To enter The Original Hockey Challenge™ 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 select 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 (888.636.7559), by regular mail (mail to: CDM Sports, PO Box 31782 St Louis, MO 63131) and by fax (314.546.4230).

Payment and Deadline

Your Internet entry must be paid by credit card or debit card, using either: MasterCard, VISA, American Express or Discover. All internet entries must be received by 6:00 PM CT on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. Phone and fax entries have the same requirements.

Mailed entries can also be paid by check or money order and must be received by Wednesday, October 4, 2017.

The Contest begins with the games on Wednesday, October 4, 2017, and ends with the last game played in the regular season (currently scheduled for Sunday, April 8, 2018).

Only 500 entries will be accepted in the Contest. All entries will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.


To enter The Original Hockey Challenge, there is a one-time entry fee. If you purchase an entry which includes all transactions, there are no additional fees, otherwise there are additional fees for modifying your team which are listed below. All fees are payable in U.S. funds. There is a limit of six (6) entries per customer in the Contest.


Option Hockey Challenge ® - Points Entry Options
Cost by 09/18
Cost After 09/18
1) Full Season Contest (with all transactions) $264.95 $284.95
2) All Additional Entries (with all transactions) $259.95 $279.95
3) Full Season Contest (with no transactions included) $44.95 $44.95
4) All Additional Entries (with no transactions included) $39.95 $39.95


In order to comply with new government regulations in the fantasy sports industry, we have created Throwback Leagues. These "Throwback leagues" will be limited to 15 teams, will have a flat fee that includes all transactions for the season and will have a different league prize structure that will pay cash prizes to the top 6 teams in the 15 team league. All participants in the Throwback leagues are eligible for overall prizes.

These leagues will be open (with a limit of 1 entry) to the following customers:

1)   New players of the Hockey Challenge contest.
2)   Past Hockey Challenge - Points team owners who didn't play in 2016 and have won less than $500 in 2012 - 2015.
3)   2016 Hockey Challenge - Points team owners who didn't win an end of the contest prize, and who are entered in a regular league (with any transaction package) in 2017 and have won less than $500 in 2012 - 2015.

Option Hockey Challenge Entry Options
1) Full Season Contest (with all transactions) $199.95

MULTI GAME (Full and Playoff) Entry Packages

Hockey Challenge (ALL INCLUSIVE) Multi Game Entry Options
1) BEST DEAL! 1 Entry in the Full Season and Playoff Contests (with all transactions included for all contests) $344.90 $30.00!


Type of Transaction
Any Player Change before 6 PM CT on Wednesday, October 4th (unlimited) FREE
Taxi Squad Switch (unlimited) $2.50 each
Mid Week Switch (limit 10) $2.50 each
New Player Purchase (limit 16) $6.00 each
Taxi Squad Roster Expansion, Feb 23rd - Feb 26th (limit 2) $3.00 each


If you don't purchase an entry with ALL transactions included, you can add one of the following packages to your team by 6 PM CT on Monday, October 9th. A package must be assigned to one team, and are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Early Bird Discounts: Save $10 off any transaction package purchased by September 18th! Save $20 off the all-inclusive transaction package (all switches and purchases) if purchased by September 18th.

Package Options
Transaction Packages
1) ALL player switches for weeks 1 - 9 until 6:00 PM CT on Monday, December 4th $75.00
2) ALL 16 new player purchases $80.00
3) ALL switches for weeks 1 - 9 until 6:00 PM CT on Monday, December 4th & all 16 player purchases $140.00
4) ALL player switches $185.00
5) ALL 16 new player purchases & ALL player switches $240.00



During signup, you select from the listed players a starting lineup of 20 players within the constraints of a 60,000,000 salary cap, as well as a taxi squad of 12 players. These players remain on your roster until you switch them or purchase a new player and drop an existing player.

Starting Lineup

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. The salary cap constraints and position distribution rules do not apply to your taxi squad.

Salary Cap and Player Salaries and Player Positions

The 60,000,000 salary cap, as well as the player salaries and player positions are assigned by CDM Sports and do not change. For player salaries, click here.

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 bench effective immediately upon submitting your entry. A listed player's position has been determined by CDM Sports based on his play last year and will remain the same for the entire Contest.

Unlisted Players

You can select unlisted players at any time before or during the Contest. However, all unlisted players are assigned a 1,500,000 salary. An unlisted player's position will be assigned based on play during the season. To request that an unlisted player be added to the salary file in order to be selected, email us at [email protected] or call us at 1.888.636.7559.