Frequently Asked Questions

Announcement of Tournament Ending
Visit the Home page for a message from Ray on concluding tournament operations.

What is it?
The Ray Scapinello Road Hockey Tournament is an annual charitable 4 on 4 tournament that is dedicated to raising funds for youth in the Guelph Area.

When is it?
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 8:00AM.
The tournament will be played under most weather conditions, except in cases of extreme weather.

Where is it?
The University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario

Who can play?
Boys and girls born in the years 2002 through 2007 may play. Girls divisions were added in 2013 to provide an alternative to all-girls teams who do not wish to play against boys. Girls may play in the boys/mixed divisions if they prefer that format. Divisions are by birth date:

Boys/Mixed Divisions:
    06-07 January 1, 2006 - December 31, 2007 (Junior)
    04-05 January 1, 2004 - December 31, 2005 (Intermediate)
    02-03 January 1, 2002 - December 31, 2003 (Senior)

Girls Divisions:
    05-07 January 1, 2005 - December 31, 2007 (Junior)
    02-04 January 1, 2002 - December 31, 2004 (Senior)

How can I play?
See registration details on the Registration Form.  The registration deadline is April 16, 2016.  Enrolment may be limited, and there is an early-bird prize, so register early (register by April 2, 2016 to qualify for the early-bird draw).  Teams will be contacted with schedule information one week prior to the tournament through their Team Email Address (on Registration Form) and a message board will be maintained on this site.

What is the cost?
Entry fee is $100.00 per team ($25 per player).  This entry fee covers tournament enrolment, a Ray Scapinello Road Hockey Tournament T-Shirt, Lunch, and grab bag goodies (to be determined).  All teams are guaranteed two games.

How do I get a copy of the Registration Form?
The link is provided in the Registration menu above (or click here: Registration Form), but a copy of Adobe Reader is required to access the form.  Follow this link to download the reader:  Get Adobe Reader.

I'm still having trouble printing or saving the Registration Form - can you help?
Be sure to use the Print and Save icons that are in the Adobe Reader window (immediately above the form), and not the Print and Save icons that are on the Web Browser toolbar.  You can also save the form by right-clicking on the  Registration Form button and selecting the "Save target as..." option.

Are Goalies permitted to wear goalie equipment other than leg pads?
Goalies are permitted to wear other goalie equipment such as goalie gloves, chest protectors, and CSA-approved goalie masks.  Goalie leg pads are not permitted, as this can reduce the number of goals (games are 25 minutes) and can be unfair when a team with pads plays a team without pads.  Goalies may wear shin pads for leg protection.  Goalie masks must be CSA-approved (not street-hockey masks), otherwise the goalie should wear a normal CSA-approved helmet with a full shield.  A goalie must wear some form of hand protection - if not goalie gloves, then hockey gloves.

How do I know if there is still room for enrolment?
We will post a message on the homepage of this site if enrolment has filled up. Based on the time available to run the event, we will limit registration to 64 teams per division.  To check how many teams have enrolled in your division, visit our confirmation page. So far we have not turned any teams away from our tournament, but it is growing in popularity each year, so please register early to ensure a spot and to help us plan.

What percentage of my enrolment fee goes towards the cause?
Through volunteerism and sponsorship, we are planning to have an amount in excess of 100% of the enrolment fees directed towards benefiting youth in the Guelph area (we did achieve this goal in all past years - donated services, goods and dollars more than offset our operating expenses).  The benefits from the tournament primarily take the form of educational bursaries that are awarded to deserving youth in the Guelph area through the Guelph Community Foundation in cooperation with our local schools.  We also support youth programs in Guelph that benefit at-risk youth.  Visit our Mission Statement page to learn more about past community support.

Players on my team have a conflict with minor hockey try-outs or other commitments on that day. Can you schedule around their other commitments?
The short answer is no. We schedule about 200 games in less than 8 hours on the day of our event. If you have a commitment on the day of the tournament please don't register for our event. We would love to have you back the next year, but the additional effort associated with teams that try to be in two places at one time is significant. Please respect the time of our volunteers and only register if you are solely committed to our event.

I don't have time to mail my registration form. Is there a location where I can drop off my registration form?
You can drop off your registration form at the same address as the mail-to address on the form.

Other Questions?
Phone: 519-826-6340 or email:

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