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Mile High Meltdown

  • Gender: Male & Female
  • Dates: April 11-14, 2024
  • Age: 2010-2017
  • Location: Denver, Colorado
  • Female Event
  • Male Event
  • Team-Entry
  • Hometown Series

Event Details

Introducing the inaugural Mile High Meltdown to Play Hockey in 2024! Hosting hockey players across North America, allowing players to continue competing through the spring at a high level in Colorado's capital city! 
  • Ages: 2010-2017
  • Level: AA/AAA
  • Divisions: Male & Female
  • 5 min warmups
  • 3 X 15 min periods

Entry Fee: $1950 USD per team
Early Bird: $1850 USD per team

Denver also known as the “Mile High City” is known for its great outdoors. Enjoy the many restaurants, parks, shops and beautiful views. Check out the famous Denver Botanical Gardens, enjoy the amazing Denver Zoo  or visit the Coors Field for a Rockies Game. 

Cost: $1950 USD
Register Now!

Contact

  • Name: Zach Franko
  • Email: Zfranko@playhockey.com
  • Phone: 204-299-7351

Inquire Today!

Schedules

 

Standings and Stats

Arenas

  • Family Sports (Avalanche & Hamilton)

    6901 S. Peoria St
    Centennial, CO 80112

    Get Directions
  • South Suburban Sports Complex

    4810 East County Line Road
    Littleton, CO 80126
    Get Directions

Rules

RESPECT THE REFEREES: ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICY (NEW!)

Hockey is currently experiencing a disturbing trend towards increased verbal abuse and mistreatment of officials. North America is in a referee shortage, in part because of these kinds of behaviors. We are taking this very seriously in 2022 and standing by a strong initiative of Zero-Tolerance for all games!

Coaches, players, and spectators MUST never verbally abuse an official from the bench, on the ice or from the stands. Anyone that is identified as doing such will be removed from the arena without question.

Respect the officials that are working the games! Coaches coach, players play, and parents cheer! From mites to the NHL, referees are humans, doing their best for the game and deserve respect. Let’s make youth hockey a place our kids will one day want to become an official!

GENERAL RULES AND INFORMATION

  • All games are played under USA Hockey rules unless otherwise noted.
  • Only USA Hockey or Canadian certified officials will be used.
  • A medic/EMT will be present in every venue.
  • The tournament will assume no liability for personal injury to participants or spectators during the event.
  • An official roster must be furnished 30 minutes before the start of the first game.
  • Contact/checking will be allowed at the Boy’s 2008 level and older.
  • Slapshots will be permitted at all levels. Tag-up off sides will be used at all levels.
  • During a shorthanded situation, the shorthanded team will be allowed to ice the puck (original rule will be used).

PLAYER ELIGIBILITY

  • A maximum of 20 players may be rostered for any team.
  • A team’s roster is frozen at the time the team starts their first game - no additions will be allowed.
  • All players must play at their age level or older - players may not play at a younger age level unless approved by the tournament director.
  • Teams that knowingly and/or intentionally play an ineligible aged player will receive an automatic 5-0 forfeit loss for all games.
  • Any eligibility protest must occur before the start of the game and must come from the head coach to be valid.
  • Invalid protests will result in a 5 minute bench major for the challenging team.
  • A player may participate on more than one team when the teams are in seperate age levels (example: May play on a 2005 and 2006 team).

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

  • Competition format will consist of round-robin play followed by seeded bracket and/or place games.
  • Teams listed first in parings will be considered the home team and will be asked to wear the light colored jerseys when possible.
  • Once a team is confirmed for the tournament there will be no refunds under any circumstance.

SCORING AND POINTS FORMAT

  • Teams will be able to earn up to 2 points per game. Two (2) points for a game win, one (1) point for a game tie, zero (0) points for a game loss.
  • If a team forfeits a game during pool-play they are required to forfeit all pool-play games in order to maintain equality in the standings.

GAME TIMES

  • All levels will play three (3) 15 minute, stop time periods.
  • A six goal lead at any time in the game will result in running time until the lead falls to less than six goals.  
  • The ice will be resurfaced every game all levels.
  • All games will be completed in the set amount of time allowed in the schedule.
  • Each team will be permitted one (1) 45 second time out per game.
  • Teams must be ready to play 30 minutes prior to the scheduled game time. Games may start earlier when time permits and when both teams are ready.

EQUIPMENT

  • The first team listed on the schedule should wear white (light) colored uniforms - when possible.
  • All players must adhere to their local hockey governing body’s rules regarding equipment.

PENALTY ENFORCEMENT

Minor = 2 minutes || Major = 5 minutes || Misconduct = 10 minutes Ejection = Player is removed from the current game only.

Game Misconduct = Player will be removed from the remainder of the game and serve an additional one (1) game suspension. Fighting = Automatic tournament disqualification.

  • Checking from behind will carry a minimum 5 minute major penalty plus a 10 minute misconduct.
  • Boarding penalties will carry a minimum 5 minute major penalty.
  • Any penalty deemed serious with an intent to injure will result in a 5 minute major and a tournament disqualification.
  • Any player receiving 3 penalties will be ejected from the remainder of the current game. A player from the offending team will be required to serve the third penalty. Any major penalty will count as two penalties.
  • All referee decisions are final. Protests will not be allowed.

OVERTIME AND TIE-BREAKING PROCEDURES

  • In no case will any team be credited with more than seven (7) goal difference for statistical purposes.
  • There will be no overtime in round robin pool play.
  • Overtime in seeded and/or place games will be considered an extension of the 3rd period and will consist of a five (5) minute, sudden death running time period. The period will be played 4-on-4 with goalies. If a tie still remains, a 5 player shoot-out will determine the winning team. If a tie still remains, a sudden death shoot-out will determine the winning team. Any player serving a penalty when the game clock expires will not be allowed to participate in the shoot-out.
  • *Tie breaking procedure for teams tied after round robin play:
  1. Head to head competition.
  2. Point differential (goals scored minus goals allowed).
  3. Least goals allowed.
  4. Most goals scored.
  5. Least penalty minutes.
  6. Coin toss.

*In the event three teams, in the same pool, are tied in the standing after pool play, the results against tied teams (RATT = wins, loss, ties) will decide the seedings. If the RATT can not determine the seedings, the tie breaking procedure beginning with point differential shall be used in succession until the seeds have been determined. The tie breaking procedure will not revert to any previously used procedure.

GOOD LUCK & HAVE FUN! PRACTICE GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP, ON THE ICE AND IN THE STANDS.

 

Things To Do

  • Denver Zoo

    Denver Zoo is dedicated to providing the communities we serve with an intimate, inspiring and informative first-hand encounter with the wonders of nature. There 84-acre campus is an enchanting urban field station, where 3,000+ wonderful wild animals serve as ambassadors for their wild counterparts all over the world. 

    See More
  • Coors Field

    Home to the Rockies! Grab a group of friends and head over to watch a ball game at the Coors Field.

    See More
  • Denver Botanical Gardens

    The Denver Botanic Gardens is a public botanical garden located in the Cheesman Park neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. The 23-acre park contains a conservatory, a variety of theme gardens and a sunken amphitheater, which hosts various concerts in the summer.
    See More

Shop

Event Details

Introducing the inaugural Mile High Meltdown to Play Hockey in 2024! Hosting hockey players across North America, allowing players to continue competing through the spring at a high level in Colorado's capital city! 
  • Ages: 2010-2017
  • Level: AA/AAA
  • Divisions: Male & Female
  • 5 min warmups
  • 3 X 15 min periods

Entry Fee: $1950 USD per team
Early Bird: $1850 USD per team

Denver also known as the “Mile High City” is known for its great outdoors. Enjoy the many restaurants, parks, shops and beautiful views. Check out the famous Denver Botanical Gardens, enjoy the amazing Denver Zoo  or visit the Coors Field for a Rockies Game. 

Cost: $1950 USD
Register Now!

Contact

  • Name: Zach Franko
  • Email: Zfranko@playhockey.com
  • Phone: 204-299-7351

Inquire Today!

Schedules

 

Standings and Stats

Arenas

  • Family Sports (Avalanche & Hamilton)

    6901 S. Peoria St
    Centennial, CO 80112

    Get Directions
  • South Suburban Sports Complex

    4810 East County Line Road
    Littleton, CO 80126
    Get Directions

Rules

RESPECT THE REFEREES: ZERO-TOLERANCE POLICY (NEW!)

Hockey is currently experiencing a disturbing trend towards increased verbal abuse and mistreatment of officials. North America is in a referee shortage, in part because of these kinds of behaviors. We are taking this very seriously in 2022 and standing by a strong initiative of Zero-Tolerance for all games!

Coaches, players, and spectators MUST never verbally abuse an official from the bench, on the ice or from the stands. Anyone that is identified as doing such will be removed from the arena without question.

Respect the officials that are working the games! Coaches coach, players play, and parents cheer! From mites to the NHL, referees are humans, doing their best for the game and deserve respect. Let’s make youth hockey a place our kids will one day want to become an official!

GENERAL RULES AND INFORMATION

  • All games are played under USA Hockey rules unless otherwise noted.
  • Only USA Hockey or Canadian certified officials will be used.
  • A medic/EMT will be present in every venue.
  • The tournament will assume no liability for personal injury to participants or spectators during the event.
  • An official roster must be furnished 30 minutes before the start of the first game.
  • Contact/checking will be allowed at the Boy’s 2008 level and older.
  • Slapshots will be permitted at all levels. Tag-up off sides will be used at all levels.
  • During a shorthanded situation, the shorthanded team will be allowed to ice the puck (original rule will be used).

PLAYER ELIGIBILITY

  • A maximum of 20 players may be rostered for any team.
  • A team’s roster is frozen at the time the team starts their first game - no additions will be allowed.
  • All players must play at their age level or older - players may not play at a younger age level unless approved by the tournament director.
  • Teams that knowingly and/or intentionally play an ineligible aged player will receive an automatic 5-0 forfeit loss for all games.
  • Any eligibility protest must occur before the start of the game and must come from the head coach to be valid.
  • Invalid protests will result in a 5 minute bench major for the challenging team.
  • A player may participate on more than one team when the teams are in seperate age levels (example: May play on a 2005 and 2006 team).

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

  • Competition format will consist of round-robin play followed by seeded bracket and/or place games.
  • Teams listed first in parings will be considered the home team and will be asked to wear the light colored jerseys when possible.
  • Once a team is confirmed for the tournament there will be no refunds under any circumstance.

SCORING AND POINTS FORMAT

  • Teams will be able to earn up to 2 points per game. Two (2) points for a game win, one (1) point for a game tie, zero (0) points for a game loss.
  • If a team forfeits a game during pool-play they are required to forfeit all pool-play games in order to maintain equality in the standings.

GAME TIMES

  • All levels will play three (3) 15 minute, stop time periods.
  • A six goal lead at any time in the game will result in running time until the lead falls to less than six goals.  
  • The ice will be resurfaced every game all levels.
  • All games will be completed in the set amount of time allowed in the schedule.
  • Each team will be permitted one (1) 45 second time out per game.
  • Teams must be ready to play 30 minutes prior to the scheduled game time. Games may start earlier when time permits and when both teams are ready.

EQUIPMENT

  • The first team listed on the schedule should wear white (light) colored uniforms - when possible.
  • All players must adhere to their local hockey governing body’s rules regarding equipment.

PENALTY ENFORCEMENT

Minor = 2 minutes || Major = 5 minutes || Misconduct = 10 minutes Ejection = Player is removed from the current game only.

Game Misconduct = Player will be removed from the remainder of the game and serve an additional one (1) game suspension. Fighting = Automatic tournament disqualification.

  • Checking from behind will carry a minimum 5 minute major penalty plus a 10 minute misconduct.
  • Boarding penalties will carry a minimum 5 minute major penalty.
  • Any penalty deemed serious with an intent to injure will result in a 5 minute major and a tournament disqualification.
  • Any player receiving 3 penalties will be ejected from the remainder of the current game. A player from the offending team will be required to serve the third penalty. Any major penalty will count as two penalties.
  • All referee decisions are final. Protests will not be allowed.

OVERTIME AND TIE-BREAKING PROCEDURES

  • In no case will any team be credited with more than seven (7) goal difference for statistical purposes.
  • There will be no overtime in round robin pool play.
  • Overtime in seeded and/or place games will be considered an extension of the 3rd period and will consist of a five (5) minute, sudden death running time period. The period will be played 4-on-4 with goalies. If a tie still remains, a 5 player shoot-out will determine the winning team. If a tie still remains, a sudden death shoot-out will determine the winning team. Any player serving a penalty when the game clock expires will not be allowed to participate in the shoot-out.
  • *Tie breaking procedure for teams tied after round robin play:
  1. Head to head competition.
  2. Point differential (goals scored minus goals allowed).
  3. Least goals allowed.
  4. Most goals scored.
  5. Least penalty minutes.
  6. Coin toss.

*In the event three teams, in the same pool, are tied in the standing after pool play, the results against tied teams (RATT = wins, loss, ties) will decide the seedings. If the RATT can not determine the seedings, the tie breaking procedure beginning with point differential shall be used in succession until the seeds have been determined. The tie breaking procedure will not revert to any previously used procedure.

GOOD LUCK & HAVE FUN! PRACTICE GOOD SPORTSMANSHIP, ON THE ICE AND IN THE STANDS.

 

Things To Do

  • Denver Zoo

    Denver Zoo is dedicated to providing the communities we serve with an intimate, inspiring and informative first-hand encounter with the wonders of nature. There 84-acre campus is an enchanting urban field station, where 3,000+ wonderful wild animals serve as ambassadors for their wild counterparts all over the world. 

    See More
  • Coors Field

    Home to the Rockies! Grab a group of friends and head over to watch a ball game at the Coors Field.

    See More
  • Denver Botanical Gardens

    The Denver Botanic Gardens is a public botanical garden located in the Cheesman Park neighborhood of Denver, Colorado. The 23-acre park contains a conservatory, a variety of theme gardens and a sunken amphitheater, which hosts various concerts in the summer.
    See More