The 2019 RCAT Tournament Format

Updated Tuesday December 11, 2018 by Red Circle Hockey.

The following will be the format that we will use for the 2019 RCAT:

  • February 15-17, 2019
  • Team Registration $1100 per team
  • Novice, Atom and Peewee will be 5 on 5 (maximum 15 players & 2 goalies)
  • Bantam and Midget divisions will be 4 on 4
  • 4 games guaranteed
  • Registration will open soon (you will be notified)
  • Individual Registrations will also be available to those whose teams do not enter the RCAT.  $85 each.  These players / goalies will be placed on teams by the RCAT Committee.  If there are enough Individual Registrations to make another complete team, this will be done BEFORE assigning players to any Registered Teams.


As you can see, our RCAT tournament has a different format this year. At our Annual General Meeting this year we received complaints regarding some players not having the opportunity to participate due to limited space on teams that had entered. 

We were also notified that the organization from Burlington (which typically sends 20 teams to the RCAT) had joined Hockey Canada.  This means that they are NOT permitted to send any teams to our tournament.   Our feeling was that most teams would not want to register for the RCAT if they were not playing against any teams from other organizations.

Due to these main influences, the RCAT Committee has spent numerous hours brainstorming ideas that could make the RCAT the fun and exciting tournament that we have coordinated in the past.  These ideas included a Skills Competition, playing 3on3 or 4on4 in a few of the divisions and Individual registration for the tournament to change up the teams and coaches so it would offer a different hockey experience.

Our goal was to be able to include those players whose teams had not entered the tournament and make a few modifications to make it different from just playing against the teams that you already play against in your Regular House League Season.

In a attempt to incorporate the feedback we have received, we have adjusted the format of the 2019 RCAT and make it enjoyable for all.

We need COACHES to contact us with their intention to enter their regular House League Team in the tournament as soon as possible by emailing their Convenor.  We would like this information by December 17th.  Please include what division and your house league team name in your correspondence.

Once we have the number of teams that intend to register, we can move forward with planning the rest of the tournament.