When is the deadline to register for the 2024 event ?
Team registration should be concluded by May 17th or until our capacity is reached. Historically, our capacity tends to be filled by May 15th, emphasizing the importance of securing your team's payment and registration well in advance of that date.
How many games are included and when do we play?
You are guaranteed Four games. Most Teams will all play their preliminary games on Saturday May 25. All playoff games will take place on Sunday May 26th with all teams qualifying. Playoff schedules will be posted online between 8PM-10PM Saturday evening once the standings are finalized. All playoff brackets are single elimination format.
Where and when are the games played ?
The 2024 Tournament will take place on May 25th & 26th. Games begin at 8:00 AM on Saturday. The last game on Saturday could start as late as 9PM. All games are played at 3 Marshall Crescent in Winnipeg.
How many players can I have on my team ?
Each team can have a minimum of 4 players and a maximum of 7 players. (6 attackers and a goalie.
What division's do you offer ?
In adult, it is categorized by gender (Men's, Women's) and then skill level. We also offer a mixed Coed division. In the Youth divisions, it is separated by age group.
What is Coed Division ?
Teams consist of a female attacker, two male attackers, and a goalie (who can be either male or female) on the playing surface. Teams have the option to include up to three female attackers, all the while ensuring that the total number of male players on the surface does not surpass two during play. A typical Coed team has four male players, two female players, and a goalie.
Are there any restrictions on team rosters or player substitutions ?
Rosters can be expanded before the registration deadline or your first game, but not afterward. No roster substitutions are permitted once your first game has started.
Can I play on more than one team ?
Yes, however, keep in mind that at some point, there could be a game time conflict.
What type of rinks do we play on ?
The dimensions of our main rinks measure 50 feet in length and approximately 30 feet in width. Within each rink, you'll find precisely painted center lines, accompanied by robust 72-inch goal nets constructed with heavy frame sets. Moreover, to ensure an uninterrupted game flow, each rink has appropriate fencing, strategically designed to minimize the frequency of the ball exiting the playing area.
Does my team need Jerseys ?
Ideally, every team should don matching uniforms in the same color. Additionally, it's wise to come prepared with an alternative color option to avoid any clash with the opposing team in case of color similarities.
Are there referees for the games ?
Yes. All of our paid officials are certified by the Manitoba Ball Hockey association.
What happens if it rains ?
The tournament will continue regardless of weather conditions, be it rain or shine. Any potential delays will be addressed, which may involve adjusting game durations and employing various strategies. Our utmost dedication will be directed towards ensuring the completion of the tournament, even if adverse weather becomes a factor.
I had a few players drop out and no longer can play, do I get a refund?
Similar to other organized sporting events, our tournament adheres to a firm no-refund policy. We kindly request that you sign up only if you are fully committed and have complete assurance of a dedicated team.
Will there be medical personnel on-site in case of injuries?
Yes, we will have first aid specialists and supplies on-site to assist in case of injuries. This is located by the head table.
Is picture identification required ?
Picture IDs are required if the tournament staff cannot identify a participant and may be randomly checked throughout the event or to assess illegal player protests.
What if my goalie gets injured ?
In the event that the goalie, as officially indicated on the waiver/roster form, sustains an injury or becomes incapable of participating for the duration of the tournament, they can be substituted with an alternate goalie. The alternate goalie must not be part of any team within the same division. This substitution is only permissible after obtaining approval from the head table staff and director. The name of the alternate goalie must be added to the roster before any subsequent matches. Once a goalie has been replaced, no further substitutions for the goalie position will be allowed. The original goalie will not be eligible to return for the remaining duration of the tournament. It's important to note that any player listed on the roster is eligible to play in the goalie position.
What can I do in between my games ?