Feb 252013
 

Polar Pond Hockey Tournament
Polar Pond Hockey Tournament

Hay River
Northwest Territories, Canada
March 15 – 17, 2013

Divisions:  Open, Women, Old Timers

Details:
This years event our 5th Annual proves to be best one yet. Defending Champions ” 3 toques and rubber boot” are returning to defend there title while the Moosehide Mama’s of Fort Simpson are looking to defend the women’s division title.

The event is located on fisherman’s wharf. Pond Hockey is a 4 on 4 game of hockey played with smaller nets and no goalies.  Rinks are 150 ft by 75 ft or 75% the size of a normal rink. Sportsmanship and fairplay are the name of the game and players are guided by these concepts more than the rules. However there are rules.
-No Slapshots, raising the puck is not necessary and saucer passes should be attempted with caution
-No goaltending, players are cautioned to stay out the crease
-Games are 30 minutes long with 2- 15 minute halves
-Teams will only be allowed to substitute a player after a goal is scored upon them. The player entering the game must enter the ice from behind their own net.
-Any blatant penalty will result in a goal for the team offended and they get possession of the puck.

Schedule:

Friday
6:00pm- Games begin- check online for full schedule details- ALL TEAMS PLAY FRIDAY NIGHT
6:01pm- Beverage Gardens Open
7:00pm- Free Chili and Bannock served in the tent
9:00pm – Gala Evening Begins with Live Band
11:00pm – Fireworks
12:00am – Prize Draw- Last year’s winner received a 52″ flat screen TV
*You have to be there to win*

Saturday
Everything gets started at Noon
– Beverage Gardens is open
– Concessions will be open

Sunday
10:00am – Playoffs Begin
2:00pm- Ladies Division Final
2:30pm- Old timers Division Final
3:00pm- Open Division Final*
* Winner has an entry into the World Pond Hockey Championships

Official Pond Hockey Tournament Website:   www.polarpondhockey.com

Please note that pond hockey tournament and event details are subject to change. Always contact the pond hockey tournament or event management directly for up to date tournament or event details and be sure to visit the Official Pond Hockey Tournament Website.

Dec 222012
 

Killarney Cup Pond Hockey Tournament
Killarney Lake
Fredericton, New Brunswick
February 1 – 3, 2013

Divisions:  Open Competitive, 35 + Competitive, non-Competitive-Men, Women, Coed (all divisions)

Details:
-This tournament is a charitable fund-raising event for the Fredericton North Rotary Club.
-Maximum of 5 players per team. 4 players playing at a time with 1 player for changes.
-For entry into all divisions, participants must be no younger than 14 years of age on the beginning day of the tournament. Exact date of birth must be entered in the space provided on the entry form.
-For entry into the “35 and Over” division, participants must be no younger than 35 years of age on the beginning day of the tournament, depending on the division entered. Exact date of birth must be entered in the space provided on the entry form.
-Teams in the “Open Competitive”,”Open Non Competitive”, “35 and Over” divisions can be any combination of males and females.
-The entry fee for all competitive divisions is $400 CAN and $250 for Non Competitive divisions. Maximum of 5 players per team.
-Deadline for entry into the tournament is January 22, 2013 at 5:00 PM.
-Registration fee will be $400 for the Competitive divisions and $250 for the Non Competitive division.

Please note, the Non-Competitive Division has no winners, no losers. Score is not kept and no playoffs. Just a weekend of playing pond hockey without the competitive atmosphere.
The Killarney Cup Pond Hockey Tournament also welcomes families and friends to attend this event.  All games are free admission and open to the public!

Official Pond Hockey Tournament Website:   www.killarneycup.ca

Please note that pond hockey tournament and event details are subject to  change. Always contact the pond hockey tournament or event management directly for the most up to date tournament or event details and be sure to visit the Official Pond Hockey Tournament Website.

Dec 222012
 

Big Apple Pond Hockey Classic
Big Apple Pond Hockey Classic

City Pond at Bryant Park
New York City
February 27-28, 2016

Divisions:  Men, Women, Coed – Open (A & B Level)  – Shinny (C or recreation level)

Details:
The Big Apple Pond Hockey Classic will be in full force for it’s 6th season at Bryant Park in mid-town Manhattan.
The 2016 pond hockey tournament registration will begin September 1, 2015

Cost will be $1500 per team and each team is allowed 6 players

Friday February 27th

7:00-10:00 pm – Labatt Blue Welcome Party – Celsius Bar at Bryant Park – Player Check In and Player Pack Pick Up

Saturday February 28th

7:00 am – 1:00 pm – Game Play at Bryant Park

Sunday March 1st

7:00 am – 11:00 am – Playoff Rounds and Consolation Games. Semi-Finals and Championship Games

There will be a Minimum of 3 games with the top teams moving onto  the playoffs.

Bring your team and start your new year by participating outdoors at the Big Apple Pond Hockey Classic!

Official Pond Hockey Tournament Website:   www.bigapplepondhockey.com

Please note that pond hockey tournament and event details are subject to change. Always contact the pond hockey tournament or event management directly for the most up to date tournament or event details and be sure
to visit the Official Pond Hockey Tournament Website.

Dec 122012
 

The Taylor Cup
2013 Taylor Cup Pond Hockey Tournament

Bayview-Wildwood Resort
Sparrow Lake
Severn Bridge, Ontario
February 1 – 3, 2013

Divisions: Men, Women, Co-Ed all Open

Details:
GAME ON!

In tribute & in memory to an incredible friend, it’s GAME ON! with The Taylor Cup Pond Hockey Championship – a three-day round robin tournament that takes hockey back to the basics … on a frozen patch of lake. Teams will take to the ice at the Bayview-Wildwood Resort on Sparrow Lake, just north of Orillia, in a 4 on 4 format, February 1-3, 2013. The money raised will benefit The Princess Margaret Cancer Research Fund.
Let the Games Begin

So you’re thinking this has the makings of a road trip – you bet it does! You’ll play some hockey, have some fun, hang out with your buddies and raise money for a terrific cause – it just doesn’t get any better than that! Well maybe it does — did we mention that the beer tent is within spitting distance?

Official Pond Hockey Tournament Website:  www.taylorcup.ca

Please note that pond hockey tournament details are subject to change. Always visit the official pond hockey tournament website for the most up to date tournament information.

Dec 122012
 

International Pond Hockey Championship
Chambly Canal
Saint-Jean-Sur-Richelieu, Canada (20 minutes from Montreal)
February 1 – 3, 2013

Divisions: Men and Women from competitive to recreation and 40+

Details:
Pond hockey is based on pleasure. Its rules enforce not only exciting, but courteous play. This version of our national sport, which is gaining in popularity, brings up in many players memories of childhood games.

Since 2007, on the Chambly Canal National Historic Site of Canada, takes place the International Pond Hockey Championship of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu. For the 2013 edition, four categories are offered to participants, according to their experience and interest:

Competitive Category

The Competitive category is intended for seasoned players who wish to compete in order to be crowned 2013 Champions. The winning team will go on to compete at the World Pond Hockey Championship, in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick in February 2014.

Recreational Category

The Recreational category is intended for players who wish to be challenged during their matches. These teams will be divided into pools of four teams each. After the preliminary round, the first two teams will move on to the Class A Medals round while the last two teams move on to the Class B Medals round.

Just-for-Fun Category

The Just-for-Fun category is mixed and intended for players who wish to play a friendly, non-competitive game. Teams must include at least one woman, and a woman must be part of each starting alignment.

Old Timers Category

The Old Timers category is intended for players aged 40 years old or older who wish to compete against players of similar age and experience in a fun and friendly atmosphere.

**PLEASE REGISTER BEFORE – November 15, 2012**

Official Pond Hockey Tournament Website:   www.hockeydantan.com

Please note that pond hockey tournament details are subject to change. Always visit the official pond hockey tournament website for the most up to date tournament information.

Dec 122012
 

2013 5th Annual Pavilion Cup Pond Hockey Tournament
Lily Lake
Saint John, New Brunswick
February 1 – 3, 2013

Divisions:  Men’s Open, 35+, Women’s Open, Women’s REC, Co-Ed (2+2)

Details:
-REGISTRATION-
Registration is open for the 2013 Pavilion Cup – February 1st to 3rd at Lily Lake. Registration fee is $475 per four person team plus an additional $75 to have a spare player.
-PAVILION CUP POND HOCKEY – RULES
*20 natural pond rinks
*Ice surface is approx. 75’ X 150’.
*Nets are 6 inches high and 6 feet wide.
*Nets are flush to the end line (no ice behind the nets); boards are made of snow.
*All games are 30 minutes in length, consisting of two 15-minutes halves *with a 3-5 minute break between halves (break time is weather depending).   A scorekeeper will monitor games.
*Games will be played until horn is sounded.
*Each team will have 4 scheduled games, including 1 game under the lights.
*Games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, play-offs begin on Saturday after regulation games are complete.
*Teams can only obtain +10 goals per game.
*Teams who make the playoffs will be determined in the following order 1) games won;  2) goals scored to a max of 10 per game;  3) goals scored against; and 4) head to head.
*ALL GAMES START ON THE HOUR and end at the sound of the siren.  *Any team not arriving on the ice with at least 3 players within 5 minutes of start time automatically forfeits game.  The late team will forfeit the game with a 10-0 score awarded to the opponent.  There will be no rescheduled games.
*Wild card spots may be added depending on total number of teams in each division.
*Minimum age for all players is 19 years old as of February 3, 2013.
*Any underage player will be ejected from the tournament and the team will not be able to replace him/her.  Identification may be required.
*Teams are limited to 4 players for game play, substitutions are permitted in case of injury – but being out of shape is not an “injury” – so expect to play the full 30 minutes!  Teams having a spare player can rotate different players per game.  Any need for substitution during a game(emergency etc) would be to the discretion of the referee.
*No goalies permitted (or needed!)
*All players must wear a Helmet, Skates, a Team Jersey and carry a Hockey Stick.   Full hockey equipment is permitted.  Goalie Sticks are not permitted.
*It is recommended that players also wear Shin Pads, Hockey Gloves, Elbow Pads, Face masks.
*If the puck leaves the playing surface, players should not pursue or chase pucks as the assigned score keeper will have extra pucks and immediately spot a puck for play to continue.
*Officials reserve the right to prohibit a visibly intoxicated player from playing.
*All participants are expected to behave in the spirit of sportsmanship throughout the weekend.  Those teams determined not to be participating in a sportsmanlike manner may be ejected and prohibited from future participation.
*Similar to last year, team Captains are responsible for checking score sheet and signing off on it; a signed score sheet cannot be contested.

Official Pond Hockey Tournament Website: www.pavilioncup.com/pavilion

Please note that pond hockey tournament and event details are subject to change. Always contact pond hockey tournament or event management directly for up to date tournament or event details or questions and be sure to visit the Official Pond Hockey Tournament or Event Website.

Dec 122012
 

2013 New England Pond Hockey Classic
Lake Winnipesaukee
Merideth, New Hampshire
February 1 – 3, 2013

Divisions: Open, 30+, 40+, 50+, Rec U35, Rec 35+, Women’s 21+

Details:
Official 2013 Pond Hockey Classic Tournament Rules
We appreciate you taking the time to read the rules and we look forward to a weekend filled with
everyone playing by them!
1. The winner of a captain’s coin toss will determine which goal to defend. Teams will switch
goals after first half.
2. All players must wear helmets and hockey skates. Protective equipment is optional but highly
recommended.
3. No goalies, goalie equipment or sticks permitted.
4. All teams must have light and dark jerseys or uniforms.
5. All rinks will start and stop on the master horn.
6. Penalties will be called for rule infractions. Penalties called by rink officials are final. A minor
penalty will result in possession of the puck awarded to the opposing team. Rink Officials will
have the discretion to also award a goal to the opposing team when a minor penalty is flagrant
and/or a team is consistently playing in a reckless manner.
7. Any major penalty, which includes any action that could possibly injure another player, will
result in that player being ejected from the tournament. The team that received the ejection will
play the remainder of the tournament short-handed (3 vs. 4). Rink official will determine major
penalties.
8. Abuse of rink officials will be considered a major penalty. This includes yelling, swearing, or
arguing about calls.
9. No checking is allowed. Such action will result in a minor penalty unless deemed serious
enough to be a major (rink officials discretion).
10. No slap shots allowed. Such action will result in a minor penalty.
11. Players cannot fall or lay on the ice in an effort to protect the goal area. Such action will result
in a minor penalty.
12. Goal tending is not allowed. A player may not patrol, “camp out” or remain stationary in the
crease area and act as a goaltender. A defender may deflect the puck in the crease area, but the
defender must do so while continuing to move through the crease area. The crease area is
defined as an imaginary box extending out four feet from the outside corners of the goal.
13. Contacting the puck with a stick above the waist will result in a loss of possession.
14. Saucer passes (i.e. pucks that are lifted low, below the knee) are acceptable.
15. If a puck goes out of bounds, the last team to touch it loses possession. During restart, the
defender must give his opponent 2-stick lengths of space.
16. There are no off-sides or icing calls.
17. Goals must be scored from the attacking side of center ice.
18. Rink Officials will call out the score after each goal. This includes goals scored by players or
awarded from minor penalties.
19. Teams must give their opponents 1/2 ice after a goal is scored or an infraction takes place.
20. Games will be composed of two 15-minute halves with a 2-minute halftime.
21. Games on Friday and Saturday can end in a tie. However if playoff games end in a tie, the
play will move to sudden death format.
22. All games are running-time and substitutions can be made during play (“on-the-fly”) or
while a puck is being retrieved. There is no stoppage of play after a goal is scored, or after a
penalty is awarded. It is up to each team to ensure that there are only four players on the ice.
23. Players can only play on one team.
24. Substitutions must be made by 8:00 a.m. on the first day of the tournament. No other
substitutions throughout the tournament are allowed. The four to six players that are on your
roster at 8:00 a.m. on the first day of the event must be the same players that play on your team
throughout the tournament.
25. Setting picks in offensive zone is not allowed. Deference will be given to a defender in front
of their own net where their progress is impeded by the pick or interference of an offensive
player.
26. All players must visibly display their credentials during the game. Players without
credentials are not allowed to play.
27. Games start and stop on the master horn, for every minute a team is late they will be
penalized a goal. If a team fails to show up for a game they will forfeit the game with the final
score of 15-0

Official Pond Hockey Tournament Website:   www.pondhockeyclassic.com

Please note that pond hockey tournament details are subject to change. Always contact pond hockey tournament management directly for up to date tournament details or questions and be sure to visit the Official Pond Hockey Tournament Website.

Dec 122012
 

Miramichi Rotary Pond Hockey Tournament
French Fort Cove
Miramichi, New Brunswick
February 1 – 2, 2013

Divisions:  Men’s Open, +35, +50 Women’s Open, Family, Non-Competitive, Age 10 – 12

Details:
Payment must be made by January 11, 2013 either by mailing cheque or paying online.   A payment reminder notice will be sent out in late December 2012.  The entry fee for all divisions except for 50+ is $320 CAN ($80 per player).  The entry fee for the 50+ division with 5 players is $400 CAN ($80 per player).

Official Pond Hockey Tournament Website: www.miramichirotarypondhockey.com

Please note that pond hockey tournament details are subject to change. Always visit the official pond hockey tournament website for the most up to date pond hockey tournament information.

Dec 122012
 

2013 Vermont Pond Hockey Championships
Lake Morey Resort
Fairlee, Vermont
January 26 -27, 2013

Divisions:  Open A, B, 40+. Women,  Recreational

Details:

Registration for teams who have played in the past opens September 21, 2012.
Open Registration begins October 12, 2012

Tournament Rules:

1.The winner of the captain’s coin toss will determine which goal to defend.  Teams will switch goals after first half.

2. All Players must wear helmets and hockey skates.  Protective equipment is optional but highly recommended.

3. No goalie equipment or goalie sticks permitted.

4. All teams must have light and dark jerseys or uniforms.

5. There will be one off-ice pond official to monitor the play (scoring, time, puck reset, and arbiter of infractions).

6. Penalties will be called for rule infractions.  Penalties called by referees are final.  A minor penalty will result in possession of the puck awarded to the opposing team.  Referees will have the discretion to also award a goal to the opposing team when a minor penalty is flagrant and/or a team is consistently playing in a reckless manner.

7. Any major penalty, which includes any action that  could possibly injure another player, will result in that player being ejected from the tournament.  The team that received the ejection will play the remainder of the tournament short-handed (3 vs. 4).  Off-ice pond official will determine major penalties.

8. Abuse of officials will be considered a major penalty.  This included yelling, swearing or arguing about calls.

9. No checking is allowed.  Such action will result in a minor penalty unless deemed serious enough to be a major (see off-ice pond official).

10. No Slap shots allowed.  Such action will result in a minor penalty.

11. Players cannot fall or lay on the ice in an effort to protect the goal area.  Such action will result in a minor penalty.

12. Goal tending is not allowed.  A player may not patrol, “camp-out” or remain stationary in the crease area and act as a goaltender.  A defender may deflect the puck in the crease area, but the defender must do so while continuing to move through the crease area.  The crease area is defined as an imaginary box extending out four feet from the outside corners of the goal.

13. Contacting the puck with a stick above the waist will result in a loss of possession.

14. Saucer passes (i.e. pucks that are lifted low, below the knee) are acceptable.

15. If a puck goes out of bounds, the last team to touch it loses possession.  During restart, the defender must give his opponent two-stick lengths of space.

16. There are no off-sides or icing calls.

17. Goals must be scored from the attacking side of center ice.

18. Referees will call out the score after each goal.  This included goals scored by players or awarded from minor penalties.

19. Teams must give their opponents ½ ice after a goal is scored or an infraction takes place.

20. Games will be composed of two 15-minute halves with a two-minute halftime.

21. In the event of a tie during both qualifying and championship games, the play will move to sudden death format.

22. All games are running-time and substitutions can be made during play (on-the-fly) or while a puck is being retrieved.  There is no stoppage of play after a goal is scored, or after a penalty is awarded.  It is up to each team to ensure that there are only four players on the ice.

23. Players can only play on one team.

24.  Setting picks in offensive zone is not allowed.  Deference will be given to a defender in front of their own net where their progress is impeded by the pick or interference of an offensive player.

25. Substitutions must be made 24 hours prior to the start of the tournament.  No other substitutions throughout the tournament are allowed.  If your team starts the tournament with less than six players, you may add players later, IF THEY ARE NOT REGISTERED ON ANY OTHER TEAM, and as long as your team’s total number of players does not exceed six players at any time of the tournament.  All additions made within 24 hours of the start of the tournament must be approved by the tournament commissioner.

Official Pond  Hockey Tournament Website:  www.vtpondhockey.com

Please note that pond  hockey tournament details are subject to change. Always contact pond hockey tournament management directly for up to date tournament details or questions and be sure to visit the Official Pond Hockey Tournament Website.

Dec 062012
 

2013 2nd Annual Granite City Pond Hockey Championships
Lake George
Saint Cloud, Minnesota
January 25 – 27, 2013

Divisions:  Open, 35+, 50+, Recreational, Women’s, Youth

Details:
The G.C. Pond Hockey Championships celebrates the joy of hockey “the way nature intended” on Lake George in the heart of downtown Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Each January hockey fanatics reuniting with their friends over a weekend when time can stand still and all can be kids for three days. The champions do not win prizes, but go down in history with their names engraved into the granite, a symbol of our lifelong love and passion for the purity of this outdoor game in St. Cloud. The GCPHC has become an annual pilgrimage for thousands, and every year pond hockey history is once again carved into the frozen surface of Lake George.

Official Pond Hockey Tournament Website:   www.gcpondhockey.com

Please note that pond hockey tournament and event details are subject to change. Always contact hockey tournament or event management directly for up to date tournament or event details or questions and be sure to visit the Official Pond Hockey Tournament or Event Website.