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2020 Mikey Nichols

2020 Mikey Nichols Tournament

June 25-26 & 26-29

Welcome to the 7th Annual Mikey Nichols Tournament


The 7th Annual Mikey Strong Charity Hockey Tournament to benefit spinal cord research and quality-of-life initiatives will take place June 25-27 & 26-29 at the Prudential Center in Newark.

The event is named for Mikey Nichols, who suffered a C-5 fracture during a game for Monroe High School (N.J.) in January 2014. Proceeds from the benefit will go to the Nichols Family Trust to provide for Nichols’ medical needs as well as to the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, which is dedicated to curing spinal cord injuries by funding innovative research and improving the quality of life for individuals living with paralysis.

Tournament Rules

-3 Games minimum, 5 Games maximum.
All game lengths (Squirts- U18 & Girls) will be three 13-13-13 minute periods.

-All games will start following a 3-minute warm-up. This will ensure that all games start and end on time

-Mites A & B play Small Ice 4v4 2 25 min periods running time
Mites: 4 on 4 play with a goalie in net  Shift change is on the fly no stopping the clock  1 minute break between periods   After a goal or a penalty, the specified team will begin with the puck behind their goal with the opposing team 10 feet from the net   All penalties will be a Penalty Shoot (no stoppage of clock) 

 Rosters are frozen by the first game
-All games are sanctioned by USA Hockey there for all USA Hockey Rules apply
-Teams must be prepared to begin a game 15 minutes  ahead of schedule
-All USA Hockey Rules Apply
-All teams must present official USA roster
-Squirts through U18 & Girls will play touch up off-sides.
-One Time Out per team per game


2:00 for Minors.
5:00 for Majors.
10:00 for Misc.

Any player who receives 5 penalties in a game will be ejected from that game and is also suspended from the following game. If a head coach receives 15 or more penalties in a game he will be suspended for the following game.    
-Rosters are frozen the first day of the tournament. (Any rostered player must play in at least 1 round robin game to be eligible to participate in semi-final or championship games)
-Mercy Rule: 6-goal differential in the beginning of the 3rd period ONLY go to running clock.
-Points system is as follows:
2 Points for a win.
1 Point for a tie.
O Points for a loss.
-In the event of a tie for a playoff position, the following criteria will be used to determine the team’s placement.  This criteria is as follows if multiple teams tied we will follow #1-5 in order:
1. Total team points
2. Head to Head
3. Goals Against
4. Goals For
5. Least Penalty Minutes (Total for all 3 Round Robin Games)
-Playoff & Championship games
If there is a tie at the end of regulation play, a 5-minute sudden death period will be played. If the overtime does not present a winner, then a shootout, consisting of 5-players from each team will be used to determine a winner.  Teams must go through all the entire team before they double up on a shooter.
-The Tournament Coordinator will do his or her best to honor any request.


$1,150 per team Sqt-Btm & Girls

$1200 Midgets & Jr

$625 per team - MITES ONLY



Final payments due on this date or you will be removed from the schedule. 

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