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

When crossing the US/CANADA border:
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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.

Jan 282013
 

New England Pond Hockey Festival
New England Pond Hockey Festival

Rangeley Lake – Haley Pond
Rangeley, Maine
February 1 – 3, 2013

Divisions:  Open Men’s Division: 35 years and older, Master Men’s Division: 50 years and older, Open Women’s Division: Any age, Just for fun Women’s Division: Any age

Details:
the 2013 New England Pond Hockey Festival is the 7th annual tournament and will once again be held in spectacular Rangeley, Maine from February 1st through the 3rd.  This year’s tournament will boast at least four divisions, with all teams set to compete in this wonderful event to celebrate a time-honored New England tradition.  The New England Pond Hockey Festival looks forward to seeing participants and spectators alike!

• All players must be fully registered before entering the rink.
• Only registered players and NEPHF officials and volunteers are allowed on the rinks.
• Each team will play at least three games on Saturday, with consolation and championship rounds on Sunday morning.
• The rink measures approximately 150’ x 75’ (75% of regulation size).

Equipment
• All players must wear helmets and hockey skates. Protective equipment is optional but highly recommended.
• No goalie equipment (including goalie stick) is permitted.
• All teams must have matching jerseys or uniforms.

Scoring and Refereeing
• All games are running time and substitutions can be made during play (payers leaving the game must be at the snow boards before new skater can engage in play) or while a puck is out of play.
• There will be one off-ice pond official to monitor play (scoring, time, puck reset, and arbiter of infractions and disputes).
• There are no overtime periods in round robin play. During championship games, teams will play a 3-minute overtime. The team that scores the most will be declared the winner. If the score remains tied at the end of the 3 minutes, play will continue unabated and the first team to score wins.

Game Play
• All games are 30 minutes in length with two 15-minute halves.
• Teams skate 4 players at a time.
• 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.
• Players should not pursue puck out of play. Officials will have extra pucks and immediately spot a puck for play to continue. Puck chasers are provided.
• There are no off-sides or icing calls.
• Goals must be scored from the attacking side of center ice.
• Except for the opening face off, teams must give their opponents ½ ice after a goal is scored or an infraction takes place. Team with the puck must move it quickly so the game is not delayed.  The defensive team can engage the team with the puck once all of its players have “tagged up” at center ice and the offensive team begins moving puck up the ice.
• A player may not patrol or remain stationary directly in front of the goal.
• A defender may deflect the puck in the crease area, but the defender must do so while continuing to move through the crease area, which is defined as a box extending 4 feet in from of the goal mouth.

Penalties and Loss of Possession
• Penalties will be called for rule infractions. Penalties are called on honor system. A minor penalty will result in a goal awarded to opposing team as well as possession of the puck.
• Any major penalty, which includes any action that could possibly injure another player, will result in the offending 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.
• Abuse of officials will be considered a major penalty. This includes yelling, swearing, or arguing about calls.
• No checking is allowed. Such action will result in a minor penalty unless deemed serious enough to be a major.
• No slapshots allowed. Such action will result in a minor penalty.
• Players cannot fall or lay on the ice in an effort to protect the goal area. Such action will result in a minor penalty.
• Players cannot lay their sticks down to protect the goal area. Such action will result in a minor penalty.
• Contacting the puck with a stick above the waist will result in a loss of possession.
• Raising the puck intentionally will result in a loss of possession.

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Official Adult Hockey Tournament Website:   newenglandpondhockey.com

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

Jan 182013
 

Pond Hockey Festival On The Rock
5th Annual Pond Hockey Festival On The Rock

Ramsey Lake
Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
February 1 – 3, 2013

Divisions:  Boys, Girls, College, Family, Competitive, Recreational,
Women, Masters 40+, Corporate (Coed mandatory must be 19+)

Details:
Ramsey Lake has been the site of the Pond Hockey Festival On The Rock since its inception. Located in the heart of Greater Sudbury and surrounded by many local attractions, it becomes a beehive of activity during the weekend’s festivities.

With over 10 natural ice rinks and over 14 team categories during 3 days on the shores of Ramsey Lake in Sudbury, Ontario

a)  A team shall consist of no more than three (3) players on the ice at any one time, plus one goalie, while play is in progress.
b)  Each team shall consist of a maximum of ten (10) players including the goalie.  Exception:
Open Men’s Division shall consist of a maximum of (10) players including the goalie.
c)  The Masters Divisions can be made up of either men or women or any combination thereof.
d)  The Corporate Division must have at least three women listed on the team roster. At least ONE female player must be on the ice at all times.
e)  All players and coaches are expected to behave in the spirit of sportsmanship and good will throughout the tournament.

Over the course of Pond Hockey Festival On The Rock’s history, it has given back to the community that has supported it so whole-heartedly.  Following the conclusion of each festival, three Greater Sudbury not-for-profit organizations receive funds raised by the event.

It’s not all fun and games – Pond Hockey Festival On The Rock raises funds for three community-based organizations each year. For 2013,  monies raised will go to Pennies for Pediatrics, Warmhearts Palliative Care, and Volunteer Sudbury.

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Official Adult Hockey Tournament Website:   www.pondhockeyontherock.ca

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

Jan 182013
 

3rd Annual Lace Up Pond Hockey Tournament
Southwood Community Association Rink
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
January 26, 2013

Divisions:  Men, Women, Coed must be 16+

Details:
-The purpose of the Lace Up Pond Hockey Tournament is to provide a fun, organized atmosphere for people to play recreational ice hockey at a local outdoor ice facility.
-This is a recreational tournament and should be treated as such.  -Teams will consist of three players with up to three additional subs.  -The games will be played on the ice with a lowered net and no goalies.
-One official will oversee each game.
-Games will consist of two 15 minute halves, with a five minute break at half-time.
-Each half will begin with a faceoff.  There will be no other faceoffs during the game.
-Helmets are required for participants under 18 years of age.  No equipment (besides skates) are required for adult players.  However, shin pads and helmets are advised for all participants.
-There are no offsides or icing.
-After a goal, the team that is scored on will be given 10 seconds to advance across half.  Once any player on their team crosses half, the other team may also cross half.
-When the puck goes out of play, the team that last touched it last will concede possession to the other team.  One player on that team will gain possession at the point where the puck left play.  He may not skate with the puck, but will be given a five foot radius for 3 seconds to shoot or pass.
-Good sportsmanship is expected of all participants.  Fellow players and officials must be treated with respect at all times.  Failure to do so can result in possession or a goal being awarded to the other team, at the official’s discretion.
-Infractions will never result in a short-handed situation.  Possession or a goal will be awarded to the team against whom the infraction was committed.

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Official Adult Hockey Tournament Website:  www.laceuphockey.com

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

Dec 052012
 

Drive Smart Youth Pond Hockey Tournament
Drive Smart Youth Pond Hockey Tournament

Evergreen Lake
Evergreen, Colorado
December 31, 2012

Divisions:
8 & Under
10 & Under
12 & Under
14 & Under
19 & Under

Details:
-Team Entry Fee is $200. Entire Team Entry Fee must be paid at time of registration..
-Minimum 4 players, maximum 8 players per team
-Divisions are based on age groups identified on registration form, however, depending on the number of teams registering, games may be played across divisions.
-Each team is guaranteed three games during round robin play.  Check in at the Evergreen Lake House is Monday, December 31st, 2012 at 7:30am. -Games will begin at approximately 8:00am.
-Some divisions are already filling fast and may be closed to registration depending on overall registration in the event.  ENTRY IS FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED!
-To reserve a spot in the tournament please complete Drive Smart Pond Hockey Registration and Roster Form and submit with full payment of $200. Registration will not be confirmed until payment is received.

Official Pond Hockey Tournament Website:   drive-smart/pond-hockey-tournament

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

Dec 052012
 

Lake Fenton Winter Classic
Barnum Lake
Fenton, Michigan
January 18 – 20, 2013

Divisions: Men’s Gold , Silver, Bronze, Open Rec, Tin Foil (Novice)  Women’s

Details:
-Teams will have a maximum of 7 players
-Games are played 4 vs 4
-No Goalies
-The winning team of each division will get its team name engraved on the Des Crowley Memorial Cup and receive free entry into the 2014 Lake Fenton Winter Classic.
-The pond hockey fun starts on Jan. 18, with a player registration party at the Fireplace. The party is open to the public. Playing will take place throughout the weekend with the championship games on January 20th.
-Great old time pond hockey and fun for the whole family!

Official Pond Hockey Tournament Website:   www.lakefentonwinterclassic.com

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

Dec 022012
 

Pond Hockey Manitoba  
Town Dock on the Winnipeg River
Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba
January 26 – 27, 2013

Divisions:  18-35 open, 36 and above masters, Women

Details:
-Teams are made up of 4 on ice players and 1 spare
-Games times:
-2-15 minute periods
-10 minute break in between
-The game is played on a rink 50 ft. by 160 ft. with 1 center line.
-Goals are 6 feet wide and 1 foot high.
-1 off  ice official whose main task is to count goals and ensure a high level of sportsmanship is maintained.
-All participants are required to wear CSA approved helmets while on the ice.
-All teams are guaranteed 4 games and the winners of each division will be declared after (1) total points (2) Total goals scored (3) goal differential.

Sat Jan 26, 2013 Dinner/Social: 6pm to 2am $20.00 per ticket (open to tournament participants)

Sat Jan 26, 2013 Evening Social: 9pm – 2am $10.00 per ticket (open to all)

Official Pond Hockey Tournament Website:  pondhockeymanitoba.com

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

Oct 292012
 

“The Golden Pick” Tommyknocker Pond Hockey Tournament
Creede, Colorado
January 19 – 20, 2013

Details:
Creede has two ponds just north of town that serve as the host site for this tournament. The ponds are at 8900 feet, making this one of the highest pond hockey tournaments on earth. The scenery is incredible! You will be skating beneath 800 ft canyon walls with wildlife roaming nearby. Bonfires burn near the ponds all day and the Community Center opens their bar and offers “locker room” space.

There are two levels in this tournament: a Level 1 Team might have a couple of people that played in high school but were not stars, with the remaining players have a good mix of skills.  A Level 2 Team might have one or two people that played organized hockey, but not necessarily in high school, and the rest of the team has just started to get into hockey…

All Teams must check in at the Creede Community Center on Saturday by 8:30 a.m. First game begins at 9:00 a.m.

Official Pond Hockey Tournament Website:  creedepondhockey.wordpress.com

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

Sep 062012
 

2013 Michigan Pond Hockey Classic
Mac’s Marina
Whitmore Lake, Michigan
February 8 – 10, 2013

Divisions:  Open Elite, Open Master, 30+, 45+, Open Recreation, Women’s

Details:
Tournament Format
-Play is 4 on 4 hockey with no goalies.
-Rink size is 75 x 150.
-Each team is guarenteed 4 games.  (2 night games and 2 day games.)
-The division championship rounds will begin Sunday.
-Championship play will be a single elimination format.
Approx Game Times
-Friday Night  (7p to 10p)
-Saturday  (1p to 4p)
-Saturday Night  (7p to10p)
-Sunday  (Noon to 4p)
General Rules
-All players must be fully registered before entering the rink.
-Only registered players and MPHC officials and volunteers are allowed on the rinks.
-Each team will play 4 games, with championship rounds on Sunday.
-The rink measures approximately 150’ x 75’ (75% of regulation size).
-All players must wear helmets and hockey skates. Protective equipment is optional.
-No goalie equipment is permitted.
-All teams must have matching jerseys or uniforms. Players can only play on one team.

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Official Adult Hockey Tournament Website: www.michiganpondhockey.com

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