Venue: West Vancouver Arena (map)
Dates: H2: December 2/3 2017. H3: January 20/21, 2018 (first tournament) and January 27/28 (second tournament).
Entry Fee: $950
Format: Cross-ice, two games, 4v4 or 5v5 at coaches’ discretion
Game Length: 45 minutes including a 3-minute warm-up.
Number of Games: minimum 4
Upon arriving at the arena before every game, a team official must verify and sign the game sheet. Teams are asked to use the assigned dressing rooms. Dressing room information will be displayed in lobby area of the arena and in the hallway near the dressing rooms. Teams are asked to be dressed and ready to step on the ice at their designated time.
A reminder to all teams that proper gear (CHA approved) is to be worn at all times. Please remember that there is Zero Tolerance for verbal or physical abuse of our referees. This is inclusive of spectators. These officials are young and fairly new to officiating and therefore need our encouragement and support.
Games will be 45 minutes in length. Face offs will be conducted after stoppages. There will be a 2 minute buzzer to signal the player changes. Games will have no score kept or posted.
Refereeing: All games will be refereed (including H2). If penalties are called, players must sit out until the end of their shift, or a penalty shot may be awarded.
Team splitting (only when playing on 2 ice surfaces): teams will be split into two “squads”, with one squad playing on one sheet (A) and the other on sheet (B). Squads may be formed according to player ability — at the coaches’ discretion. The more proficient players may be on one squad (and will play against the other team’s more proficient squad), and the developing players will be on the other squad. The idea is that the more proficient players will be challenged and the developing players will have a better opportunity to touch the puck and be involved in the game.
Player benches: Teams will be split into two squads. Each squad will occupy the bench on their half of the ice and share it with the opposing squad. The squads will use the bench door closest to their net.
Team officials on the ice: in H2, team officials will be permitted to be on the ice to facilitate line changes, etc., if desired. ONLY rostered team officials are permitted on the ice, and helmets and skates are MANDATORY.
Handshakes: Teams are expected to shake hands at the end of each game.
Full payment is required by November 1st, 2017 for H2 and December 1st, 2017 for H3. If payment is not received your team’s spot will be given to a team on the waiting list in order of registration. Cheques* can be mailed to:
West Vancouver Minor Hockey Association
786 22nd Street
West Vancouver, BC
*Please indicate your association and team on the cheque (i.e. WVMHA H2 C1)