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Welcome to the Home of the
2022 USA Hockey
Warrior Classic

Presented By

The Gary Sinise Foundation

Hosted by Motor City Veterans Hockey

The sixth annual USA Hockey Warrior Classic, hosted by the Motor City Veterans Hockey Association, will take place October 28-30 in Troy, Michigan.

All games will be played at the Buffalo Wild Wings Arena (formerly Troy Sports Center).

 

Warrior teams from around the country will arrive in Michigan to participate in a weekend of hockey that is dedicated to U.S. military veterans with a disability who also play ice hockey. To be eligible, all players must be or have been veterans and members of the Armed Forces and meet a minimum disability rating through the Department of Veterans Affairs.  

 

To register for the 2022 Warrior Classic, please complete the registration at the following link: https://myevents.usahockey.com/2022-usah-warrior-classic-

For any questions regarding the Warrior Classic, please contact USA Hockey’s Manager of Disabled Hockey Brandon Beaver at brandon.beaver@usahockey.org.

To learn more about Warrior Hockey and see the full eligibility requirements, please click the following link: https://www.usahockey.com/warriorhockey.

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TOURNAMENT OVERVIEW

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Thursday
October 27th

Welcome Reception/Check-in

& Charity Cornhole Tournament

Tournament 6:30-10:00pm

 

Pizza and soda will be provided, alcoholic beverages will be available for purchase in the bar located in the Priority Rink. Meet & greet activities will be held in Rink C.

 

The USA Hockey Women’s Warrior team will have practice ice available in the Priority Rink at 9:15pm.

 

As part of the evening’s festivities, Motor City Veterans Hockey is hosting a free cornhole tournament from 6:30pm-10:00pm.

 

Each registered team in the tournament will be eligible to submit one team to compete in the tournament (limited due to time constraints).

The tournament will be double elimination.

The prizes are as follows:

  • Grand Prize: $1,000

  • Second Place: $500

  • Third Place: $250

  • 5 th & 6th Place: $125

 

In order to be eligible for competition, cornhole teams MUST sign in by 6:30pm. Late entries will NOT be permitted.

TEAM CHECK-IN - between 6-9 pm. in Fraser, or prior to first game on Friday at the Troy Arena.

 

If teams don't check-in Thursday, make sure you give yourself enough time to get to Fraser if that is where your first game is.  There is NO CHECK-IN at Fraser on Friday morning.

***UPDATED***

Big Boy Arena

(Formerly Fraser Hockeyland)

34400 Utica Rd.

Fraser, MI 48026

Friday
October 28th

Tournament Games

Round Robin

7:30am-6:00pm

 

(Teams & Players must conduct check-in prior to their first game)

All teams play games 1&2 on their schedule, reseeding completed at the end of the day


Warrior All-Stars Vs.

Detroit Red Wings Alumni

Troy - Rink 4

7:00pm-8:30pm

Nominations for participating players due no later than October 21st, 2022.

 

Admission to the game is free to all Warrior Classic participants and guests. The game will be held in Rink 4, with pre-game festivities beginning at 7:00pm

 

Participating players will be expected to arrive in Rink 4 no later than 6:30pm to check in and meet with event coordinators. Players who do not arrive on time will be replaced with a standby player. Players must bring their represented team’s white jerseys and socks. Dark colors will not be permitted. If a player does not have a white/light jersey, a USA Hockey jersey will be provided instead.

 

The exhibition will consist of two 25-minute running clock halves. Participants will be briefed by event coordinators of specific game rules following 6:30 check-in.

 

During halftime, a chuck-a-puck contest will be held for the chance to win one of three $100 B&R gift cards. Chuck-a-pucks will be available for purchase during the first half. There will also be a 50/50 drawing at the end of the game and various raffle prizes available.

 

The Detroit Red Wings Alumni roster will be published approximately one week prior to the event.

Buffalo Wild Wings Arena
(Formerly Troy Sports Center)
1819 E Big Beaver Rd,

Troy, MI 48083

Big Boy Arena

(Formerly Fraser Hockeyland)

34400 Utica Rd

Fraser, MI 48026

Rinks A, B, E, & Priority

Saturday
October 29th

Tournament Games

Divisional Round

7:30am-6:00pm

 

All teams play games 3&4 on their schedule, based on reseeding format, top two teams in each division advance to Championship Game on Sunday!

Warrior Hockey Night at Little Caesars Arena

Detroit Red Wings Vs. Minnesota Wild

7:00pm

Team representatives will receive requested ticket allocations to their listed email address through the Detroit Red Wings Ticketmaster Account Manager. The tournament operations team will send a notification out 24 hours prior to ticket distribution, and representatives will have 24 hours from allocation to claim their tickets. Unclaimed tickets will be returned to the tournament operations group for donation to Vettix.org or local Veteran charities. Teams who did not request tickets prior to the October 1st deadline are not guaranteed an allocation of tickets but may request tickets prior to October 28th for $49 each.

 

NOTE:  Transportation is not provided to Little Caesars Arena. The arena is located at 2645 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48201. For parking options, including discounted pre-pay options, please visit www.ParkDistrictDetroit.com for information.

 

Teams are encouraged to visit https://www.313presents.com/venue/little-caesarsarena for venue information prior to their visit.

 

Following the completion of the game, all Warrior Classic participants will be invited onto the ice for a full group photo. Players are encouraged to bring one of their jerseys to the game and wear it for the photo op to represent their team!

 

For questions regarding the Red Wings game, or to request additional tickets, please email warriorclassic@gmail.com for more information.

TEAM MANAGERS: FOLLOW THE LINK BELOW TO REQUEST YOUR ALLOTTED TICKETS FOR THE DETROIT RED WINGS GAME.

Buffalo Wild Wings Arena

(Formerly Troy Sports Center)

1819 E Big Beaver Rd,

Troy, MI 48083

Big Boy Arena

(Formerly Fraser Hockeyland)

34400 Utica Rd

Fraser, MI 48026

Rinks A, B, E, & Priority

Little Caesars Arena

2645 Woodward Ave,

Detroit, MI 48201

Sunday
October 30th

Tournament Games

Championship Round

8:30am-12:00pm

Elite Division

8:30am – Troy 1 – 2 Seed vs 3 Seed (Semifinal) 8:45am – Troy 3 – 1 Seed vs 4 Seed (Semifinal) 10:15am – Troy 3 – 5 Seed vs 6 Seed (Consolation) 12:00pm – Troy 4 – Championship Game

 

Tier 2

10:30a – Troy 2 – Freedom Championship

11:30a – Troy 1 – Liberty Championship

11:45a – Troy 3 – National Championship

12:00p – Troy 2 – American Championship

Tier 3

9:00a – Troy 2 – Valiant Championship

9:00a – Troy 4 – Heritage Championship

10:30a – Troy 4 – Independence Championship

Buffalo Wild Wings Arena

(Formerly Troy Sports Center)
1819 E Big Beaver Rd,

Troy, MI 48083

ROSTER REQUIREMENTS

  • All players must be on the approved USA Hockey roster for this event.

  • All individual players are required to check-in prior to their first game.

  • If a team plays with an ineligible player or a player who has not checked in, that game will be deemed a forfeit.

GAME RULES

  • All games will be played following USA Hockey Warrior Hockey/Adult Hockey rules. No fighting.

  • Ice time slot: 1 hour 20 minutes

  • 3 minutes, start as soon as Zamboni doors close.Warmups

  • Three 15-minute stop-time Period Intermission: 3 minutesPeriods

  • Penalties: Minor (2 min), Major (5 min), Misconducts (10 min) Time-out: One 60 second timeout per team

  • Overtime (when applicable): 3 player shoot out followed by sudden death shoot out

  • Curfew Rule: In the event a game is delayed for any reason, a time adjustment must take place. In the 3rd period, at the first stoppage of play, with roughly five (5)-minutes left in the allotted ice time, if the game time is not less than 3:00 minutes, the referee shall have the scorekeeper reduce the game clock to 2:00 minutes plus whatever seconds are remaining and continue the game with stop-time.

  • Jersey Rule: Home team will wear dark, away team will wear light. In the case that the team does not have both jerseys or the colors are too close, we ask the coaches/captains of each team to work together to determine who is wearing dark and light prior to each game.

Detroit Red Wings Alumni vs USA Hockey Warrior All-Stars

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   WARRIOR
HOCKEY

VS

Friday, October 28th, 2022
7:00pm
Troy Sports Center

Sponsored By B&R Sports

Join us as select players from each program across Warrior Hockey competes in a friendly exhibition against the Detroit Red Wings Alumni team, featuring legends from the Red Wings and alumni from throughout professional hockey!

NOMINATE A PLAYER HERE!

Follow the link below to nominate a player from your program to participate in the game! See details on nomination page for rules and information!

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DIVISIONAL ALIGNMENT

Tier I

Elite Division

  • Top tier competition

  • Five-game guarantee

  • No reseeding

  • All games played to a winner

Point System

All games played to a winner

Regulation Win - 3 points 

 OT Win - 2 points   

OT Loss - 1 point   

Regulation Loss - 0 points

Tier II

Competitive Division

  • Five sub-divisions based on scale of participating teams

  • Four-game guarantee with 50% teams earning fifth game

  • Reseeding after two games to promote competitive balance

Point System 

Round Robin (Friday)

Win - 2 points   

Tie - 1 point   

Loss - 0 points

 

Divisional Round (Saturday)

Regulation Win - 3 points 

 OT Win - 2 points   

OT Loss - 1 point   

Regulation Loss - 0 points

 

Round Robin points used to calculate reseeding for Tier II following the completion of Friday's Games

ALL POINTS USED TO CALCULATE CHAMPIONSHIP PLACEMENT SEEDING

Tier III

Recreational Division

  • One division for novice players and teams

  • No reseeding

  • Casual gameplay

Point System

Win - 2 points   

Tie - 1 point   

Loss - 0 points

TEAM RESOURCES

Media & Promotions

The Warrior Classic is excited to feature many opportunities to capture your experience and promote your programs!

Please visit our media page for more information!

Coming Soon

Health & Safety

The host committee is committed to providing a safe event for our participants and guests!

Please visit our support page to learn more about the health & safety services we will provide during the tournament!

Thank You to Our Sponsors
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