Hockey

June 11,12, 13 , 2018

 

ENTRY FEE:

$900 per team
Register for this event by clicking here.

Participant Information

A reminder that all participants must pick up their pre-paid participation credentials at the host hotel prior to participation  The credential office is open from 7 am til 5pm from June 4th til June 15th. It is also open June 3rd after 12:00 noon. There is an additional fee for participants that do not purchase their credentials before June 1st.  Participants will not be allowed to participate without proper credentials on their person at the time of event. The host hotel is located at:

Crowne Plaza – Bell Tower
13051 Bell Tower Dr,
Fort Myers, FL 33907

Sport Coordinators:
Garrett Pingoll
954-868-4330

First Responder Sports
407-900-2757
866-233-4263

Venue:

Fort Myers Skatium
2250 Broadway
Fort Myers, FL 33901

Tournament Schedule:

Tournament Schedule here

First Responder Sports  is excited to host Ice Hockey for another year. Over the past 10 years we have done our best to keep the sport growing while protecting the sportsmanship of the event. This year we strive to maintain the same goals. Below you will see information regarding rules and bracketing. In the event we have enough teams we will once again have an open division and a B division. If we have this format again we will do our best to keep the division fair and competitive. We ask teams to keep sportsmanship in mind when making rosters. Currently we do not have rules regarding where players have to play due to the lack of players for this sport. However we encourage all that participate to do their best to keep agencies together. The welcome exception to keeping agencies together is if the team captain feels that fairness to the game and tournament can be better kept by splitting up members from the same agencies to multiple teams. If we have one division this tournament we will be asking all teams to evenly distribute their talent as best as possible to prevent making a single powerhouse team and one or two teams of less significantly less ability from the same “Hockey Club”. 

If you have any questions please feel free to email me at gpingol@fortlauderdale.gov or txt me at 954-868-4330. There are many dynamics (ie. ice time, number of teams, quality of teams) that determine our format every year and it remains fluid until the final registration is done. Below is a rough draft of how we hope to host this year’s tournament. 

Tournament Rules and Bracketing:

A Division

This year’s Olympics will have a 4 game guarantee. Teams will be awarded two points for a win and one point for a tie. After all teams have played their 3 bracket games the first and second seed teams will then play in the Gold Medal game. The third and fourth seed teams will then play for the bronze medal. This will give all teams in the A division 4 total games. 

B Division

This year’s Olympics will have a 4 game guarantee. Teams will be awarded two points for a win and one point for a tie. After all teams have played their 4 games the top two teams in points will play in the Gold Medal game. The third place team in points will be awarded the Bronze or play the 4th place team in a bronze medal game. There is no overtime or shootout during bracket play.  This will give all teams in the B division 4 games minimum with a 5th game for the top two seeds. We are providing that extra game for the top two B division teams as we did not want the gold medal being decided by points only. 

 If a tie in final bracket points needs to be broken to determine the top 3 teams the following tiebreakers will be used. 

  • Head to Head
  • +/- Capped at 5
  • Goals against
  • Goals for
  • Penalty minutes

If any medal game ends as a tie after regulation there will be 5-minute sudden death overtime. If still tied there will be a 3 round shootout. If still tied it will go to a sudden death shootout. 

Game Rules:

All games will fall under USA hockey rules. These are the same rules used in every men’s league in Florida. Players are not required to wear a cage or shield (but it is encouraged) however a helmet is required. I also request that any team that does not have two different color jerseys make that known before the first game on day one to myself or the co-coordinator Barney Malik. 

1.) All teams will be allowed 1 (30 second) time out each game.

2.) Teams will be allowed a 3 minute warm up. (If you have pucks please bring.)

3.) Periods will be 15 minutes run time. The third period will be stop clock the last 2 minutes.

4.) Fighting (dropping the gloves and engaging in fisticuffs) will not be tolerated and will result in an automatic ejection from the game. Further playing restrictions will come from the recommendations of the referees and tournament coordinators. 

We have all played hockey in this tournament before so any questions please drop me an email or call.

Thanks, 

Garrett Pingol

954-868-4330

ffpingg@aol.com

EVENT: Hockey – Ice

Tournament Rules and Bracketing:

A Division

This year’s Olympics will have a 4 game guarantee. Teams will be awarded two points for a win and one point for a tie. After all teams have played their 3 bracket games the first and second seed teams will then play in the Gold Medal game. The third and fourth seed teams will then play for the bronze medal. This will give all teams in the A division 4 total games. 

B Division

This year’s Olympics will have a 4 game guarantee. Teams will be awarded two points for a win and one point for a tie. After all teams have played their 4 games the top two teams in points will play in the Gold Medal game. The third place team in points will be awarded the Bronze or play the 4th place team in a bronze medal game. There is no overtime or shootout during bracket play.  This will give all teams in the B division 4 games minimum with a 5th game for the top two seeds. We are providing that extra game for the top two B division teams as we did not want the gold medal being decided by points only. 

 If a tie in final bracket points needs to be broken to determine the top 3 teams the following tiebreakers will be used. 

  • Head to Head
  • +/- Capped at 5
  • Goals against
  • Goals for
  • Penalty minutes

If any medal game ends as a tie after regulation there will be 5-minute sudden death overtime. If still tied there will be a 3 round shootout. If still tied it will go to a sudden death shootout. 

Game Rules:

All games will fall under USA hockey rules. These are the same rules used in every men’s league in Florida. Players are not required to wear a cage or shield (but it is encouraged) however a helmet is required. I also request that any team that does not have two different color jerseys make that known before the first game on day one to myself or the co-coordinator Barney Malik. 

1.) All teams will be allowed 1 (30 second) time out each game.

2.) Teams will be allowed a 3 minute warm up. (If you have pucks please bring.)

3.) Periods will be 15 minutes run time. The third period will be stop clock the last 2 minutes.

4.) Fighting (dropping the gloves and engaging in fisticuffs) will not be tolerated and will result in an automatic ejection from the game. Further playing restrictions will come from the recommendations of the referees and tournament coordinators. 

AWARDS:
Medals to all individuals on the roster including 1 non – playing coach. Roster limited to 22 members- 20 players with 2 goalies and 1 non-playing coach.

OFFICIALS
Sport Coordinator: Supervises all facets of event.

Assistant Coordinator: When using more than one venue the Coordinator must ensure that an Assistant Coordinator is at each venue during competition.

Scorekeeper: One shall be assigned to each game. The scorekeeper works under the direction of the referees.

Timekeeper: One shall be assigned to each game. The timekeeper is responsible for the game clock and works under the direction of the referee and may also be responsible for penalty time keeping.

A Protest Committee consisting of the event coordinator, a neutral third party coach, and a member of the executive staff shall be assembled on matters regarding protests. The decision rendered by this committee is final

PERSONNEL
Check-in table workers: one (1) person to work the competitor check-in table located at each venue each day of competition. They work under the direct supervision of the Sport Coordinator

FACILITY
The facility should be a standard size ice rink with the appropriate markings

SCHEDULING
A captains briefing to be held prior to the event will explain the rules and regulations, the start time and locations.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Visual clocks and scoreboards at all games. Double elimination.  Format may change at coordinators discretion

Qualified registered officials.  Either the “one referee, 2 linesmen”, or the “2 referee” system of officiating shall be used.

Garrett Pingoll
954-868-4330

First Responder Sports Inc. (FRS)
P.O. Box 608792
Orlando, FL 32860
(866) 233-4263
Web: www.firstrespondersports.org
E-Mail: info@firstrespondersports.org