Equipment, Rules & Competition


  • Comfortable running shoes
  • Hockey stick
  • Back-up hockey stick
  • Gloves
  • Helmet
  • Extra socks, undergarments & t-shirt
  • Elbow pads
  • Shin pads
  • Water bottle


  • Comfortable running shoes
  • Goalie mask (or helmet with cage)
  • Player/goalie stick
  • Blocker & trapper
  • Goalie pads
  • Jock/Jill
  • Chest Pad
  • Extra socks, undergarments & t-shirt
  • Neck protector
  • Water bottle


The policies of Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer will ensure the safety and enjoyment of participants. Safety is of the utmost importance to everyone involved with Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer. We care deeply about the well-being of our players, game day crew and volunteers. As a participant, you play a role in not only your own safety, but in the safety of your fellow participants.


Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer is a fundraising event for cancer research – first and foremost. All participants are expected to exhibit good sportsmanship. Any intolerable behaviour such as fighting, bullying, intimidation, intoxication, etc. can result in immediate expulsion from the event and the grounds with no refunds.


  1. Games are 25 minutes (run time) in length. If both teams agree to have a 5 minute intermission in between the game, they can communicate this to the referee who will ensure a break is given. There will be ample time for entrance/exit and warm-up all under the referee’s discretion.
  2. Each team must have a minimum of 8 players and a maximum of 12 players.
  3. Each game will be 3-on-3, plus one (1) goalie.
  4. Each game (and second half) will commence with a face-off (“N-H-L” is preferred).
  5. Players are allowed to substitute at any time. If too many players are on at one time; the referee has discretion to reward possession to the non-offending team or call a penalty shot on the offending team.
  6. Due to tight timelines, there will be no substituting of goalies during a game. If a goalie is injured, then there may be a substitution, but the injured player may not return to play out of the net for that game.
  7. When a goalie covers the ball, the opposing team must give sufficient space for the goalie to play the ball to one of his/her teammates to resume play.
  8. If a ball leaves the playing surface, the referee will supply a new ball to the opposite team the ball last touched before going out of play. The team without the ball must give adequate space to the player receiving the ball from the referee.
  9. After a goal is scored, the scoring team must retreat to at least half court while the other team retrieves the ball from the net. There are no face-offs after goals.


Please note that Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer proceeds rain, shine, or sleet!