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NEW YORK RANGERS CONTEST

Official Contest Rules

NO PURCHASE OR PAYMENT OF ANY KIND IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN THE "NEW YORK RANGERS CONTEST" ("CONTEST").  A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCE OF WINNING.  THIS CONTEST IS INTENDED FOR VIEWING IN THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA AND SHALL ONLY BE CONSTRUED AND EVALUATED ACCORDING TO UNITED STATES AND CANADIAN LAW. RESIDENTS OF QUEBEC ARE EXCLUDED FROM PARTICIPATING IN THE CONTEST OR WINNING ANY PRIZES ASSOCIATED WITH THIS CONTEST.

Participation in the Contest constitutes an entrant's (hereinafter "Participant") full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules. The Contest will accept entries beginning at 12:01 am Eastern Time (ET) on Tuesday October 15, 2013 ("Contest Start Date"), and ends at 6:50 pm ET on Thursday, April 10, 2014, unless the Rangers reach the Playoffs ("Contest Entry Period").  The Contest will begin on Saturday, October 19, 2013 (at 6:50 PM ET) and ending on the last day of the New York Rangers NHL season. Any entry received after the Contest Period has expired will not be considered in the Contest. During the Contest Period, the selections on all valid entries will be scored and tracked by the Administrator (as defined below). Administrator will also publish Contest Period team selection deadlines ("Selection Deadline") for the selection of a contestant's "Fantasy Team" during the Contest Period. Administrator will publish the Selection Deadline for each respective contest week within the Official Contest Rules. All selections for a Participant's Fantasy Team must be received prior to each Contest Period Selection Deadline.

The Contest is not affiliated in any way with, or endorsed by the National Hockey League ("NHL") or its associated organizations. The Contest is operated by Hotbox Sports Ventures Inc. ("Administrator") who is solely responsible for all aspects of this Contest. All decisions of Administrator are final and binding as they relate to all contests, eligibility of Participants and the award of any prizes.

To guarantee that a Participant's Contest Period Players are active for Saturday, October 19, 2013 (at 6:50 PM ET), each Participant must a) register and b) have picked and saved their Contest Period Players by Saturday, October 19, 2013 (at 6:50 PM ET).

To be eligible to play for all prizes, Participant must a) register and b) have picked and saved their Contest Period Players by Saturday, October 19, 2013 (at 6:50 PM ET).

Eligibility: The "New York Rangers Contest" is a game of skill and is intended for viewing in the United States ("U.S.") and USA only and shall only be construed and evaluated according to U.S. and Canadian law. Do not enter the Contest if you (as a Participant) are not (i) a legal U.S. or Canadian resident, reside in Quebec or (ii) age 17 or younger. Employees, officers and directors of the Administrator, or the New York Rangers and their respective parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents and advertising and promotion agencies (collectively, "Released Parties"), as well as the immediate family members (parents, children, siblings, spouses) and/or persons living in the same household (whether related or not) of each are not eligible to participate in the Contest. All federal, state and local laws and regulations apply.  Void where prohibited, taxed or restricted by law.

How to Play:  To enter the Contest, visit the website at http://Rangers.nhl.com/ or http://www.hotboxsports.com/.  The site will host the Contest for Participants to test their skill.  You can enter the Contest online by completing your registration, agreeing to official rules and submitting your Contest Period entry as more fully described below.  To complete the Contest each Participant must provide their full name, date of birth, phone number, email address, prior to Thursday, April 10, 2014.


LINE-UP RULES


1. Select six (6) Forwards, four (4) Defensemen and one (1) Goalie as Starters for your Fantasy Team.


2. Choose which game during the Contest Period to activate each of the eleven (11) players. Each player can only start one game each Contest Period, even though there are multiple games. Your Fantasy Team will only receive points from the players on the active night. You do not receive points for all games in the Contest Period.


3. Select one player whose score will be doubled (The 4G Player). That player will earn double points for your team for the Contest Period.


4. Select one (1) Forward, one (1) Defensemen and one (1) Goalie as Backup Players. In the event that one of the eleven (11) Starters records zero (0) ice time for any reason (doesn't play and you have them starting), the Backup Player for that position will automatically activate.


5. Save your lineup. You must save a lineup to complete registration. You will not receive points unless you have saved a lineup. Once a lineup is saved, it will carry over to the next Contest Period and all eleven (11) players and Backups will be activated in the first game of the new Contest Period, until changed and saved.


Contest Period Selection Deadline (Subject to Change)


October Contest Periods (3)

Contest Period 1 - Saturday, October 19, 2013 6:50 PM ET

Contest Period 2 - Saturday, October 26, 2013 6:50 PM ET

Contest Period 3 - Tuesday, October 29, 2013 6:50 PM ET


November Contest Periods (7)

Contest Period 4 - Saturday, November 2, 2013 6:50 PM ET

Contest Period 5 - Wednesday, November 6, 2013 7:20 PM ET

Contest Period 6 - Sunday, November 10, 2013 6:50 PM ET

Contest Period 7 - Saturday, November 16, 2013 6:50 PM ET

Contest Period 8 - Tuesday, November 19, 2013 7:20 PM ET

Contest Period 9 - Saturday, November 23, 2013 7:50 PM ET

Contest Period 10 - Wednesday, November 27, 2013 7:20 PM ET


December Contest Periods (7)

Contest Period 11 - Monday, December 2, 2013 6:50 PM ET

Contest Period 12 - Saturday, December 7, 2013 7:20 PM ET

Contest Period 13 - Tuesday, December 10, 2013 7:20 PM ET

Contest Period 14 - Sunday, December 15, 2013 6:50 PM ET

Contest Period 15 - Friday, December 20, 2013 6:50 PM ET

Contest Period 16 - Monday, December 23, 2013 6:50 PM ET

Contest Period 17 - Sunday, December 29, 2013 6:50 PM ET


January Contest Periods (7)

Contest Period 18 - Friday, January 3, 2014 6:50 PM ET

Contest Period 19 - Monday, January 6, 2014 6:50 PM ET

Contest Period 20 - Friday, January 10, 2014 6:50 PM ET

Contest Period 21 - Tuesday, January 14, 2014 6:50 PM ET

Contest Period 22 - Saturday, January 18, 2014 1:50 PM ET

Contest Period 23 - Tuesday, January 21, 2014 6:50 PM ET

Contest Period 24 - Sunday, January 26, 2014 12:20 PM ET


February Contest Periods (1)

Contest Period 25 - Tuesday, February 4, 2014 6:50 PM ET


March Contest Periods (8)

Contest Period 26 - Thursday, February 27, 2014 6:50 PM ET

Contest Period 27 - Sunday, March 2, 2014 6:50 PM ET

Contest Period 28 - Friday, March 7, 2014 6:50 PM ET

Contest Period 29 - Tuesday, March 11, 2014 6:50 PM ET

Contest Period 30 - Friday, March 14, 2014 7:50 PM ET

Contest Period 31 - Tuesday, March 18, 2014 7:20 PM ET

Contest Period 32 - Saturday, March 22, 2014 6:50 PM ET

Contest Period 33 - Wednesday, March 26, 2014 7:50 PM ET


April Contest Periods (3)

Contest Period 34 - Tuesday, April 1, 2014 9:50 PM ET

Contest Period 35 - Saturday, April 5, 2014 6:50 PM ET

Contest Period 36 - Thursday, April 10, 2014 6:50 PM ET


Playoff Contest Periods

Contest Period 37 - Thursday, April 17, 2014 6:50 PM ET

Contest Period 38 - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 7:50 PM ET

Contest Period 39 - Sunday, April 27, 2014 11:50 AM ET

Contest Period 40 - Friday, May 2, 2014 6:50 PM ET

Contest Period 41 - Monday, May 5, 2014 7:20 PM ET

Contest Period 42 - Friday, May 9, 2014 11:50 AM ET

Contest Period 43 - Saturday, May 17, 2014 12:50 PM ET

Contest Period 44 - Thursday, May 22, 2014 7:50 PM ET

Contest Period 45 - Tuesday, May 27, 2014 7:50 PM ET

Contest Period 46 - Wednesday, June 4, 2014 7:50 PM ET

Contest Period 47 - Monday, June 9, 2014 7:50 PM ET

Contest Period 48 - Friday, June 13, 2014 7:50 PM ET



SCORING CATEGORIES


Forwards:


Defensemen:


Goalies:

A Participant's final score for the Contest will be the total of their contest points. The objective of the Contest is to earn as many Contest points as possible during the Contest Period. A Participant will not be able to change any of their individual Contest Period Player selections after each respective Contest Period Selection Deadline has passed. Participants are required to use their knowledge, as well as publicly available information and statistics related to professional sports players and teams to make informed contest selections.

Limited Entry: One entry per person per email address. The Administrator and the New York Rangers reserve the right to disqualify any person or email address that submits more than the maximum allowable entries.  Incomplete entries, or those containing incorrect information, will be void. Proof of sending or submission will not be deemed to be proof of receipt by the Administrator.  Use of any automated system to submit entries is prohibited and will result in disqualification of all such entries as well as the entrant.  By participating in this Contest, Participant agrees to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the Administrator which are final and binding in all matters relating to the Contest. By entering this Contest, Participant agrees that each entry becomes the property of the Administrator and that the Administrator may use such entry for any proper purpose. Any personally identifiable information collected during a Participant's participation in this Contest will be collected by Administrator and used by Administrator & New York Rangers, their respective affiliates, agents and marketers for purposes of the proper administration and fulfillment of the Contest as described in these Official Rules.

Force Majeure: If any Contest is not able to run as scheduled for any reason, including but not limited to technical failures, computer viruses, fraud, tampering, or any other causes which impact the integrity of the Contest, the Administrator reserves the right to suspend, modify or cancel the Contest at its sole discretion. Additionally, the Administrator may, at its sole discretion, choose to disqualify contestants who are deemed to have impacted or attempted to impact the Contest in any unauthorized manner. The Administrator assumes no responsibility for any error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or unauthorized access to, or alteration of, entries. The Administrator also is not responsible for any problems or technical malfunction of any telephone network or telephone lines, computer on-line systems, servers, or providers, computer equipment, software, failure or delay of any email or entry to be received by the Administrator on account of technical problems, human error or traffic congestion on the Internet or at any website, or any combination thereof.

CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY AN INDIVIDUAL (PARTICIPANT OR OTHERWISE) TO IMPACT IN ANY WAY THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF ANY WEBSITE OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE CONTEST, INTENTIONALLY OR UNINTENTIONALLY DAMAGE OR MODIFY AN ENTRY OR CONTEST IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE ADMINISTRATOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REMOVE ANY IMPACTED ENTRIES FROM THE CONTEST AND TO SEEK DAMAGES OR OTHER REMEDIES FROM ANY SUCH PERSON(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ATTEMPT TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW. In the event of a dispute regarding the identity of an individual who actually submitted an online entry, the entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized account holder of the email account.  "Authorized account holder" is defined as the natural person who is assigned to an email account by an Internet access provider, online service provider or other organization (e.g., business, educational, institution, etc.) that is responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with the submitted email address.


Limitation of Liability / Release of Administrator and New York Rangers are not responsible for any errors related to the administration of the Contest. This includes but is not limited to typographical errors in any Contest related material or distribution of prizes. The Administrator and the New York Rangers are not responsible for any late, lost, damaged, misdirected, or incomplete entries; any Contest disruptions, injuries, losses or damages caused by events outside of the control of the Administrator. The Administrator, Cellco Partnership d/b/a Verizon Wireless, MSG Holdings, L.P., the New York Rangers Hockey Club, the National Hockey League and its member teams, NHL Enterprises, LP and their affiliates, or other third parties involved in the operation of this Contest are not in any way responsible or liable for any damage, loss or injury (including death) resulting from participation in any Contest and/or acceptance and use of any prize. By entering the Contest, Participant agrees to release and hold harmless Administrator, the New York Rangers, and all Released Parties, retailers, distributors and advertising and promotion agencies, and its and each of their respective directors, officers, employees, shareholders and agents from any and all liability, loss, damage or injuries to any person or property of any kind sustained in connection with their participation in the Contest or from their acceptance, receipt, possession and/or use or misuse of the prize (including, without limitation, claims, costs, injuries and losses related to personal injuries, death, damage to or destruction of property, rights of publicity or privacy, defamation or portrayal in a false light, whether intentional or unintentional), or for any typographical or other error in the printing, offering or announcement of the prize, whether under a theory of contract, tort, (including negligence), warranty or other theory.  Participant further acknowledges that said parties have neither made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation or guarantee express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to the prize, including, but not limited to, its quality or fitness for a particular purpose. 


CONTEST WINNER SCHEDULE OF PRIZES

Winner Determination: At the end of each Contest Period, the results will be posted in the Standings portion of the website. 

1.  Monthly Winner (6 Prizes, plus playoffs) - Highest Scoring Participant receives:


2.  Half Season Winner (2 Prizes) - Highest scoring Participant receives:

                                                              

3.  Grand Prize Winner (1 Prize) - Highest Scoring Participant receives:


Total ARV of Contest Prizes:  $10,000


Actual ARV of autographed items may vary based on market fluctuation.  Prizes are awarded "as is" with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied.  Official Winner(s) will be responsible for all federal, state and local taxes and fees and other costs and expenses associated with prize receipt and/or use that are not expressly included in the prize description, including but not limited to transportation to and from Madison Square Garden, meals and beverages. No cash or other substitution, assignment or transfer of any prizes permitted, except by Sponsor, who reserves the right to substitute prize or prize component with cash or another prize of comparable or greater value. Sponsor is solely responsible for providing elements of prize to Official Winner. All prize details are at Sponsor's sole discretion. 

Tickets are subject to terms and conditions stated thereon.  Seat locations are determined be Sponsor.  Official Winner(s) and guest(s) must comply with all venue rules and regulations.  Failure to do so may result in forfeiture of prize.  If event is cancelled or postponed, no compensation or substitution will be provided.

In the event there is a tie for total points for any of the aforementioned prizes, the following tiebreaker(s) will be utilized; when the first criteria difference is achieved, the winner is determined. In the event that the Participants remain tied after the tiebreakers are applied, the prize will be divided among those Participants.

TIEBREAKER RULES FOR MONTHLY, HALF SEASON and GRAND PRIZE:

1st Tiebreaker - Highest Single Contest Period Score Wins

2nd Tiebreaker - Lowest Single Contest Period Score Loses

3rd Tiebreaker - Most Goals Scored Wins

Backup Scoring: The score for the three (3) Backup players will count towards the actual Contest Period score until all Starters at their respective positions (F, D, G) have played. At that time, the scores for the Backup players will not count towards the actual Contest Period score, unless one of the Starters does not play in the Contest Period.

Postponed/Cancelled Games: In the event that an actual NHL game is postponed/cancelled for any reason, all Starters and Backups scheduled to play in that game of the Contest Period will receive a zero (0) score for the Contest Period, unless the game is rescheduled within the same original Contest Period. Scores will not be updated/reflect back to the Contest Period if/when the actual NHL game is rescheduled. The postponed/cancelled game will become part of a future Contest Period, if/when the actual NHL game is rescheduled.

Score Corrections and Winner Selection: The Contest allows for 72 hours from the end of each individual Contest Period for Stat Corrections. Results for the Contest Period are not final until 72 hours after completion of the Period. At that time, a winner will be selected based on the criteria outlined in these Official Contest Rules.

Winner Notification:  The Monthly Prize, the Half Season Prize and Grand Prize winners will be determined based on the aforementioned criteria, from among all eligible entries received during the Contest Period. The potential Monthly Prize, Half Season Prize and Grand Prize winners will be contacted by the New York Rangers within a week of its completion. Potential Prize Winners will be notified by phone and or email. New York Rangers will make two (2) attempts to contact the potential winner(s) at the phone number and email address provided online within 48 hours from the time of the winner(s) selection. If the New York Rangers are unable to reach a potential winner via phone or email within this time frame, he/she will be disqualified and an alternate will be selected as the individual with the next highest Total Score. Odds of winning will depend on the total number of eligible entries received by either entry method and the ability of the contestant to successfully manage their Fantasy Team within the rules of the Contest.  All potential prize winners will be notified by e-mail and U.S. mail within four weeks (4 weeks or 28 days) of the final day of the Contest Period, of their potential eligibility to receive a prize. Potential winners will be required to return via e-mail and mail all required documents, which could include but are not limited to, taxation forms, affidavit of eligibility, liability release, and publicity release, within sixty (60) days of the date of the first attempt to notify the potential prize winner. Prize winners must also provide proof of eligibility, including but not limited to: proof of identity, and proof that they were of the age of majority in their jurisdiction of residence on the date of entry in the Contest in the form we request. Only once this has been completed will any prizes be released. Prize winners agree to provide authorization to the New York Rangers to use their name, image and/or likeness for promotional purposes without receiving any further compensation, except where prohibited by law.

Prize Conditions: All Prize winners are solely responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local taxes associated with the receipt of any prize.  The Contest Period Prize, Monthly Prize, Half Season Prize, and Grand Prize winners will be required to sign an Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release. The Affidavit of Eligibility and Liability/Publicity Release must be returned by the respective winners within 14 days of written notification by mail or prize may be forfeited and an alternate potential winner selected. If any of the aforementioned winners are considered to be a minor in their state of residence, parent or legal guardian must sign and return the affidavit. Failure to comply with these Official Rules may result in disqualification from the Contest. Return of any prize, or prize notification, as undeliverable will result in disqualification and an alternate winner will be selected. The winner's entry into the Contest constitutes permission (except where prohibited) for the New York Rangers, the Administrator and its affiliates and assigns of each to have, without further obligation, the right to print, publish, broadcast and use, worldwide in any media now known or hereafter developed, including but not limited to the world wide web, at any time or times, their names, portraits, pictures, video clips, voices, likeness and/or biographical information as news or information and for advertising, trade and promotional purposes in connection with the Contest without additional consideration, without notice, and without additional compensation unless prohibited by law.


Private Leagues


Participants have the opportunity to create Private Leagues within the New York Rangers Contest via the Private Leagues button on the Standings Tab. This game-within-a-game is for your enjoyment and competitive nature only. There are no prizes associated with Private Leagues.


To Create or Join a Private League:


  1. You must first be registered for the New York Rangers Contest before you may create or be invited into a Private League.

  2. On the Standings Tab, click the Private Leagues button. An option will appear on the top right to for NEW LEAGE NAME. Create you league name.

  3. Invite others to participate in the Private League. Enter the email addresses of those you want in the league and they will be entered.

  4. Anyone already entered into the Private League may invite anyone else they want into the league (not Commissioner/Creator specific).


Hotbox Cup


The Hotbox Cup incorporates all NHL teams offering a Contest powered by Hotbox Sports. A Participant is automatically registered for the Hotbox Cup upon entry into the New York Rangers Contest. All Hotbox Cup participants are also subject to the terms and conditions of the Official Contest Rules of the New York Rangers as set forth herein.

Winner Determination: Results will be posted in the Standings portion of the website.

Hotbox Cup Total Prize Amount: $20,000


  1. 1st Place Prize - $6,800 (The participant with the highest overall score within all Contests powered by Hotbox Sports for the 2013-2014 NHL season)

  2. 2nd Place Prize - $3,000 (The participant with the second highest overall score within all Contests powered by Hotbox Sports for the 2013-2014 NHL season)

  3. 3rd Place Prize - $1,100 (The participant with the third highest overall score within all Contests powered by Hotbox Sports for the 2013-2014 NHL season)

  4. 4th Place Prize - $850 (The participant with the fourth highest overall score within all Contests powered by Hotbox Sports for the 2013-2014 NHL season)

  5. 5th Place Prize - $650 (The participant with the fifth highest overall score within all Contests powered by Hotbox Sports for the 2013-2014 NHL season)

  6. 6th Place Prize - $500 (The participant with the sixth highest overall score within all Contests powered by Hotbox Sports for the 2013-2014 NHL season)

  7. 7th Place Prize - $350 (The participant with the seventh highest overall score within all Contests powered by Hotbox Sports for the 2013-2014 NHL season)

  8. 8th Place Prize - $300 (The participant with the eighth highest overall score within all Contests powered by Hotbox Sports for the 2013-2014 NHL season)

  9. 9th Place Prize - $250 (The participant with the ninth highest overall score within all Contests powered by Hotbox Sports for the 2013-2014 NHL season)

  10. 10th Place Prize - $200 (The participant with the tenth highest overall score within all Contests powered by Hotbox Sports for the 2013-2014 NHL season)

  11. Monthly Prizes - $1,000 Per Month (The participant with the highest overall score for the months of October, November, December, January, and March, individually, within all Contests powered by Hotbox Sports for the 2013-2014 NHL season)

  12. Playoff Prize - $1,000 (The participant with the highest overall score during the Stanley Cup Playoffs within all Contests powered by Hotbox Sports for the 2013-2014 NHL season)

In the event there is a tie for total points for any of the aforementioned prizes, the following tiebreaker(s) will be utilized; when the first criteria difference is achieved, the winner is determined. In the event that the Participants remain tied after the tiebreakers are applied, the prize will be divided among those Participants.

1st Tiebreaker - Highest Single Contest Period Score Wins

2nd Tiebreaker - Lowest Single Contest Period Score Loses

3rd Tiebreaker - Most Goals Scored Wins

Hotbox Cup Prizes: All Hotbox Cup prize payments shall be rendered to the identified winner one (1) month after the end of the Stanley Cup Finals. All Hotbox Cup participants are subject to the terms and conditions of the Official Contest Rules of the New York Rangers as set forth herein.

Winners List: Published on the Standings portion of the Contest

Administrator: Hotbox Sports Ventures Inc.

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