THINK. REACT. SKATE FASTER. A swift-paced, endurance-driven environment.
Hockey Hi-Lites is pleased to offer 3-on-3 Cross-Ice Hockey. This brand of training is a fast-paced, endurance-driven challenge for skaters – creating players that react intuitively, skate aggressively, and enhancing how to puck handle, pass and shoot with improved speed.
We provide a high-tempo game structure that improves a skater’s skill set, regardless of their experience level. A smaller playing surface brings players closer to the puck. This creates more puck battles, quicker passes, and more shots on goal. It also exposes goalies to a wide variety of game scenarios such as pass-outs to the slot area, cross-crease passes, screens and deflections.
Cross-Ice Hockey takes players out of their comfort zone and elevates their creativity. Reading and reacting quickly, in less time and space, sharpens their instincts and imaginative game concepts. We place players with similar skill levels on opposing lines to create an equal opportunity for everyone to compete.
Benefits of Cross-Ice Hockey
- An equal opportunity for all skill levels benefit.
- Increases the emphasis on your skating skillset, including elements like agility, balance, coordination and speed.
- The number of puck battles increases, which offers more opportunities to sharpen skills.
- Less time and space require quicker mental and physical reactions.
- Continuously changing situations provide a better environment for developing ice awareness and boosting hockey IQ.
- Goalies see more shots and more opportunities to read & react to a wide variety of game scenarios.
- Everyone is engaged in a FUN enjoyable atmosphere.
February 20, 2023
Join us on Family Day for a Cross-Ice tournament. A smaller playing surface creates more puck battles, quicker passes, and more shots on goal. It also exposes goalies to a wide variety of game scenarios such as pass-outs to the slot area, cross-crease passes, screens and deflections.
Request to play with two friends and join a team as a line!
Rules Of Play
- No body contact
- All CHA rules are in effect unless otherwise stated.
- Full CSA-approved equipment is required.
- Games are 36-minute in length with a run-time clock.
- Ranked lines will compete against equally ranked lines on the opposing team.
- Game flow
- Timed buzzer or whistle for 1-minute line changes. Lines change will happen “on the fly”
- The skaters on the ice cannot touch the puck after the buzzer and they must immediately skate to the player’s bench.
- The players of the next line are allowed to enter the ice as soon as the buzzer signals the line change.
- There is no icing or offside.
- If a goal is scored or a goaltender freezes the puck, the game official blows the whistle. All attacking players must clear the attacking zone before pursuing the puck. The goaltender must immediately gather/release the puck and move it to a team member.
- If the puck is out of the playing area, possession will be given to the non-offending team and the play resumes.
- Minor penalties are not served directly after the rule violations occur. The penalized player stays on the ice and the play continues.
- The puck is given to the non-offending team and the play resumes when the game official gives the signal. All players of the offending team must be in their half or moving toward their net before play can continue.
- Players involved in coincidental minor penalties will be sent off the ice for that remaining shift and the next shift. The two lines will play with the remaining players (2 on 2).
- When a major penalty is called, the game flow stops immediately. The penalized player must leave the ice and go to the dressing room.
- Play will continue at even strength with a player from a lower or adjacent line double shifting. (ie. If a player from the 1st line is ejected, a player from the 2nd line double shifts. If a player from the 3rd line is ejected, a player from the 2nd line double shifts.) The puck is given to the non-offending team and the play resumes when the game official gives the signal.
- At the end of a shift, the double shifting player must tag up at the player’s bench before touching the puck.
- Major penalties will be reviewed by Hockey Hi-Lites staff and when deemed necessary, the player will be ejected from the program. No refund will be granted.
- Penalty shots will be credited for all non-coincidental penalties and taken after the game. Goals scored on penalty shots will contribute to the outcome of the final score.
- Players are to provide their own water bottles. Please do not share water.
- A First Aid Kit will be located in the penalty box area.