Frequently Asked Questions

How will I know if my team is approved?

Once you submit your online application, our tournament committee will review the information and make a final decision.  At the time of approval, you will receive an email to secure your spot.  You must also send a deposit of $400 USD per team within 14 days of approval. 

 

Checks should be made payable to:

Nickel City Hockey

775 Main St.

Unit #203

Buffalo, NY 14203

How do I book hotels?

Each tournament tab at the top of the page has a link directly to Hotels.  All information will be found on this section of the website.  Please note, we do have a "Stay to Play" policy for the tournament.

What is your refund policy?

If cancelled within 45 days of the event, no refund will be issued.  If cancelled greater than 45 days before an event, a $400 USD cancellation fee applies.

How can I make a schedule request?

In order to make a schedule request, please email the Tournament Director with your specific requirements.  While we will do our best to accommodate, requests are not guaranteed, and teams are expected to be available for the entirety of the tournament.

When should we plan to arrive and depart?

All participants should plan to arrive Thursday night as games will begin Friday morning at 7:00am. On Monday, the finals will be complete by 4:00pm.

What is the playoff format and how do we advance?

Under the Rules tab for each tournament, you can find the complete playoff format and advancement procedures.

What paperwork must we submit after being accepted?

Official rosters must be entered online through the Dropbox Link sent in your confirmation email.  If you cannot upload your roster, please email it to the Tournament Director.  Travel permits are required for all Canadian and International teams.