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Bauer On-Ice Experience
Free ice for all participants (Try all the newest equipment, sticks and skates that Bauer has to offer.)
Free Pizza and drinks
Free giveaways (Chance to win 2 pairs of skates from Bauer.)

Bauer Swag to participants.

Team gifting for every participant. (Usually consists of T-shirt and mini stick.)

4 game minimum- with a possibility to play up to 7 games on the weekend.

MVP prizing for every game for both teams.

Finalist awards
Championship awards (from Bauer)

Largest Spring tournament in the world.
12th year of existence.
Tournament has grown every year since its inception.

Scouts from NHL, NCAA, OHL, Jr A, Jr B in attendance
NHL and OHL Player Agents in attendance.

OHL, AHL, NCAA and NHL games are within 30 minutes from Niagara

Teams from Europe and throughout the USA and Canada

Visit one of the 7 Wonders of the World.

Gamesheets online for EVERY game

Free coffee from McDonald's

Tons of Vendors at all arenas

Over 30 hotels to choose from- Water Parks, Casino Hotels, and many, many more.......

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Niagara Bauer Spring Hockey Challenge

1. Registration will take place prior to your first game. Keep in mind your roster sheet from game one must list ALL eligible players for the tournament.

2. Birth Certificates or photocopies must be available for presentation if requested.

3. Each team will be guaranteed 4 games.

4. Tournament officials will consider any logical grievance or suggestion when presented in a professional manner. Protests regarding officiating will not be heard.

5. All players must play in at least one round robin game to be eligible to participate in the playoff round. All players must be listed on your first game sheet.

6. A player may not play for more than one team in the same age group.

7. Teams must be ready to go on the ice 15 minutes prior to their scheduled game time. All Round Robin games will be 12-12-15 minute periods, except for the U16, U18 and Junior divisons where all of the games will be 12-12-12. There will be no overtime in Round Robin games. All Playoff games will be 12-12-12 minute periods.

8. Running time will commence in the third period if a 5 goal differential exists. To revert back to stop time, the goal differential must be reduced to 3.

9. Non contact for the 2006 AAA, 2007 AAA, 2008 AAA, 2009 AAA, 2010 AAA, 2011 AAA and 2012 AAA age groups; the 2005 AA/A, 2006 AA/A, 2007 AA/A, 2008 AA/A, 2009 AA/A, 2010 AA/A, 2011 AA/A, and all girls divisions. All other divisions will be body contact.

10. Two points will be awarded for a win, 1 for a tie and 0 for a loss.

11. The following tie breaking formulas will be utilized should teams be tied:

*1) head to head (if applicable)
*2) most wins
*3) goal percentage - add goals for and goals allowed and divide the total into the goals for
*4) fewest goals allowed
*5) most goals scored
*6) fewest penalty minutes
*7) coin flip
* If 2 teams are tied, the head to head is the first tie breaker. If 3 or more teams are tied, head to head is only used if one team has beaten all the others involved in the tie. In any other case, the head to head is not used for 3 or more teams.

12. Playoff round ties will be broken with a 5 minute 3 on 3 sudden death overtime. If still tied there will be a 3 player shootout. If still tied, there will then be a sudden death shootout. In the case of a sudden death shootout, the original 3 players may be used again, but no player may shoot for a second time in the sudden death shootout until each player has been used once.

13. No time outs allowed with the exception of one 30 second time out in all Playoff Games.

14. Any player receiving a major penalty or game suspension shall be suspended for the remainder of that game and shall be subject to further suspension pending review by the game officials and tournament committee. Any player that receives 2 majors in the tournament, or 2 fighting majors, will be suspended for the remainder of the tournament.

15. Gate fees at all games.

16. Equipment governed by Hockey Canada rules.

17. Protests must be made to the tournament directors no later than 1 hour after the game being protested. However, in the championship final game, protests must be made prior to the start of the game.

18. Teams may not dress more than 21 players (goaltenders included) per game.

19. All divisions are required to wear a full face mask. No half Visors allowed.

20. All Forfeit games will be recorded as 1-0 wins for the winning team. The winners will receive 2 points and the losers 0.