To enter Hockey Challenge™ Playoff via the Contest website, click the appropriate navigational link on the Contest website, agree to abide by the official rules governing the Contest, then follow the instructions to submit your entry, which includes selecting your team name and team. Upon successfully entering your team, If you do not already have a CDM Sports account, you will setup your account using your email address and create a password to be used for modifying your team as well as accessing results and the BBS.

Entries are also accepted via our toll-free number (1.888.636.7559) and regular mail (mail to: CDM Sports, PO Box 31782 St. Louis, MO 63131).


Your Internet entry must be paid by credit card or debit card using either MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover. All entries must be received 5 minutes prior to the start of the first game on Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

Mailed entries can also be paid by check or money order and must be postmarked by Monday, April 9, 2018, and received no later than Wednesday, April 11, 2018.

The Contest begins with the first playoff hockey game on April 11, 2018, and ends with the final playoff hockey game, spanning the entire professional hockey playoffs.


To enter Hockey Challenge Playoff, there is a one-time entry fee. There are additional fees for modifying your team. All fees are payable in U.S. funds. There is a limit of six (6) entries per customer.

Entry Fee
All Customers
Full Season Customers
Transaction Fees
Taxi Squad Switches (unlimited)
$2.00 each
New Player Purchase (limit 8)
$6.00 each
All-Inclusive Transaction Package

Save Money! Buy a package, including all switches and 8 new player purchases, for just $60.00. If you purchase the all-inclusive package, no additional fees will be charged during the Contest for switches or purchases.

NOTE: All-inclusive transaction packages must be purchased by the Contest deadline on Wednesday, April 11th.


During signup, you select, from the listed players a starting lineup of 20 players as well as a bench consisting of 12 players. These players remain on your team until you decide to modify your team.

Your starting lineup must consist of the following:

  • 4 Goalies
  • 4 Centers
  • 6 Wingers
  • 6 Defensemen
  • Taxi Squad

    Your taxi squad must consist of any 12 players. They are your backups and may be switched onto your starting lineup for any reason: (e.g. elimination, injury, performance, match-ups, etc.) The position distribution rules do not apply to your taxi squad but do apply when these players are switched into the starting lineup.

    Listed Players

    You can select listed players at any time before or during the Contest. Listed players can be selected for your starting lineup and taxi squad effective immediately upon submitting your entry. A listed player's position has been determined by CDM Sports and will remain the same for the entire Contest. Players can only be used at the position assigned to them. To view players and their ID numbers, click here.

    Unlisted Players

    If a team not listed makes the playoffs, all players on that team will be added and may be selected. To request that an unlisted player be added in order to be selected, email us at [email protected] or call us at 1.888.636.7559. Unlisted players can be in your starting lineup at the beginning of the Contest.