At the conclusion of the 2014 event, we survey 93 teams to find out how we did...this is what they said.
A heartfelt thank you to all those people who spent months helping us to plan. To the over 100 "community first" people who braved polar temps to entertain over 1000 visitors to our area. Thank you.
The 2014 CNPH Championships were a tremendous success. That was echoed by the comments from our players and our sponsors. They were so impressed with the event, the area and mostly the people who treated them like family.
Thanks to all who helped to make this event a success and see you in 2015 for the 10th anniversary.
The 2014 CNPH Championship Recap
We are currently working on an overall report to our stakeholders that will detail what we achived this year and what we're planning for the future. Some of the many things we are proud to have accomplished this year:
Introduced some big (and new) sponsors to the event and our community.
Built 30 rinks on over 1/2 million square feet of Head Lake and had the best ice the event has seen in its nine year history.
Raised thousands of dollars for the local Lions Club that operated the food and beverage outlet. (yeah you were there!)
Raised nearly a thousand pounds of food for our community food banks.
Acquired almost $8000 of equipment that can be used by our community partners (skating trail?)
Brought over 1000 visitors to the area who stay a minimum 2 nights in our hotels, cottages and resorts. Maybe a return visit this summer or fall?
Had numerous media outlets, VIP's talking about the Haliburton Highlands...including the Prime Minister!
Were followed by people in almost 50 countries.
Created an amazing group of over 100 volunteers... making us one of the largest organizations in the region.
What is Pond Hockey?
Pond Hockey is a celebration of the roots of hockey. It's a throwback to a time when we played hockey for fun on a local pond or lake.
The Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships has been attracting teams from all across Canada and the US (and sometimes beyond) for almost 10 years.
How Pond Hockey is played...
Teams: A team consist of up to 6 players. Four players per team can be on the ice at any one time. There are no goalies.
Spirit: REMEMBER that this is Pond Hockey. Play in the true spirit of the game.
How Do I Score?Score from the “attacking” side of half only. Shot must be taken at OR over the half way mark which is determined by your Volunteer Official. After each goal give opposing team ½ ice until puck OR player crosses half.
No Goaltending: Remember there are NO goalies in Pond Hockey therefore there is NO goaltending. Defensive player may NOT back into and against the net. NO closer than 8 feet. NO player is allowed to lay down their body, stick, knee, glove or any other part of their equipment in front of the net.
Additional Rules: Do not raise your stick or puck above the knee.
NO physical contact allowed of any kind. Abusive language by a player towards another player or volunteer will not be accepted. Abusive language to any official will result in a players suspension.
Important: Drinking is NOT permitted on the POND except in the designated areas. Any player visibly intoxicated will not be permitted to play at the discretion of the Volunteer Official.
FIGHTING is not allowed and will result in an immediate suspension from the tournament. The team will not be able to replace suspended player. Intent to injure another player, official or volunteer will result in an immediate suspension.