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Frostbite face-off

Pond hockey...with a bite!

21+ 4-ON-4 POND HOCKEY TOURNAMENT
January 26-28, 2018
Lake Morey Resort, Fairlee, VT

Just 2 hours north of Boston!

 

 
 
 

TOURNAMENT INFO

ATTENTION all benders, Jonny hustles, Clapper Christina's, Doug Glatts and Danny Danglers of the world: the Yeti Cup awaits your arrival. It will be the most fun you'll have you'll have all winter! The Frostbite Face-Off is the hockey players' alternative to a ski weekend. Register now! Space is limited.

Frostbite Face-Off is a 21+ men's and women's pond hockey tournament at the Lake Morey Resort in Fairlee, Vermont. Lake Morey has state of the art equipment, including zambonis, so you can count on high quality ice all weekend. One great aspect of this location is that the hotel is right on the lake where games are played; additionally, all of the important amenities are onsite (restaurant, bar, pool, hot tub and more). You never really need to leave the resort! The resort is located right on Lake Morey, so you can actually walk righ from the resort onto the rinks. Additionally, Labatt Blue will be sponsored theme parties (onesie party and jersey mixer) at the hotel on Friday and Saturday night. 

Please register your team for the division that fits your skill level. We all know pond hockey is really all about having those great locker room guys or gals - so ALL skill levels are welcome. Yeti and Sasquatch Divisions will be based on overall team experience. Co-ed teams can enter the open division. The women's divisions are for all-female teams. We will consolidate or expand divisions based on the skill level of the teams. If you have a question on your level of skill, please see the bottom of this page for further direction. We will make final determinations based on your responses on the registration form and in consultation with your team captain. 

PS: Don't worry if you're a bender. Own it. No one is going to remember the good teams, they will remember the team that carved out water front property in their opponents heads, despite being down 21-0 5 minutes into the game. Create your legendary weekend, and have everyone walking away saying, I can't wait to chirp those guys next year. 

KEY EVENTS

Friday, January 26th

  • Registration: 10am - 2pm
  • Guaranteed one game on Friday from 2-4pm
  • TBD

  • Live music!

Saturday, January 27th

  • Guaranteed three games on Saturday
  • Saturday night THEME PARTY: TBD

  • Live music!

Sunday, January 28th

  • Guaranteed one game on Sunday
  • Championship Sunday and awards ceremony!

TOURNAMENT FORMAT

Teams will be placed in division conferences. On Friday, each team will play one game against another team within their conference. All games on Friday will begin after 2:00 pm. On Saturday, teams will play three games against the other teams within their conference. Based on the standing from those games (wins, goals & goal differentials), the top teams in each division will be placed into the Yeti’s Cup single elimination playoff. Each team guaranteed 5 games total!

The lowest seeded teams will be placed in the Yeti Wap’s Cup single elimination playoff. Both playoffs will be held on Sunday and teams will be bracketed based on their team record, with tie-breakers being goals scored and goal differentials. Each team will have at least one, but up to three games on Sunday. The finale of the tournament will be the Yeti Division Yeti’s Cup championship game to be played on Sunday afternoon.

DIVISIONS

The Open and Women's Yeti divisions, are comprised of A/B level players. These are the most competitive divisions and are intended for players and teams who have competed and still compete at a high level. We recommend having 4-6 players on rosters, but teams should be no more than 8 players.

The Open and Women's Sasquatch divisions are intended for recreational players or C/D level league players. We will send out a separate email to all those that sign up to indicate the other players on their team and their level of play.

Definition of "Levels of Play":

  • Recreational – recreational player, or junior varsity high school experience
  • Varsity – advanced player – played on varsity High School Team
  • College+ – highly advanced player – played on college or semi-pro team

 

Check out drone footage of the tourney set-up and lay of the land at Lake Morey Resort!
*Courtesy of VT Pond Hockey Champsionship and Lake Morey Resort.