WEEKEND SCHEDULE & TOURNAMENT FORMAT
POOLS, PLAYOFFS & TIES
Each of the divisions are set up identically. Your team will first be placed in a round robin pool with other random teams within your division throughout 16 rinks, all which have real wood boards. Your team will play four games in this pool. After the four games, top teams from each pool will move on to the finals bracket. In the event there is a tie, the team with the least 'Goals Against' will advance. If it is still tied, the teams will have a shootout which will include 3 players per team. The team with the most goals wins. A puck will be flipped to decide which team shoots first.
SCOREKEEPERS / GAME MONITORS
Each game is staffed with a Volunteer from our charitable youth sports partners. These volunteers act as scorekeepers and game monitors. They are NOT trained ice hockey referees! What does this mean? It means that you play each and every game with integrity and honesty, calling infractions on your own team and keeping the other team honest - The way we all played as kids on the pond. Our scorekeepers will call infractions as necessary. If you cause havoc in the least, you are out. That is NOT what this tournament is about. If you don't understand what this means, we'll be very happy when we don't see you again. Click HERE for rules.
*EACH PLAYER MUST CHECK-IN AT LEAST 1 HOUR BEFORE YOUR FIRST GAME and ONE MEMBER OF EACH TEAM MUST CHECK-IN WITH SCORE KEEPER AT YOUR RINK AT LEAST 10 MINUTES PRIOR TO EACH ADDITIONAL GAME*
GAME TIMES, SCHEDULE & MORE
Schedule's will be live on the Sunday before the tournament only through the mobile app (found in links below). For Round Robin play, each team should count on playing 2 games Friday, 2 games Saturday, with all playoff games on Sunday. Schedules will vary per team and division and may change pending weather on tournament weekend.
The Players Lounge Tents will be available for teams to get prepared for your games, leave belongings, and grab a free Monster Energy, or pick up some amazing food from Mario at Cornmasters in the Expo Village.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 11
4:00 pm-8:00 pm: Players Lounge open for team/player check-in
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 12
6:00 am: Players Lounge opens for team/player check-in
7:00 am-11:30 pm: Day 1 - Round robin tournament play
9:00 am-11:30 pm: beer garden, tavern, bar games and campfire area is open to the public
12:15 pm: Nike Bare Foot Pond Race
5:00 pm: Jagermeister Long Sauce Competition
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm: Jagermeister Suck Off Competition (You'll have to be there to figure out what this is)
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm: Live Music at the Pond by Wave 11 Music
Midnight: Players Lounge closes
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 13
6:00 am: Players Lounge opens for teams
7:00 am-9:30 pm: Day 2 - GAMES - Round robin tournament play
9:00 am-9:00 pm: beer garden, tavern, bar games and campfire area is open to the public
12:15 pm: Never Summer Long Shot Competition
9:30 pm: Players Lounge closes
9:30 pm-12:00 am: APRES ICE PARTY at Silverthorne Pavilion. Featuring Giant Panda Guerilla Dub
Squad, hockey hair contest and Avalanche Team award presentations, Charity check
presentation, full cash bar, Pabst, Jagermeister, STEM Cider specials, BIG PARTY... Get
an UBER for this one... (also open to public)
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 14
6:30 am: Players Lounge opens for teams
8:00 am-1:00 pm: beer garden, tavern, bar games and campfire area is open to the public
7:30 am-12:30 pm: Day 3 - GAMES - Playoff games
12:30 pm: Trophy Presentations
1:00 pm: Players Lounge closes
2020 SCHEDULES RELEASED ON SUNDAY 2/9/20 by 6pm
Please note: changes in schedule will only take place for three potential reasons:
1. A team can not make it and they notify us before games begin. (don't do this teams, please)
2. Considerable changes in weather force games to be shifted earlier or later.
3. A meteorite strikes the pond, and there is no more ice.
Don't forget to download our mobile APP for live schedule, live scores, pool standings, updates, and a ton of other tournament info. You may also post your own photos and videos, which we strongly encourage! #PabstPondHockey
MOBILE APP LINKS: