Tournament Details

Pat Quinn Classic History

Burnaby has hosted  an international bantam tournament since 1962 making this one of the longest running tournaments in the world.  

In 2015, the tournament was reimagined to honour the legendary Pat Quinn and the Pat Quinn Classic was created.  Delivered and supported by hockey and community partnerships, the tournament carries forward the legacy of Pat Quinn and his passion for developing great athletes and leaders.  The PQC has established itself as one of the preeminent tournaments in North America. 

Supporting and celebrating academic excellence is central to the PQC. To date the tournament has raised over $75,000 for the Pat Quinn Scholarship Fund that supports high performance athletes pursuing postgraduate studies.  The fund is managed by Hockey Canada Foundation and more details can be found here.  The Vancouver Canucks Alumni Association have been a long time tournament partner and provide three $1,000 scholarships to tournament players annually.  For more information on criteria and past winners click here. 

Burnaby is a perfect home for the Pat Quinn Classic.  Home to the Burnaby Minor Hockey Association and Burnaby Winter Club – Burnaby has the highest ratio of rink per capita in the world.  It’s no surprise the city has produced some exceptional hockey players. Joe Sakic, Cliff Ronning, Paul Kariya, Darren McCarty, Chris Joseph, Glenn Anderson, Jack McIlhargey, Karl Alzner, Greg Zanon, Byron Ritchie, Tyler McNealy, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Matt Barzal and Dante Fabbro, all played minor hockey in Burnaby and moved on to the NHL and/or Team Canada.

This tournament is another chapter in Burnaby’s impressive hockey history.

See the Past Winners and MVPs from previous Pat Quinn Classics

About Burnaby


We recognize the ancestral and unseeded homelands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ and sḵwx̱wú7mesh speaking people and to extend appreciation for the opportunity to hold our tournament on this territory.

Nestled in the heart of Metro Vancouver, lies the growing, multicultural urban centre of Burnaby.

Burnaby is British Columbia’s third largest city with a population of 230,000 residents hailing from 80 different cultural backgrounds, speaking more than 100 different languages. This international flavour weaves itself through Burnaby’s shopping, restaurants, cultural centres, festivals and neighbourhoods.

With 130 parks, Burnaby is known as a green city. One quarter of the city is lush green park space —the highest percentage for any North American city. These parks house extensive walking, hiking and biking trails, and remarkable natural attractions such as Burnaby Lake, Burnaby Mountain Conservation Area and Deer Lake Park.


Burnaby is centrally located in British Columbia’s Metro Vancouver region. The region is comprised of 12 distinct communities, including Vancouver, Richmond and West Vancouver, and totals 2.5 million residents. Together, the communities comprise one of the world’s most cosmopolitan and dynamic cities.

Packed with breathtaking mountains, oceans, lakes, rivers and beaches – the region is renowned for its incomparable natural beauty. The North Shore Mountains rise 5,000 feet from the Pacific Ocean creating an unparalleled, snow-capped backdrop.  This provides the venue for a vast array of outdoor activities such as cycling, hiking, kayaking, golfing, skiing and snowboarding. Mountains and oceans create the backdrop for some of the region’s most notable attractions such as Stanley Park, Granville Island, Grouse Mountain and the Capilano Suspension Bridge.

Tournament Rinks

Bill Copeland Sport Centre

(Both Bill Copeland Arena and Burnaby Lake Arena)

3676 Kensington Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Burnaby Winter Club

4990 Canada Way
Burnaby, BC


(formerly Burnaby 8 Rinks)

6501 Sprott Street
Burnaby, BC

Kensington Arena

6159 Curtis Street
Burnaby, BC

Planet Ice Coquitlam

2300 Rocket Way
Coquitlam, BC


Tournament Sanction Number

Tournament Rules
The 2022 Pat Quinn Classic will follow the current PCAHA Rulebook.

Home team wears dark, visiting team wears light.

No protests will be accepted. Referees decisions are final.

Game Lengths
All U15 Male tournament games are scheduled to be three 20-minute periods with an ice clean in between the second and third period. If a game is running late the third period will be set at half of the remaining time left not necessarily 20 minutes. All U13 Male and Female (U15 and U13) tournament games are scheduled to be three 15-minute periods. If a game is running late the third period will be set at half of the remaining time left not necessarily 15 minutes.

Game Lengths Finals Same as round robin.

Pre Game Warm Up 5-5-minute warm up.

No timeouts in the round-robin or consolation games. Each team gets one 30 second timeout in all playoff round games.

OT – Round Robin
No overtime.

OT – Playoffs There will be a 5-minute, stop time, 3 on 3 sudden death period to
determine the winner. The teams will remain in the same ends of the ice as the
third period. If no winner is decided during the overtime, a 3-man shoot-out will
decide the game. If still tied after the first 3, there will be a sudden death shootout. Each team must use every player on the bench before allowing the first
shooter to go again. Players will shoot alternately at each end until the match is

Mercy Rule If there is a five-goal differential then game play will be switched to a running clock, in the second and third period only. If the differential drops to less than 5 goals top time will resume.

Body Checking
There is NO body contact in the Male U13 division.  There is body contact in Male U15 division.  There is no body contact in any Female Division.

Player Suspensions
Minor Penalties with a game misconduct will result in an additional game suspension.  Major penalties in the final 10minutes of the third period, a 2 game suspension.  These rules follow BC Hockey suspension protocol.

Coach Misconduct
If a coach is removed form a game because of a misconduct they will be suspended for an additional game in the Pat Quinn Classic.  The Disciplinary Committee as deemed necessary may implement further suspensions and/or removal of a coach from the Pat Quinn Classic.  There is zero tolerance towards a coach showing abuse towards an official or player(s).

Any fighting misconducts will result in an automatic game ejection.  Players assesses a fighting misconduct will be accessed a two game suspension as per BC Hockey.  The Disciplinary Committee as deemed necessary may implement further suspensions and/or removal of a player or players from the Pat Quinn Classic.

Gross/Match Misconduct
Every Gross/Match penalty will be reviewed by the Disciplinary Committee.  The Disciplinary Committee as deemed necessary may implement further suspensions.

Tournament Points
Two points will be allocated to the winning team, one point for a tie and zero to the losing team.

Standings After Round Robin
If 2 Teams are tied in the standings the following tie-break steps will be taken in this order (if 3 or more teams are tied then same criteria is used): (a) Most points obtained.

 (b) If two or more teams are tied for any position, standings will be determined by ranking the teams on the basis of most wins.

 (c) If two or more teams are still tied after (b), standings will be determined by ranking the remaining teams on the basis of least losses,

 (d) If two or more teams are still tied after (c), standings shall be determined by fewest number of goals against,

(e) if two or more teams are still tied after (d) the team’s standings shall be determined by fewest number of penalty minutes,

(f) if two or more teams are still tied after (e) the team’s standings shall be determined by most goals for and

(g) if there are two are still tied after (e) there will be a coin toss, in the event there is more than two teams tied in (g) teams will be drawn from a hat ranking them in order in which they are drawn.