Frequently Asked Questions
Hell Yeah! Hat Trick Hockey will be stationed at the South Rinks in a Hotel Room at Silver Birches resort. Sharpenings are available at only $5. Tape, Laces, repair kits, Hoodies, Shirts, and Golf Clubs are all found at the Pro Shop.
Phone Charging is free and a place to hang-out and get warm is welcoming to Players and Spectators.
Hours: Sat & Sun… 8am to 5pm
Absolutely! Curling is free(Tips appreciated to the Club). Golf is half price for Registered Hockey Players( reg $25). Just plan ahead for your Tee Times, as it may be popular and could sell out. Advance Registration at the link on this site will ensure you can Golf.
You need to have (3) Clubs to take on the course. Golf Clubs are available to be Rented in the Pro Shop(at Silver Birches).
If a team knocks the puck out of the rink(errant pass or stray shot), they lose possession. The Rink Monitor will reset the Puck by giving the opposite team the puck near where the puck went out. Any doubts can result in a Faceoff. If snow banks are inside of rink of play, a player can dig it out quickly. Anything that takes a while to find, then the puck may be restarted by the player digging out the puck, with a full 2 Stick length distance setback by the defendors.
KEEP the PUCK DOWN!
Yes, it’s part of the Game in Pond Hockey. The Ice is shoveled by the team that begins ensuing play. Consider this a warm-up, and the better you clear the ice, the better the quality of your ice conditions. ALL payers on your team should rotate the shoveling duties.
Each team will play a minimum of four games with three of those games being on Saturday. Remember, these are 30 minute running clock games on smaller ice!
Games are played 4-on-4 with NO GOALIES. Goals are pond hockey goals, not regulation ice hockey goals. No player is permitted to play goalie by standing in front of the goal the whole game, laying down in front of the goal, etc.
There is no icing, off-sides, and penalties are rare(we hope), etc.
Below shows the goals that we’ll be using:
Games will be scheduled Saturday between 9AM and 4PM and Sunday between 9AM and 2PM. Although Sunday games do have possibility to run much longer if more teams are entered into the Tournament. And for the same reason, Games may start earlier(i.e. 8AM) each day if more slots are needed.
Games are 30 minute running clock, with a 1 min break after the first 15 minutes to change directions. Stoppages will be limited due to no icing, offsides, etc. All Games must stay on time due to a hard stop at dark, 5:00pm. Any team not showing up will be issued a 0-1 forfeit. And any team that is short must play with fewer than 4 players if they are not present. No Team will be allowed to play ANY player that is not Registered. “Play what you got” Rules apply.
There is a minimum of 4 skaters per team and a maximum of 6 skaters on each Roster. No goalies allowed. Games are 4-on-4. Players that are injured or cannot make a game cannot be replaced by another player. Teams may play fewer than 4.
All Players MUST be listed on the CAP Roster form submitted to Tournament Directors.
Tournament directors will make all decisions on ice and weather safety. The WIF Pond Hockey Tournament is not liable for your team’s travel, such as, but not limited to air travel, lodging expenses, auto rental, and personal auto travel. If the event is cancelled prior to the Official Start date due to weather or ice conditions, your team has two options:
- You may hold your team spot for a future WIF Pond Hockey Tournament
- You may receive a refund
At a minimum, a helmet is absolutely required. A Facial cage or Visor is strongly recommended. However, other protective equipment is allowed and encouraged (such as shin guards, hockey gloves, etc.). It is wise to wear shin guards due to inadvertent sticks, and also possible falls due to cracks that are common in Pond Hockey.
No Goalie equipment will obviously be permitted.
In the event of an injury, that player will not be replaced by a non-rostered player.