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The Lake Louise Pond Hockey Classic is back!
Returning in 2022 with two exciting action-packed tournaments on the most iconic Canadian outdoor rink.
We have team spots available for both the mid-week and the weekend tournament.
Wednesday, 23 February, – Friday, 25 February, 2022
Friday, 25 February, – Sunday, 27 February, 2022
Here are the Highlights:
- 6 players per team
- Guaranteed 4 games with option to progress to playoffs
- Regular pond hockey rules apply
- All teams must stay at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
- All team players must be fully vaccinated to participate.
- 4 games of hockey, plus potential playoffs
- Team photos and welcome gift bag
- Player only breakfasts (families can join for additional cost)
- Tournament banquet dinner at Brewster Barn on Thursday night for mid-week or Saturday night for weekend tournament, with entertainment
- Awards ceremony on final day
- Two divisions, Regular or Mt Fairview
- Team of 6 = $1,800 plus GST. (If you would like a 7th player, it is an additional $300 plus GST.)
- Room rates start at $249 per night for a Fairmont room, plus $30 per room, per night Resort Experience Fee and taxes.
How to register:
Email Davina Bernard, Director of Wellness at Davina.firstname.lastname@example.org the below information:
- Team Name
- Captain’s Name
- 5 additional player names (if you have them)
- If you would like to have a team of 7 – reminder that only 6 players dress per game – Yes OR No
- Regular division (regular) OR Mt. Fairview division (lower)
- Contact information
- All games are 30 minutes long consisting of two 15 minute halves with a two minute break between halves. Teams will switch ends at the start of the 2nd half. Games start at the sound of the whistle. Any teams late for games will be penalized 1 goal for each minute late. After 5 minutes the late team will forfeit the game with a 10-0 score awarded to the opponent. NOTE Games will not be re-scheduled. The tournament will run in all weather, please dress appropriately. Weather cancellations to be determined by hotel staff only.
- All goals must be scored from at least the attacking side of center ice.
- Total points determine standings. In the case of a TIE the following will be considered in the order listed until a winner is declared:
a) Total points after opening round 4 games
Win = 3 points
Tie = 1 point
Loss = 0 point
b) Goal differential (goals scored minus goals against) MAXIMUM of 10 goals per game
c) Least goals against
d) Total goals scored
e) ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS best of 5
Team Captains are responsible for checking score sheet and signing off on it. A signed score sheet cannot be contested. Winning teams have 30 minutes from the end of the game to report the score to the Stats Zone. Otherwise, the game will be treated as a tie for both teams.
- Semi-final and championship tied games will be decided by a sudden death period.
- Players are required to be registered and follow their equipment recommendations, helmets, sticks, skates will be required. Goalie sticks are NOT permitted. Shin pads and elbow pads recommended, no shoulder pads, etc.
- All players must be 18 years of age by the first day of the tournament. Proof of age may be required.
- All teams must have matching jerseys or shirts (sweatshirts are acceptable). NOTE, if you wear an NHL team jersey, you won’t be featured in any promotional videos.
- Minimum number of players to enter and play in the tournament is 4. Maximum of 6 players. Each team must have 4 players on the ice at all times. Substitutions are only allowed when a goal is scored against. The substitute player must enter the play behind one’s net. If a team has a 7th player on their roster, only 6 players can dress and play in each game, teams can change their six players for different games. There will be a price increase for the 7th player for meals, photos, etc.
- One Volunteer Time Official will be used to time keep for all games, these are not trained referees and all teams will be required to self monitor in the spirit of sportsmanship and fair play for all infractions/penalties based on the following:
a) ALL penalties result in a change of possession.
b) Any minor penalties such as tripping or slashing will result in a goal for the non-offending team plus puck possession.
c) Any major penalties will result in ejection from the tournament with no replacement and no refund.
d) Volunteer Officials can also make calls on minor and major penalties.
- Decisions made by any tournament officials are binding and will be made in keeping with the spirit of the game.
- Fighting or intent to injure another player, official or volunteer is strictly prohibited. Any player that fights will be ejected from the tournament with no replacement, no refund, no access to the group meals, will not be permitted to play in future years and might have their hotel stay cancelled.
- Abuse of officials or other players will be considered a major penalty. This includes yelling, swearing or arguing with hotel staff.
- There is NO checking, body contact or tripping.
- There are no slapshots or stick raising. If the stick comes above the knee in a slapshot motion it will be deemed a slapshot and a minor penalty.
- Saucer passes are allowed within reason. Common sense will prevail.
- There will be no goalies. A player may not lay their stick across the goal mouth to protect the goal area. Such action will result in a minor penalty. Players cannot fall or lay on the ice in an effort to protect the goal area. Such action will result in a minor penalty. Players skates must not come within 3 feet of the goal.
- There will be no off-sides or icing.
- If the puck goes out of play, possession goes to the non-offending team at the point the puck went out. The defending team must provide two stick lengths to their opponent upon re-entry and play must start immediately. Visible or partially buried pucks are live, if they can be reached by a player whose skates (both) are still within the rink borders. Allow room to play the puck.
- There will be a center ice face-off to start the game and start the second half. Otherwise, teams will be required to wait on their half for goals scored and minor penalties. Defensive teams can engage the office teams once the play starts moving up ice. The offensive team must move the puck up ice quickly.
- No pets are allowed on the ice.
- Drinking is NOT permitted on the lake. Any player visibly intoxicated will not be permitted to play at the discretion of the Volunteer Official. Players abusing this rule will be ejected from the tournament.
- Refunds and Cancellations:
Registration fees will not be refunded unless the following conditions apply: The entire tournament is canceled due to an act of God. All registration fees would be returned in this circumstance.
- All players must provide proof of full vaccination prior to playing in their first game. No medical/religious or 72 hour negative test exemptions will be allowed.
Rules subject to change.