Men’s and Co-ed Tournament



Our annual Pucks for Autism tournament will take place on June 22-24, 2018.  The tournament will be hosted at both Glacier Ice Arena in Vernon Hills, IL and RecPlex in Pleasant Prairie, WI.  

The cost for the tournament is $800 per team.   Through our tournament registration site (FirstGiving), each team captain will be required to create a team page.  Once you create a team page, each player on the team will be able to join your team and create an individual player page where they can raise donations on behalf of your team.  All donations raised will be applied to your team fee.  Teams have until prior to the puck drop of their first game to raise (or pay) their $800 fee.

Each team will be guaranteed the following:

  1. Four game guarantee (1 game on Friday, 2 games on Saturday, and 1 game minimum on Sunday)
  2. All teams will be guaranteed a playoff game, regardless of your record after the completion of all games on Saturday (see Playoff Structure for more details)
  3. All team members participating in the tournament will receive a Pucks for Autism tournament t-shirt courtesy of our tournament sponsors (maximum of 15 t-shirts per team)
  4. Championship teams will receive a picture with the Pucks for Autism tournament trophy and a Pucks for Autism Championship t-shirt (maximum of 15 t-shirts per team – winning teams only).

We will have three divisions in our 2018 Pucks for Autism tournament:

  1. B Division (8 teams)
  2. C1 Division (10 teams)
  3. C2 Division (10 teams)

A total of 28 teams participating in the 2018 Pucks for Autism event.


Division Description:

As noted above, we will have three divisions in the tournament – B, C1, and C2.  Provided below is a brief overview of the skill level in each division.  

B Division:

Our B division is typically made up of teams that have players between the ages of 18-34.  Majority of the players of each team played competitive high school hockey and some played college level hockey and/or Juniors.

C1 Division:

Our C1 division is typically made up of teams that have players over the age of 30.  Majority of the teams participating in the event had players that played competitive hockey from youth to high school (i.e. Varsity or Junior Varsity), but typically have not played college hockey and have not played competitive high school in over 15 years.  These teams typically also have a handful of players that started playing hockey later in life (as an Adult versus starting through youth programs through high school).

C2 Division:

Our C2 Division is made up of both Men’s and co-ed teams.  Majority of the teams participating in this division have a mixture of players that played hockey since their youth, but majority of the players on the team recently started playing hockey or started playing recreationally.

NOTE: For each division, the only age restriction is that players must be at least 16 years of age at the time of the tournament and teams are only allowed 2 players under the age of 18 at the time of the tournament.  There are no other restrictions based on age or gender for any of the divisions within the tournament.


Playoff Structure:

The Playoff structure for each division will be determined based on each teams standings after all games are completed on Saturday (June 23rd).

Teams will be ranked from 1st thru 8th place (B Division) and 1st thru 10th for the C1 and C2 Divisions.  Standings will be determined based on the following:

  1. Total number of points (3 points for a win in regular, 2 points for a win in a shootout, and 1 point for a shootout loss)
    1. If two teams have the same numbers of points, the following tie breakers will determine which team is placed higher (in order):
      1. Head to Head – if the two teams with the same number of points played against each other on Friday or Saturday, the team that won that game will place higher
      2. Goal Differential (if necessary) – the team with the best highest goal differential (total goals scored minus total goals against) will be placed higher
      3. Goals For (if necessary) – the team with the most goals for would win the tie breaker
      4. Goals Against (if necessary) – the team with the lowest goals against would win the tie breaker
      5. Lowest Penalty Minutes (if necessary) – the team with the least amount of penalty minutes would resolve the tie-breaker
      6. Coin Flip (if necessary) -  If the five tie breakers noted above does not resolve the tie breaker, a coin flip will determine 

The Playoff brackets will be structured as follows:

B Division:

B1 Playoff Bracket:  

Game 1 - 1st place versus 4th place

Game 2 - 2nd place versus 3rd place

Game 3 -  (Winner of 1 vs 4) versus (Winner of 2 vs 3)

C1 Division:

Gold Playoff Bracket

Game 1 – 1st place versus 2nd place

Silver Playoff Bracket:

Game 1 – 3rd place versus 6th place

Game 2 – 4th place versus 5th place

Game 3 – (Winner of 3 vs 6) versus (4 vs 5)

Bronze Playoff Bracket:

Game 1 – 7th place versus 10th place

Game 2 – 8th place versus 9th place

Game 3 – (Winner of 7 vs 10) versus (8 vs 9)

C2 Division:

Gold Playoff Bracket

Game 1 – 1st place versus 2nd place

Silver Playoff Bracket:

Game 1 – 3rd place versus 6th place

Game 2 – 4th place versus 5th place

Game 3 – (Winner of 3 vs 6) versus (4 vs 5)

Bronze Playoff Bracket:

Game 1 – 7th place versus 10th place

Game 2 – 8th place versus 9th place

Game 3 – (Winner of 7 vs 10) versus (8 vs 9)

For a more comprehensive guide on the tournament, click the link below.