Where is the tournament being held?

Encore 4-on-4 is being held at Mount Royal University in Parking Lot 4 next to the North Entrance, marked in blue on the top of this map.

Encore parking map at Mount Royal University

Where do I park?

  • The tournament is being held on one side of Lot 4, and you can park on the other side and walk to the tournament.

  • There is a good amount of free parking on campus beside our event, but if that fills up then overflow parking would come at a small cost, which MRU is discounting for Encore players. You can let the parking attendant know you are with the tournament.

What should I bring?

  • Good running shoes

  • 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 in Lot 4 in the Encore tent that will be set up beside the street hockey courts

  • 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 is posted here

  • Please note, the schedule is subject to change but 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 23, 2018

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.

Can I change my roster?

Yes, roster changes must be made through your Eventbrite registration form online and can be performed until Friday, September 21 @ 11:59 pm.

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