Ottawa Riverkeeper Pond Hockey Tournament
Britannia Yacht Club - Ottawa - Saturday, February 07, 2009
For the second consecutive year, Ottawa Riverkeeper’s Co-Ed Pond Hockey Tournament is coming to the Ottawa River on Saturday, February 7, 2009. Here’s a chance to play Canada’s national game in a friendly outdoor atmosphere while supporting Ottawa Riverkeeper!
Enjoy great hockey at Mud Lake and the hospitality of an open fire at the Britannia Yacht Club. The first face-off occurs at 10:00 AM with team events scheduled throughout the afternoon, followed by an awards ceremony. A warm lunch will served ($10).
: Saturday Feb. 7, 2009
: Britannia Yacht Club, Ottawa
: Mud Lake
: 10am – 4pm, registration opens at 9:30PM
: will be presented at 4PM – Great Prizes
: $300 per team – up to 8 players per team
donated by Mountain Equipment Coop and Lit Biscuit
The format will be pond-hockey style—four-on-four, no goalies, no slap shots. Fun will take precedence over winning, with teams being awarded “Lady Byng” points for skill and good sportsmanship. If this sounds like your kind of hockey, get some friends together and register your team!
Download this registration form, and email it or fax to 613-822-5258.
Want to get involved, but don’t have the time/resources to put together a team? Email us, to be matched up with other players.
Act fast because we only have room for twelve teams this year!
For more information, please contact:
Tom Whillans at (613) 218-7281 or email@example.com
Delphine Hasle at 613-321-1120 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Riverkeeper Pond Hockey Rules
- The format is four-on-four with no goalies. Each team is allowed up to four subs, making a total of eight players. At least two of the players must be female. A team must have a minimum of one female player on the ice at all times.
- This is a non-competitive tournament, and there are no standings or winners. However, teams will be awarded “Lady Byng” points for skill, spirit and good sportsmanship. These points are assigned to each team by its opponent at the end of a game. (Game officials will also be involved in awarding Lady Byng points.) At the close of the tournament, a prize will be given to the team with the highest Lady Byng score.
- Games consist of two fifteen-minute periods, with a warm-up period of about five minutes. An off-ice official will referee each game.
- Each team is guaranteed three games.
- All players must be fourteen years of age or over.
- All players must wear hockey helmets with some kind of facial protection (cages, visors or half-visors). Additional equipment is strongly encouraged.
- Nets will be “pond hockey” style (i.e., crossbar roughly six inches off the ice).
- No goalie equipment or goalie sticks are permitted. Players cannot fall on the ice to protect their goal area.
- Penalties will be called for rule infractions. A minor penalty will result in a caution by the game official; in addition, the offending team will lose possession of the puck. A major penalty will result in the ejection of the offender(s) from the game. Game officials will keep track of infractions and use them to determine Lady Byng scoring.
- Raising the puck is not allowed (minor penalty).
- Body checking and slap shots are definitely not allowed and will result in a major penalty. Any player who abuses game officials will incur the same penalty.
- Should the puck leave the ice surface, the last team to touch it loses possession.
- An attacking team must be past centre ice to score a goal. There are no offsides. After a goal, the scoring team must give their opponents half-ice.
Please register by January 31st
Ottawa Riverkeeper is proud to announce that the Britannia Yacht Club (BYC) has generously offered to host the Pond Hockey Tournament. The BYC facilities will be available to all pond hockey participants and supporters. This is fabulous given that the wind can whip up on the river and the thought of sitting by a warm fire sipping cider and munching on chili while waiting for the next game is very appealing! Please note the facilities is cash-only.
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