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Pond Hockey Nationals


Each year, between 250 and 300 Adult hockey teams from all age and skill levels travel to Dollar Lake in Eagle River, WI to participate in the USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships.

In addition to local volunteer support, these games are officiated by veteran USA Hockey Officials from across the country. Most selected participants are older, experienced in Adult Hockey, and eager to travel and experience our game in its purest form. Similar to the players, all participants must 21 years-old (or older).

If you are interested in participating in this event as an official, or need more information please contact your District Referee-in-Chief between December 1-15 of each season.


Thomas Bibbs - Surprise, AZ Bob Cunningham - Maryville, IL Mike Fitzpatrick - Two Harbors, MN
Kevin Frankowski - Depew, NY Michael Galanti - Lackawanna, NY Butch Glesner - Duluth, MN
Ron Groothedde - Golden, CO Randy Hantz - Duluth, MN Harry Hotchkiss - Louisville, KY
Scott Johnson - Silver Bay, MN Paul Kelsey - Clayton, NC Wayne Kidd - Washington, MO
Peter Morris - Williamsville, NY Patrick O'Connell - Littleton, CO Todd O'Connell - Wilmington, NC
Cory Oestreich - Duluth, MN Eric Olson - Coon Rapids, MN Randy Ratajczak - East Aurora, NY
Steven Selby - Godfrey, IL David Shaneman - Mechanicsburg, IL Jim Thole - South Range, WI
Mark Verplaetse - Centerville, MN Hardy Woodward - East Alton, IL Robert Zoll - Colorado Springs, CO
Steve Tatro - Supervisor of Officials - Two Harbors, MN

2018 Pond Hockey Officiating Crew