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  • Gender: Male
  • Dates: December 16-18, 2022
  • Age: 18U-9U
  • Location: Rochester, NY
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Kick off the Winter season with the the Play Hockey Invitational and play against Elite/AAA teams from across North America.

This tournament features a 4 game guarantee and is played in tournament style format. 

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Cost: $2000 USD 18U-15U, $2500 12U-9U
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  • Name: Jonathan Globke
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  • Phone: (248) 770-2904

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This is a Stay To Play (STP) event.  All participants (teams/individuals) that live outside of an hour are considered a travel participant and must follow the event STP policy, unless otherwise approved by the event director. 

To book your hotel, click here

For information or questions regarding hotel bookings - please contact Team Travel Source at or 502-354-9103.


  • Bill Grays

    2700 Brighton Henrietta Town Line Road
    Rochester, NY 14623
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  • Genesee Valley Park Sports Complex

    131 Elmwood Avenue
    Rochester, NY 14611
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  • Paul Louis Arena

    1 Boys Club Place
    Rochester, NY 14608
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  • Rochester Ice Center

    80 Lundon Road
    Fairport, NY 14450
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  • Scottsville Ice Arena

    2000 - Scottsville - Chili Road
    Scottsville, NY 14546
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The Play Hockey Invitational is a 5 game showcase style tournament. There are no Championship games.

  • NO TOURNAMENT OFFICIAL has the right to change a score sheet or reverse a call from a referee. Once the game is over the score sheet is FINAL.
  • Minor penalties - 2 minutes / Major penalties - 5 minutes
  • Game misconduct - Player will be ejected for the remainder of that game plus his next scheduled game.
  • Running time will be in effect during the 3rd period, only when a team is winning by 5 goals. Stop time will resxume once the score is within 2 goals.
  • Each team is allowed one 30-second timeout each game.
  • Players and coaches should report to the arena at least one hour prior to each game.
  • A maximum of four team officials may be on the player's bench at one time.
  • The home team will wear white jerseys and visitors wear dark.


  • All divisions will be scored 3 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, and 0 points for a loss.
  • Any forfeited games will be recorded as a 3-0 score. Any forfeited games affecting another team's playoff status, may be reviewed by the tournament director to determine which teams advance beyond preliminary round play. Use of ineligible players will disqualify a team from the tournament.
  • All games played by a disqualified team will be forfeited. No monies will be refunded.
  • Scores will be posted with a goal differential no greater than 7. Example - 10 -1 game will be scored as 8 - 1.


  • All divisions will get a 3 minute warm-up.
  • U18 - U14 Divisions - 3 x 17 min stop time periods. Ice cut every two periods.
  • U13 - U9 Divisions - 3 x 14 min stop time periods.
  • U8 (Mites) - 12, 12, 15 min stop time periods.
  • No overtime will be played in preliminary rounds. If games are tied after regulation, a 3 vs. 3 player shootout will take place. Home team decides who will shoot first. A team must use each skater before they can shoot agin.

MITE Advancements into Sunday

  • In the EVENT OF A TIE, the following criteria will be used to break the tie: 
    • Winner between the tied teams when they played head-to-head. (Applies to 2-way ties only, 3-or-more teams tied start with tiebreaker 15.2) 
    • Percentage as calculated by dividing team’s total “Goals For” by the SUM of the team’s “Goals For and Goals Against”.  TGF /  ( GF+GA) = % (See Chart Available) 
    • Fewest Goals Against. 
    • Most Goals For. 
    • Fastest Goal Scored. 
    • Follow tie-breaking rules in order. Once a tie-breaking rule has been used or is not applicable it cannot be used again.


  • A zero tolerance for verbal abuse is in effect and will be enforced for all team officials, players, and spectators. Protocol for the coach in game will start with a warning, than proceed to a bench minor and finally a game misconduct. Play Hockey tournament policy will then dictate that the coach be removed from further tournament play. There will be NO discussion, appeal or recourse for any coach or spectator removed from a game for verbal abuse.

  • Appropriate penalties will be assessed for disputing or arguing a decision of the officials, any visual demonstration of dissatisfaction, or for the use of obscene or vulgar language to anyone at any time during the tournament.

2009 and 2013 Division Advancements

  • 2009 - After round robin games are complete. Teams will be seeded 1 - 5. #1 team receives a bye into the finals. The #2 team will play #3 in a semi final and winner advances to play #1 in final. The #4 team will play #5 for their last game.
  • 2013 - After round robin games are complete. Teams will be seeded 1 - 7. #1 team receives a bye into the finals. The #2 team will play #3 in a semi final and winner advances to play #1 in final. The #4 team will play the #5 team for their last game and #6 team will play the #7 team for their last game.


What is your cancellation policy?

Please refer to our cancellation policy here.

My child would love to attend a tournament, but doesn’t have a team. Can they still play?

For some events, we are able to accept “free agents'' and place an individual on a Participating Team’s roster. Please reach out to the Tournament Director for the event you’re interested in to see if there is an open spot! Their contact information can be found directly on the Tournament Details page. 

I’m not sure which event is right for me. Can I talk to someone to help recommend the right one?

Of course! Finding the right tournament is important and we’d love to help. Please fill out our contact form here and we will be in touch shortly!

Do you offer discounts for multiple teams?

We love to establish relationships with our customers and recognize those that continue to choose Play Hockey for their amateur hockey experiences. Please direct your inquiry to the relevant Tournament Director or Program Manager.

What level of hockey are your tournaments?

Play Hockey offers tournaments across all levels, from Recreational / Open to Elite. Please contact us today and we can assist you with finding the right offering for your Player or Team.

Do you have female programming?

Of course! We offer female only tournaments, female specific teams, and a number of co-ed tournaments with female divisions. Please fill out our contact form <here> and we will be in touch to walk you through our female programming!

Things To Do

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