Road hockey is considered Canada’s national pastime because it’s an activity we can all play regardless of our gender, age, cultural background, affluence and/or skill level. It unites us as a country and will unite us once again as a group of people determined to conquer cancer in our lifetime.


Rules & Competition

The policies of Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer will ensure the safety and enjoyment of participants. Safety is of the utmost importance to everyone involved with Scotiabank 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.

Scotiabank 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 behavior such as fighting, bullying, intimidation, etc. can result in immediate expulsion from the Event and the Grounds with no refunds.

1. Games are 12 minutes (run time) in length. Officials on hand will manage game times. Teams will have 3 minutes to prepare or switch rinks for their next game.
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 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 half court while the other team retrieves the ball from the net. There are no face-offs after goals.

1. There will be a referee assigned to every game. The referee’s decisions are final!
2. All minor penalties assessed will result in a penalty shot for the other team. For penalty shots, the ball will be placed at center ice, once the shooting player touches the ball, there can be no backward movement. After the ball has been shot, the ball is dead and is given to the defending team. Penalties will include: Tripping, High-sticking, Hooking, Elbowing, Slashing, Too-many-men (or women), Cross-checking, Goalie interference.
3. Sticks cannot be raised above the waist, whether it be a backswing, follow-through or in contact with an opponent.
4. SLAPSHOTS ARE NOT ALLOWED and if deemed intentional or dangerous, can result in a penalty shot for the other team.
5. Standard road hockey penalties apply. For every infraction, a penalty shot will be assessed against the offending team. If a player is called for a more serious infraction (spearing, butt-ending, spitting, etc.) they will be immediately ejected from that game and possibly the event.
6. If an injury occurs, play stops immediately until the player is safely removed from the playing surface.
7. All types of body contact such as shoulder-checking, pushing, shoving, etc. are NOT allowed and can result in not only a penalty shot for the other team, but possible expulsion from the event.
8. Continued unsafe play, overt aggressive play or fighting by an individual may be cause for expulsion from the event with no reimbursement of registration fee or money fundraised. Always keep in mind why we are playing and plan to have fun!
9. If you are unsure about any of the rules or policies regarding Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer, contact the Road Hockey Office at 1-877-541-4646 for clarification.

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


PLAYER MANDATORY:                                     GOALTENDER MANDATORY:                    
Hockey StickGoalie Mask (or helmet with cage)
Comfortable running shoes
Player/Goalie Stick
HelmetComfortable running shoes
GlovesBlocker & trapper
 Goalie Pads
 Chest Pad

STRONGLY SUGGESTED:                                STRONGLY SUGGESTED: 
Elbow PadsJock/Jill
Shin Pads Water Bottle
Water BottleNeck protector

OPTIONAL:                                                          OPTIONAL: 
Extra socks, undergarments & t-shirtExtra socks, undergarments & t-shirt
Back up hockey stick 


How much does my team need to raise to play in Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer U18 DIVISION?

Each 8-12 person team will be required to raise a minimum of $2,000, collectively. We encourage all players to contribute to this minimum equally and raise their share of the funds – a team works best when all players are contributing!

Where do my fundraising dollars go?

Funds raised through U18 DIVISION support The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation as they work to CONQUER CANCER IN OUR LIFETIME!

When you make a gift to the Society, your money will help to:
  • Fund the most promising research projects in the country on all types of cancer
  • Provide information services and support programs in the community
  • Advocate for public policies that prevent cancer and help those living with it 

What is the last day for registration?

Due to venue size restrictions, Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer U18 DIVISION can only accommodate a certain number of teams. We predict that the event will sell out before a final registration date is needed, therefore, at this time, there is no final day for registration. Keep checking the Scotiabank Road Hockey to Conquer Cancer website for further details and make sure to reserve your team’s spot TODAY!

How does someone register on to my team?

When you invite an individual to register on to your team, you must first provide them with your Team Name. When the individual goes to register, they must choose the ‘Join A Team’ option, then enter the Team Name they’ve been provided into the profile field labeled ‘Team Name’. When they finish filling out the rest of the registration form and click ‘Submit’ they will automatically be added to your team roster.

If you are having difficulty registering an individual onto your team, please call the Road Hockey Office at 1.877.541.4646. They will be able to provide you with your team name, add a player to your team manually and help with any other questions you need answered.

What is the minimum age to participate?

You have to be at least 6 - 17 years old to participate. 

I don’t remember my Password or Username, can you send it to me?

If you forget your Password or Username, please call into the Road Hockey Office at 1.877.541.4646 and one of the Road Hockey coaches will be able to help you.

What happens if a teammate doesn’t fundraise enough?

If a team has not reached the overall team minimum by the fundraising cut-off date, they will be able to make a delayed donation. A delayed donation is a commitment by each player on a team to continue fundraising after the event until they’ve contributed the balance needed to help their team reach the Team Minimum. This is tracked by having each player's parent/guardian provide their Credit Card information so that, if the team were still short come the delayed donation deadline, the remaining amount would be charged, divided equally amongst the team.

What is the minimum amount of players I can have on a team?

You can have a minimum of 8 players and a maximum of 12 players. You will have 4 players on the pad at a time (3 players + a goalie) but with 3 games we feel that having 4 subs will be needed.

Will there be a prize for the team who wins the tournament (most games)?

For our first every U18 division we will be hosting a Championship game for each age bracket. The team that wins the bracket will receive a Championship prize. Even though we have a Championship title, everyone participating is the real winner! This is a fundraising focused event and supporting a cause and raising your fundraising minimum is an accomplishment and reward in itself. All participants should be proud of themselves for supporting the fight to end cancer!