Preseason Varsity tournament at the site of Kraft Hockeyville USA 2017!
The tournament will consist of six Varsity teams from the region, with a 3-game guarantee to all teams. The two squads advancing to the championship will play a fourth game. All games will model a full, NHL-style game production, as listed below. Cost per team is $1,400, with all proceeds benefiting the Mon Ice Project.
Each tournament game will consist of, in order:
- 7-minute warm-up period
- ice resurfacing
- team introductions and National Anthem
- three, 17-minute, stop-time periods
- in-game music at stoppages and intermissions
- ice resurfacing after each period
- 3-on-3 overtime period, if needed
- 3-player shootout, if needed
Teams will be placed into two pools of three teams each. Each team will play two preliminary games -- one each agains the other two teams in its pool -- to establish seeding. The #1 seed from each pool will then face the #2 seed from the opposite pool, with the two winners advancing to the championship game. The #3 seeds from each pool will play a consolation game as their third games of the tournament.
All games will be played at the Rostraver Ice Garden, the site of Kraft Hockeyville USA 2017. All participating teams must commit to playing on any and all dates of the event and at any of the approximate times listed below:
Thursday, 9/13 ~ 6 & 8 PM -- preliminary games
Friday, 9/14 ~ 6 & 8 PM -- preliminary games
Saturday, 9/15 ~ 5 & 7 PM: preliminary games
Sunday, 9/16 ~ 12, 2, & 4 PM: seeded games
Monday, 9/17: championship game
The tournament will also feature raffles and Chinese auctions, with all proceeds benefiting the Mon Ice Project. Auction items will include autographed memorabilia, gift certificates, and more. This event will also serve as the start of the "Rostraver Vintage Banner Auction," where the team banners that hung at the Ice Garden for many years will be open for public bidding on eBay. Those banners will be on display at the tournament.
The Terms of Entry for teams participating in the tournament are:1. A check payable to the Mon Ice Project in the full amount of $1400 will be delivered no later than August 30, 2018
2. An approved USA Hockey roster of eligible players will be submitted no later than September 3, 2018
3. Your Varsity teams is able to commit to playing on any and all dates of the event and at any of the times listed
If your Varsity team is interested in participating in the Mon Ice Clash and can meet the requirements of the tournament, please complete and submit the form below. A representative from the Mon Ice Project will then be in contact with you within 48 hours.