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AEA Salary Cap System

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Salary Cap Navigation: Team Evaluations | Player Evaluations

Please use this page to figure out the AEA Salary Cap values for each bracket of our tournaments. If you scroll down or use the navigation above you will see how to figure out the values for yourself and your teammates. Thank you.

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NOTE: AEA Salary Cap amount is based on your TOP 10 VALUED skaters & your GOALIE, Dekes & Dangles is your full roster.

A Bracket Defined

A Bracket/Platinum Division – Team is comprised primarily of experienced adult player 18 years or older.
ALL players should have ACHA hockey experience or higher. If your SPC roster is less than 10 skaters, your vacant slots will be assessed a value of $1.1 million each.

Sample SPC A Bracket Team: 11 A Players = $12.1 million {SPC Salary Cap Limits: > $10 million}

Sample D&D A Bracket Team: 6 A Players = $6.60 million {D&D Salary Cap Limits: > $6 million}

B+ Bracket Defined

B+ Bracket/Gold Division - Team is comprised primarily of experienced adult player 18 years or older.
This is a hybrid bracket. Players on these teams should have HIGH SCHOOL playing experience. This bracket will allow a COUPLE A Bracket level players allowed per roster. If your SPC roster is less than 10 skaters, your vacant slots will be assessed a value of $.75 million each

Sample SPC B+ Bracket Team: 2 A Players + 9 B+ Players = $8.95 million {SPC Salary Cap Limits: $8.25 - $9.00 million}

Sample D&D B+ Bracket Team: 1 A Players + 5 B+ Players = $4.85 million {D&D Salary Cap Limits: $4.00 - $4.85 million}

B Bracket Defined

B Bracket/Silver Division – Team is comprised primarily of experienced adult players 18 years or older.
Players on these teams should be GENERAL REC-LEAGUE playing experience or are high school experienced players over 30 years of age. You will be allowed to have a COUPLE of players high school playing experience (u30), but most of the team must have limited youth playing experience, but may have several years playing as an adult. If your SPC roster is less than 10 skaters, your vacant slots will be assessed a value of $.5 million each. ABSOLUTELY NO "A" PLAYERS ALLOWED IN THIS BRACKET.

Sample SPC B Bracket Team: 2 B+ Players + 9 B Players = $6.00 million {SPC Salary Cap Limits: $5.50 - $6.00 million}

Sample D&D B Bracket Team: 1 B+ Players + 5 B Players = $3.25 million {D&D Salary Cap Limits: $3.00 - $3.25 million}

C Bracket Defined

C Bracket/Bronze Division – Team is comprised primarily of beginner adult players 18 years or older.
Although a small number of players may have 5+ year of beginner adult experience, the MAJORITY of the team consists of players with 1-5 years of entry level playing experience as an adult. If your SPC roster is less than 10 skaters, your vacant slots will be assessed a value of $.2 million each. ABSOLUTELY NO "A" OR "B+" PLAYERS ALLOWED IN THIS BRACKET.

Sample SPC C Bracket Team: 2 B Players + 9 C Players = $2.80 million {SPC Salary Cap Limits: < $2.80 million}

Sample D&D C Bracket Team: 1 B Players + 5 C Players = $1.5 million {D&D Salary Cap Limits: < $1.50 million}

JEMC/30+ Bracket Defined

John English Memorial Cup/30+ Bracket - Team is comprised primarily of a wide range of experienced adult players 30 years or older.
Players may have high school playing experience or more, but most of the team has several years of playing as an adult. Please know the SPC Salary Cap System has value changes applied to age and experience levels.  If your SPC roster is less than 10 skaters, your vacant slots will be assessed a value of $.6 million each

Sample SPC JEMC Bracket Team: 8 B+ Players o30 + 3 B Players o30 = $6.30 million {SPC Salary Cap Limits: $5.00 - $6.30 million}

Sample D&D 30+ Bracket Team: 4 B+ Players o30 + 2 B Players o30 = $3.40 million {D&D Salary Cap Limits: $2.75 - $3.40 million}

Rooster Cup/Rec COED Bracket Defined

COED Bracket – Teams are comprised of both men and women at any level of playing, older than 18 years of age.
Please take note of the salary cap for these bracket, and be sure to be under it in order to participate.  If your SPC roster is less than 10 skaters, your vacant slots will be assessed a value of $.5 million eachABSOLUTELY NO "A" OR "B+" PLAYERS ALLOWED IN THE REC COED BRACKET (MEN OR WOMEN).

Sample SPC Rooster Cup Team: 2 B+ (Men) + 3 B+ Players (Women) + 2 B Players (Men) + 4 B Players (Women) = $5.55 million {SPC Salary Cap Limits: $5.00 - $5.55 million}
If your SPC roster is less than 10 skaters, your vacant slots will be assessed a value of $.75 million each.

Sample Rec COED Bracket Team: 4 B Player (Men) + 4 B Players (Women) + 3 C Players (Women) = $3.70 million {SPC Salary Cap Limits: < $3.70 million}
If your SPC roster is less than 10 skaters, your vacant slots will be assessed a value of $.50 million each.

Sample D&D COED Bracket Team: 1 A Player (Men) + 1 A/B+ Player (Women) + 2 B Players (Women) + 1 B Player (Men) + 1 C Player (Men) = $3.15 million {D&D Salary Cap Limits: < $3.15 million}
If your D&D roster is less than 6 skaters, your vacant slots will be assessed a value of $.75 million each.

Women's Bracket Defined

Women's Bracket – The Women's Bracket will be open to all skill levels, older than 18 years of age.
Each team in this bracket will have a mix of players associated with it. In years past this bracket had dominate teams that would run the bracket. Weaker teams than refused to return to some tournaments. We want to eliminate this from happening again. There will be stricter guidelines to this bracket and we're hoping the AEA Salary Cap System will assist in this process. 

Sample SPC Women's Bracket Team: 5 A/B+ Players (Women) + 6 B Players (Women) = $6.65 million {SPC Salary Cap Limits: > $6.50 million}

Sample D&D Women's Bracket Team: 3 A/B+ Players (Women) + 3 B Players (Women) = $3.60 million {D&D Salary Cap Limits: > 3.50 million}

*ALL TOURNAMENTS ARE 18+ YEARS OF AGE.

player evaluations

Please make sure all of your teammates are registered. You can do this by visiting our AEA Player Registration page.

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ETHICS CHECK: Now, lets use some good personal judgement and ethics when applying values. I want you to register your "actual" experience level, then it can be adjusted when applied to rosters. So we will give you a couple of examples to go by.

LEGEND: u30 (Under 30) | o30 (Over 30) | u40 (Under 40) | o40 (Over 40)

A PLAYER CRITERIA: Have you ever played on an ACHA team or higher?

Yes, are you a Male or Female?

Male: u40 $1.1 million | o40 $750,000
Female: u40 $650,000 | o40 $450,000

No, move on to B+ Player Criteria.

B+ PLAYER CRITERIA: Have you ever played HIGH SCHOOL hockey?

Yes, are you a Male or Female?

Male: u30 $750,000 | o30 $600,000 | o40 $500,000
Female: u30 $550,000 | o30 $425,000 | o40 $300,000

No, move on to B Player Criteria.

B PLAYER CRITERIA: Do you just play in GENERAL REC-LEAGUE? No formal hockey training, but may have naturally athletic ability.

Yes, are you a Male or Female?

Male: $500,000 | o40 $300,000
Female: $350,000 | o40 $250,000

No, move on to B- Player Criteria.

B- PLAYER CRITERIA: Do you just play in GENERAL REC-LEAGUE? No formal hockey training, enjoy the game, NOT naturally athletic, BUT has some coordination.

Yes, are you a Male or Female?

Male: $350,000 | o40 $250,000
Female: $200,000 | o40 $150,000

No, move on to C Player Criteria.

C PLAYER CRITERIA: Are you a beginner to the sport of ice hockey (< 5 years), or play in lower skilled rec-leagues (not a dominate player), NOT naturally athletic, enjoy the workout and time with the team, this is the value for you.

Yes, are you Male or Female?

Male: $200,000
Female: $100,000

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