2012 Roller Hockey Tournament Fundraiser

Roller hockey

I don't know. I thought this picture was cool. Image courtesy Ghosts of DC

UPDATE: For more information on the tournament, see the definitive guide here.

Schedule

At the bottom of the schedule document, you will notice four tabs that contain different sections of the schedule. The tabs are highlighted in this image.

UPDATE 2: The finsl draft of the schedule is viewable here.Teams with special scheduling requests are listed in blue. Teams that have not paid are listed in red.

View the list of registered teams here.

Click on the tabs below to navigate through the tournament data and registration.

Flyers Faithful and Broad Street Hockey are teaming up to host a two-day roller hockey tournament that will benefit that Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation. Here are the details on the event.
What: 2012 Broad Street Hockey and Flyers Faithful Roller Hockey Tournament
Where: Wesley Bishop Park Rinks (two rinks!)
When: May 5 and May 6, 2012, From 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. both days (52 hours of hockey!)
Why: To raise money for the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation.
Registration: Click the registration tab above to register.
Teams: Each team must consist of 11 players: 6 forwards, 4 defensemen, and 1 goalie. There will be a limit of 24 teams who will be able to enter the tournament and each team will be guaranteed three games.
Fees:  $20 per person to register or $200 to register as an entire team.
What else:

  1. If you register as an individual, you will be auto-drafted onto a team but you can request to be paired up with certain people.
  2. Once registration is complete for the event, we will post the bracket and schedule for your team.
  3. The winning team will get $1,000 and a trophy. The remaining money will go to the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation.
  4. Teams must bring one light shirt/jersey and one dark shirt/jersey.
  5. We will have bananas and bottles of water courtesy of Wegmans and protein bars courtesy of ConAgra Foods.
  6. The Patty Wagon food truck will be at the tournament starting in the morning and serving breakfast and lunch.
  7. We’re scrambling to find a couple more sponsors for this event and the NHL 94 tournament. So, if your business may be interested, please contact us.
  8. We’ll probably do another 50/50 raffle and see if we can get some goodies to give away at the event too.
  9. You must be over 18 to play.
  10. We are trying to find referees for the tournament. If you’d like to volunteer, let us know!
REGISTRATION RULES: If you are registering as a team, please select the “Team Registration $200″ option and answer all the questions that begin with “TEAM”. If you are registering as an individual, select the “Individual Registration $20″ option and answer all the questions that begin with “INDIVIDUAL”. If you’d like to volunteer for the event, select the “Volunteer $0″ option and answer the questions that begin with “VOLUNTEER”.NOTICE: Your spot cannot be guaranteed until you pay. We have a limit of 24 teams of 11 people each, or 264 total people.As this is the first time we are doing something on such a large scale, please be patient with us. There will be some growing pains. If you run into any trouble or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to leave a comment on this post, send us a Tweet (remember, we won’t see your Tweet if you have a private account), or email us.

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For more information or questions, please email:
business@flyersfaithful.com
Q: Where can I check on to see how many teams have registered and the status of my team?
A:  We created a Google Document that we update daily with information on the teams. Click here to view it.
Q: I registered but can’t figure out how to pay. How do I do that?
A:  Contact uswith the name and email address you used to register and we will send you a request for payment through PayPal. If your PayPal account uses a different email address, please let us know that.Q: When will the brackets and schedule be posted?
A:  As soon as all 24 teams are registered and filled.Q: How skilled do you have to be to play?
A:  All skill levels are welcome! This is about getting out, having a good time, playing the best sport on earth, and raising money for a good cause. You have to know how to skate and have the appropriate equipment, though.Q: What equipment do I need?
A:  All skaters need skates and a stick. Goalies need the typical goaltending equipment. If you’re a dude you’ll most likely want to wear a cup. It is recommended that you wear shin pads, gloves, and a helmet as well.Q: Is this tournament coed and all ages?
A: Yes and no. It is coed but you have to be over 18 to play.Q: Can I contribute without playing?
A: Yes! We need volunteer referees (the rules won’t be complex), some people to help keep score, and perhaps some people to help hand out refreshments or manage the flow of the event (ie. making sure teams get to the right rink at the right time). We also really need a couple more sponsors.Q: Can I donate without playing? 
A: Absolutely! You can donate money directly to the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation. You can also buy one of our ESYHF t-shirts and/or hoodies. The profits get split between the logo designer and the ESYHF. We don’t make a dime off of those sales!Q: Will we be playing with a ball or a puck?
A: Majority rules. We opened a poll on this page and asked people on Twitter and Facebook. While the puck fans held strong opinions, more people preferred to play with a ball.Q: Can we get more details on the rinks?
A: I apologize but I have not had a chance to make it to the rinks yet. I will try to make it there soon and get some photos and information.

Q: Will you be providing refreshments at the tournament?
A: ConAgra Foods donated three cases of protein bars for the tournament. Wegmans is donating two big boxes of bananas and 10 cases of water. Additionally, we may have a food truck or two at the park, where you will be able to purchase other food and drinks.

Q: Is there a rain date for the tournament?
A: Yup. May 19-20.

Q: Are you really giving out $1,000 to the winning team and a trophy?
A: Sure, as long as we hit our mark of 24 teams, that won’t be a problem at all. Given the early level of interest, it looks like we’ll easily reach that cap.

Q: Will checking be allowed?
A: No. A player will receive a penalty for checking. Due to the wide range of ages and skill levels involved, we don’t want to run the risk of injury.

Q: How long will the games be?
A: Even with 52-hours of hockey available to us, time will still be tight, once you account for stoppages, warm-up time, and unexpected delays.Each game will consist of two 15-minute periods with a one-minute intermissions and five minutes to warm up before the game.

Q: What else can we expect from this tournament?
A: We will do a 50/50 raffle drawing, like we did at the Pub Quiz (the winner of that took home $250). We will also try to get some Flyers memorabilia donated to raffle off as well. Additionally, Steve and Hal might do a live radio blog of the championship game(s), if it is at all possible. If we can get a P.A. system, they might even do commentary for the game(s). (Hal does not know this yet and might be surprised to read this here. Hey, Hal!)

Q: Do we really need to commit to playing either forward or defense?
A: No. If you’re registering an entire team, all that really matters is that you have a goalie and ten skaters. You can work out the positions yourself. If you’re registering as an individual, you will be asked your primary and secondary preferred positions so that we can evenly balance out auto-selected teams.

Q: What if we have a group of players that wan’t to play together but not enough to make a full team?
A: When you register as an individual, there will be a “Notes” field in the form. You can add the names and email addresses of the people in your group and we should be able to assign all of you to the same team.

Q: How do we register and pay?
A: Click the registration tab above. At the time of registration, you will pay the fee through PayPal. So, if you’re registering for an entire team, make sure to collect money from all your teammates!

Q: Are you sure forwards and defenders can play on foot?
A: Maybe we’ll do a floor hockey tournament at some point too. It definitely won’t happen this season, though. Planning four fundraising events in four months is way more than I can handle as it is. However, if something changes and we allow people to play on foot in this tournament too, we’ll let you know.

Q: What are these other events you’re talking about?
A: We did the Pub Quiz on March 5. We’re doing an NHL ’94 Tournament at Play2 at 8:00 p.m. on April 22 (no event page up yet). We’re also working to put together an ice hockey game/tournament but that’s moving at a glacial speed for some reason.

Q: Will this be an annual event?
A: Yes! All of our fundraisers will be annual events to benefit the ESYHF. Our next Pub Quiz is in March. Our goal is to get the ice hockey game on the ice at the Wells Fargo Center next season too. The roller hockey tournament will probably be in the spring again, so that we can play in nice weather.

Q: What’s the deal with the ice hockey tournament? Are you still doing that?
A: Yes! We have details on it but that information will not be posted until registration on this event closes. Sorry!

If you have any other questions, please leave them in the comments section below and I will respond individually and/or add the answer as part of the Q&A above.

  1. Game length: Two 15-minute periods with one-minute intermissions and five minutes to warm up.
  2. Checking: Not allowed. You will receive a two-minute penalty or be tossed from the game depending upon the severity of the hit. This is a zero-tolerance charity event. Please keep that in mind at all times.
  3. Fighting: Not allowed. You will be thrown out of the tournament for fighting.
  4. Equipment: Every skater needs skates and a stick. We recommend a cup, shin pads, gloves, and a helmet as well. Goalies need full equipment.
  5. Games will be played 4-on-4 with a ball.
  6. Offsides is not allowed (Only blatant cherry picking will be called. Refs won’t nitpick.)
  7. Each goal will result in a faceoff at center ice.
  8. Teams must be on time or run the risk of forfeiting their game.

Sponsors

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  • BSBully

    Asked this over on BSH, figure it couldn’t hurt to ask here. Skates only, or feet allowed?

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

      Goalies can play on foot but everyone else needs to be on skates.

  • Hckygoalie1

    Ball or Puck?

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

      Likely a ball but that might change. 

  • Hckygoalie1

    Also, how long are gametimes?

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

      Either two 15-minute periods or three 10-minute periods with five-minute intermissions.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7B7F6AKBVBUOCWBEI5RGZG53DQ M

    Would fighting be a major penalty or just misconduct?

    • Bob H

       Like Shakira and Wyclef said in 2006, No Fighting.

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

      What Bob said.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/7B7F6AKBVBUOCWBEI5RGZG53DQ M

        Just wanted to make sure we didn’t need to dress an enforcer.

  • brwebster614

     Any idea how soon the registration form may be available? I don’t want to miss out.

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

      Hopefully by Monday. The registration process is going pretty well for the NHL ’94 Tournament. So, I think I feel comfortable to put it up for this now too.

  • Danr1023

    When will we know for sure whether it is a puck or ball?

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

      We might put it to a vote to see what the majority of people prefer. I hope that’s not a make/break issue.

  • Hallowayb

    Ball or Puck?  I could get a team if Puck…balls suck for roller hockey

  • mike

    how is the registration looking?

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

      So far, we have five registered team, one partially full team with individual registrants, and a handful of teams who said they’ll be registering soon. Not bad for only a couple days but I hope to see it fill up soon.

      • mike

        thanks, im waiting on some replies with emails and money then we will have a team hopefully by friday

        • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

          Terrific! I think that’s the hold up right now. My guess is most teams are looking for one or two more players and/or waiting to collect money.

          • mike

            anymore news on how the rinks are?

          • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

            According to someone who plays there on a regular basis, one would work fine with a puck but the other might not.

          • mike

            o ok when is the decision going to be made about puck or ball?

          • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

            We added a poll above. We’ll let everyone decide. So, make sure you respond, if you haven’t already.

  • Gavinly13

    I understand the traditionistic viewpoint. that we should play with a puck because ‘ hockey is played with a puck’ sounds like a sound argument. But hockey is also played on ice, of which there will be none for this tournament. Let’s not sacrifice quality of play for tradition. Vote Ball 2012.

    • Gavinly13

      Traditionalistic*

    • mike

      why would you want to play puck on one of the surfaces? (see the comment about only one of the rinks is good enough to play puck) makes no sense, play puck on one and ball on the other, that would be absolutely dumb

  • Shawn A Reznik

    How many teams are currently registered?

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

      13 teams registered (not all full or paid), 6 volunteers, 1 ref.

  • Darkside3744

    We are having trouble getting people on the same page to group register so I pre-registered myself and asked to be placed with Vansteel or BSH (not sure what we are going by). Unfortunately I dont have Vans e-mail so I don’t know if you need more info or not.

  • john

    how many teams so far?

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

      13 teams registered (not all full or paid), 6 volunteers, 1 ref.

  • Leisnerm

    once we register are the positions set in stone?

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

      No. That’s up to you and your team to work out. You can move around if you need/want to. As long as your team has a goalie and 10 skaters, that’s all that matters.

  • KG

    do goalies have to wear skates? or can they play on feet?

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello De Feo

      Goalies don’t need skates.

    • Leisnerm

      what ever they feel comfortable with.

  • dontbelame

    Balls are for girls.

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

      We left it open to a vote. More people voted for balls.

  • Leisnerm

    when will we know who and when we play?

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

      After registration is complete.

  • Vansteel

    Will we have PJ Whelihan girls as cheerleaders?

  • Vansteel

    Marcello, what is the format, with the 2 days?  I see that every team is guaranteed 3 games, are they definitely spread over both days?  I ask because I live up in the Lehigh Valley, and would most likely be getting a hotel near the rinks if that’s the case with the format.  If there’s a chance a team could be out on the first day, I would wait to reserve a room.

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

      There’s no guarantee that you’ll play both days. Once registration is complete, we’ll post the schedule so teams will know whether or not they’ll definitely need to be around for both days.

    • moosejaw7

      Actually, all teams ARE guaranteed to play both days. I created the brackets, and I set it up intentionally so that everyone gets to play on Saturday and Sunday. I just spoke with Marcello to clarify.

  • Vansteel

    Just seeing a contradiction in the Rules, and the FAQ….one says it will be 3 10 minute periods, and the other says it will be 3 5 minute periods….

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

      Fixed. Sorry.

  • joeBIGG

    In the rules it says off sides isn’t allowed… Just wondering if you were really gonna call off sides in roller hockey….not something Ive ever seen done

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

      We’ll call it loosely. Basically, we just want to avoid cherry picking.

      • Andy (Time and Tye McGinn)

        Hey Marcello.  Thought on this: from my 15 yrs+ experience in 4 on 4 inline hockey, I’ve found that teams that leave a guy cherry picking generally get beat in their own zone quite a bit.  Stretching the floor is actually a good thing in terms of opening up the space, but if someone is floating behind the play, he’s essentially putting his team on the PK.  I’d say the rare case that this works for a team wouldn’t outweigh the extra stoppages and slowing down of the play with normal offsides.  It’s also worth noting that generally inline hockey doesn’t deal with offsides, from the house leagues all the way up to semi-pro and international play.

        • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

          Andy, I appreciate your input and you make some good points. I’ll ask for opinions on Twitter. I get the sense your perspective will prevail, which is fine by me.

  • http://twitter.com/thatdoodmatt Matt

    If you are a true roller hockey player then you should know if playing outside then a ball is most aproppiate. You will definitely regret if you play with a puck. Trust me, i know, i’ve played competitively in both ice and roller hockey and both outside and indoor for roller hockey. If played indoor then use a puck, if outdoor then use a ball.

    • Vansteel

       This is just silly.  You’re the expert?  I play as often as my schedule allows, and always use a puck.  As long as the surface is decent, a puck works just fine. 

  • Leisnerm

    after we register a team are we able to move a player out and replace him?

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

      Yup. Just email me your team name and who you want to change.

  • Leisnerm

    any specific kind of ball being used?

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

      Do you have a suggestion or preference?

      • Leisnerm

        alot of guys would prefer a water ball(no bounce) and depending on how cold or warm it is will probably determine which one to use

  • Leisnerm

    how many teams registered?

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

      18, I believe but not all of them are full.

  • BannedStreetBully

    When should I expect to hear back about the ref slot/rules?

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

      We have some preliminary rules up on this page but the ref/scheduling situation is a hurdle we still need to work out. We need to get all the teams registered soon.

  • Leisnerm

    so we were thinking, maybe for the team colors we should be assigned then so that way there is no way of duplication?

    • Leisnerm

      also how many teams so far?

    • Andy (Time and Tye McGinn)

      My two cents: works best if each team brings a light and a dark. 

      • mike

        yea i didnt think about that haha

      • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

        Yeah, I think that’s what we’ll end up doing. It’ll be easier than sorting out 24 distinct sets of colors and guaranteeing that every team member owns one.

  • mike

    how is the registration going?

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

      Good. We are currently at 22 teams. My hope is that, by next week, we’ll be able to close registration.

      • mike

        can i just send you my new players info here? stadium tailgaters changing goalie and moving a skater to goalie and adding a skater

      • guest

        Of the 22, how many have paid?

        • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

          There are 24 teams registered. 15 are fully paid and have full rosters. Five are paid but have partial rosters. One is made up of individual registrants but still has a few empty spots. Three are unpaid.

  • steve

    wait your really playing with a ball

  • Guest

    So is this tournament actually going to happen?

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

      It definitely is. I’m sorry if we gave any indication to the contrary.

  • Carl

    I signed me team up, but have not yet listed all our players.  How do I add players’ names?

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

      Carl, you can get in touch with me through our contact page and send me the names of your players.

  • mike

    any luck on posting the times we are playing this weekend?

  • Markwatson7

    When will schedule be up ? And where do we go to see it ?

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

      I posted the link to a preliminary version of the schedule up above on this post under “UPDATE 2″. It’s a link to a Google Doc file.

  • Hockey37

    How long are the games? The FAQ page says there will be two 15-minute periods but the rules page says two 10-minute periods. 

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

      Sorry, it’s two 15-minute periods. Typo.

  • guest

    I’m very confused by this schedule.  We are supposed to play 3 games at the very least but I only see us down for one.  Am I reading this wrong or will you be putting up a more organized schedule?  I really don’t mean to be a bother, just somewhat confused.

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

      At the bottom of the schedule, there are other tabs that contain the remaining brackets. Everyone is guaranteed three games.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=609445030 Mitchell Dambach

        I like how some teams skip a game for the cup

    • viperjq

      I agree…some of my guys wouldnt be able to make the first game, so im not sure what time our second one is

  • Guest

    The answer probably lies in one of the comments below, however I find myself rushing out to get to a final, so I’ll just post really quick. What is the required equipment for the skaters? 

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

      Click the Rules tab above and you’ll see a section called “Equipment”.

  • BroadStreetBully

    Uhm… Where’s the refs? Signed up long ago for it.

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

      We’re working on the ref situation over the next two days. Email me your availability and I’ll get that worked out for you.

      • BroadStreetBully

        Can’t seem to find your email, could be because I’m an illiterate jerk. Took the survey though. Basically, good for all Saturday, leaning towards Sunday as well.

        • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

          That works. In general, you can either use our contact page or click on any of my articles and click the mail icon in my profile in the right sidebar.

  • Drew P.

    So my team plays Flyers Faithful first eh?  Are you guys like the 90s Detroit Red Wings?  Picked us so you can steam roll us huh?  Should be fun

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

      Muhwahahah. 

      Don’t worry. Most of us are over 30 and out of shape. 

  • Gsdasda

    So when is everyone supposed to show up?  An hour before their first game?  Does everyone have to be there when it starts?

    • http://flyersfaithful.com Marcello

      It can’t hurt to get there at least 15-30 minutes beforehand. Your whole team should be there when your game starts but not everyone has to be there from the start of the tournament.

  • BradfordD57

    Is the rink or rinks a sport court surface or cement?

    • Hockey37

       Conrete

      • Hockey37

         Concrete*

        • Hockey37

           CEMENT. Third time’s a charm lol. Sorry.

  • guest

    So do teams have to have a full roster or can they play with less guys if they want?