COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Registration for the 15th annual Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships, set for Feb. 7-9, 2020, on Dollar Lake in Eagle River, Wisconsin, will open Monday (Sept. 9) at 12 p.m. ET at usahockey.com/pondhockey.
The registration fee is $700 per team, and each player must be currently registered with USA Hockey prior to the start date of the tournament. As with all of USA Hockey’s Adult events, this event is filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
The Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships began in 2006 with 40 teams on six rinks and has since evolved into more than 250 teams and some 2,000 players. Further announcements regarding special guests and celebrations around the 15th anniversary will be released in the coming months.
Be ready right at 12 p.m. ET on Monday, September 9. Many divisions sell out within minutes.
Designate a captain. If you plan to register multiple teams it is recommended that you designate a captain and register each team individually.
Know the rules. Players must fit the age requirements for each division, no exceptions. Click here for Division descriptions. Players can only be on one roster for the entire pond hockey event, no exceptions.
Divisions matter. If you won your division last year, you must play in a division above, where the applicable (age-specific and high-level divisions may be an exception). USA Hockey's staff reserves the right to move your team if you register in the division you previously won.
Division disclaimer: Knowingly entering your team into an inappropriate division will not improve your chances of getting into your preferred division that might be sold out. Please sign up for the appropriate division, or if it's sold out, put yourself on the waitlist. The tournament director(s) reserves the right to move teams into appropriate divisions/waitlists as needed to ensure parity across the tournament.
If your team is on the waitlist, you have NOT been charged. If a spot opens up on the waitlist, ALL teams on the waitlist will receive an email asking if the team is still interested in participating in the year's tournament.
If your team is still interested ACT FAST because EVERY team on the waitlist will receive the same notification and it is first come first serve. Once you get on the registration page and complete payment you will receive an email notifying you that you are in the tournament. If you are not the first team through the system your payment will not go through and you will be placed back on the waitlist.
If you have any additional questions, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because USA Hockey’s website and social media platforms are visible to hockey fans of all ages, Pond Hockey team names must not be offensive to any particular group or individual.
While we encourage and enjoy creativity, we can no longer post team names online that may be sexually suggestive, discriminatory or harassing in any way.
USA Hockey will review all team names, and reserves the right to reject your team name, or in USA Hockey’s sole discretion to modify any team name deemed offensive by either abbreviating or shortening a team name.
Thank you for your cooperation in being respectful to all hockey players and fans.