March Madness Adult Hockey Tournament

Burnsville Ice Center hosts March Madness Adult Hockey Tournament

Burnsville Ice Center Hosts Adult Hockey Tournament

The Burnsville Ice Center is proving that March Madness is for more than just basketball! Teams are invited to sign up for the exciting March Madness adult hockey tournament. Registration deadline is Feb. 1, 2019 or until the brackets are full.

Tournament Highlights

  • Tournament is held on March 15-17, 2019
  • Three game guarantee
  • Championship trophies
  • Two divisions
    • Open - competitive, fast and exciting division for players with advanced skills
    • 30+ - fun and challenging, for older players that just like to play (Goalie must be 21 years or older)
  • All games played at the Burnsville Ice Center
  • Cost - $725 per team (payment is due at time of application)

Rules of Participation

  • All players must be 18 years or older as of March 1, 2019 to play
  • 17 player maximum per roster - includes goalie
  • Rosters are due at check-in and are final
  • No player may be on more than one roster - except for goalies


Email or call 952-895-4651

  1. Tournament Format
  2. Registration

Tournament Format

  • Divisions that have eight teams will follow round-robin format with two pools in each division

Game Format

  • Four minute warm up
  • Clock starts when resurfacer doors close. Be ready.
  • Three 17-minute running time periods
  • stop time will be used during the last two minutes of the third period if game is within three goals
  • Offsides - all players must tag-up before entering zone to play the puck
  • Red line icing enforced
  • Penalties - go to penalty box and time will start at the drop of the puck; time will run during stoppage of play
  • Three penalty rule - any player receiving three penalties in one game will be asked to leave the ice for the remainder of the game
  • No time-outs during game

Pool Play Format

  • Pool A and Pool B - teams will play every team in their pool
  • The team with the most points in their pool will play opposite pool for Championship
  • Tie in Pool Play - the following will determine the winner
    • Head-to-head result
    • Fewest goals allowed
    • Most goals scored

Overtime | Championship Sunday

  • Overtime will consist of a five-minute running time, sudden death period, 4-on-4
  • If still tied, overtime will be followed by a three-player shootout
  • If still tied, each team alternates with one shooter until an advantage is held. No player may shoot a second time until all players have shot once

Tournament Rules

  • No double-rostering
  • No checking
  • Minor penalty assessed for checking infractions
  • Coincidental penalties - teams skate full strength
  • Slap shots are not allowed
  • Fighting
  • Five-minute major: game ejection, plus one game suspension - no exceptions
  • Instigators: a two-minute penalty may be assessed to a player who "started" the fight


  • Two officials will be scheduled for all games
  • Players are not allowed to confront the officials
  • Unsportsmanlike behavior will not be tolerated

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