2018 POND HOCKEY TOURNAMENT

On Sunday October 7th please join us in kicking off the 2018-2019 ice season at the Memorial Sports Center with the 2nd annual Heat It Up Tournament. This fun day of cross ice “indoor pond hockey” benefits the 2nd Floor Expansion Project that will finish the final phase of renovations to MSC.  We are getting close and together we can all make this longtime dream a reality and make our home rink something we can be even more proud of than we already are today!  This fun day of hockey for a great cause will consist of 45-minute game blocks, starting at 9 am and continuing throughout the day, with 5 person teams playing 3 v 3 cross ice and scoring on wooden slot goals.  It is an exciting and fast paced style of play and a great way to meet up with hockey friends and start the season off with some fun!

Email Tim Hodson at tjhodsonvt@gmail.com  to sign up today!

Advanced registration is appreciated.  $175 per team of 5. Team sign ups preferred but we can help you if you wish to participate and need a team.

   Tournament details: 

      • -Teams of 5 play with three players on the ice at once per team with substitutions “on the fly”
      • -Teams will be broken up into 2 divisions based on self-determined skill level
      • -The tournament will be a Round Robin format with each team playing three games.  The winner of each division will be the team with the best record.   A shootout will be played if needed
      • -Each game will consist of two 15-minute running time periods with a 5 minute halftime and 10 minutes between games
      • -There will be two games going on at once, each of them being played cross ice from the blue lines to the end boards
      • -Any typical penalty occurrences such as slashing, tripping, hooking, high sticking, unnecessary roughness etc. will result in a change of puck possession and will be determined by the teams playing using the honor system during play
      • -Each game will have a game monitor.  There will be no penalties, so the game monitor will simply tally the score and settle any disputes
      • -The black bumpers will be up, but the puck going out of play will result in a change of possession from the last team to touch the puck to the opposite team
      • -No goaltending
      • -No unnecessary body contact
      • -The puck must be kept below knee height
      • -The beginning of each half will start at center ice with a friendly 3-tap pickup hockey faceoff
      • -Minimum required equipment will be helmet, gloves, shin pads, elbow pads, stick and skates
      • -All teams should be prepared to play each game with light or dark colored jerseys

Please contact Tim Hodson at tjhodsonvt@gmail.com with any questions or concerns

Michael McAuliffe
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