8th Annual Hockey Classic
The 8th Annual Classic will be held at The Bog Ice Arena in Kingston from 3/25/22-3/27/22. Cost of the tournament is $1250 per team. Tournament is open to all Law Enforcement/Fire/Military Teams. Each team is guaranteed 3 games. As in past years there will also be nightly entertainment. Proceeds from the 8th Annual Classic will donated to the Violently Injured Police Officers Organization (V.I.P.O).
The 2022 Classic is currently full. If you would like to be added to our waitlist please contact Sgt. Scott Morgan at email@example.com
Teams Registered for the 2022 Classic
Cape Cod Black Knights
New Bedford Police
Cover 6 HC
MTA Police Department
Old Colony Police & Fire
Hull Police & Fire
Brockton Fire Local 144
Cape Cod Police and Fire
Boston Fire Hockey
Boston Fire Motor Squad
CT Guns HC
Maine bullets & bandaids
Norfolk County Sheriff’s Office
Middlesex Sheriff’s Office
Provide peer support to law enforcement officers who have been seriously injured or have had to use deadly force in the line of duty. We provide support, information, and resources to these officers and their families in any way possible, to assist them in transitioning after suffering these physical and emotional injuries.
Share our collective knowledge with our fellow police officers, so they have the tools they need for their road to recovery. It is our goal to provide this support and experience, especially to assist police departments throughout New England in establishing the proper policies, procedures, and protocols for line of duty deaths and serious bodily injuries.
Bring change to existing laws by working with law makers to pass legislation that will provide benefits to law enforcement officers who are injured in the line of duty and forced to retire.
For more information please go to their website https://vipo911.org/
Point of contact for the tournament is:
The 8th Annual Classic is being held from 3/25/22-3/27/22 at The Bog Ice Arena in Kingston. All Law Enforcement/Fire/Military teams are welcome. Registration fee $1250 is due no later then 2/28/22.
The 2022 Tournament is currently full. If you would like to be added to our waitlist send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Kingston Police Hockey Classic Rules
- Games are 3-17 minute run time periods. Last 3 minutes of game are stop time if within 2 goals. Penalties are 2 minutes.
- Slap shots are allowed. Checking is not.
- Teams must submit a roster to the Scorekeepers before the start of each game. Each roster must have the name and number of each player on the ice for that game. A roster sheet will be provided to the Captains for each game. Players must have played in at least 2 games with team during the tournament to be eligible to play in a Championship Game. Teams using ineligible players will forfeit the game.
- Fighting may result in expulsion from the tournament and each will be reviewed after the game with the on ice officials by the tournament Director. If any player has more then one fight during the tournament, they will be automatically ejected from the tournament. Any abuse of the refs or scorekeepers will result in immediate expulsion from the tournament. 3 penalties in a game will result in a ejection from the game.
- Major penalties will be reviewed by the tournament officials and could result in expulsion from tournament.
- All decisions of the Tournament Director are final and not negotiable.
- The tournament will be broken down into 4 Divisions (1, 2, 3, 4). Each Division will have 2 groups (Group A, Group B) of 4 teams each. Top team from each group will play in their respective Division Championship game.
- Championship will be the top 2 teams from each bracket using the following criteria:
- Criteria: 2 points for a win, 1 point for a tie, 0 for a loss make up point total. The tie breakers are, head to head, goals against, goal differential (GF – GA = GD) and then coin flip.
- Ties in regulation games will be decided by a 3 player shootout. If the game is not decided by the shootout it will be recorded as a tie. Ties in championship games will be decided by a 5 minute 3 on 3 sudden death period, then a 3 player shoot-out if the game is still tied. If the game is still tied after that, then alternating players until tie is broken. No repeats until the entire roster is exhausted.
- Individuals participating in this tournament agree to review the tournament rules and relinquish any liability against The Bog, Kingston Police Superiors Officers Association, the tournament director and the organizers of this tournament. All players must check in and sign a waiver before the start of the tournament. If a team is found to have players playing in a game who have not signed a waiver form, that team will forfeit any game that the player has played in.
- Team Captains are responsible to make sure all players understand the rules of the tournament.
JJ McGrath was only 21 months old when he was diagnosed with Stage IV High Risk Neuroblastoma. In March 2014 while we were planning the tournament, JJ was in the hospital having 3 tumors successfully removed. In April 2014 after recovering from his last surgery JJ was back in the hospital having a Stem Cell transplant and would be in the hospital for 46 days. During that time, we held the 2nd Annual Kingston Police Hockey Classic. Through the generosity of my fellow First Responders and the Kingston Community we were able to raise over $5000.00 to give to JJ and his parents, Josh and Kristen. In December 2014 Kristen had given us the awesome news that at JJ’s doctor’s appointment she was told that there was no evidence of cancer or new lesions!
At the 3rd Classic JJ was able to not only attend, but also drop the puck at our championship game. It was hard to believe watching him that just a year before he was in the hospital battling cancer. JJ still has a long road ahead of him, but he is a fighter! We should all be so lucky to be #JJStrong!