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2021 Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Nationals Registration Opens Sept. 30

By USA Hockey, 09/23/20, 9:45AM MDT


16th annual event set for Feb. 4-7, 2021 on Dollar Lake in Eagle River, Wisconsin

Registration for the 16th Annual Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships, set for Feb. 4-7, 2021, on Dollar Lake in Eagle River, Wisconsin, will open Sept. 30 at 12 p.m. ET.

Teams interested in participating can find the online registration portal by clicking here or visiting

“We’re excited to be returning to Eagle River for what is one of the most anticipated hockey events each season for our adult players,” said Ashley Bevan, USA Hockey’s senior director of adult hockey. “We’ve worked with stakeholder groups, including local health officials, in establishing protocols to provide the safest possible environment for everyone involved, and while things will certainly be a bit different, we look forward to a great tournament.

“This event sells out quickly each year and we encourage those teams that are interested in participating to be ready to register on Sept. 30.”

The registration fee is $700 per team and all players must be registered with USA Hockey prior to the start of the tournament. 

Registration Countdown


The registration page does not automatically refresh. Please refresh the page at 12 p.m. ET. 

Tournament Rules

Division Descriptions

Registration Tips

Be ready right at 12 p.m. ET on Wednesday, September 30. 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. A complete list of event rules can be found here.

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. Learn more about each division here.

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. 

Waitlist Policy

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

Team Name Policy

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.

Safety Rules (Updates for 2021)

The rules listed below are subject to change at any time. 

  • To comply with state and local distancing requirements the event will begin one day earlier — Thursday, Feb. 4 – Sunday, Feb. 7.
  • Absolutely no spitting at the venue. Spitting will result in a goal for the opposing team. 
  • All high-risk 50+ divisions are not being offered this year. 
  • Absolutely no spectators. 
  • Team check-in and scoring will be done electronically. There will be no hanging signs. 
  • Teams will change attack directions at the end of the half but will keep the same bench areas.
  • Digging pucks out of the snowbank is prohibited. The first person to the area the puck went out will win possession. 
  • No sharing of any equipment.
  • There will be no changing tents.
  • Merchandise will be sold online only before, during, and after the tournament.
  • Food & beer will not be sold on site. 
  • Benches and shovels will be sanitized prior to the tournament start and at the end of each day.

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