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Frequently Asked Questions

10/01/2014, 9:30am EDT
By PHC Commissioner

Answers to some commonly asked questions


When can I register my team for a Pond Hockey Classic tourney?

Registration for the all Pond Hockey Classics open to the public on October 1st, at 12:00 pm EST. Registration is done online at Check out our Participate page for more information.

When will the New England Pond Hockey Classic take place?

Information on the NEPHC can be found here

When will the Lake Champlain Pond Hockey Classic take place?

Information on the LCPHC can be found here

What is the tournament registration fee?

New England Pond Hockey Classic: $800

Lake Champlain Pond Hockey Classic: $800

My team is registered for the waitlist. Now what?

Well you are going to have to wait! Unfortunately we can only have a certain number of teams participate and we are sorry for this. On occasion some teams may drop out or have to cancel due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of a cancelation, our policy is to work our way down the waitlist to fill the open spots. Hopefully, we can get you into the action but either way we would love to see you during tournament weekend to watch some games or possibly even volunteer! Interested in volunteering check out our Volunteer section!

When do players check-in for the New England Pond Hockey Classic?

For those arriving Thursday evening player check-in will be held at the Chase House Flagship Ballroom, from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. For those arriving Friday morning check-in will re-open at the Flagship Ballroom from 7:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. 

When do players check-in for the Lake Champlain Pond Hockey Classic?

For those arriving Thursday evening player check-in will be held at the Windjammer Inn in Burlington, VT, from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Late Player Check at the PHC Info Station at Tournament Village site.

How many games does my team get to play?

For the New England and Lake Champlain tourneys - All teams are guaranteed four games with the possibility of more if they make it to playoff rounds. Two games Friday and two games Saturday with Playoff rounds on Sunday.

How many players can each team have?

New England, Lake Champlain

Open: 4-8 players

30 Plus: 4-8 players

 40 Plus: 4-8 players

50 Plus Legend Division: 4-8 players

 Shinny U-35: 4-8 players

Shinny 35+: 4-8 players

Shinny 50+: 4-8 players

Twig - 4-8 players

Women’s: 4-8 players

What is the format of this year's tournament?

New England, Lake Champlain

All Pond Hockey Classic games will be played in a four-on-four, no goalie, round-robin format. Games will be two 15-minute halves with a 2-minute intermission.

What are the rules?

Check out our Tournament Information section for all the Official Pond Hockey Classic rules and regulations.

What are the dimensions of the goals at the Pond Hockey Classic?

The Pond Hockey Classic uses official Pond Hockey goals by Nicerink.

How do I learn about sponsoring this event?

We’re looking for sponsors to partner with us to help fund the tournament and make it a great success. If you're interested in becoming a Pond Hockey Classic sponsor please email or check out our sponsors page for more information

If one of my teammates gets injured, can I sub in a new player?

Each team can make one substitution. Substitutions must be made by 8:30 a.m. on first day of the event. No other substitutions throughout the tournament are allowed. The four to six players that are on your roster at 8:30 a.m. on the first day of the event must be the same players that play on your team throughout the tournament. Players can only play on one team throughout the weekend.

With the cold weather, how should I dress to stay safe on the pond?

Dress Accordingly. We will have warming tents, and vendors will be selling hand and feet warmers as well as hot beverages and food!

Can spectators come out to watch the pond hockey games?

Absolutely! All Pond Hockey Classic tournaments are free and open to the public. In addition to the hockey action, the Pond Hockey Classic offers activity tents, family fun zones, and live entertainment throughout tournament weekend. We hope to see you out on the lake!

How do I get to the Pond Hockey Classic Events?

For driving directions to Pond Hockey Classic events please visit the Player Resources page for each tournament.

Where can I park?

Please see our Direction Page for information on parking at the Pond Hockey Classic you are planning to attend.

Where is the best place to stay?

We have a number of wonderful lodging sponsors who support our events. Please visit our Player Resources page for more information on where to stay during your tournament.

How do I edit my Roster?

Instructions on how to edit your roster can be found here

I have a question that is not on this list, what do I do?

If we did not answer your questions please feel free to email Scott Crowder at for more information.


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