In the past, over 100 teams have participated in the President’s Day Showcase. With divisions playing in Philadelphia and Hershey, this event offers a weekend of good hockey and family fun.
Please note that the schedule will be released 7-10 days before the event start date. Teams must be ready to play at 8 am on the first day. Games are scheduled to be completed by 4 p.m. local time on the final day.
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Disclaimer: We have noticed an increase in teams that have inexplicably withdrawn from events at the last minute causing us to have to re-work the schedule.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.
The Tournament Director shall be responsible for resolving all inquiries or disputes regarding off-ice rule application or interpretation, player eligibility, disciplinary action or any other procedural disputes. He or she will not overturn any dispute concerning rules and/or the judgment applied by on-ice officials. All decisions of the Tournament Director are final.
A player may only play for one team in his own age group. A player must appear on the official roster. Every team must be USA Hockey or Hockey Canada registered for Insurance purposes. **SuperSeries AAA must be in receipt of a certified, stamped or signed USA Hockey roster or registered Hockey Canada roster before the start date of the event. Teams will not be permitted to step onto the ice without receipt of this documentation**
Home and visiting teams are indicated on the tournament schedule. Home teams shall wear light colored jerseys. Visitors will wear dark jerseys.
All players in the tournament are required to wear a colored – non-clear (Rule 304F) mouth guards. This is a USA Hockey rule. The only exceptions are squirt age players.
As per USA Hockey Rules and Regulations, there will be NO checking permitted in the Squirt and PeeWee age brackets.
Early Start Option:
All teams must be prepared to play their games fifteen (15) minutes prior to scheduled start time in the event games are ahead of schedule. Players must be ready to step onto the ice when the Zamboni finishes between games. Please have your teams prepared.
Each team is responsible for providing its own penalty box attendant
A three (3) minute warm up will take place before the start time of the game. Pucks will NOT be provided. Please bring warm up pucks for your team.
One 30 second time out is permitted per team per game.
Length of Periods:
Games are 3 x 15-minute stop time periods with an ice cut after the game.
There will be a one (1) minute break between each period. It is the responsibility of the coach to ensure their team is ready to go at the start of each period and the sound of the buzzer after timeouts.
The mercy rule shall be in effect. If a team at any point during the third period is leading by 5 or more goals the clock will revert to running time. If the difference is reduced to 3 goals or less, the clock will revert back to stop time.
All on-ice officials are currently and completely registered and in good standing with USA Hockey and their respective State Association or the international Ice Hockey Federation, (llHF). Games will be played under USA Hockey rules. Please note that SuperSeries AAA cannot change or alter decisions made by USA Hockey officials.
Players will now be assessed a game misconduct after 4 penalties in the same game and a coach will receive a game suspension when a team accumulates 12 penalties during same game.
A pro-rated schedule for minor penalties was established based on period length. The minor penalty time shall be 1:30, 4:00 for a major and 8:00 for a misconduct.
Any player and/or team official who is in receipt of a match penalty or gross misconduct will be suspended for any remaining games and subject to USA Hockey and Hockey Canada discipline. Any player that receives a second major penalty will result in an ejection from the remaining games of the weekend.
On Ice Altercations:
SuperSeries AAA abides by the rules and regulations set forth by USA Hockey. If a game is interrupted by on ice fighting between players and /or bench staff, then the clock will continue to run. Games times will not be restored until the whistle has blown on the play that immediately follows the on-ice fight. Minutes lost will not be restored.
Tie Breakers for Showcase Events:
In the following order –
Overtime Rules for Playoff Games
Eligible Players for a Shootout
Any forfeited games will be recorded as a 3-0 score.
The maximum goal differential attainable per game is +/- 7.
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: