Limited to 40 skaters and 4 goalies.
September 26-27, 2020
Looking for a team to play on in an adult hockey tournament? No need to sweet talk your way onto someone's roster, because only individuals can sign up here. That's all it takes to be in the Shamrock Shootout!
Sometimes you are too good. Sometimes you are not good enough. Sometimes you can't get a team together. Don't worry, everyone plays. Our only limitation is if we have more goalies than teams.
Wondering how we manage to fit all these skill levels together and get a great game? Well, we'll ask a few questions, you'll provide a few honest answers, and then we'll let the computers analyze all the data and pick the teams so every roster is evenly balanced.
We all love playing with our regular season teammates but sometimes you just have to change it up. Playing with new players against different teams challenges your skill and gets you out of your comfort zone.
How many times do you see players at the rink but never have a chance to meet them or play hockey with them? A lot...and that's why we are doing this tournament.
A primary goal of this tournament is for all skill level players to experience tournament hockey. Our tournaments are proven to provide a competitive, fun game. In fact, in our last tournament, the championship games ended in a shootout or a winning goal in the last 45-seconds.
All adults (18 and older) who sign up will play.
FOUR games will be played - 3 pool play games and 1 playoff game. Each team will play two pool games on Saturday and one on Saturday. Finals will be early Sunday afternoon. Games begin no earlier than 9:00 pm on Saturday, and the final game concludes by 3:00 pm on Sunday.
September 26-27 2020. All-Play Covid Style will be played at Centennial Ice Arena in Billings, Montana. Registration will close when we have 40 skaters and 4 goalies. No refunds will be offered after registration closes. Registration will not be available at the tournament.
Registration is $90 per skater, $60 per goalie, and $100 if you register to be on the same team as a friend (see below for details). Register early since registration will close when we reach 44 skaters!
Two players of low-to-medium experience can now register so they are placed on the same team. Since leveling the teams is more difficult with player pairing, it will cost an extra $10 per person. Note: We do not allow very experienced players to register with a friend since it would be too difficult to balance the teams. If players are too experienced, the computer program will notify the players they cannot be paired and the players can choose to register individually.
Due to Covid no beverages will be served.
Each player is notified of team name, roster, and game schedule on Wednesday of tournament week.
Goalie skill is one metric used in leveling the teams. If there are more goalies than teams, the highest ranked goalies will be assigned to a team. The highest rank goalie not placed on a team will be asked to be a back-up for the tournament at no cost. Goalies not assigned to a team or asked to be a back-up will have the option to skate out. If these goalies elect not to skate out, their tournament fee will be refunded.
You will be loaned a tournament jersey when you show up for your first game on Friday at check-in. You will add a bit of aroma to the jersey and then return it after your game on Sunday.
Following your last game, the jersey's will be collected in the locker room. Please return them since we can clean them and reuse them at a future tournament.
Players will be gathering at the High Horse Horse Saloon and Eatery, on Saturday, March 26, 2020 from 5 p.m. to close. High Horse is located 10 minutes from the rink at 3953 Montana Avenue, Billings Montana.