ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT
Tournament OverviewThe Stollery Family Day Classic is completely focused on children, families, active living and good health. The mission of the tournament is create an event that is about giving back and promoting awareness and support for the Stollery Children’s hospital among our youth and community at large. It is also in support of Hockey Edmonton and future player developmental initiatives.
The tournament takes place at the new Terwilligar Recreation center. The tournaments format will be a unique, fun and safe event promoting offensive, free flowing, non contact games for all players. Fair play, sportsmanship, equal ice time for all will be important components of this event. The age categories will be from Novice to Bantam, with different divisions within each age group.
The event will have a special message and responsibility to empower and enable the players and teams to give back and support others less fortunate. It will also be about giving back to the game of hockey an supporting Edmonton Hockey.
This event is intended to provide an incredible local alternative to teams to play in a competitive, fun local tournament. The priority of the tournament is to promote active healthy living through playing hockey and giving back.
"Playing for Healthy kids - Giving back to others"
The tournaments goal is to promote hockey and healthy children!
We hope to create an annual event that promotes and helps develop a sense of responsibility and caring for others through the great game of hockey.
Teaching children the value of:
- Being healthy and supporting others to regain health
- Philanthropy and giving back to individuals and community
- Fair play, Sportsmanship, fun and reasonable competition
The tournament is a non-contact tournament, and registration is open to full teams only whom are registered with minor hockey associations.
FAQ1) How much are registration fees?
Fees are stated on the register page.
2) How many games are guaranteed?
Teams are guaranteed 4 games, with possibility of playing 6 or 7 if playoffs are made.
3) What rinks is tournament held at?
All games are played out of the Terwillegar Recreation Centre, using all 4 sheets of ice, for all 4 days.
4) When do games start and end?
Tournament games typically start Friday morning, with final games played Monday late afternoon.
5) Is the fundraising aspect of the tournament mandatory?
It is not mandatory but highly encouraged as this is the basis for the tournament. Every penny raised at the tournament goes to the Stollery Children’s Hospital. Each player is asked to raise at least $100. This can be done as a team with a team bottle drive or function. Or individually by asking family and friends for a small donation.
6) Are tax receipts issued?
Yes - tax receipts are issued for donations of $25.00 or more. The Stollery Chrildren’s Hospital issues all of the tax receipts.
7) How can donations be made?
Once your team has been accepted in the tournament, information is sent to the teams regarding donation collection and the hospital sets up team donation pages online. Donations can be made in the form of cash, cheque (made out to Stollery Children’s Hospital), or credit card.
8) What is the format of the tournament?
The tournament follows a 4 on 4 format, non-contact, minimal stoppage, two – 25 minute periods.