FAQ

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PLAY?

The registration fee for each team is $400.00 which includes three round robin games, t-shirt for every participant, cost of venue, cost of fencing, insurance, officials and a portion of the entry fee to the charity of choice. Our objective is to ensure a fun, safe playing environment for all the participants.

WHO CAN PLAY?

Anyone Can Play.

The tournaments are open to individuals of both genders, all skill levels, and all age categories. Please see the registration form online or print a copy of all the divisions offered.

HOW MANY PLAYERS ON A TEAM?

Teams must ensure they have a minimum of (1) goalie and (4) runners registered and maximum of 9 players. Teams must play with a minimum of (1) goalie and (4) runners at the start of games.

WHAT IS 4vs4?

1 goalie and 4 runners on the street rink at all times.

HOW MANY GAMES ARE WE GUARANTEED TO PLAY?

All teams are guaranteed three round robin games. The teams advancing to the elimination round will vary depending on the number of teams within their division and teams must have a representative at the registration table thirty minutes before their elimination round begins.

HOW ARE THE TOURNAMENTS SET UP?

Every tournament includes divisions separated first by gender, then by age category, and then skill level. Each tournament will offer 15 divisions and a breakdown of the various tournament divisions is listed below:

Men’s: Open, Competitive, Recreational, Master’s Over 35

Women’s: Open, Competitive, Recreational, Master’s Over 35

Youth: Novice, Atom, Peewee, Bantam, Junior, Girls U16, Girls U18

(Based on # of teams we reserve the right to merge divisions)

TOURNAMENT STRUCTURE

The tournament schedules are designed to offer three round robin games and are established in groups of four (some divisions may have a cross over game to guarantee three games). The teams advancing to elimination games are re-ranked based on their round robin play based on wins, points etc. Once a team loses during elimination round play they are out of the tournament.

HOW LARGE ARE THE STREET RINKS?

Rinks are 90 ft x 50 ft and have fencing all around to limit the ball from leaving the playing surface and to permit for continued play.

WHAT TYPE OF BOARD STRUCTURES ARE USED?

We use rink fencing which is 8 ft high behind the nets and 4 ft high along the sides. The players benches are accessed on rink fencing with wheels on the corner for ease of players entering and exiting the playing surface.

WHAT KIND OF NETS ARE USED?

We are using the Bauer Pro series nets which are regulation sized, steel with netting and stand 6ft wide and 4 ft tall.

WHAT KIND OF BALLS ARE USED?

Bauer Pro Ball will be used for all events.

WHAT EQUIPMENT IS REQUIRED?

Hockey Sticks and Shoes are mandatory for all players. Sticks must all be suitable for retail purchase and may consist of wood, aluminum, graphite and can be one or two piece. Plastic blades can’t be used in any game.

Sticks may not be less than 2 inches at any part of the blade and any dangerous blades/sticks will not be permitted for use during games.

Novice, Atom, Peewee divisions must have all the participants wearing CSA approved helmets and full facial protection (cage). Men’s, Women’s, Bantam, Junior and Girls U16 & U18 helmets aren’t required.

NOTE: for safety, we recommend that all players wear helmets, shin guards, elbow pads, hockey gloves in all divisions

IS GOAL EQUIPMENT PROVIDED?

All teams must supply their own goalie equipment.

JERSEYS/T-SHIRTS

Although this is a fun event, we ask that each team wear the same colour jersey/t-shirt during all games.

WHAT TIME DOES THE TOURNAMENT START?

All tournaments begin promptly at 9 am on all rinks. The tournament schedules are emailed to team reps one week in advance of the tournament date. It is the responsibility of the team rep to provide copies of the schedule to teammates.

WHAT / WHERE / WHEN IS REGISTRATION CHECK-IN?

One member of each team must Check-In one hour before the start of the tournament to headquarters. The tournament headquarters will be set up on-site and either just outside of the rink set up or inside a near-by building and all confirmations for location will be done one week before the event.

WHAT GOES ON WHEN i’m NOT PLAYING?

All of our events will have games going on from 9 am to the conclusion of the tournament and there are restaurants within minutes of the host locations. We will update the information for each host site as the event nears.

CAN I VOLUNTEER?

Yes. Each of the events will have local on site co-ordinators which will work with the Maple Leaf Cup committee. We are looking for friendly, out going individuals and hockey or sports background is not essential. All volunteers will receive a commemorative Maple Leaf Cup t-shirt as well as lunch service. To be a volunteer, please email play@mapleleafcup.com and in the subject line state, VOLUNTEER – (location) and provide your name, age, email address in the body of the email as we have positions available to work with the hosts, officials, tournament committee.

CAN I BE AN OFFIcIAL?

Yes. Each of the officials must be 18 years of age or older and will be reporting to an on-site referee-in-chief who will oversee the officials. All of the selected officials will be compensated at a rate of $25/hour.

All officials will receive a commemorative Maple Leaf Cup t-shirt as well as lunch service. To be an official, you must be able to attend the officials meeting at 8 am (one hour before the start of the tournament). Each official must provide their own jersey, whistle and will be eligible for a meal. To be an official, please email play@mapleleafcup.com and in the subject line state, OFFICIAL – (location) and provide your name, age, email address in the body of the email and we will confirm three weeks before the even date.

AGES FOR THE DIVISIONS?

We use year of birth for all YOUTH divisions and they are in two year age groups and for ADULT divisions we use 18 and over and for MASTERS we use 35 and over. Team representatives are responsible for ensuring that all their players are age eligible as the MAPLE LEAF CUP reserves the right to check ID at any time throughout the event and to disqualify players and/or their team for not carrying ID or for submission of false information.

WHERE CAN I GET A COPY OF THE WAIVER FORM?

The waiver form is available on the back of the registration form and online and can be printed. All players must provide an email address to confirm they have read the waiver either online or on the registration form

ADDING OR CHANGING PLAYERS

Players can be added or changed up to three weeks before each event and again teams must have a minimum of 5 players and maximum of 9 on the roster.

All players should be confirmed for the event before the team representative registers the team.