Who should I talk to if I want to get involved as a partner of the Cup or if I want to register a team?

Please contact Simon Leblanc at sleblanc@charlesbruneau.qc.ca and we will be happy to provide all the details about possible partnerships or team registration. Let's play together towards a cancer-free future for children!

Are spots at the Charles-Bruneau Cup limited?

Yes, for the second edition of the Charles-Bruneau Cup presented by IGA will be able host 40 teams. Register your team now!

How do the categories work?

To offer a diverse experience and allow all players to have fun, 4 categories are offered: Intermediate, Recreational and Co-ed intermediate, Co-ed recreational. The captain will have to choose a category when registering the team. No worries, this can be changed afterword.


When registering individually, each player must complete a form that will provide information about their hockey experience and skills. The team will be positioned according to the average experience and skills. If necessary, the organization has all rights to transfer a team to another category.

Can I enter a category and then change?

Yes, it is possible. The captain needs to contact the organization to make the change. The category will be validated for all teams before the production of the tournament schedule. This will be done about a few weeks before the event.

Do I need a complete roster in order to register?

No. As the spots are limited, it's best for the captain to enter his team to secure it. He must first register the team and then he can send the registration link to players that will join. A team must consist of a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 players.

What are the refund policies in case of cancellation?

Registration fees do not apply to the minimum amount of donation and are not tax deductible. If you opt out, please let us know. As of July 1, 2022, registration fees will not be refundable. By that date, the equipment order will have been placed.

What is the mandatory and recommended equipment?

The Charles-Bruneau Cup requires equipment adapted to practice ball-hockey. Please check out the new Equipment for the Charles-Bruneau Cup for full details on the equipment.

You provide a stick with the registration fee, but can I use mine?

Since the event will be held at Stade IGA, the use of a stick with a protection under the blade will be recommended. In collaboration with our official equipment manufacturer, we will offer a stick with these characteristics to all players. This will preserve the tennis surfaces at the stadium. Wood sticks, composite or carbon blades should be allowed.

I still have my equipment from last year, can I use it?

Absolutely. We encourage 2021 participants to reuse their equipment such as the stick and shin pads. You will be able to select 2 new items included in the registration fee. As for the jersey, a new official design will be made for the 2022 edition.

Is the fundraising done individually or as a team?

Ball hockey is a team sport so fundraising shall be done as a team too. All team players will contribute to the team goal. The team's goal is to reach the minimum required (average of $500 per player). For example, the fundraising goal for a 10-player team will be $5,000.

If the team sets a higher fundraising goal than the one requested, will it be obliged to achieve it?

No. The team's commitment to the Foundation is to reach the fundraising goal of registration for the tournament, which is $500 minimum average per player.

Where do the donations go?

The entire sum raised for the Charles-Bruneau Cup will be donated to the Charles-Bruneau Foundation. Over 30 years, $55 million has been invested in research and the construction, development and equipment of a Centre and three Pediatric Oncology Units. This means that all children with cancer in Quebec are treated in a Charles-Bruneau Unit.
Visit the Charles-Bruneau Foundation website for more details.

Where will the Charles-Bruneau Cup presented by IGA will be held?

In partnership with the official presenter of the event, the second edition of the Charles-Bruneau Cup will take place at the IGA Stadium in Montreal. It is a unique place to set up a festive ball hockey event that will be out of the ordinary. Be ready!

Will my team be able to practice before the event?

The captain can always contact Simon Leblanc at the sleblanc@charlesbruneau.qc.ca. It will be a pleasure to assist you in setting up a practice and your preparation for the Cup. Please note that the practice cannot take place at the IGA Stadium.

Is there a rain plan?

The Charles-Bruneau Cup will be held outdoors on Saturday, September 18, in good weather or bad weather. To ensure the safety of all participants, the event will be suspended in case of thunderstorms or extreme conditions. Facilities will allow participants to take shelter if ever needed.

What are the rules for the Cup?

The Charles-Bruneau Cup is a sporting and friendly event. The goal is to relive together a highlight of our childhood, that of playing ball hockey in the street. And even on the street, there were rules! Each player will receive a list of rules for the smooth running of the Cup.

Can a participant under the age of 18 register?

Yes. The Charles-Bruneau Cup allows a player to register from the age of 16. He must have a release from a parent or guardian in order to participate in the event.

What is the game format?

The game format is 4 on 4 for all categories. Meaning that 4 players on each side on the surface in addition to the goalkeepers. For the co-ed category, each team must have a minimum of two female players on the surface at all time. Note that women are also welcome in the other categories as well where this rule does not apply.

How many games will my team play in the Charles-Bruneau Cup?

Each team will play a minimum of 3 games during the tournament. Subsequently, depending on the number of teams per category and the playoff format, a team could play up to 6 games to win the Cup! The detailed schedule will be provided no later than two weeks prior to the event.

Who are the star players?

The Foundation will solicit public figures from the sports community or the artists' union to become player or coach for certain teams with this privilege. Each public figure will have a profile on the website.

How can my team be eligible for the Draft?

The Draft will be put in place to salute the effort to collect the teams. The exact parameters will be defined along the way based on the number of personalities available. One thing is certain, a team will have to exceed its fundraising goal.

Do you have a COVID-19 plan for this event?

The health and safety of our participants is our priority. All COVID health measures required by the Government will in place and respected throughout the tournament. Note, however, that if Montreal were in the orange or red zone next September, the event could not take place in its original concept.

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