ENCORE ON ICE POND HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

Saturday, January 28th
Snowstorm is a 4 on 4 (3 on 3 plus goalie) outdoor pond hockey tournament.
$350 registration fee per team.

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Official Encore on ICE Tournament Rules:

  1. The winner of a captain's coin toss will determine which goal to defend. Teams will switch goals after first half.
  2. All players must wear hockey skates. Protective equipment is optional but highly recommended.
  3. No goalie equipment or goalie sticks permitted.
  4. All teams must have light and dark jerseys or uniforms.
  5. There will be one off-ice pond official to monitor the play (scoring, time, puck reset, and arbiter of infractions).
  6. Any major penalty, which includes any action that could possibly injure another player, will result in that player being ejected from the tournament. The team that received the ejection will play the remainder of the tournament short-handed (3 vs. 4). Off-ice pond official will determine major penalties.
  7. Abuse of officials will be considered a major penalty. This includes yelling, swearing, or arguing about calls.
  8. No checking is allowed. Such action will result in a major penalty. (see off-ice pond official).
  9. No slapshots allowed.
  10. Players cannot fall or lay on the ice in an effort to protect the goal area.
  11. Goaltending is not allowed. A player may not patrol, "camp out" or remain stationary in the crease area and act as a goaltender. The crease area is defined as an imaginary box extending out four feet from the outside corners of the goal. If a player is caught goaltending the opposing team will be awarded one goal.
  12. Contacting the puck with a stick above the waist will result in a loss of possession.
  13. Saucer passes (i.e. pucks that are lifted low, below the knee) are acceptable.
  14. If a puck goes out of bounds, the last team to touch it loses possession. During restart, the defender must give his opponent 2-stick lengths of space.
  15. There are no off-sides or icing calls.
  16. Goals must be scored from the attacking side of center ice.
  17. Referees will call out the score after each goal. This includes goals scored by players or awarded from minor penalties.
  18. Teams must give their opponents 1/2 ice after a goal is scored or an infraction takes place.
  19. In the event of a tie during both qualifying and championship games, the play will move to sudden death format.
  20. All games are running-time and substitutions can be made during play ("on-the-fly") or while a puck is being retrieved. There is no stoppage of play after a goal is scored, or after a penalty is awarded. It is up to each team to ensure that there are only four players on the ice.
  21. Players can only play on one team.
  22. Setting picks in offensive zone is not allowed. Deference will be given to a defender in front of their own net where their progress is impeded by the pick or interference of an offensive player.
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