The Wally Ice Fest Pond Hockey Tournament is an Adult (Divisions TBD) hockey tournament that will be held outdoors on the natural ice of Lake Wallenpaupack over the course of a winter weekend. Twodays oftournament playwill bescheduled. Thetournament is designed for 20 to 30 teams (director’s option):
4 vs. 4 hockey, no goaltenders;
All games are 30 minutes in length with two 15 minute halves and a 5 minute intermission.
Games will take place simultaneously on six rinks measuring approximately 150′ X 75′ (about 75% of regulation size)
Goals are 6 feet wide by 10 inches high. A 4′ board will be placed across the front leaving just the outer 12″ on each end of the goals open.
24-to 30 team, Adult Open tournament..
Single elimination playoff games on Sunday for all divisions
The Championship Game on Sunday will conclude around 2:00 PM
When will it take place?
The event will take place on the weekend of Jan 25 & 26, 2019; with a backup date of Feb 8 & 9, 2019. In concert with Ice Tee Golf Tournament and the Curling events.
At the north end of Lake Wallenpaupack in the Poconos(about 35 Mins east of Scranton). Two venues 1/2 mile apart: Boat House Restaurant and Silver Birches Lakeside Resort. A skate path is planned to be cleared for public skating and access in between both:
North- Boat House access & Public access
South- Silver Birches access
Meet & Greet- Friday evening Jan 24th at Visitor’s Center
6 to 8pm Registration, Introductions, Rules, etc…
Games begin SAT- Jan 25th at 9:00am to 4:00pm
Each game is 30 Minutes Running time
Ice Maint done by players after each game- 10 min.
45 total Mins per Slot, Start at 9:00am to 3:45pm is 10 Slots
SAT- 10 Slots per Rink x 6 Rinks= 60 Total Games
Max of 30 Teams x 4 games each= 60 Games(Reg.)
SUN- 6 Slots per Rink x 6 Rinks= 36 Total Games (last game at 12:45)
Playoffs for 20 Teams x 3 games each- 30 Games (P/O)
Ice Tee Golf Tournament runs 9:00am to 2:00pm
Awards Ceremony-Saturday evening Jan 25th at Silver Birches
Related to Event for a Festive atmosphere for all to enjoy. Most events will be Held during Saturday afternoon, hosted by PR Director
Winter Activities that can take place anywhere:
Snowball Throwing Contest
Target Shooting Contest- Real Hockey Goal or Tarp
Speed Skate Relay Race
Crazy Uniform pageant
A Central Area will be designated as the " Showcase Rink" and will host a number of activities for the families of the attendees of the hockey tournament, or the general Public. Plans may include such activities as:
Paupack High School/Lake Region Loons Reunion Game