What Is The RCCS Hockey Classic?
The RCCS Hockey Classic is a unique tournament, that challenges its participants in both fundraising and competitive hockey. It was founded in 2018 with the purpose of increasing awareness, support of RCCS, (Rofeh Cholim Cancer Society) and building community involvement through passion for hockey.
What is RCCS?
RCCS provides an array of services to cancer patients and their families, enabling them to secure the best possible medical care. Notably, among the myriad services offered by RCCS is medical referrals and support, as well as health insurance premium and medical subsidies, which provides patients with broader access to global oncologists and leaders in the cancer treatment field.
WHERE WILL THE HOCKEY CLASSIC TAKE PLACE?
The games, playoffs, and championships will be played at Iceline Arena. Additionally, some play in games will be play at the PNY Sports Arena.
HOW WILL THE HOCKEY CLASSIC TOURNAMENT WORK?
All the participating teams will compete in 3 play-in games. After those games are completed, the teams will begin a single elimination playoff.
WHAT ARE THE GAME RULES?
Each game will feature 3 twelve-minute periods with stopped time. All hockey penalties will be enforced according to the referee's discretion. There will be no checking allowed and any intentional checking will result in a penalty. Any fighting or inappropriate behavior will result in an immediate ejection from the tournament. All ties will result in a shootout.
WILL THERE BE FOOD?
Sunday, upon arrival at the tournament, players will be served lunch. Additional food, snacks, and drinks will be provided throughout the day.
New to the 2021 tournament, after the gameplay on Sunday, there will be a lavish Awards Ceremony Party for all of the players to be held at the Iceline arena. Food and drinks will be plentiful as all of the players will be able to chill with their fellow teammates and RCCS Hockey Classic participants throughout the night.
Monday morning breakfast will be served at the Iceline. Meals, food, drinks, and snacks will be available throughout the day.
ARE FAMILIES INVITED TO ATTEND?
A major highlight of the tournament has been the participation of the families as they have cheered on their fathers, husbands, brothers, and friends to victory. The excitement that the families have brought to the event has played a vital role in the growth of the event. However, due to the current situation, for the safety of the players and their families, we will not be inviting families to this year's event. Because the situation is rapidly changing, if the organization determines that it is safe for families to come, we will amend this decision and advise accordingly.
WILL THERE BE SPECIFIC ACCOMODATIONS AND PROTOCOLS DUE TO COVID?
RCCS is committed to providing a safe and secure environment for all of our players. All decisions regarding protocols and procedures will be made in compliance with state rules and will be based on the direction provided by the RCCS Medical Advisory Committee. Because of the fluidity of the situation, all specific assessments will be made closer to the event and the players will be advised accordingly.