Saturday, February 9 at 1 pm
NOTE: Due to warm temperatures and poor ice conditions, we have been forced to cancel the Hockey Tournament for this year. Open ice skating and pick-up hockey are still encouraged!
It’s time for a little Pond Hockey….WinterWest style…
On Saturday, February 9, WinterWest will host a “backyard” Pond Hockey Tournament. Teams are guaranteed at least 2 games, and Yes, there will be prizes for the top 3 teams. We want this to be accessible and affordable to all, so entry fee per team is only $25. But, slots are limited, so round up your friends and register TODAY!
Tournament Rules and Guidelines
The First Annual WinterWest Pond Hockey Classic will be held on Saturday, February 9, starting at 1 pm at Richmond Park in Grand Rapids. It is intended to be a fun, neighborhood tournament, open to anyone 18+, but primarily aimed at those who may not get to play at ice rinks but enjoy playing (or trying to play) pond hockey.
All games are played three on three. Games shall be 30 minutes long consisting of two 10 minute halves with a 2 minute break between halves.
In the event of bad weather, no games will be rescheduled.
Nets will be ‘Shinny’ type goals that are designed for the puck to be slid through.
- Teams can have up to 6 players on their roster with 3 players on the ice at all times.
- Entry fee is $25 per team.
- Entry deadline is February 6, 2013
- Each team will be guaranteed two games.
- Each team is required to have similar light and dark shirts.
- Tournament officials reserve the right to determine schedule and classifications based upon ability, age/experience, and other factors.
Players are expected to abide by the pond hockey code of respect – respecting the game, rink, teammates, opponents, and volunteer organizers.
Minor penalties including holding, tripping, hooking, interference and other typical hockey penalties will result in a goal to the offended team. The offended team will then receive possession of puck behind their net.
Major penalties including all offenses of a physical nature (elbowing, roughing, high sticking, etc.) will result in a goal being given to the offended team and them receiving puck. The offending player will be ejected from the game. Fisticuffs are not allowed; players engaging in fighting will be dismissed from the tournament.
Abuse of off-ice officials will not be tolerated and will be considered a major penalty.
Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams and are yet to be determined. Stay tuned to our website and Facebook fan page for further information about prizes.