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IAHL Pond Hockey Classic Tournaments

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Black Friday Classic

Black Friday Classic

November 26th 

3:00pm - 7:00pm

New Years Eve Classic

2nd Annual New Years Eve Classic

December 31st

12:00pm - 8:00pm

March Mayhem

March Mayhem

March 19, 2022

5:30pm - 10:00pm

$400 per team, $70 per individual pool play

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WALL OF FAME!


Congratulations to the Honey Badgers, 2021 Black Friday Pond Classic Champions


Congratulations to the Hammerheads, 2021 New Years Pond Classic Upper DivisionChampions


Congratulations to the LC Lumberjacks, 2021 New Years Pond Classic Upper DivisionChampions

Tournament Structure and Rules

PERIODS:   (1) - 20 MINUTE PERIOD   - Running Clock

WARM-UPS:   Five (5) MINUTES.  The ice will be resurfaced every two game slots.

Full Rules Below:

Rules

Tournament Rules

  • 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 18 years of age by the start date of the tournament.  Teams must also follow the additional age requirements for their respective division.   

  • Players may only play on one team. NO EXCEPTIONS!!

  • Minimum number of players on a team is three (3); maximum is seven (7).  Teams must have three (3) players at the start of each game.

  • All Teams must have at least 3 players ready to play at their scheduled game start time.  If 3 players are not present within 5 minutes of the scheduled start, the game is forfeited and the NON-OFFENDING team will be awarded a 15-0 victory.  

  • The Ice will be resurfaced once every 4 games

  • 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 the game. The game will be one 20 min period, running clock. A five (5) minute warm-up is allowed before the game. Game is one period “Running Time”

  • Each team is allowed one time-out per game. All time-outs are one minute in length.

  • After a goal, the team that scored will be required to wait on their defending side of the center. 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 center ice.

  • 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) infractions will result in ejection from the game with no replacement.

  • 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.

  • All players must wear helmets and hockey skates. Protective equipment is optional but highly recommended.

  • 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.  Players must remain on their skates in front of the 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.

TIED GAMES

  • Round Robin Competition: If a game is tied at the end of regulation, a three minute, 3 on 3 run-time period will be held.  The team that scores the most goals during that time will be declared the winner. All goals scored will count towards the goal differential.  If still tied neither team will receive points

  • 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 3 on 3. 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,

    1. Violate the minimum age requirement for their skill division

    2. Participate in a division below their skill level

    3. Participate on two team rosters

    4. Are under 18 years-of-age.

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.