Hockey For Hospice is an annual event, held every year from December 27th to December 29th across multiple areas in Windsor and Essex-County. All funds raised stay local, supporting the Windsor Essex Community.
1/2 point for every $250 in pledges turned in before the first game to a maximum of 5 points per team
Divisional standings = points won playing hockey + points received for pledges
When the teams are tied for playoff spots, head to head tournament results is the first tie breaker, and team pledges is the second tie breaker
Team pledges of $5,000 or more earn entry into our Hockey For Hospice Hall of Fame which includes a team picture permanently displayed on our website and displayed annually at all future tournaments, as well as the team name engraved on a permanent trophy displayed at Amherstburg arena
Individual Player Awards
Top Pledge Collector from every team
Hockey For Hospice
Top Overall Pledge Collector
2nd place Overall Pledge Collector
3nd place Overall Pledge Collector
Overall Top Pledge Collector – Jamboree
Top Overall Team
Gift Card for Team Party at John Max
John Max Sports and Wings
Top Pledge Getting Team Per Division
Team Spitfires Tickets
Pledges Over $300 Prizes
John Max Gift Cards, Windsor Spitfires Tickets, Movie Passes, Board Games, and so much more!
In addition, the player or players, who achieve the highest amount of pledges collected on each team, will receive a framed Hockey For Hospice certificate signed by Nancy Brockenshire, the Executive Director of Hospice that will include his or her name and the name of their team. Certificate winners will be listed on the website
All prizes and awards will be announced to the winners and will be distributed to the individuals during the tournament
All results will be posted on the website during the tournament. Winning teams and players have our permission to brag about their results throughout the year with their family, friends, sponsors and fellow players
Overall Event Rules and Information
In addition to providing a competitive atmosphere for all different levels of competition for boys and girls, the tournament is a major fundraising event for Hospice of Windsor and Essex County.
The majority of the income comes from pledges collected by the boys and girls who play in the tournament. There are many incentives for teams and individual players shown below.
Team registration for the tournament is $200. The tournament expenses per team, which is paid from registration and pledges, is approximately $850 per team. Please assure that your team becomes a contributor to our charities.
Every team is guaranteed at least 3 tournament games
There are play-offs in every level of competition, with the exception of all Jamborees, whereby, teams in every division may qualify for playoffs, with possible A, B, C, D, E and F levels in a division. These levels will be determined based on the number of teams registered at each level.
Trophies are awarded after the championship game in each of the levels to the winners, as well as the other finalists.
Players and team officials will receive a meal during the tournament.
There is no gate – everyone is welcome free of charge.
Corporate sponsors are welcome – see any tournament official.
Team and individual results will be available on our website for several months.
All players must submit pledge sheets with a pledge amount before the first scheduled game in order to participate
Team officials must submit their OMHA/OWHA approved team roster to the Tournament Office BEFORE the close of tournament registration by emailing HockeyForHospice@gmail.com
SIGN-IN – Only players officially rostered to your team will be able to play in the tournament. Strict attention will be paid to this. Rosters will be audited for compliance with OMHA and OWHA. NEW THIS YEAR – All teams competing in a Jamboree format are also required to obtain and provide to the tournament prior to the start of the games, an Official OMHA approved roster (U7, U8, and U9) as per OMHA rules for the 2023 season.
Players who appear on OMHA/OWHA approved rosters are eligible to play in the tournament provided they submit a pledge before the first scheduled team game.
All tournament games, with the exception of Jamborees, will be comprised of three ten-minute stop time periods. No curfew will apply. Please be prepared to play 15 minutes prior to scheduled game time.
No overtime in round-robin play.
Five point scoring system, with the exception of Jamborees, during round robin play. One point per period and two points per game.
Points will be awarded for team pledges prior to the end of the first game played. with the exception of U7, U8, and U9. Points are being awarded for pledges in the following manner: 1/2 point for every $250 in team pledges to a maximum of 5 points. These pledge points will have a great impact on how your team finishes in the round robin portion of the tournament. As mentioned prior, there is no minimum nor maximum amount required to participate. To date this tournament has raised more than $4.1 million for Hospice. The team with the highest pledges in 2002 brought in over $10,000. Please ensure your players are receiving pledges, as all players will be asked for pledge sheets upon sign in.
Ranking by points after round robin play, with the exception of Jamborees.
If a tie in total points exists after round robin play, the tiebreaker for two teams with equal points will be:
• Head to head record • Most pledges • Coin Toss
If a tie in total points exists after round robin play, the tiebreaker for three or more teams with equal points will be based on pledges.
Playoff game tied at end of regulation – teams will play 3-on-3 until SUDDEN VICTORY in order to determine a winner. The normal OMHA and OWHA rules will apply. *Please note that the biggest change to this rule will be that teams will now be permitted to CHANGE at TIME STOPPAGES. Teams can changes just like they would in a normal hockey game.
Any and all protests or rule inquiries will be done in writing to the Tournament Committee.
In the event that the Tournament Committee deems that a uniform colour conflict exists, the HOME team is required to resolve the conflict by altering their team uniform’s colour. Team officials will try to help resolve the conflict where possible.