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Our Safety Plan

Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer is committed to creating a safe sporting environment for all participants, volunteers, and spectators. With that in mind, it is essential that all event participants agree and understand that participating in an event during an ongoing pandemic presents certain challenges that will require the community to overcome together. The current situation related to the global pandemic is very dynamic and requires us to be understanding to the ongoing changes and challenges. The rules, guidance and regulations change frequently and are subject to local interpretations and we are doing our best to interpret and apply how that applies to Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer.

All events are subject to all provincial health orders and regulations that may include event size restrictions, cancellations, and other risk mitigation factors. Restrictions imposed by Federal, Provincial or Local Heath orders are outside of the control of the organization and may have an impact on our events.

We will continue to keep participants updated via email, on our website and through our social channels of any COVID safety measures being taken for the Road Hockey event.

At The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation, our fundraising events are crucial to funding world-leading cancer research and care at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. We are as committed as ever to ensuring safe, healthy, and inspiring events in the years ahead.

One thing that will not change is our commitment to Conquering Cancer In Our Lifetime and as always, we thank you for partnering with us in our mission.

Equipment, Rules & Competition

  • Player Equipment

    • Comfortable running shoes
    • Hockey stick

    Strongly Suggested:
    • Back-up hockey stick
    • Gloves
    • Helmet

    • Extra socks, undergarments & t-shirt
    • Elbow pads
    • Shin pads
    • Water bottle

  • Goaltender Equipment

    • Comfortable running shoes
    • Goalie mask (or helmet with cage)
    • Player/goalie stick

    Strongly Suggested:
    • Blocker & trapper
    • Goalie pads
    • Jock/Jill

    • Chest Pad
    • Extra socks, undergarments & t-shirt
    • Neck protector
    • Water bottle

  • Rules & Competition

    The policies of Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer, fuelled by Longo’s, will ensure the safety and enjoyment of participants. Safety is our top priority and 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.

  • General

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

  • Game Play

    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.

  • Weather

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

Give it your best shot!