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PRIME HOCKEY EXPO

  • Gender: Male
  • Dates: April 12-14, 2024
  • Age: 2011-13, 2015
  • Location: Calgary, AB
  • Showcase
  • Elite Division
  • Individual-Entry
  • Invite Only
  • Scouted
  • Future Gen Series

Event Details

The Prime Hockey Expo (PHE) is an invite-only, individual-entry showcase featuring the top minor hockey players across Western Canada. This exclusive event will only be offered to 100 of the top players in each age group from Western Canada (approximately 34 players from British Columbia, 34 from Alberta, 17 from Saskatchewan, and 17 from MB). 

Our goal for the EXPO event is to provide each participant with significant exposure to coaches and scouts at the next level (respective to their age) in an intimate and highly competitive setting. 

Participants will benefit by exposure to scouts at either the Bantam/Prep Academy (9-13-year-olds) or Junior level (14 year-olds), in addition to being evaluated by our own scouting staff in consideration for exclusive Prime Hockey programming such as the World Selects Invitational events in Philadelphia and Europe (ages U12 - U15), the HHOF Series events (ages U9 to U14), the Hockey Hall of Fame Future Legends (U12)  tournament and more. 

The event follows a similar format to Hockey Canada's U17 selection camp, where players are divided onto *6 teams with rosters comprised of players from each of the western provinces.  In doing so, we also make every effort to ensure the teams are as evenly balanced as possible.

 

If you have not been invited but wish to be considered for the PHE, please submit an inquiry below.

Contact

  • Name: Riley Knott
  • Email: rknott@playhockey.com
  • Phone: (780) 719 8012

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Arenas

  • WINSPORT

    88 Canada Olympic Rd SW
    Calgary, AB T3B 5R5
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  • Edge Arena

    33055 Township RD 250
    Calgary, AB T3Z 1L4
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  • East Calgary Twin Arenas

    299 Erin Wood Drive SE
    Calgary, AB T2B 2V9
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  • Father David Bauer Arena

    2424 University Drive NW
    Calgary, AB T2N 3Y9
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Rules

TOURNAMENT RULES

  • Body (Checking) contact will begin at the 2010 age group.

  • 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 resume once the score is within 2 goals.

  • Teams are allowed 1 - 60 second timeout per game.

  • Players and coaches should report to the arena at least one hour prior to each game.

SCORING RULES

  • All divisions will be scored 3 points for a win, 2 points for an Overtime win and 1 point for an Overtime loss

  • Scores will be posted with a goal differential no greater than 7. Example - 10 -1 game will be scored as 8 - 1.

GAME FORMAT

  • All divisions will get a 3 minute warm-up.

  • 3 x 15 min stop time periods. Ice cut every 2 periods.

  • Overtime Sudden Death 3v3 will be played in round robin games. No games will end in ties.

SEMIFINAL AND FINALS

Please speak to a tournament official in order to determine the playoff format for each division. It is incumbent upon the team officials to confirm with a Tournament representative whether or not their team has advanced beyond preliminary round play prior to leaving the arena following their final preliminary round game.

In the event a Semi or Final game should end in a tie, the tie will be broken in the following manner:

  1. 5 minute sudden death (3 on 3)

  2. 3 player shootout.

  3. Sudden death shootout (both teams get to shoot each round).

  4. For Shootouts the home team has a choice of who shoots first.

    1. After the first 3 players from each team shoot if teams are still tied you can repeat any shooter as many times you would like.

TIEBREAKER RULES

If 2 teams are tied in points, the following order applies to determine the ranking of teams. If more than two teams are tied, teams will go through each tiebreaker until ONE team is determined the winner (there is no head-to-head if there are more than two teams), once the tiebreaker is broken and one team is the winner, that team advances and the tiebreaker resets to #1 (again, head-to-head only applies for when there is only 2 teams left) for the remaining teams.

  1. Total Team Points

  2. Head to Head (two team tie breaker only)

  3. Goal Quotient = Goals for / (Goals For + Goals against)

  4. Least Goals Allowed

  5. Goals For

  6. Quickest Goal in the tournament in the first game

*EXAMPLE:Team A, B, C and D all are tied with 6 points. The first tiebreaker in this example would be #3 Best goal differential formula. Team A wins that, so then it resets to 3 teams tied with 6 points. Then, apply the best goal differential formula again, Team B wins that. Then, the last two teams would go to #2 if applicable, if not, then the process would proceed according to the tiebreakers #3 through #6.

 

FAQ

How does my son get invited to a Prime / Invite-only event?

Participants for our Prime teams (tours & tournaments) and other individual entry events are selected by our coaches and staff. In most cases, players are scouted in person and invited to participate in our programs.  We also use feedback from our Spring coaches to determine player invitations for the following Spring/Summer.  If you would like your child to be considered, please fill out the Inquiry form.

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!

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Schedules

Standings and Stats

Inquiry Form

Participating Teams

HHOF Series FL Teams

 

If you have not been invited but wish to be considered for the Prime Hockey Expo, please submit your information below.