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The Kroppy Cup
presented by Scotiabank
Memorial Pond Hockey Tournament

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Congratulations to all the participating pond hockey teams and the winners of the first Kroppy Cup presented by Scotiabank.

Youth Division: Lakers
Open Division: Green Adventures
Old-timer Division: Storm

We look forward to next year!

Format and Schedule

A Tournament of Three Divisions

Youth • Pee Wee and Bantam
• Players born 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
Open • Midget and up
• Players 15 years of age and older
Old-timer • Players 35 years of age and older

*one day (8.5 hours) tournament
*four teams per division (12 team total)
*each team guaranteed four games, teams making finals play five games
*4 on 4 no goalies, maximum 8 players per team

Format for Round Robin and Semi Finals
at Anicinabe Park on Golf Course Bay, Lake of the Woods

5 minute warm up

15 minute half

5 minute break

15 minute half

20 minute scrape

60 minute total game time

Schedules

Youth Division
• Team 1: K Town Crushers
• Team 2: Lakers
• Team 3: WLS Lund Impact
• Team 4: Bishop Plumbing and Heating
Rink #1
• Game 1 8 – 9 am K Town Crushers (H) vs Lakers (A)
• Game 7 9 –10 am K Town Crushers (A) vs WSL Lund Impact (H)
• Game 13 10 – 11 am K Town Crushers (H) vs Bishop Plumbing and Heating (A)
• Game 19 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Youth 1st (H) vs Youth 4th (A)
Rink #2
• Game 2 8 – 9am WSL Lund Impact (A) vs Bishop Plumbing and Heating (H)
• Game 8 9 – 10 am Lakers (H) vs Bishop Plumbing and Heating (A)
• Game 14 10 – 11am Lakers (H) vs WSL Lund Impact (A)
• Game 20 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Youth 2nd (H) vs Youth 3rd (A)
• Final Game 2 – 2:50 pm Harbourfront
Open Division
• Team 1: Trailer Park Boys
• Team 2: Green Adventures
• Team 3: Rednex
• Team 4: Dryden Waunders
Rink #3
• Game 3 8 – 9 am Trailer Park Boys (H) vs Green Adventures (A)
• Game 9 9 – 10 am Trailer Park Boys (A) vs Rednex (H)
• Game 15 10 – 11 am Trailer Park Boys (H) vs Dryden Wanders (A)
• Game 21 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Open 1st (H) vs Open 4th (A)
Rink #4
• Game 4 8 – 9am Rednex (A) vs Dryden Wanders (H)
• Game 10 9 – 10 am Green Adventures (H) vs Dryden Wanders (A)
• Game 16 10 – 11am Green Adventures (H) vs Rednex (A)
• Game 22 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Open 2nd (H) vs Open 3rd (A)
• Final Game 2:50 – 3:40 pm Harbourfront
Old-timer Division
• Team 1: Keewatin Shamrocks
• Team 2: Copperfin
• Team 3: Storm
• Team 4: Diamonds
Rink #5
• Game 5 8 – 9 am Keewatin Shamrocks (H) vs Copperfin (A)
• Game 11 9 – 10 am Keewatin Shamrocks (A) vs Storm (H)
• Game 17 10 – 11 am Keewatin Shamrocks (H) vs Diamonds (A)
• Game 23 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Old-timer 1st (H) vs Old-timer 4th (A)
Rink #6
• Game 6 8 – 9am Storm (A) vs Diamonds (H)
• Game 12 9 – 10 am Copperfin (H) vs Diamonds (A)
• Game 18 10 – 11am Copperfin (H) vs Storm (A)
• Game 24 11:30 am – 12:30 pm Old-timer 2nd (H) vs Old-timer 3rd (A)
• Final Game 3:40 – 4:30 pm Harbourfront

Format for Final Games
at Harbourfront on Safety Bay, Lake of the Woods

5 minute warm up

15 minute half

5 minute break

15 minute half

10 minute scrape

50 minute total game time

Harbourfront Final Schedule
• Final #1 2:00 – 2:50 pm Youth (Pee Wee and Bantam aged players born 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005)
• Final #2 2:50 – 3:40 pm Open Division
• Final #3 3:40 – 4:30 pm Old-timers Division

Rules and Regulations

Tournament will take place Saturday February 18, 2017 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM in Kenora Ontario at Anicinabe Park (Golf Course Bay – Lake of the Woods) and at the Kenora Harbourfront (Safety Bay – Lake of the Woods).

  • Team registration will commence at 6 AM on Thursday December 8, 2016 at the Kenora Recreation Centre (front desk). First teams paid in person with completed team registration form are in.
  • Entry fees:
    • Youth: $250 per team.
    • Open: $250 plus HST per team.
    • Old-Timer: $250 plus HST per team
  • The rink surfaces measure approximately 135 feet by 65 feet.
  • Surfaces will be scraped between games if needed.
  • Nets are 8 inches tall and 6 feet wide.
  • Each team is guaranteed a minimum of four games. Teams making finals will play five games.
  • All players must wear hockey skates and hockey helmets (17 and under, full face cage or full face visor as well). Additional protective equipment is optional but highly recommended.
  • No goalie equipment or goal sticks permitted.
  • Two sets of team jerseys will be provided for each team by Scotiabank.  A home jersey set (white) and an away jersey set (red) will be issued at the Tournament.
  • Games consist of two 15-minute halves. An off-ice volunteer will monitor each game.
  • Games start and end at the sound of the siren/horn. Any teams late for games will be penalized 1 goal for each minute late.
  • After 5 minutes the late team will forfeit the game with a 10-0 score awarded to the opponent. There will be no rescheduled games – a forfeit is a forfeit.
  • Teams are limited to 8 players with a maximum of 4 players on the ice at one time.
  • All games are running-time and substitutions may be made “on the fly”. There is no stoppage of play after a goal is scored or a penalty is awarded. If the puck goes out at the end, possession automatically goes to the defending team.
  • Home team gets to pick side to start the game.
  • Teams will switch ends at the half.
  • Contacting the puck with a stick above the knee will result in a loss of possession. Raising the puck higher than the knee (shot, pass or otherwise) will result in a loss of possession at the place of the shot or pass.
  • If a puck goes out of bounds on the side of the ice surface, the last team to touch it loses possession. Restart will take place nearest the location where the puck left the playing surface. During restart, the defender must give his opponent 2-stick lengths of space.
  • There are no off-sides or icing calls.
  • ALL penalties result in a change of possession. Penalties are tracked by the Volunteer. At the end of regulation time, a penalty shot will be awarded for every minor penalty that has not been cancelled out by a penalty committed (i.e. differential in penalties committed vs. penalties sustained).
  • Penalty shots are taken from the centre line (as determined by the volunteer) no goaltending/defending allowed. All players on the team shooting must shoot once before a repeat shooter is allowed.
  • Major penalties will result in an immediate goal awarded to the opposing team and could result in a player ejection. A player that is ejected will have his/her case reviewed by the Head Volunteer and/or the organizing committee to determine if they may be allowed to return for the rest of the tournament.
  • Teams must give their opponents 1/2 ice after a goal is scored or an infraction takes place. After each goal/infraction give opposing team 1⁄2 ice until puck OR player crosses half. Excessive delay in crossing half could result in a delay of game infraction (as per the judgement of the Volunteer).
  • There are no overtime periods in round robin play. During playoff games, teams will play a 3 minute overtime. The team that scores the most will be declared the winner. If the score remains tied at the end of 3 minute overtime, play will continue unabated and the first team to score wins.
  • The team cannot replace an ejected and/or injured player with an alternate player.
  • ALL teams must present a roster with appropriate identification for each player at registration.
  • There are three divisions (youth: 2016/17 hockey year pee wee (born 2004/05) and bantam players (born 2002/03), open: 15 and older). All teams make playoffs. Playoff format is 1st vs 4th and 2nd vs 3rd (semi finals) in each pool. Round Robin and Semi Finals take place at Anicinabe Park ice surfaces. Winners of each semi final will play in final at Harbourfront ice surface.
  • It is the responsibility of each Team Leader to ensure his/her team is aware of the Rules and Regulations.
  • Team Leaders are required to attend a meeting Thursday February 16th 5:00 PM at the Kenora Recreation Centre upstairs meeting room. Tournament rules and intent will be reviewed. Completed participant waiver forms (for all players on your team) and team lists (rosters) will be collected at this meeting.

Ranking for playoffs are based on the following:

  1. Most points: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss. If a tie between teams exists go to step 2 for teams tied.
  2. Winner of head to head. If tie between teams still exists go to step 3 for teams tied.
  3. Wins. If tie between teams still exists go to step 4 for teams tied.
  4. Goals For – Goals Against. Highest positive value wins. If tie between teams still exists go to step 5 for teams tied.
  5. Tied teams draw playing cards. Highest card wins tie breaker (ace is consider highest card).

Player Eligibility

ALL players must meet the minimum age requirement for their division as of the FIRST day of tournament play (February 18, 2017) – no exceptions.

ALL players must present appropriate photo ID for age verification at least 30 minutes prior to your first game at the site of your first game to the volunteer for your game.

Team Leaders will present individual player signed waiver and team lists (roster) forms at the Team Leaders meeting on February 16, 2017 5:00 PM at the Kenora Recreation Centre upstairs meeting room.

Players will not be allowed to step on the ice without these above mentioned items handed in as indicated above. If caught on the ice without the above signed forms handed in – your team risks a major penalty or ejection from the tournament.

Any underage player will be ejected from the tournament and the team will not be able to replace the player. More than one underage player will result in the team’s ejection from the tournament.

Players can only play on one team. No substitutions throughout the tourney are allowed. The 8 players that are on your roster as presented at the Team Leaders Meeting on Thursday February 16, 2016 at 5 PM must be the same players that play on your team throughout the tournament.

ALL players must be recreational athletes. This means that no active professional, semi-professional, junior or university/college players are eligible.

No more than 2 AA, AAA or greater players per Youth Division team.

Scorecards

Captain of each team will review and SIGN the scorecards at the end of each game. In doing so he/she has accepted the game score and as a result that game is FINAL. If a discrepancy with the score is found, both captains are to discuss it with the Volunteer and if need be you can ask to speak with the Head Volunteer Official.

Tournament Playing Rules & Conduct

ALL CALLS MADE BY THE VOLUNTEER ARE FINAL.

SPIRIT: REMEMBER that this is Pond Hockey. Play in the true spirit of the game. PLEASE thank your Volunteer.

SCORING: Score from the “attacking” side of half only. Shots must be taken at OR over the half way mark which is determined by your Volunteer. After each goal give opposing team 1⁄2 ice until puck OR player crosses half.

GOAL TENDING: Remember there are NO goalies in Pond Hockey therefore there is NO goaltending. Defensive player may NOT back into and against the net. NO closer than 8 feet. NO player is allowed to lay down their body, stick, knee, glove or any other part of their equipment in front of the net. GOALTENDING may result in an automatic goal if the Volunteer deems that a goal was imminent. A minor penalty if a goal is not imminent.

NO SLAPSHOTS! Do not raise your stick or puck above the knee.

NO PHYSICAL contact allowed of any kind. Abusive language by a player towards another player or volunteer will not be accepted. Abusive language to any official will result in a player’s suspension.

FIGHTING is NOT allowed and will result in an immediate suspension from the tournament. The team will not be able to replace suspended player. Intent to injure another player or volunteer will result in an immediate suspension.

DRINKING ALCOHOL is NOT permitted at the tournament. Any player visibly intoxicated will not be permitted to play at the discretion of the Volunteer.