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BFit Heroes Cup Hockey Tournament

Fri June 6 - Sun June 8, 2025 Marlborough, MA 01752 US Directions

Rules

Rules

Civilian position:

Each team will be allowed one rostered civilian, that is the only civilian allowed to play for the tournament. You may use this civilian as a skater or a goalie, but only one civilian is allowed on the roster. 

There will be ID checks at registration and throughout the tournament weekend. Please keep a valid form of identification with you at all times to your designated occupation (Fire, Police, Military, EMS). The captain or coach will identify who is the rostered civilian for each team.

In the event a team is found to have more than one civilian playing during the tournament, then that team will forfeit the game they are in violation of. 

Prior to all playoff and championship games, all teams will be checked by a Hero’s Cup Foundation board member to ensure compliance with these rules. 

Rosters:

All teams must upload their rosters to GameSheet by June 6th, 2024. No adjustments will be allowed after this time. All members of the team who may possibly play throughout the weekend should be listed on the roster. Your civilian must be identified on the roster. Prior to each game, the captain or coach will use the iPad at the officials table upstairs to mark the members present for the game, this will ensure that all skaters are fully accounted for. 

Tournament Rules:

● 3 12-minute periods, stop time

Penalties:

● Minor penalty= 1:30 minute, Major= 4 minutes, Misconduct= 10 minutes

● 2 Major penalties will be a disqualification

● Disqualification is remainder of current game and suspension from next game, 36 minutes will be added to teams PIM total per disqualification

● Game misconduct is remainder of current game, 14 minutes will be added to teams PIM total per game misconduct (4 minute major and 10 minute misconduct)

● 4 penalties will be a game misconduct

● In the event of a “fighting” penalty, that player will be ejected from the tournament

Icing:

● Automatic icing, no touch up, no race to the dots/circle

● Icing will be at the defensive blue line not center red line

Offside:

● Delayed offside

● Shot on goal will not occur in a whistle, if the puck is to go in the net, a goal will not be allowed

 

Additional Rules:

● Hand pass outside of defensive zone will result in a faceoff in the defensive zone of the offending team

● Puck leaves the playing surface due to striking the post from a shot, faceoff will be conducted in the offensive zone, so not to penalize the forechecking team

● One timeout per team per game

● Slap shots are okay

All GameSheets and penalties will be reviewed by the Head Official. If you are ejected from a game or issued a DQ, further investigation will be made by the Head Official and potential ejection from the tournament may occur.  

Tie Breaker:

● All non-playoff games ending regulation in a tie will enter directly into a 3 minute 3v3 sudden death where the teams will switch defending zones from the 3rd period. In the event the game remains tied at the end of the 3 minutes, the game is declared a tie and each team will receive a point

● In the event of a tie in the standings, a tiebreaker will be decided based on these parameters:

1. Head-to-head

2. Penalties in minutes

3. Goals against

4. Goals for

5. Coin flip


In the event of a tie in the playoffs or championship, a 12-minute stop time 3v3 sudden death overtime period will take place. The teams will switch defending zones from the conclusion of the 3rd period and will continue to switch for each additional OT period in the event no winner is determined. No timeouts are allowed. In the event of a penalty, the teams will play 4v3, or 5v3 if a second is called, no team strength will be below 3 players.

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