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Welcome to the 2020 Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey Championships Online Registration

February 7-9, 2020
Dollar Lake, Eagle River, Wisconsin
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Rosters will be due in early January. You DO NOT need a complete roster at the time of registration. A valid credit card or checking account information will be required to process your registration. The Championships began in 2006 with 40 teams on six rinks and has evolved into more than 250 teams and some 2,000 players.

A 2019-20 USA Hockey Registration is required to complete your tournament registration. Make sure you are a current member or sign up below.

Date

February 7-9, 2020

Location

1458 E Dollar Lake Rd,
Eagle River, WI 54521

Cost - Registration
$700 Per Team

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Registration fees include three-game guarantee, postgame beverage and player gift. Full payment and valid USA Hockey confirmation number are required at time of registration.

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2020 Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey Championships Online Registration

Registration for the 2020 Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey Championships will open September 9th, at 11 am CST.

Cost for the 2020 tournament will be $700 per team and each player must be currently registered with USA Hockey prior to the start date of the tournament

Registration will open promptly at 11:00 am CST on Monday, September 9th. At that time, you can find a registration link on the home page of adulthockey.usahockey.com and register your team(s).

Rosters are NOT required on the day of registration.

Full payment of $700 is required at the time of registration. Acceptable credit cards are:

  • - Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express

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2020 Team Name Policy

Because USA Hockey’s website and social media platforms are visible to hockey fans of all ages (e.g., children of participants go to the website to see if their mom or dad won that day), Pond Hockey team names must not be offensive to any particular group or individual. While we encourage and enjoy creativity, we can no longer post team names online that may be sexually suggestive, discriminatory or harassing in any way. USA Hockey will review all team names, and reserves the right to reject your team name, or in USA Hockey’s sole discretion to modify any team name deemed offensive by either abbreviating or shortening a team name. Thank you for your cooperation in being respectful to all hockey players and fans.

Team Dropout Policy

Teams who wish to withdraw from the tournament prior to December 7th, 2019 will receive a refund. Any team who withdraws after the Dec 8th deadline will forfeit their $700 entry fee.

You MUST contact the adult hockey department to process your cancellation. AdultHockey@usahockey.org

Weather Cancellation Policy

The Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey Championships is an outdoor event. By entering, you acknowledge that you will be playing on a natural, outdoor ice surface, and ice conditions are at the mercy of Mother Nature. Should the event be cancelled due to inclement weather or unsafe ice conditions as determined by the tournament director(s), teams will receive a refund of 25% and a guaranteed entry into the 2021 Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey Championships in the same division that they are currently registered (no exceptions).

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  • All players are required to follow USA Hockey Adult Level equipment recommendations; all players are required to wear a helmet designed for hockey (HECC approved or otherwise). Helmets must include a chin-strap that shall be properly worn at all times.
  • All players must be 21 years of age by the start date of the tournament. Teams must also follow the additional age requirements for their respective division. Photo ID’s are required at check-in and will be checked throughout the event. Players unable to produce a photo ID, at any point, cannot participate until the ID is provided to a tournament director.
  • Players may only participate on one team roster. He may not participate on more than one team or skill division.
  • All teams must arrive at the tournament site with light and dark game sweaters. Teams must wear color contrasting sweaters during games, and if a change must be made the visiting team shall be required to make the switch.
  • Minimum number of players on a team is four (4); maximum is seven (7). Teams must have four (4) players at the start of each game.
  • Teams need to be ready to play at their designated start time. If a team does not have four (4) players ready to participate by opening face-off, they will be penalized one goal for every one (1) minute the game starts late. If the offending team produces four players during the first half, the remaining game time shall be played and start at the current score deficit (e.g. 5-0 if five minutes late). If the offending arriving team does not produce four players by the end of the first half, the game shall be declared a forfeit and the non-offending team shall be awarded a 15-0 victory (one goal per minute during the first half).
  • Prior to every game, each team will shovel/scrape one half of the rink.
  • The Home Team shall have first choice of which half of the ice to defend.
  • There will be a center ice face-off to start each half. Each half shall be fifteen (15) minutes in length. A two (2) minute warm-up is allowed before the game, and half-time will be two (2) minutes in length. All periods are “Running Time”.
  • All games shall be played 4 vs. 4.
  • Teams shall switch ends during the second half of the game.
  • Each team is allowed one time-out per game. All time-outs are one minute in length.
  • All goals must be scored from the attacking side of the center red line.
  • After a goal, the team that scored will be required to wait on their defending side of the red line. The team that is scored upon must advance the puck up the ice immediately. Defending teams can engage the puck carrier once the puck crosses the center red line.
  • There will be no offside or icing.
  • Penalties will be enforced. Any minor penalty called such as tripping or slashing will result in a goal for the non-offending team plus change of puck possession.
  • Any serious (major penalty) infraction will result in the player being ejected from the game with no replacement. Play will resume 4 vs. 4.
  • Fighting is strictly prohibited. Any player that fights will be ejected from the tournament with no replacement.
  • No body-checking is allowed during games. Any intentional, overt, or reckless body contact will result in a minor or major penalty.
  • There will be no slap-shots. If the stick rises above the knee in attempt of a shot or pass it will result in a change of puck possession.
  • There will be no lifting the puck above the knees; pucks that are intentionally raised above the knees will result in a change of puck possession.
  • Stick contact with the puck above the waist will result in a change of puck possession.
  • No use of goaltending equipment, with the exception of skates, shall be permitted.
  • A player may not lay his/her stick, drop to their knees or lay on the ice to protect the goal. All players must remain on their skates in front of goal. No more than one player can occupy the space in front of the net. Any act of “goaltending” shall result in an awarded goal for the non-offending team.
  • Players should make every attempt to play a puck that lands on the snow bank. If the puck is “unplayable” the referee shall determine possession based on who directed the puck out of the playing area. Once possession is awarded, defending players should stand two-stick lengths away to begin play.
TIED GAMES
  • Round Robin Competition: If regulation ends in a tie, there shall be a one minute rest period followed by a three (3) minute overtime period. Teams shall play 4 v. 4. The team that scores the most goals during three minutes will be declared the winner. All goals scored will count towards the goal differential. If still tied after overtime, a one minute rest followed by an additional sudden victory period will be played until one team scores to be declared the winner.
  • Playoff Competition: If regulation ends in a tie, there shall be a one minute rest period followed by a five (5) minute overtime period. Teams shall play 4 v. 4. Playoff Overtime is non-sudden victory. The team which scores the most goals at the end of the overtime period shall be declared the winner. If the game is still tied after the first overtime period, this same procedure (1min rest; 5min OT) shall be followed until a winner is decided.
  • Teams shall return to their original ends of the ice for the first overtime period, and switch ends during each successive overtime period.
ILLEGAL PLAYERS & TEAMS:
  • If the tournament director(s) determine that an illegal player has participated in the tournament, the player(s) shall be immediately removed from the tournament and the team using the ineligible player(s) will receive a 0-1 forfeit loss in each of the games the illegal player(s) participated in.
  • Illegal players are any participants that,
    • Violate the minimum age requirement for their skill division
    • Participate in a division below their skill level
    • Participate on two team rosters
    • Are under 21 years-of-age
  • Silver Division & Below: If it is determined by the tournament director(s) at any point during the preliminary round games that a team’s skill level as a whole is far above their competition, that team will be permitted to play the three game guarantee, but will receive a 1-0 forfeit loss for those games and will not be permitted to advance.

THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR(S) RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE ANY DECISIONS REGARDING TOURNAMENT RULES, FORMAT, ETC. FOR THE OVERALL GOOD OF THE EVENT. IN ALL CASES THIS DECISION SHALL BE FINAL.

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Please use the following division descriptions as a guideline when choosing a division. It is advised that you place your team based on the experience of your team’s strongest three players as opposed to your weaker players.

DIVISION DISCLAIMER

Knowingly entering your team into an inappropriate division will not improve your chances of getting into your preferred division that might be sold out. Registering into an inappropriate division and also going on a waitlist for an acceptable division will move you to the bottom of that waitlist. Please sign up for the appropriate division or, if it’s sold out, put yourself on the waitlist. The tournament director(s) reserves the right to move teams into appropriate divisions/waitlists as needed to ensure parity across the tournament.

If you won your division last year, you must play in a division above, where applicable (high level divisions may be an exception) USA Hockey's staff reserves the right to move your team if you register in a division you previously won.


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