About The Tournament

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.


Team Awards

  • 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 teamCertificateHockey For Hospice
Top Overall Pledge CollectorWindsor Spitfires Box Suite Windsor Spitfires
2nd place Overall Pledge CollectorHockey TicketsIves Insurance Brokers
3nd place Overall Pledge CollectorMitch Marner Signed Puck and Photo Marner Assist Foundation
Overall Top Pledge Collector – JamboreeBikeCanadian Tire Amherstburg
Top Overall TeamGift Card for Team Party at John Max John Max Sports and Wings

Pledges Over $300 Prizes

  • John Max Gift Cards, Windsor Spitfires Tickets, 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.

Tournament Rules

All players must submit pledge sheets with a pledge amount
before the first scheduled game in order to participate

  1. This is an OMHA and OWHA sanctioned tournament.
    All OMHA and OWHA tournament regulations will apply.
    Click here for the OWHA U9 Pathway: https://www.owha.on.ca/content/u9-program
  2. OMHA Tournament Sanction # 12422, OMHA Jamboree Sanction #12423 & OWHA Sanction # 2324111.
  3. Team officials must submit their OMHA/OWHA approved team roster to the Tournament BEFORE the close of tournament registration by emailing HockeyForHospice@gmail.com
  4. 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.
    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, U7MD, U8, and U9) as per OMHA rules for the 2023 season.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. No overtime in round-robin play.
  8. Five point scoring system, with the exception of Jamborees, during round robin play. One point per period and two points per game.
  9. Points will be awarded for team pledges prior to the end of the first game played. with the exception of U7, U7MD, 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 $4.7 million for Hospice. The team with the highest pledges in 2022 brought in over $10,000. Please ensure your players are receiving pledges, as all players will be asked for pledge sheets upon sign in.
  10. Ranking by points after round robin play, with the exception of Jamborees.
  11. 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 pledge
    – Coin Toss
  12. 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.
  13. I. Should the teams be tied at the end of Regulation time in a playoff game, a 10 minute 3-on-3 sudden victory overtime period will be played with a 2-minute break between the 3rd period and 1st overtime.
    II. Teams will not change ends for this first overtime period.
    III. If the score is still tied at the end of the first overtime period no flood will take place and then a second 10 minute 3-on-3 overtime period will take place. A 2-minute break between the 1st and 2nd overtime.
    IV. Teams will change ends for this second overtime period. Any and all protests or rule inquiries will be done in writing to the Tournament Committee.
  14. Any and all protests or rule inquiries will be done in writing to the Tournament Committee.
  15. 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.