Beginner Week Hockey Vancouver Tournament 2024


Dates: August 11 – 15, 2024

Beginner’s Week August 11 – 15, 2024


Open to players of all genders with beginner-level skills. Players are expected to embrace the spirit of beginner-level hockey, focusing on fun, learning, and sportsmanship. Those who do not adhere to these principles may be asked to leave the tournament, with no refunds provided. Beginner-level hockey is defined as playing with a basic understanding of the game, minimal competitive experience, and a focus on skill development and enjoyment.

Tournament Details:

  • Games Guaranteed: 3 games minimum.
  • Team Composition: Each team consists of 15 players and one goalie.
  • Registration: Individual registration only. You may request to play with a specific player, but placement is not guaranteed (see note below).
  • Balanced Teams: Teams are formed based on skill levels to ensure balanced competition.
  • Jerseys: Provided for each game.
  • Location: Early ice times at Hillcrest and Sunset Rink.
  • Participation Rule: Players must play at least one round-robin game to be eligible for the final.
  • Gameplay: Non-contact hockey following ARCHL rules.


Dates: August 11 – 15, 2024

  • Sunday, August 11: Teams Formed (Time TBD)
    • Players meet on the ice and are assigned to teams by captains to ensure balanced teams. Players will run through drills to determine skill levels
  • Monday, August 12 – Wednesday, August 14: Round Robin Games (8pm or 9:30pm)
    • Teams compete in a round-robin format to determine rankings.
  • Thursday, August 15: Final Game
    • The top two teams from the round-robin phase compete in the final game.

Important Note:

It is crucial to indicate your preferred teammate during the registration process. This helps in organizing teams more efficiently and enhances your tournament experience. However, to maintain competitive balance, not all requests can be guaranteed, especially if registrations are received late. By signing up early and specifying your preferred teammates, you increase the chances of playing on the same team as your friends.


Individual Registration, Goalie Registration