Hope Is Our Goal Hockey Tournament is a USA Hockey youth sanctioned event where adults and youth come together in competition to honor individuals lost to the epidemic. The three-day fundraising event raises money to provide scholarships for 12-step recovery and resources for those continuing in their recovery journey.
Hope Is Our Goal is continuing to monitor the COVID-19 outbreak. We are still planning on hosting our tournament as planned. This is a fluid situation and we will post updates as we get closer. We will continue to monitor the CDC and state health departments. All questions or concerns can be sent to email@example.com. Stay well.
About Hope Is Our Goal Foundation
The Hope is Our Goal Foundation helps individuals and families into traditional 12-step process recovery programs. Through a group of dedicated individuals and fundraising, the Foundation removes gaps that individuals and families experience when trying to find the best type of treatment for their needs. The Foundation currently is connected to a handful 12-step recovery programs (others welcomed), male and female, that allows multiple opportunities for individuals to choose their best recovery option, without social and economical barriers preventing their choice. The Foundation's goal is for the one’s battling this disease, that they will find the Hope and Love that can fill their life; and that they know they are loved!
Schedule by Division
Coming soon, you'll be able to click on any of the divisions below to see unplayed games, standings, schedules and more:
GOLD (21+ Open)
Silver (35+ B/C)
Bronze (35+ C/D)
Platinum (50+ Open)
$1,500 for all divisions
We accept credit card payments via PayPal's secure payment gateway, and we accept personal checks. Checks should be made payable to Statmonsters, LLC and mailed to:
C/O Mark Cumiskey
4656 Huntley Drive
Ellicott City, MD 21043
Director: Derek Fullerton
All players must sign in before the first game that they play. Sign in sheets will be available all rinks. Players must sign in only once for the entire tournament.
Youth teams must upload a copy of each player's official USAH 1T (PDF or JPG format) after you've activated your StatMonsters account. See Registration Process below.
This region uses the four (4) sticker system for score sheets. You must provide four (4) standard labels for the score sheets, plus a fifth detailed label including each player's USAH # for the back of the score sheet. If you are able to fit the player's USAH numbers on your standard labels, the fifth label is not required.
Team Managers (Youth Divisions) and Team Captains (Adult Divisions): you’ll first need to create your StatMonsters account here and tap the Team Managers button.
In a minute or so, you'll receive an activation email. If you don't receive that email, check your SPAM folder. If you don't receive the notification email, drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will activate your account for you. You can't login until your account is activated.
Now you can add your team(s), contacts, and player information, register for the tournament (follow the Hope Is Our Goal prompts), upload your files, and make a payment. Full payments are due by May 1, 2020.
Registration Opens - February 26, 2020
Final Rosters By - April 3, 2020
Registration Closes - April 4, 2020
Games - May 29-31, 2020
A minimum of four (4) teams per age level/division will play three (3) games guaranteed, plus playoffs if eligible. Divisions may expand beyond four teams to a maximum of six if requested.
A Championship Banner, 1st Place Team Trophy, and Individual Gold Medals will be awarded to the Champion in each division. Silver Runner-up Team medals will be awarded
Digital Team Photo for all teams
Youth Teams Only: Youth USA Hockey Registration Required
Final roster information must be submitted by no later than April 3, 2020.
Games will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday May 29th, 2020. All teams must be prepared to play at that time.
There is no Gate admission fee for spectators.
Cancellation Policy - Refunds of registration fees for cancellations will only be made if the sponsors can backfill the team position in the tournament. The sponsor reserves the right to use financial incentives to fill the void left by cancellations.
A raffle basket with a $75 value is required of each team, that will go towards raffle table fundraiser with proceeds to provide scholarships to individuals entering substance use recovery programs
This is a USA Hockey Sanctioned Tournament in which all USA Hockey rules and penalties shall apply to all games.
All participating Youth teams, players, and coaches must be certified with USA Hockey
Hockey Association or the appropriate IIHF affiliate. All teams will need to provide us with a certified team roster.
All score sheets will be at the tournament headquarters at each assigned rink. Each team needs to bring enough labels for up to five games (15 labels) to be placed on the score sheets before each game. A team representative for each team is required to check its roster prior to each game and make appropriate changes or notations to the score sheet.
For all games, the home teams will wear its white home jerseys and the away teams will wear its dark colored away jersey. All players must wear numbered jerseys in the proper team colors.
Teams must be at the rink at least 45 minutes prior to their scheduled game time. If the tournament is running ahead of schedule, teams are expected to be ready to play 15 minutes early. The tournament committee has the right to use their best judgement in any case - especially if involves a playoff game, missing goalies, and/or a possible forfeit.
A maximum of four team officials may be on the player’s bench at one time.
No player is allowed to participate on more than one team in his/her respective age division.
Each team will need to provide a penalty box official for each game. This person becomes an off ice official & must remain neutral during the game & help the on ice officials, if needed. The tournament will provide the scorekeepers.
Neck guards are not required by USAH, but maybe required by your affiliate so please check with your state or affiliate to see if your team is required to wear neck guards
All game results will be posted on StatMonsters.com.
GAME FORMAT: 3 Periods in each as outlined below:
|8U (11 min periods)|
|10U (12 min periods)|
|12U (12 min periods)|
|14U (13 min periods)|
|21+ (15 min periods)|
|35+ B/C (15 min periods)|
|35+ C/D (15 min periods|
|50+ (13 min periods)|
(3) minute warm up for all levels. Teams must bring their own pucks.
Traditional Round-Robin Point System: 2 points for a WIN, 1 point for a TIE, and 0 for a LOSS
Any player receiving 5 or more penalties in one game must sit the following game.
If a team receives 15 or more penalties in one game, the head coach must sit the following game.
Any players or coaches receiving a Game Misconduct must sit the following game.
Any players or coaches receiving a Match Penalty is disqualified from further play and will be done for the tournament.
Fighting will not be tolerated and will result in a tournament ejection.
Any player who receives 2 (10) minute misconducts in the same game will be ejected from the remainder of that game and will sit the following game. The second ten minute misconduct is converted to a game misconduct.
For age divisions 14U and below teams that ice the puck when shorthanded will result in a whistle and face-off in the offending team’s zone.
2:00 Minor Penalties | 5:00 Major Penalties | 10:00 Misconducts
The USA Hockey Playing Rules enforce Immediate Off-sides at the 12 & Under level and below, and Delayed (Tag-up) Off-Sides at the 14 & Under level and above.
Maximum goal differential attainable per game is +/-5.
A running clock will be used in the third period when a team is ahead by 5 or more goals. If the gap is closed to 4 goals, then stop time will resume.
Handshakes will take place immediately after each game.
There will be No timeouts for Round Robin Games. Only Championship Games teams be allowed one timeout.
Time outs in overtime ARE allowed if the team has yet to use theirs