1. Welcome to our 4th Annual Adult/ Oldtimers Hockey Tournament in
Niagara Falls. We are very pleased you have decided to join us, and are
looking forward to a great weekend of competitive hockey and fun.
2. We would like to welcome our official sponsors Powerade, Labatt’s,
Boston Pizza & Tech Sox.
3. We will have a Tournament Control Center in all arenas at all times to
answer any questions and provide any information you may desire throughout
the weekend. Don’t forget your games on Friday, Saturday & Sunday are
professionally video taped on high definition DVD by Nice Goal Productions
and shown in the Weekend Hockey Beverage Garden. You can watch them
immediately after your game. Nice Goal Productions will be professionally
taping and Sat & Sun games will be available for purchase. The DVD’s are of
excellent quality & will be recorded in HD.GNT Sports will also be providing
on site skate sharpening with all hockey accessories available all weekend!
4. In the Beverage Garden located at The Arena, we also welcome The
Boston Pizza’s Girls. They will be available all weekend to serve you. We
will also have Playoff NHL games shown throughout the weekend while you
watch your own game on video. Please note: TEAMS ARE NOT ALLOWED TO BRING
THEIR OWN BEER IN DRESSING ROOM! THE CITY OF NIAGARA FALLS HAS ENFORCED A
NEW POLICY WHICH COULD RESULT IN TEAM EXPULSION.
5. Enjoy Niagara Falls, walk to The New Falls View Casino & enjoy all the
numerous restaurants & clubs.
Once again, welcome to Weekend Hockey’s Tournament at Stamford/ Jack Bell
& Memorial Arena’s in Niagara Falls. Have fun, play hard & enjoy your
James Zitmanis Tournament Director Weekend Hockey Tournaments
Weekend Hockey Tournaments
AWARDS AND PRIZES
1st Place Team in Division: Each player will receive a Weekend Hockey
Jacket, Team Trophy & Team Picture on Web Site 2nd Place Team in Division:
Each player will receive apparel awards Player of the Game: One player Per
Team in each game will be awarded a Player of the Game Award sponsored by
TOURNAMENT INFORMATION - ANNUAL ADULT/OLDTIMERS HOCKEY TOURNAMENT in
Niagara Falls, ON April 30-May 2, 2010
REGISTRATION All team Reps are to register with Weekend Hockey
Staff at Tournament Central located in the arena BEFORE your 1st game is
played. We will have a Tournament Central in all arenas! All Payments to be
paid in full by START OF TOURNAMENT. After this date cash, credit cards,
certified cheques will only be accepted. At registration, payment for last
minute registrations for new players or guests can be collected. CHECK-IN AT
HOTELS Anytime after 4:00pm. In some cases you may be able to check in
earlier. Check first with your hotel! PLEASE NOTE THAT THE HOTEL REQUIRES,
AT REGISTRATION, THAT EACH ROOM PROVIDE A CREDIT CARD IMPRESSION OR $100
CASH DEPOSIT TO COVER PHONE CALLS, OR OTHER COSTS THAT MAY BE INCURRED. IF
NOT USED, IMPRESSION AND OR DEPOSIT WILL BE RETURNED AT CHECKOUT. CHECK-OUT
Check-out time is 12:00 pm. If you have a later game on Sunday, give
yourself enough time for check out & to play in your final game. Don’t
forget to clear up any additional charges. The Hotel will have your credit
card deposit which will be automatically charged if required. GAME SCHEDULES
Game schedules are final. All teams have been scheduled according to team
roster lists provided by Team Reps or tournament director is familiar with
the team from past Weekend Hockey Tournaments. Please note, if a team does
“blow out” another team, that team may lose their 2 points for that game &
be moved to another division provided division allows a movement. If
movement of team can’t be made, any necessary changes can be made by
Tournament Director to facilitate a fair division. Note: this is extremely
rare & has only happened once in 10 years of operating hockey tournaments
HOTELS Weekend Hockey Tournaments is using The Imperial Hotel & Suites
conveniently located downtown on the ‘strip’. This hotels has an indoor
heated swimming pool, fitness centre, business centre, restaurants & a hot
ARENA Stanford/ Jack Bell Arena’s is a twin pad arena located
approximately 5 minutes from The Imperial Hotel & Suites. Memorial Arena is
walking distance to the hotel. We will also have our Weekend Hockey Beverage
Garden in all arenas featuring the Boston Pizza’s Girls all weekend. All
players after every game can watch their game on video & watch the NHL
playoffs. Weekend Hockey Merchandise will also be available!.
DRINK & MEAL VOUCHERS Each team rep will receive drink vouchers for his
team at check-in at Tournament Central at arena on Friday & Saturday. Every
player will receive 3 drink tickets for use in arena at The Beverage Garden.
Complimentary Powerade will be provided for every team at dressing room
level throughout the Weekend. Teams entitled to meal vouchers will also pick
them up Friday at Tournament Central. Each player & guest will receive 2
Boston Pizza Meal Tickets & 2 Breakfast Tickets for use at The Golden
Griddle located in the Imperial Hotel & Suites.
TOURNAMENT CENTRAL Weekend Hockey Staff will at all times have a
Tournament Control Centre located in Stamford/ Jack Bell Arena’s to answer
questions, provide information, distribute tickets or otherwise help you in
any possible way. Souvenir Weekend Hockey Merchandise will also be available
ITINERARY ANNUAL ADULT/OLDTIMER HOCKEY TOURNAMENT in Niagara Falls
Remember all your games on Friday, Saturday & Sunday are professionally
videotaped & shown after every game in The Weekend Hockey Beverage Garden by
Nice Goal Productions.
Friday April 30, 2010 Check in at ground floor lobby of hotel or sign in
at Tournament Central at Arena. IMPORTANT- If you are unable to check in
before your game, you MUST check-in after your game. Any changes to your
team must be reported! o All team reps have received their 1 drink & meal
voucher coupons. o All teams will have played their first game by today. o
All teams will have their team picture taken. o After your game visit our
Beverage Garden in your arena. o Meet the Boston Pizza Girls & watch NHL
Saturday May 1, 2010 o All teams will play 2 games on Sat between 9:00am
& 10:00pm. o Team reps will receive 2 more drink tickets o Meet the Boston
Pizza Girls & watch NHL Playoff Hockey .
Sunday May 2, 2010
o All Championship Games commence today! IMPORTANT- Award presentations
will be made in the dressing rooms after the games. o Winning teams will
have team picture taken on ice with awards & team trophy. Picture will be
posted on weekendhockey.com web site.
WEEKEND HOCKEY TOURNAMENTS (RULES & REGULATIONS
The current rules of the C.H.A will govern all tournament games, with the
exception of a number of rules specific to Weekend Hockey Tournaments Inc,
as outlined in these pages. These may be modified by the Tournament
Directors at any time. Tournament directors assume no responsibility for any
claims arising through the operation of the tournament. No allowances will
be made for ignorance of the rules.
1) ARENA PROPERTY - Any damage to the arena property will be paid for by
the team responsible, prior to participation in any further league games.
Non-compliance constitutes automatic suspension, from the league and
possible legal action.
2) ALCOHOL & CONTAINERS - Alcoholic beverages and / or glass containers
are prohibited in the arena. Failure to comply will result in disciplinary
action against the offending individuals, including possible indefinite
suspension from the tournament. This rule applies to the dressing rooms,
playing area, parking lot, and grounds.
3) PERSONAL PROPERTY- The tournament accepts no responsibility for lost
or stolen personal property. We strongly suggest that no valuables be taken
into the arena. The Team representative will be responsible for providing a
lock for the dressing room door.
4) NOTICES- All players should check with tournament central for any
postings concerning game changes, standings, and league news. Team
representatives are encouraged to communicate all concerns to tournament
5) LENGTH OF GAMES- All games will be 3 periods in length, each period to
be 10 - 10 - 12 minutes stop-time. In the event of the 4 goal spread, the
clock shall run in the last 5 minutes of the third period only. For the
clock to return to stop-time, the difference in score must be 3 goals or
less. WARM-UP – 2 minutes prior to commencement of game. Clock will continue
if teams not ready! This will keep tournament schedules on time.
6) TEAM SWEATERS & COLOR CONFLICTS- Tournament will provide jersey’s in
case of sweater conflicts.
7) MANDATORY EQUIPMENT- Face shields are advisable and recommended.
Helmets are mandatory & must be worn by all players. Helmets must be C.S.A.
approved (No Gretzky Jofa Helmets) with proper fastened chin straps.
Goaltenders may not wear home-made masks. Accidents must be reported to the
tournament directors and to the arena management. RULES CONTINUED
8) CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY ELIGIBILITY - For a player to be eligible for
Sunday’s Championship Day, the player must have participated in 2 of the
first 3 games.
8a) CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY – In event of a tie during Sunday’s championship
games, a 5 minute run time overtime will take place with last 30 sec stop
time. After overtime if there’s still a tie a shoot-out will be used to
determine a winner. Shoot-out format will consist of each team providing 3
shooters to participate. Best goals for will determine winner. In case of a
tie, a second shoot-out will be held with 1 shooter from each team and so
on, until a winner is determined.
9) INELIGIBLE PLAYERS - Only players registered with the tournament may
participate.(Roster Sheet) All players must sign their own names at every
game. Forging of signatures will result in a default of that game. Use of an
ineligible player may result in the offending team losing the points that
were awarded during the games, where ineligible players were used.
10) SUBSTITUTE GOALTENDERS - Substitute Goaltenders may only play, with
the approval of the tournament directors. If permission is denied, teams may
use any consenting goaltender, from within their own division or a lower
11) MATCH PENALTIES- INVOLVING A LEAGUE OFFICIAL - Automatic indefinite
suspension from the tournament. There is no minimum suspension appeal. This
penalty will be assessed when a player physically threatens or abuses any
league official (directors, referees, timekeepers, etc.).
12) CENTER RED LINE - The center red line will not be in play at any time
during the tournament. 13) ICING - All stoppages for icing will be initiated
when the puck crosses the goal line of the non-offending team. All icing
calls will be initiated by the offending team shooting the puck into the
defending zone from behind their own blue line.
14) GAME EJECTION - Any player receiving 3 minor penalties in one game
will receive a game ejection penalty. If the third minor penalty is
co-incidental, that player will not be ejected until a fourth minor is
incurred. Such an infraction shall not carry any suspension unless the last
penalty is a Game Misconduct or major in the third period (see Rule 18). Any
player incurring a major penalty shall be ejected from the game. Such an
infraction, other than fighting, shall not carry any suspension unless the
player’s actions are reported to the league, by the referee, at which point
league officials shall assess suspensions as deemed appropriate for the
15) FACE-OFF MOVED TO THE NEUTRAL ZONE- Should a gathering of players
occur following a stoppage in play whereby the offensive team’s defensemen
(one or both) enter the defensive zone past the top of the face-off circles,
the referee will direct the face-off to the closest point in the neutral
zone. When a player on the offensive team has made contact with the goal
crease, the face-off shall be moved to closest point in the neutral zone.
16) FIGHT / ALTERCATION- In the event of a fight or an altercation where
more than two players from either team are involved, the timekeepers are
instructed to run the clock until such time as order has returned to the ice
ALL Fighting Majors will result in an automatic tournament expulsion!
17) FIVE MINUTE MAJOR- (except fighting) The player receiving the 5 min
major is ejected from the game. If the major is assessed during the third
period, an automatic 1 game suspension can be assessed. A player from the
ice must serve the 5 min. penalty. A major penalty is subject to review by
tournament officials. Any player who receives 3 majors during the course of
the tournament may be expelled from the tournament.
18) GAME MISCONDUCT- The player or coach that receives a game misconduct
penalty, will be ejected from the balance of the game. If this penalty is
assessed in the third period, an automatic one game suspension can be
assessed. This suspension will be cumulative (see #17). All games
misconduct’s are subject to review and further suspension. This penalty will
be assessed to players or coaches who are continually verbally abusing the
19) TEN MINUTE MISCONDUCT- The player will receive a 10 min. misconduct
for verbally abusing league officials. If this occurs in the third period,
an automatic 1 game suspension can be assessed. This suspension will be
cumulative as explained in #17. A second misconduct in the same game will
result in a game ejection. All misconduct’s are subject to review by
20) GROSS MISCONDUCT- The player is immediately ejected from the balance
of the game and faces possible expulsion from the tournament. This penalty
will be assessed to any player or coach who makes obscene gestures,
excessively abuses spectators, other players or league officials; OR
attempts to make a travesty of the game.
21) MATCH PENALTIES- INVOLVING OTHER PLAYERS- An automatic tournament
expulsion can be used. This penalty will be assessed when any player
physically abuses another player with an INTENT TO INJURE (spearing,
butt-ending, face-masking, kicking, etc.)
22) SUSPENSIONS-Any team found to be playing with a suspended player
shall automatically forfeit the game. No protest is required by the opposing
team. If the offending team believes a suspended player is playing, they
should immediately notify the referee who will make a note on the game sheet
for league officials to review.
23) COINCIDENTAL PENALTIES - Coincidental penalties follow the C.H.A.
24) CONTACT PENALTIES - Body contact is not permitted anywhere on the
ice. Any collisions or contact will be strictly a referee judgment call
based on the following definition of contact: “No player is entitled to use
his body to intentionally body check, bump, or hold an opponent.” Body
Contact penalties shall be cumulative: ANY TEAM RECEIVING 4 BODYCHECKING
PENALTIES IN ONE GAME WILL SERVE THE FOURTH AND ANY SUBSEQUENT BODYCHECKING
PENALTIES AS MAJORS. Please keep in mind the difference between hitting and
getting in someone’s way.
25) TIME-OUTS- Each team is allowed one time-out. Time-outs may be called
only if your penalty minutes do not exceed length of period. If the 4 goal
spread rule is in effect, and the clock is running, no time-outs will be
26) APPEALS - All suspensions are appealable. A written letter must be
submitted to tournament directors prior to the next scheduled game. The
letter should give a brief summary of the incident, and reason for the
27) GAMES PLAYED WITH NO GOALTENDER- For the purpose of individual
statistics; a game played where one team has no goalie, the maximum goal
spread allowed will be four goals. Statistics for all goals up to and
including the goal that accounts for the four goal spread will be counted.
Any further goals will be counted only for the purpose of team stats, and
the actual score of the game.
28) TIES IN STANDINGS- In the event of a tie in the standings, the final
results will be decided by: a) Record against the team you are tied with. If
3 or more teams tied go to b. b) Most total wins. c) Goal differential.The
team with the highest tournament goal average. This is determined by the
total goals scored/total goals for & against. EXAMPLE: Team 1 scores 10
goals & gives up 14. 10/24=.417 Maximum differential in any one game is 7
goals. d) Least amount of penalty minutes e) Most Goals scored f) Fewest
Goals Allowed e) Tournament Director’s Decision
29) OFF-SIDES- If the puck is shot on goal, during a delayed off-side,
the play shall be allowed to continue under the normal clearing the zone
rules. Should the puck enter the net in this situation, either directly or
off the goaltender, or a player or official on the ice, the goal shall not
be allowed, as the original shot was off-side. If any attacking player
touches the puck or attempts to gain possession of a loose puck while the
play is still in the attacking zone, the Linesman shall stop play.
30) SLAPSHOTS – In this tournament, slapshots are allowed in all
divisions. However if a 35+ or 40+ team wishes to NOT have slapshots the
other team must abide. Were using the knee as the point of reference. Any
shots with the stick going higher than the knee in the offensive zone,
whistle will be blown with faceoff in offending teams zone. If a shot is
higher than the knee in the neutral zone face will be outside of offending
teams blue line. Check with Tournament Central to see if this rule will