The Door County Pond Hockey Tournament will return to the Sister Bay Sports Complex Feb. 10, 2024.
Registration is open for all divisions.
Men’s Open A (Pro, college, or junior level players)
Men’s Open B (high school and adult league players)
Men’s Open C (Rookie and recreational players)
Men’s Open D (Recreational)
Legends A (50+)
Legends B (50+, Slowing Down)
• Rink dimensions are approximately 110’ X 50’.
• Each team is guaranteed three games.
• Ties in standings will be broken first by head-to-head results, then by fewest goals against.
• All games are 30 minutes in length consisting of two 15 minute halves with a running clock. There will be a two minute warm-up before each game and a 3 minute halftime. All games are played Saturday.
• Teams will tap sticks to start play in each half.
• Games that end in a tie will result in a sudden death overtime period. The first team to score wins.
RULES OF PLAY
• All players are required to follow USA Hockey equipment recommendations; all players must wear helmets.
• Players may only play on one team.
• All teams must have home (white or light) and away (dark) jerseys.
• Minimum number of players on a team is 4, maximum is 7.
• Teams need to be ready to play at their designated start time; if a team is not prepared to take the ice, they will be penalized 1 goal for every 2 minutes the game starts late. Teams may play short-handed if desired.
• All goals must be scored from the attacking side of center ice.
• There will be no offside or icing.
• There will be one scorekeeper to monitor play (scoring, time, puck reset, and arbiter of infractions).
• Scorekeepers will have the discretion to award a “penalty shot” to the opposing team when a minor penalty is flagrant and/or a team is consistently playing in a reckless manner. Penalty shots will be taken from center ice and must be attempted within 30 seconds of the penalty being called. Anyone on the opposing team can take the shot. The team that is awarded the penalty shot will also be given possession of the puck following the penalty shot attempt (regardless of the outcome of the shot).
• Any major infractions called will result in an awarded goal and ejection from the tournament of the penalized player, with no replacement.
• Abuse of scorekeeper will be considered a major penalty. This includes yelling, swearing, or arguing about calls. Players are expected to police themselves as you would playing pickup pond hockey, with scorekeepers stepping in ONLY to settle disputes and to call obvious infractions players do not call (goals from beyond center ice, high sticking, cheap shots, raising the puck above the knees, goaltending).
• Fighting is strictly prohibited. Any player that fights will be ejected from the tournament with no replacement, and a goal will be awarded.
• There will be no checking or body contact. A minor or major penalty will result if the scorekeeper deems it serious enough.
• There will be no slap shots. If the stick comes above the knee in a slap shot motion it will result in a change of possession, the non-offending team gets the puck on their half of the ice.
• There will be no raising the puck above the knees; pucks that are intentionally raised above the knees will result in a change of puck possession. Saucer passes (i.e. pucks that are lifted low, below the knee) are acceptable.
• Making contact with the puck using your stick above the waist will result in a change of puck possession.
• There will be no goalies or use of goal tending equipment.
• Goaltending is not allowed. A player may not patrol, “camp out” or remain stationary in the crease area and act as a goaltender. A defender may deflect the puck in the crease area, but the defender must do so while continuing to move through the crease area. The crease area is defined as an imaginary box extending out four feet from the outside corners of the goal. 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 goal. A goal for the non-offending team and change of puck possession will result.
• If the puck goes out of the playing area players should determine who sent it out. If players can’t quickly decide, the scorekeeper will determine who sent it out and give possession to the non-offending team at the point where the puck went out. The defending team must provide two stick lengths to their opponent upon re-entry and play must start immediately.
• Teams will tap sticks to start play in each half. Otherwise, teams will be required to wait on their side of the red line for goals scored and penalties. Defensive teams can engage the offensive teams once the play starts moving up ice. The offensive team must move the puck up ice quickly on the scorekeeper’s command (whistle).
• If the tournament director(s) determine that an illegal player has participated in the tournament: (1) the player(s) shall be immediately removed from the tournament. (2) The team using the ineligible player(s) will receive a 0-1 forfeit loss in each of the games played with the illegal player(s). Illegal players are any participants that violate the minimum age requirement for their division or play in a division below their skill level.