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Junior RoughRiders Tournaments


The Cedar Rapids Hockey Association hosts home tournaments each season. The number of tournaments offered depends on the number of teams fielded at each level of play. When possible, the CRHA offers bracket-style competition culminating in a single first-place ranking.

2017-18 Season Tournament Dates

  • Squirt A & C- January 12th-14th 2018

  • Mite Jamboree A,B and C- January 20th-21st 2018

  • PeeWee State Tournament March 2nd-4th

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Current Teams Registered

Squirt A- CLOSED

  • Freemont Ice Association
  • Kirkwood Youth Hockey 
  • Waterloo Jr Hawks
  • Des Moines Jr Bucs Red
  • Ice Hawks-Southern IL 
  • Quad Cities 
  • Cedar Rapids 
  • Lincoln Jr. Stars


  • Madison Patriots Youth Hockey
  • Ames Minor Youth Hockey
  • Omaha Hockey Club
  • Waterloo Jr Hawks
  • Kirkwood Stars 
  • Dubuque Jr Saints
  • Des Moines Jr Bucs Blue
  • Cedar Rapids

Mite Jamboree  CLOSED-Email for Wait List 

  • Red
    • Waterloo-Red
    • Omaha Orange
    • Omaha White
    • St. Peters (Emmenegger)
    • Kirkwood Red-2
    • Des Moines- Red
    • Cedar Rapids Green
    • Meramec Sharks-Traube
    • Meramec Sharks-Eschmann
    • MHC Red-LaPlante
    • Quad Cities Select Red 
  • B Level-White
    • Waterloo-White
    • St. Peters Spirit(Figgemeier White)
    • St Peters(Neuf)
    • St Peters(Trader)
    • Meramec Sharks McKim
    • MHC 8U White - Miller
    • Ames
    • Des Moines Blue
    • Des Moines White
    • North Iowa Bulls 
    • Cedar Rapids 
    • Quad Cities
    • Maidens 1
  • C Level
    • Quad Cities Blue
    • Cedar Rapids Black 
    • Iowa City Blizzard 1
    • CR House 
    • Maidens 2 
    • Iowa City Blizzard 2 



Tournament Rules and Practices

Upon confirmation of your team’s registration in a Jr. RoughRider tournament and again upon team check-in, the CRHA will provide documentation of rules and scoring which will apply to the specific event. Below find a basic list of rules and practices which generally apply to most Jr. RoughRider games.  Official rules for 2017-18squirt, pee wee, and bantam tournaments should be referenced for actual home tournament events.

  • Mite Jamboree will be 4×4 Half-ice style using goalies, with three 10 min periods and a 4-game guarantee 
  • Bantam games will be three 15-minute stop-time periods. Pee Wee and Squirt games are three 12-minute stop-time periods. Running clock begins when a 6 goal differential has been reached.
  • Games may begin as many as 30 minutes before scheduled if a situation arises. Teams are encouraged to have their players at the rink a minimum of one hour before scheduled game time.
  • 3 Minute pre-game warmup. 1-minute between periods.
  • Minor penalties assessed at Bantam games will be 2:00 in length. At Pee Wee and Squirt games, minor penalties will be 1:30 in length.
  • The CRHA enforces a “Zero Tolerance” policy for player and audience conduct as described by USA Hockey.
  • Games will be officiated by USAH-registered officials.
  • All applicable USAH rules will be recognized.
  • Ice resurfaced before every game.
  • Trophies are generally awarded to teams ranked 1st through 3rd place.
  • No gate or admission fees are charged to attendees.
  • Minimum 4 game guarantee.
  • The CRHA, its Board members, nor association members, are liable for any lost or stolen items. The ice arena is a city-owned facility managed by VenueWorks.

Scoring Format

  • Win = 2 points, Tie = 1 point, Loss = 0 points earned. An additional point will be awarded for a shutout game.
  • In a game ending 0-0, one point will be awarded to both teams.
  • In the event teams have accumulated an equal number of points at end of pool play, the tiebreak factors to determine seeding are: 1) head to head; 2) least number of goals against; 3) most goals scored; 4) overall number of periods won; 5) least penalty minutes; 6) fastest goal scored in all games played; 7) coin flip.
  • Overtime for seed round: 1) one 5-minute, sudden death period; 2) 5-player shootout; 3) sudden death victory shootout. A player ending the overtime period in the penalty box cannot participate in the shootout.

General Tournament Information

  • The Cedar Rapids Ice Arena features two sheets of ice, one Olympic-sized and one NHL-sized and operates two Zambonis.
  • The ice arena offers skate sharpening, however the booth is not manned at all hours of operation. It’s best to allow plenty of time if a player needs skates sharpened before a game. Skate laces and mouth guards are generally not stocked.
  • Parking will be extremely limited on nights when the USHL RoughRiders play at home.
  • Refer to the ice arena page for information about restaurants and lodging near the rink.