring teams in each division after round-robin play. Should two teams have the same number of game points; goals scored will be the tie breaker.
Game outcomes will accrue the following points:
Wins: 2 Points to Winning Team
Ties: 1 Point to Each Team
Losses: 0 Points to Losing Team
No overtime or shoot-outs during round-robin play. Championship games ending in a tie will continue play as sudden death overtime until a winner is determined.
Skills Challenge (8:15 AM - 9:15 AM on NHL Rink)
Hardest Shot - 5 shots on net with a radar gun (hardest shot counts)
Shot Accuracy - 8 shots on net through targets with varying point values (total of all points is score)
Following Prizes Will Be Awarded:
FOWC2018 Event T-Shirt - All Players & Coaches
FOWC Merchandise - Skills Challenge Winners
Arbor Murphy Memorial Cup - Division Champions
Mayor's Cup - Top Fundraising Team
Tournament / Event Rules
USA Hockey Rules & Regulations will be followed with the following exceptions:
Goals will not result in a center-ice face-off. Instead, the team having been scored upon will assume possession of the puck from their net and continue play (pick-up style).
Minor penalties will not result in a man advantage or face-off. Instead, the puck will change possession (if applicable) to the team against which the penalty was conducted and that team will be rewarded a single penalty shot at the end of the game.
Major penalties will result in the removal of the player for the remainder of that game.
Accrual of 3 or more penalties in a single game will result in removal from the tournament.
Slap shots will not be permitted due to the confined nature of cross-ice hockey. Shots taken with a back swing that is higher than waist level will be considered a slap shot.
Conduct Policy - Fighting, foul play, unsportsmanlike / disorderly conduct will not be tolerated at any level of play on or off the ice.
The Bottom Line - The event coordinator(s) reserve the right to remove any player in violation of the above policies from the game, tournament and/or facility at their discretion without refund of registration or raised funds.
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM - Player Check-In
8:15 AM - 9:15 AM - Skills Competition
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM - Opening Ceremonies & National Anthem
9:30 AM - 9:50 AM - First Round-Robin Games
2:00 PM - 2:25 PM - Mission Hour (President’s Remarks, Presentation of the Mayor’s Cup)
2:25 PM - 2:30 PM - Chuck-A-Puck Raffle
3:20 PM - 3:40 PM - Final Round-Robin Games
3:55 PM - 4:25 PM - Championship Games & Murphy Cup Presentation