The Stowe Winter Carnival Youth Hockey Tournament is a FUN tournament for teams throughout New England that play at similar competitive levels.
December 10-12 , 2021
Schedule available on the schedule tab or by clicking here.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/StoweWinterCarnivalTournament
Live game scoring and updates posted
Photos and info posted
This year's tournament will include the following divisions:
10U | 6 teams
12U | 6 teams
14U | 4 teams
Our skills competition will consist of a shootout and relay. Coaches of each team will be asked to nominate four skaters for the relay race and one shooter and one goalie for the shootout competition.
Level of Play:
USA Hockey Tier III.
Stowe Youth Hockey is an organization that has co ed tier 3 and tier 4 teams. Stowe Youth Hockey will have one tier 3 level team in each age group of this tournament.
This tournament is for the following levels:
Vermont tier 3
New Hampshire Tier III
Massachusetts Tier III / B
Rhode Island B
Connecticut Tier III
Canada Minor B
New York B
Teams from large metro areas should consider this before applying. We will only take teams that are of a similar ability, and we permanently blacklist over-qualified trophy-hunting teams and organizations. We do everything we can to keep this a fun, evenly matched tournament where all teams are competitive.
One team per level per organization unless teams are equal level and appropriate
Tournament Fees $1500
Upon acceptance, preliminary roster must be emailed to the tournament director.
Upon acceptance, a NON REFUNDABLE deposit of $750 is required to hold your spot
October 1st: Full Roster Balance due
November 1st: Official signed USA Hockey / Hockey Canada rosters due
Cancellations: We will refund half of the paid amount if we are able to replace your team.
We will refund HALF of the paid amount if we are able to replace your team.
Returning Team Policy / Future Rights Policy:
All “returning team rights” are conditional upon SYH approval for future participation. ie: If we have had discipline, competitive, or sportsmanship issues with a team or organization, we reserve the right to deny future participation to any team or organization.
Tournament Headquarters: The Stowe Arena in the Village of Stowe
THREE Game guarantee**, not including Championship or Bronze Medal Games
ALL games will be played at Stowe Arena in the Village of Stowe
10u/12u/14u teams will play a 4 or 6 team bracket
Time outs allowed in Championship and Consolation games only.
Standings determined by points, wins, Head to Head, goals against, penalty minutes, coin toss if still tied.
Each game worth 5 points: 2 pts to game winner, 1 pt per period winner
In the event of a championship or consolation game tie, a five minute stopped time, 4 on 4, sudden death, overtime period will be played. If the score is still tied, a three man shoot-out will be held to determine a winner. Visiting team shoots first. If after the first three shooters, the score is still tied, a sudden death shoot-out (one skater each) shall continue until a winner is determined. All skaters on the players’ bench are required to shoot before a player may shoot for a second time.
Team and Player Trophies or Medals
Winter Carnival Raffle
Player of the Game awards
On-Ice Rules and Regulations:
USA Hockey and VSAHA Sanctioned Tournament
USA Hockey rules apply
No checking at 10u & 12u Levels per USAH 2013-14
Running time will be used in the 3rd period of lopsided games where there is a goal differential of 6.
Teams must be ready to play 15 minutes prior to game time. We are running a VERY tight schedule to maximize participation, so we try to stay ahead as much as we can.
All eligible players must be listed on their tournament rosters.
All players and coaches must be USA Hockey registered.
All games will be played to completion.
Players receiving 4 penalties in one game will be automatically ejected.
Players ejected from 2 games will be automatically suspended from the tournament.
Fighting will not be tolerated. Offending players will be suspended from the tournament.
Penalty Minute Guideline:
|10 Minutes||1 Minute||3 Minutes||7.5 Minutes|
|12 Minutes||1.5 Minutes||5 Minutes||10 Minutes|
|15 Minutes||1.5 Minutes||5 Minutes||10 Minutes|
Code of Conduct:
It is the intent of Stowe Youth Hockey to provide a fun and competitive tournament for all of the participants and all of the spectators. Games can and should be competitive and hard fought, but also fun and clean. Good Sportsmanship is expected of all participants. Improper and abusive behavior will not be tolerated from players OR fans!
It is the responsibility of each coach to control his team, team parents and exemplify good sportsmanship. Officials and Tournament Officials have the right to discipline and/or eject anyone upon their discretion, up to and including using security officials and police.
We rarely have any real issues, but we watch everything closely and teams with difficult, aggressive, or belligerent players, coaches, or fans will be blacklisted from future participation. This is YOUTH hockey and is about the players.
To hold your spot, please fill out our online application, or download, print and return this application AND Team Roster via mail or e-mail ASAP.
You can pay by check to:
Stowe Youth Hockey, Inc.
PO Box 504
Stowe, VT 05672
Attn: Winter Carnival Director
Please contact our Winter Carnival Tournament Director with any questions.
Tournament Director: Andrew Kneale
Stowe is a beautiful Vermont resort town and this will be right in the middle of ski season. We have moved the tournament earlier in December to avoid the holiday weekends and other Stowe events which make hotel rooms more scarce and more costly.
For more information on Stowe or to make lodging reservations visit: www.gostowe.com or stowe.com
Winter can be very busy in Stowe—make your reservations early!