Team Name Policy
Because USA Hockey’s website and social media platforms are visible to hockey fans of all ages (e.g. children of participants that go to the website to see if their mom or dad won that day), Pond Hockey team names must not be offensive to any particular group or individual. While we encourage and enjoy creativity, we will not post team names online that may be sexually suggestive, discriminatory, or harassing in any way. USA Hockey will review all team names and, in its sole discretion, reserves the right to reject any team name or modify any team name deemed offensive by either abbreviating or shortening the name. Thank you for your cooperation in being respectful to all hockey players and fans.
Team Dropout Policy
Teams who wish to withdraw from the tournament must do so before the Friday, December 10th deadline in order to receive a 75% refund. Teams that withdraw after December 10th, will forfeit their $700 entry fee.
You MUST contact the adult hockey department to process your cancellation. AdultHockey@usahockey.org
Weather Cancellation Policy
The Labatt Blue USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships is an outdoor event. By entering, you acknowledge that you will be playing on a natural, outdoor ice surface, and ice conditions are at the mercy of Mother Nature.
Should the event be cancelled due to inclement weather or unsafe ice conditions as determined by the tournament director(s), teams will receive a refund of 25% and a guaranteed entry into the 2023 USA Hockey/Labatt Blue Pond Hockey National Championships in the same division that they are currently registered (no exceptions).
Covid-19 Cancellation Policy
Should the event be cancelled due to COVID-19, all teams will receive a 75% refund to the credit card on file from initial registration.
TIED GAMES/OT Rules
ILLEGAL PLAYERS & TEAMS:
THE TOURNAMENT DIRECTOR(S) RESERVES THE RIGHT TO MAKE ANY DECISIONS REGARDING TOURNAMENT RULES, FORMAT, ETC. FOR THE OVERALL GOOD OF THE EVENT. IN ALL CASES THIS DECISION SHALL BE FINAL.