The structure of the end of year tournament will be an all inclusive, 3 game guarantee, jamboree style event. All teams will be included, not simply the top ranked teams. For regular season play, each of the four CCHL Age Groups (10U, 12U, 14U and 18U) have two distinct conferences. Those conferences for regular season play are defined as the Northern Conference and Southern Conference.
For the purposes of the CCHL Cup, both conferences at each age group will be combined and then divided into multiple divisions of no more than eight teams. These divisions will be defined as Division I, Division II, Division III and Division IV where necessary. These divisions will be identified at the end of regular season play using year end final standings to determine division placement and seeding within the division.
Dedication of the Tournament
This past fall, our hockey community lost one of its great ones. Joe Loschiavo served as the Capitol Corridor Hockey League Chairman for many years and contributed greatly to our community as a beloved coach and leader. The void left by Joe will be felt by hundreds of players and families who had the pleasure of learning from him—and from his colleagues who worked beside him within our sport and his various commitments. Joe’s lasting impact continues to live on through the growth of the players as individuals and athletes. We at the CCHL will be forever grateful to Joe for his leadership and guidance in the growth of our league. In an effort to keep Joe’s spirit and leadership soaring in all of us for years to come, the CCHL proudly rededicates its playoff tournament as the Joe Loschiavo Memorial Cup.
CCHL Cup Information
The official schedule for this tournament is provided by the host club, and can be found here. In the event of scheduling error, the host club schedule should be followed.
|10U Division I||Prince William Ice Center||Mar 9-10||TBD|
|10U Division II||Haymarket IcePlex||Mar 9-10||TBD|
|10U Division III||Haymarket IcePlex||Mar 9-10||TBD|
|10U Division IV||Prince William Ice Center||Mar 9-10||TBD|
|12U Division I||Skate Frederick||Mar 2-3||TBD|
|12U Division II||Skate Frederick||Mar 9-10||TBD|
|12U Division III||Skate Frederick||Mar 9-10||TBD|
|12U Division IV||Skate Frederick||Mar 9-10||TBD|
|14U Division I||Skate Frederick||Mar 2-3||TBD|
|14U Division II||Haymarket IcePlex||Mar 2-3||TBD|
|14U Division III||Haymarket IcePlex||Mar 2-3||TBD|
|18U Division I||Skate Frederick||Mar 2-3||TBD|
|18U Division II||The Gardens Ice House||Mar 2-3||TBD|
|18U Division III||The Gardens Ice House||Mar 2-3||TBD|
Hotel booking information for teams looking to stay near the rinks, will be available soon.
The Capital Corridor Hockey League is sanctioned by USA Hockey and the Potomac Valley Amateur Hockey Association. The rules for the tournament have been revised and published as part of the regular season rulebook. Section 7 titled CCHL Cup Tournament Rules is now part of the standard rule book, found here. Beginning with the 2017-2018 season, there have been some changes to the tournament rules that are worth highlighting.
Scheduling for the Cup
All CCHL Cup games will be scheduled after the final weekend of the regular season. The intention for the 2018-2019 season will be for all cup games to be played over two weekends in March. After the 2018-2019 season, the goal for the league will be to standardize this postseason schedule to allow clubs and teams more easily plan for the postseason. This is a desired goal, but is subject to available ice.
Playing time for non-elimination round games will be three (3) 12 minute periods. Elimination rounds and finals will have three (3) 15 minute periods with an overtime period and ultimately a shootout if needed.
Initial seeding for teams will be determined based on the final standings in both the Northern and in the Southern Conferences within each of the four CCHL Age Groups (10U, 12U, 14U and 18U). Final standings are defined in section 2.5 title Division Standing Determination of the CCHL rule book, found here.
Seedings cannot be determined until all regular season games have been played.
As of December 20, 2018:
- The 10U Age Groups regular season ends the weekend of Mar 2nd and 3rd.
- The 12U Age Groups regular season ends the weekend of Feb 23rd and 24th.
- The 14U Age Groups regular season ends the weekend of Feb 23rd and 24th.
- The 18U Age Groups regular season ends the weekend of Feb 16th and 17th.
Skate Frederick: TBD
Prince William Ice Center: TBD
Haymarket IcePlex: TBD
The Gardens Ice House: TBD