2019 Community Cup Adult Rec Hockey Tourney
April 5-7 Steinbach, MB
April 5-7 Steinbach, MB
COMMUNITY CUP OBJECTIVE
- To create an annual community focused adult rec hockey event that includes participation from communities in the Eastman region with both a current and non-current history of hockey. Years ago, every town and village in the Eastman region had hockey teams. Communities like Kleefeld, New Bothwell, Blumenort, Richer, Randolph etc, were home to minor and/or senior hockey teams/programs. With the increase in the regionalization of hockey in the Eastman region in the past 15-20 years, there has been a void in community related hockey in places that used to have it. This event is a great opportunity to help restore that sense of hockey community once again; especially in those towns that no longer have local hockey programs.
- While we would encourage as many teams as possible to structure their entire rosters with exclusively local players, we realize that certain circumstances and logistics come into play. Therefore, there is a only a min requirement that 60% of team rosters be comprised of residents. Residents are defined as follows: Someone who currently resides or was a previous resident for at least four years. For Example: A 15 player roster must have 9 residents, a 14 or 13 player roster must have 8 residents, 12 or 11 players rosters must have 7 residents.
- Multiple teams from each town is encouraged. With multiple skill divisions available, we are sure that there is an opportunity for most towns to be able to facilitate more than one team.
- Get creative with your team names (tastefully of course), especially in towns that do not currently have a team to identify with. Street names, family names, geographically or industry related names that relate to your community.
- To give back to the community. The winning team in each division will be given a portion of their winnings that will go towards their community in whichever way they see fit. To minor hockey, a minor hockey team, baseball, soccer, for a community project etc.
- A great way to involve communities in our region, family and friends for a weekend participating in our favorite winter sport. If you are a parent of a child that is in hockey or another winter long activity, this event is about you! It’s your time to play! Let your kids cheer you on for a weekend!
- Divisions: Rec 18+, Elite 18+, Rec 35+, Women's. Ideally, we would like to create a new division for every four teams. Meaning if there are 16 entries in the 18 + Rec division, we would set up 4 divisions based on skill, age etc within that division.
- This format of 4 teams within in a division guarantees 3 games for each team. There will be a round robin format with the top two teams advancing to the finals.
- Games are 3, 12 Minute stop time periods with a 1 hour cap on each game. After the 2nd period, the refs and time keepers will reduce the game clock accordingly so as to work within the 1 hour time slot.
- 5 goal lead or more at the start of the 3rd period will result in straight time. In the event that a team creeps back within a goal, stop time will commence.
- Zero tolerance for any sort of violence. Any major penalty consists of an ejection from the tourney. 3 Infractions of any kind within in a game, will result in a game ejection.
- Officials Abuse Penalties. The Escalating abuse rule apply. This is a team penalty as opposed to an individual infraction. The offense is a 2 min unsportsmanlike. 2nd infraction (any player from the same team) 10 Min misc. 3rd offense (any player from the same team) game ejection.
- As mentioned earlier, the goal of this event is to make it about the town where you reside. We do realize that with the municipal boundaries being what they are, that, for example, a person may technically reside within the RM of Ste Anne, yet live within a few KM of Blumenort and have attended school there, work there, farm there, etc. That’s why we have the 60% residency rule in place. Once again, residency is based on current residency or previous residency of at least 4 years. This buffer should allow for these anomalies and exceptions. So to recap here is the roster residency breakdown:
- Residency rules do not apply to goalies
- Roster cap of 15 skaters and a goalie
- Roster of 15 - Min 9 residents required
- Roster of 14 or 13 - Min 8 residents required
- Roster of 12 of 11 - Min 7 residents required
- Roster of 10 or less: Min of 6 residents required
- Skill level per division: In the elite division, there are no restrictions on carded players. This includes current and former players playing at or above Jr C or SR A level. For all other divisions, please sign up accordingly. As tournament organizer, we will place teams into divisions as we see fit. Ie; if you sign up your team in the Rec Div, but your roster is comprised primarily of Sr or Jr calibre players, you run the risk of being moved into the Elite Division.
- Age requirements: Players must be 18 years of age or older. There are no exceptions to this rule.
- $750/Team (plus gst) - This includes a min of 3 games, and for an additional $200 a team will get 11 team jerseys (10 skaters, 1 goalie jersey. If more jerseys are required you can indicate this at registration and will be billed accordingly). There will be prizes for the divisional winners as well as a donation to your community.
- Entry deadline is March 22. Tourney Fees are to be paid in full at time of entry.