3 v 3 Ice Breaker Tournament

Mark Zarbo Hockey will be hosting its 3rd annual 3 v 3 Cross-Ice Ice Breaker Tournament! This is a great way to kick off a season or make your own team with friends! Anyone can enter a team!

These are 1-day tournaments. Meaning the whole tournament will take place start to finish in the same day!

Teams are guaranteed minimum of 4 games (3 round robin, 1 playoff) with a maximum of 6 games. Game are 30-minutes in length (2- 15-minute running time periods).

Teams are allowed a maximum of 9 players, 2 goalies, 2 coaches. Coaches are allowed to stand on ice with the team but MUST wear skates and helmet if choosing to do so. If choosing not to go on ice, coaches can stand on benches.

Depending on exact sign up, teams will be split into divisions by age and level. As sign ups come in, we will communicate division splits to the teams. That way every team knows exactly what is happening and what division they are in. Teams would have the option to commit or step out based on division splits (July 10th cutoff date).

Currently we are not accepting individual player sign ups, only team sign ups. Those individual players should still fill out a form as if teams need players or goalies that will be the list we pass along to those teams!

Tournament Dates


Saturday August 12th, 2023

Team sign up form at the very bottom of the page!
Age GroupOpeningsRink
Squirt 2013 - 14 AAA/AA OPENHoliday Rinks
Bantam 2009 - 10 AAA/AAOPENHoliday Rinks

Sunday August 13th, 2023

Team sign up form at the very bottom of the page!
Age GroupOpeningsRink
Mite 2015 - 16 AAA/AAOPENHoliday Rinks
Pewee 2011 - 12 AAA/AAOPENHoliday Rinks

Tournament Information

  • 1 Day Tournament
  • 4 Game Guarantee, 6 Game Maximum. 3 Round Robin, 1 Playoff Game minimum!
  • 2- 15 minute Running Time Periods (30-minute games)
  • Line changes on the fly! No horn to change!
  • Penalties are penalty shots taken right away at time of infraction!
  • 1 Referee and 1 scorekeeper provided per game
  • Prize TBA given to Division Champions

To View all Tournament Rules, Click Here!

Cost & Sign Up Options

Enter your own team!

  • $425 Team Entry Fee
    • 9 Skaters, 2 Goalies and 2 coach Maximum roster per team
      • If your team needs help finding players or a goalie let us know!
    • 10 players = only $42 each
    • Guaranteed 4 games total!
    • Coach can either stand on bench or go on ice and stand with players. Coach MUST wear helmet and skates if on ice.
    • Teams must provide their own jerseys! If questions on jerseys don’t hesitate to ask!


  • If you are entering your own team, the team fee does NOT include jerseys.  Jerseys do NOT need to have numbers on the back but MUST be matching in color.
    • Teams should have 2 jerseys. If team jerseys are close in color, then the away team must change or be prepared to wear pinnies for that game. We will be in contact with all teams prior to the tournament who on jerseys and colors to ensure no issues come tournament day!
    • If your team needs jerseys let us know and we can put you in contact with a supplier!

Sign Up & Payment Deadlines

  • To sign up a team use sign up form below! We are currently not accepting individual player sign ups, only team sign ups!
  • If your team needs players/goalie let us know and we can help find players to round out your team!

  • Teams have until July 10th to accept or decline tournament entry.  Payments are due July 10th.  Team cancellations after July 10th are non-refundable!
  • Rosters are due 1 week prior to tournament. Team roster includes player name, birth year, current team, level of play.
  • Team payments must be ONE payment of $425.  We will not collect money from each individual player. Payments can be made by cash, check (send to PO Box 41, GI, NY 14072) or Venmo @Mark-Zarbo. We do accept credit cards but there is a 3% transaction fee. To use credit card just ask!

Individual Sign Up

NOTE! Our sign-up form gives the option to sign as an individual. Filling out the form as an individual player does NOT guarantee you the ability to play. We are collecting individual sign ups so when team’s need a few players or goalies to round out their rosters, we can provide them with a list of those interested to contact. Best way to guarantee a chance to play in the tournament is put together and enter your own team!