What is Encore 4-on-4?

A street hockey tournament in Calgary, AB.

Where is it?

Southcentre Mall in Calgary, AB.

Who is it run by?

Western Ball Hockey League and Western Canada Pond Hockey Championship

How many players can be on each team?

All teams must have a minimum of 4 players and a maximum of 7 players, including a goalie.

I don’t have a full team. Can I still participate?

Yes! You can sign up as an individual and we’ll connect you with players in the division you choose.

How many players can be out at once?

Each team can have three runners and one goalie out at once - a total of four players on at a time

Can I change my roster?

Yes, roster changes must be made before midnight on the day before the event. New team members must fill out the registration form prior to that deadline.

What are the ages groups for kids and youth?

  • Timbits (age 5/6)

  • Novice (age 7/8)

  • Atom (age 9/10)

  • Pee Wee (age 11/12)

  • Bantam (age 13/14)

  • Midget (age 15/15/17)

Can kids in different birth years play on the same team?

Kids within 1-2 years of each other can play on the same team. If the difference in birth years is more than two years, younger players can choose to play up a division, but older players can’t play down.

The intention is to keep skill and competition levels fair for every player, while allowing kids to play with their friends!

What are the divisions?

How many games will my team get to play?

All teams are guaranteed 3 games plus a minimum 1 playoff game. Single-elimination playoff games.

What should I bring?

  • Appropriate footwear

  • Helmet (required for all players under the age of 18)

  • Hockey stick (wood, composite or plastic)

  • Hockey gloves (recommended)

  • Shin pads (recommended)

  • Water bottle (we will have a water and/or Gatorade fill station)

  • Valid ID for check-in

Where and how do I check-in?

  • Check-in will occur at the tournament entrance

  • Check-in must be completed before you play your first game, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early.

  • You only have to check-in once for the entire tournament

  • You must show valid ID to check-in and have it with you for the duration of the tournament

Where can I find my team's game schedule?

  • The schedule will be posted online after registration has closed on June 18

  • Please note, the schedule is subject to change and will be posted with updates as soon as they are made

What is the format of each game?

Games will be scheduled in 40-minute increments, as follows:

  • 5 minute warm-up

  • 15 minute first half

  • 2 minute half time break

  • 15 minute second half

  • 3 minute buffer

How many games will my team get to play?

  • Each team is guaranteed a minimum of 3 “regular season” games and 1 playoff game

  • All games, including playoffs, will be played on Saturday, June 22, 2019.

How do playoffs work?

  • Playoffs are single-elimination style (win and you advance to the next round, lose and you’re out).

Will the tournament be cancelled if it rains?

  • Rain or shine - game on!

  • Games may only be cancelled in the event of an electrical storm or at the tournament organizer’s discretion.

  • Unfortunately, refunds will not be given because of the weather.

What equipment can players and goalies use?

  • All goalies must bring their own equipment to the tournament.

  • Players may use wood, composite, or plastic hockey sticks.

  • Hockey gloves and shin pads are recommended, but not mandatory.

What are the game rules?

See full rules here, including:

  • Continuous play

  • Continuous movement of the ball

  • Time outs

  • Mercy rule

  • Ties and shoot-outs

  • Forfeits

  • Hand pass

  • Slap shots

  • Co-ed requirements

  • Penalties

Will there be refs?

Yes, there will be refs for each game.

How much does it cost?

TEAMS:

  • Super Early Bird: $300 per team (ends April 21, 2019)

  • Early Bird: $400 per team (ends April 28, 2019)

  • Tier 1: $435 per team (ends May 19, 2019)

  • Tier 2: $465 per team (ends June 9, 2019)

  • Tier 3: $495 per team (ends June 18, 2019)

INDIVIDUALS:

  • Super Early Bird: $50 per player (ends April 21, 2019)

  • Early Bird: $60 per player (ends April 28, 2019)

  • Tier 1: $65 per player (ends May 19, 2019)

  • Tier 2: $70 per player (ends June 9, 2019)

  • Tier 3: $75 per player (ends June 18, 2019)

How can I register?

Register online! You can purchase an individual or team registration. The link to the registration form and waiver will be sent to you in your purchase confirmation.

If you purchase a team, you can forward that link to all of your team members. All team members must fill out the registration form and waiver in order to play.

Are t-shirts provided?

Yes! All participants will receive an Encore t-shirt when they check-in. You will fill out your size preference on your registration form.

Questions?

Get in touch!