The Elite Prospects Cup Series (EPCS) was founded in 2022 by Elite Prospects, in partnership with SuperSeries AAA. The EPCS was formed with the goal of providing its member organizations with a unique and memorable experience as hosts of a highly competitive, AAA-level youth ice hockey series.
With a strong focus on its member organizations, including directors, coaches, staff and most importantly, the participating hockey players, the EPCS sets the following goals:
1. Increase MARKETABILITY and EXPOSURE of the series’s member organizations and players, via online promotion, social media and in-person hockey events.
2. Build and implement a UNIQUE and POSITIVE EXPERIENCE for the member organizations, coaches, parents, players, and fans – via quality of competition, organization, and structure, and through the series’s brand partnerships and on-site vendors/sponsors.
3. Assist, indirectly, in the DEVELOPMENT and GROWTH of the participants – while not directly responsible for this aspect of a player’s hockey career, the series intends to work with its partners and member organizations to ensure each participant is provided with the appropriate resources to develop, grow and succeed on and off the ice.
4. Provide an additional SCOUTING and RECRUITING opportunity for college hockey and junior hockey-level coaches, scouts, and recruiters to view the EPCS member teams and players.
All teams must be prepared to play at 7:30 a.m. on the first day of the event and all play is scheduled to end by 5 p.m. on the last day.
WE NEVER CHARGE A GATE FEE
Disclaimer: We have noticed an increase in teams that have inexplicably withdrawn from events at the last minute causing us to have to re-work the schedule. Please DO NOT make any plans that cannot be refunded based on the schedule you receive.
USA Hockey Rules
Except as provided herein, the applicable rules of USA Hockey and EPCS shall apply to all games played by teams competing in the EPCS, including mouth guard regulations.
Tournament Game Structure:
NOTE: The maximum goal differential for any game is 7 goals
NOTE: it is recommended for team managers to bring 3 roster stickers per game in the event the electronic scoring system malfunctions
Only registered officials holding USA Hockey referee cards shall referee EPCS events. USA Hockey rules are enforced.
NOTE: There will be NO overturn of any rules and/or judgment applied by on-ice officials, including but not limited to player suspensions.
Hotel Policy- Stay and Play:
NOTE: local teams within a 45-mile radius, when traveling back and forth, are not required to secure a hotel
actual pickup, not reservations.
NOTE: If the team contact is not traveling with the team, please email email@example.com with the name of the person available for any questions or concerns during the event.
Creating a hotel team block:
Reserving individual rooms: