2016 After-Event Video
The Beach Hockey Classic is an annual celebration of the life of 11-year-old Patrick Carr, affectionately known as the “Lil’ Fighter”. Patrick’s passion was hockey, which he used as motivation in his courageous and inspirational battle with cancer. The community celebrates Patrick’s incredible life by gathering on the sands of Ontario Beach in Rochester, NY to compete for a chance to have their names engraved on the Patrick Carr Memorial Sandley Cup. The event includes a live DJ, food, drinks, raffles, and silent auctions all for the benefit of cancer patients and their families. Through a fun-filled beach hockey party, this is how we continue to carry on the legacy of Patrick Carr!
THE SANDLEY CUP
The Patrick Carr Memorial Sandley Cup is presented annually to the champions of the Beach Hockey Classic. The champions of each division celebrate with the cup on the beach, pose for photographs, and ultimately have their team name and players’ names engraved on the cup’s chalice. The cup remains possession of Prince Elite Hockey.
CHAMPIONS | 2016
- All games are 20 minutes in length (two 10-minute halves).
- Teams must be at their designated “rink” 10 minutes prior to the scheduled game time.
- Teams that are late for their game will lose by 1-0 forfeit.
- Players must wear protective eyewear/sunglasses suitable to prevent sand from getting in their own eyes.
- Players usually choose to play barefoot; however, footwear may be worn. Players may wear gloves, helmet, and cage.
- Each team will play 3 round robin games.
- After round robin play, teams that are tied will go to a tiebreaker (see “Tiebreakers” section below).
- Teams with the best records in their divisions will advance to the Playoff rounds (1 vs. 4, 2 vs. 3, winners play championship game).
- Center-sand face-off is used to start each period and after each goal.
- Players MAY NOT touch the ball with their hands in any manner. Handball’s will result in a penalty shot.
- Players MAY NOT intentionally use their feet to play the ball in any manner. Kicking the ball will result in a penalty shot.
- Goalies MAY touch the ball with their hands and freeze the ball for a whistle ONLY. After freezing the ball the goalie must play it OFF THE SAND from the goal crease WITH HIS STICK. Goalies MAY NOT throw the ball to a teammate or in any direction whatsoever. Goalies throwing or tossing the ball will result in a penalty shot.
- Balls going out of bounds will result in a change of possession (played back in OFF THE SAND by stick from outside boundary rope).
- Dangerous sticks near a player’s face are not allowed and will result in a penalty shot (repeat offenders will be ejected).
- Any obstruction penalty (tripping, holding, slashing, etc.) will result in a penalty shot.
- Aggressive physical play will result in a penalty shot. Repeat violators will be ejected or result in a team forfeit (referee’s discretion).
- Each team may roster 5 players (in the event of injury causing a player to leave the tournament, a player may be added).
- Each team is allowed 4 participants (3 players and a goalie) to play at any given time.
- Two (2) points will be awarded for a win, One (1) point for a tie, and Zero (0) for a loss.
- Fighting, disorderly behavior, or verbal abuse towards officials, opponents, or spectators will result in ejection from the tournament. This rule applies to players, spectators, coaches, and/or any other attendees.
Tiebreaker – Teams tied after round robin play will be decided as follows:
- Number of Wins
- Head-to-Head (winner of head-to-head round robin game)
- Best GF/GA differential
- Most GF
- Least GA