2017 Girls Ice Hockey Tournament

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The 2017 ShopRite Nutmeg State Games USA Ice Hockey and CHC sanctioned / approved Tournament will be held from Thurs., August 3rd through Sun., August 6th. The Ice Hockey Tournament will be hosted by Newington Arena.

  • The Nutmeg State Games Ice Hockey Tournament is geared toward TIER II and Quality TIER III programs.
  • The Nutmeg State Games will be using USA Hockey Age Classifications for the 2017-2018 Season Age Classifications to conduct the tournament.
  • All Teams will receive a minimum Guarantee of three (3) games in a Round Robin / Pool Play Format.
  • Out of State Teams are Welcome to Enter!

Please See the List of Committed Teams Below: 

  • 12 & Under : 8 Spots Available
    • Capital Wolves, Wolf Pack, 
  • 14 & Under: 8 Spots Available
    • ​Simsbury Maple Leafs, Capital Wolves, 

Sport Details

  • No alcoholic beverages or illegal substances are permitted in the possession of athletes.
  • Behavior on and off the competition field by any person’s associated with the Games must follow the highest standards.
  • Use of foul or abusive language constitutes a violation of the Code of Conduct.
  • All athletes must respect the decisions of the officials and umpires during and after competitions.  Any harassment will constitute a violation of the Code of Conduct.
  • Unruly behavior by spectators towards players, coaches, volunteers, and/or officials will not be tolerated.  Such behavior may result in the dismissal of the offending spectator from the competition site.
  • Any participant’s behavior deemed in violation of the Code of conduct, as decided by the Nutmeg State Games administrative staff, subjects the competitor to expulsion from the Games.

The Nutmeg State Games cooperates with the United States Olympic Committee, Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference and National Collegiate Athletic Association. All athletes must abide by the rules of their association, which may include restrictions on the number of athletes from the same school, or team that enter the Nutmeg State Games. All athletes should realize that each is responsible to make certain he/she is not in violation of existing rules and regulations. All athletes must be amateurs as defined by the Nutmeg State Games and/or a National Governing Body rules for their particular sport.


C.I.A.C. Member school coaches may only coach or instruct member school athletes in the sport they coach during the school year according to the following parameters:

Girls Team Sports:
Out of Season



Boys Team Sports :
Out of Season







Field Hockey













Ice Hockey












In addition, C.I.A.C. coaches may not coach more than One (1) team in non-school out-of-season tournaments/camps/clinics unless the total number of athletes does not exceed the aforementioned minimum on the chart provided.

USA Hockey Rules

The Nutmeg State Games Ice Hockey Tournament is geared toward TIER II and Quality TIER III programs.

Game format will be:

  • Preliminary & Medal Rounds - 3 Periods - 12 minutes each.

  • Points will be awarded according to the result of the game - 2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss

In the event a game is tied at the end of regulation:

  • Preliminary Round: Each team will be awarded a point at the conclusion of regulation and the game will be recorded as a tie

  • Play In & Medal Round: A five minute four on four overtime period shall be played. Teams will not change ends. Should the score remain tied after the overtime period there shall be a five (5) player shootout.

All coaches are responsible for assuring that all players are properly equipped.

  • Teams are to provide their own practice pucks.

  • Teams will be allowed a maximum of 18 players and four coaches on the official roster

  • Any player or coach ejected from a game may not participate in the team's next game.

  • Timeouts - No timeouts in Preliminary Round Games. Play-IN and Medal Round Games 1 per game per team.

  • Home and Away teams will be determined each game by a coin toss conducted by the game official or Nutmeg State Games event staff.


  • If any player receives 5 penalties in a single game. they will be assessed a game misconduct
  • Minor Penalties: 1:30
  • Major Penalties: 5 minutes
  • Misconduct Penalty: 10 minutes
  • Game Misconduct: Ejection from game; Suspension from next game scheduled and 10 minutes

Tie Breaker Information:

Two-Team Ties: In the event of a two-way tie in the standings, the following tiebreaker system will be used (in-order) until the tie is broken

  1. Head to Head Record
  2. Total Points
    1. 2 points for win, 1 point for a tie, 0 points for a loss.
  3. Goals Allowed
  4. Goals Scored
  5. Coin Toss

Ties Involving Three or More Teams: In the event of a tie amongst three or more teams, the tie breakting system (above) will be used (in-order) until the highest seeded team is determined. Once the highest seed is determined, the remaining tied teams will RESTART from the BEGINNING of the tie breaking system.

Forfeiture Policy:

Due to the fact that all competition brackets are ROUND ROBIN formats, a team may not intentionally forfeit a contest; even though the game may have no consequence on the seeding of the tournament at the conclusion of round robin play.  Any team intentionally forfeiting a contest will be disqualified from further competition and the remaining teams will be re-seeded.


All teams are required to provide an official Score Keeper as part of their roster. We strongly recommend that the Score Keeper be an adult and must be present at each contest. The home team (which will be determined by a coin toss before each game) will be the official score keeper for that game with the visiting team also keeping score as a secondary or back up score book. The official Score Keeper will sit with the administration and volunteers at the scorer’s table or tent during the contest. The Score Keeper is now part of your roster and will be treated as a member of your team. The Score Keeper will be responsible for keeping track of pitch counts for both teams.

IMPORTANT: Teams will need to submit a signed USA Hockey Roster for the Nutmeg State Games Tournament. Teams can obtain the signed roster from the registrar of their local organization. For questions and submission of rosters please email Michael McCullough CTRegistrar@comcast.net


  1. A properly completed Team Roster - Please Use the USA Hockey Official Team Roster.

  2. All players must complete the Athlete Waiver Form
  3. Please Click Here to Download the USA Hockey Excel Spreadsheet Roster Form 
    • Please include USA Hockey Confirmation #'s for all coaches who will be assisting with the team!
    • Please include USA Hockey Confirmation #'s for all players on the roster!

Send ONE CHECK covering the entire team entry fee for the appropriate sport, sent to:
Connecticut Sports Management Group, Inc.
975 Middle St., Unit G
Middletown, CT 06457

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The Nutmeg State Games administration works closely with all Connecticut media outlets regarding any interesting stories about athletes and teams that will be participating in the "Games". If you have an interesting story to tell, we are all ears!

Human interests stories typically address situations "off-the-court". Do you volunteer in the community? Are you great at something other than the sport you are playing? Are you following in the steps of a a sibling or parent? Of course, if you are doing something great on the court please provide us with all the details.

If you, your team or someone you know fits any of these questions, please pass along this information or feel free to contact our office, and we would be happy to coordinate coverage on their behalf. - Please send all info toinfo@nutmegstategames.org.

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