2022 Roller Hockey Tournament


2022 Tournament Dates:

  • 10&U, 12&U & 14&U - CANCELED
  • 16&U, 18&U Open Gold, Open Silver - July 16th & July 17th
  • Location: Trinity College - Koeppel Community Sports Center
    • 175 New Britain Avenue Hartford, CT 06114
  • Format: "round robin/pool play" with a minimum 3 game guarantee
  • Age groups will be determined by the age you are on January 1, 2022. 

Silver Division Schedule:

        

Gold Division Schedule:

        

Registration Instructions - How to Reserve Your Team's Spot 

  • Registration is CLOSED
  • Your Team's spot cannot be guaranteed until payment is made. 
    • Payment Options:
      • Pay online when you register your team 
      • Check: Please send a check made out to the CT Sports Management Group, Inc. to:
        • 975 Middle St. Unit G. Middletown, CT 06457 
      • Call our office to make payment arrangements: (860) 788 7041
  • Once your Team has registered online the following paperwork is required:
    • Team Roster Form
    • Athlete Waiver Form for each player on the roster
    • Proof of Age for each player on the roster

Sport Details

Roller Hockey Committed Teams per Age Group:

  • 10&Under (Youth):
    • TBA
  • 12&Under (Junior):
    • TBA
  • 14&Under (Intermediate):
    • TBA
  • 16&Under (Scholastic):
    • TBA
  • 18&Under (Futures):
    • TBA
  • Open Division - GOLD
    • Blueplate Fireball, Predators, Northeast Elite, Kinda Nails,
  • ​Open Division - SILVER:
    • FireFish, DAWG PAC, Champion Impact, Admirals, Bandits, Fireants, Grit Balls, Predators, East Coast Mustangs, Blueliners
Age Division Roster Max. Age Cut Off
10 & Under Youth 12 January 1, 2022
12 & Under Junior 12 January 1, 2022
14 & Under Intermediate 12 January 1, 2022
16 & Under Scholastic 12 January 1, 2022
18 & Under Futures 12 January 1, 2022
19 & Over - Gold OPEN  12 Not Applicable
19 & Over - Silver OPEN 12 Not Applicable 

The Nutmeg State Games is an OPEN TOURNAMENT that any team can enter!

Registration Instructions - How to Reserve Your Team's Spot 

REGISTRATION FOR THE 2022 TOURNAMENT IS CLOSED

  • Register Your Team Online
  • Your Team's spot cannot be guaranteed until payment is made. 
    • Payment Options:
      • Pay online when you register your team 
      • Check: Please send a check made out to the CT Sports Management Group, Inc. to:
        • 975 Middle St. Unit G. Middletown, CT 06457 
      • Call our office to make payment arrangements: (860) 788 7041
  • Once your Team has registered online the following paperwork is required:
    • Team Roster Form
    • Athlete Waiver Form for each player on the roster
    • Proof of Age for each player on the roster

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ENTER YOUR TEAM'S ROSTER ONLINE

  • Please Note: You will need to know the Team ID# and the Email Address of the Head Coach

Athletes will receive a Nutmeg State Games non-numbered souvenir t-shirt for all players on the roster. Teams will be allowed to wear their own (numbered) uniforms / jerseys for the tournament. Uniforms should be same color/design....

USA Inline Hockey Rules as amended by Nutmeg State Games Administration & Coordinators.

Admission to watch the tournament (full weekend pass) is $5.00 per adult and $3.00 per student and senior citizen.

Game Length:

  • Two 12 minute periods, stop time. One time out per game (30 Seconds).
  • No Overtime games will be played in Round Robin Play. Medal games will feature a 3-minute Overtime period and a best of 3 shootout, if necessary. If the score remains tied then sudden death penalty shots will used. (entire roster must shoot before repeating)

Youth (10&U), Junior (12&U), Intermediate (14&U), Scholastic (16&U), High School (18&U), and Open Divisions:

  • REQUIRED: Must wear cage helmet, street or roller hockey shin pads, elbow pads, hockey gloves. 
  • RECOMMENDED: Mouth guards and shoulder pads or some sort of protection for the shoulders and chest.
  • OPEN division is not required to wear a cage UNLESS the athlete is under the age of 18.
  • If teams will be entering a team in the Gold & Silver Open Divisions they will have the option to share a maximum of three (3) players between the two teams. Teams are NOT allowed to enter the same team in both the Gold and Silver Division.

Information for all Divisions:

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

  • Zero tolerance for profane language or fighting.

  • Teams will play with four skaters and a goaltender; all players must wear skates.

  • Teams are required to be ready 30 minutes prior to their game time, if we are running ahead of schedule, games can start ahead of the scheduled start time.

  • Teams are to provide their own practice pucks.

  • Teams will be allowed a maximum of 12 players and two coaches for credentials and awards.

  • Mercy Rule will be imposed at ten (10) goals for 8&U, 10&U, 12&U, and 14&U

    • After a 7 goal lead in the 2nd half, the clock will run 

  • Mercy Rule will be imposed after (8) goals for 16&U, 18&U and both Open Divisions
    • After a 6 goal lead in the 2nd half, the clock will run.
  • If a player receives three (3) penalties in one game (including misconducts) he / she will not be allowed to compete in the rest of the Game. If that same player receives three (3) penalties in another game he or she will be expelled from the tournament.

    • Minor Penalty- 1:30, Double Minor Penalty- 3:00

    • Major Penalty- 5:00- Player is ejected for the remainder of the game, can return for the next game.

    • Misconduct Penalty- 10:00- Player is ejected for the remainder of the game as well as the teams next game.

    • 2 Major/ Misconduct penalties will result in an ejection from the tournament. 

    • Fighting is not tolerated during the Nutmeg State Games Tournament- Will result in ejection from the tournament. 

  • 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's score keeper 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.
  • 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.

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 Wins
  3. Goal differential
  4. Goals allowed
  5. Goals scored
  6. 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.

  • 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.

Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network (HHCRN) is the official medical partner for the Nutmeg State Games & CT Masters Games. HHCRN professional medical staff will be onsite at our various sport venues to provide exceptionally medical care for our participants. 
 
Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network strives to be the premier rehabilitation provider in Connecticut; the company known for its commitment to high quality, customer-focused outcomes; the place where people want to work. Our goal is to create a seamless continuum of prevention and rehabilitation care, and to assist individuals with temporary or permanent impairments or disabilities in achieving their goals for maximum functional independence.
 
We are dedicated to organizing the prevention, rehabilitation and sports medicine resources in the community into a financially responsible integrated delivery system and, in doing so, establish Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network as the regional network of excellence for the provision of prevention, rehabilitation and sports medicine.
 
Hydration

Hydration is crucial to good overall health and athletic performance. Dehydration affects their performance and also puts them at risk for fatigue, nausea, heat cramps or, worse, heat stroke.

Adequate daily intake of water from beverages and food each is 125 ounces for men and 91 ounces for women, according to the Institute of Medicine. That’s considerably more than the standard recommendation of eight 8-ounce  glasses a day. To reach the higher standard, drink water gradually throughout the day. These recommendations do not consider athletic activity and increased temperature. So if you are participating in athletic activity or in a warm climate, or both, more water intake may be needed.

One of the easiest ways your athlete can gauge hydration is checking urine color. Pale or colorless urine usually indicates ample hydration. Light to bright yellow urine means more fluid intake is necessary. Dehydration is something that can be prevented easily as long as it is made a priority.

For more information about how to stay healthy and in the game, please visit Hartford HealthCare Sports Health at www.mysportshealth.org

Concussion

Concussions are not easy to predict or prevent. It’s important to understand the symptoms. Concussions are difficult injuries because symptoms are not always apparent at the time of the injury. Concussions are caused by a direct blow to the head, or a blow to the body that causes a rapid deceleration of the head (whiplash affect).

If you witness or suspect this type of injury, the athlete should be held out of activity and evaluated by a medical professional. As a reminder, an athlete does not have to lose consciousness to sustain a concussion. Once evaluated by a medical professional and given care instructions, the athlete should be monitored closely by a responsible adult for at least 24 hours after the injury. Symptoms include loss of consciousness, slurred speech, repeated vomiting, unequal pupils, weakness or numbness in arms or legs, decreased responsiveness and convulsions or seizures.

For more information about how to stay healthy and in the game, please visit Hartford HealthCare Sports Health at www.mysportshealth.org

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 to info@nutmegstategames.org.

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