Pond Hockey Championship Logo 2020

The 10th Annual
Canadian Progress Club
Pond Hockey Championships

Saturday February 8, 2020
Larose Park in St. Albert

Sponsored for 2020 by HML Construction, Central Social Hall, GCS Group and Shaw

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Team Registrations Now Open
$400 per Team

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Jersey Sponsorship Available

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    Q. Where is the event located?
    A. Larose Park, 149 Larose Drive, St. Albert, AB.

    Q. When does the tournament start?
    A. Opening ceremonies are scheduled for 9:30 am. Games will begin at 10:00 am sharp!

    Q. How many players are required per team?
    A. Teams can consist of 3-5 skaters. Players are expected to make any substitutions on the fly.

    Q. Do teams require goalies?
    A. No. Goalies are not required. Teams consist of only skaters. We have constructed specialized pond hockey nets for the tournament.

    Q. What equipment is required?
    A. Players are required to wear helmets, skates, and gloves. It is recommended that players also wear elbow pads to prevent injury from unexpected falls.

    Q. How many games are teams guaranteed to play?
    A. Each team is guaranteed to play 5 games.

    Q. Where do participants and volunteers park?
    A. There is limited parking at Lacombe Park. Players are encouraged to carpool or use ride sharing. We are not offering a shuttle service for the event. Anyone who parks illegally will likely be ticketed as St. Albert Municipal Enforcement will be monitoring the event. Volunteers will be provided with parking passes.

    Q. Can we bring outside food and drink?
    A. Food and drink will be available at the event. Dairy Queen will be serving burgers and other items. Central Social Hall will be serving a variety of drinks. You are welcome to bring outside food and non-alcoholic beverages. Players are prohibited from bringing any outside alcohol on location. Failure to do so will result in your removal from the tournament. Alcoholic beverages served must remain within the beer gardens.

    Q. Are there referees?
    A. No. Players are expected to officiate themselves. There are volunteer scorekeepers monitoring the games and providing additional pucks as needed. Gentlemen conduct is expected. For example, if your team puts the puck out of play, the opposing team is granted possession. After a goal, the team which has just scored is expected to allow the team with possession to advance the play without immediate pressure. Faceoffs only occur at the beginning of each game. There are no penalties, but in the event of any accidental tripping etc. the team guilty of the offense should lose possession.

    Q. Are slapshots allowed?
    A. No. Players are not permitted to take slapshots in order to put player safety as our first concern.

    Q. Can teams score from anywhere on the ice?
    A. No. Goals will only count when they are scored from the offensive side of centre ice. This is to prevent players from shooting the puck from their own end with enough force and velocity that could cause injury if deflected.

    Q. Will the tournament be cancelled due to cold temperatures?
    A. No. The tournament will only be cancelled if ice conditions are deemed unsafe. If this was to occur, our intention would be to reschedule the event for later in the month.

    Q. Will there be Cash Machines on location?
    A. Yes. There are ATMs at the event

    Q. Is there a lost and found?
    A. We will be holding onto any misplaced items following the event. Simply contact Craig Strain directly should you discover you have lost any equipment or gear following the event.


    REGISTRATION – Team registration will be held from 9:15-9:45am @ the entry way of the Central Social Hall Beer Gardens.  At this time a team representative will need to check in & receive the teams jerseys and round robin schedule.


    OPENING CEREMONIES – Open ceremonies will be held within the beer gardens @ 9:30am.  This will include our national anthem and puck drop.  Following this we will take the tournament group photo.


    GAMES – Games will begin @ 10:00am sharp.  Schedules will be posted next to the entry way from the beer gardens to the ice surface.  Only those teams playing will be allowed on the ice surface to allow mobility of our ice sweepers.  Teams will be allowed on the ice surface for warm up 5 minutes prior to their scheduled game times and asked to return to the beer gardens promptly after completion of their games.


    GAME FORMAT – All games are 12 minutes (running time) and changes are done on the fly.  A maximum of 5 players can be dressed per game which will be a 3 on 3 format.  Special miniature nets have been made for the event to score on.  Helmets, hockey gloves, skates & sticks are required (shin pads & elbow pads are recommended).  If a player is not wearing all the required equipment, they will not be able to participate in the game.


    BEER GARDENS – The Central Social Hall beer gardens are open to all players and spectators (all ages).  When entering you will be required to show one piece of identification in order to receive a wristband.  Only those wearing the wristbands will be allowed to consume alcohol.  All alcoholic beverages must remain within the beer garden.  The beer garden includes a heated and enclosed structure and will be broadcasting Hockey Day in Canada. It also includes an exterior winter patio which includes fire pits and a Dairy Queen grilling station.


    Submit additional questions to Craig Strain at cstrain@redwillowwealth.com or 780 884 4839.

    Pond Hockey 2019

    This event would not be possible without the generosity of our sponsors and donors. We ask you to consider entering a team or the jersey sponsorship opportunity and help give the gift of sport.

    The Canadian Progress Club St. Albert is excited to host the 10th Annual Canadian Progress Club 3v3 Pond Hockey Championship.

    Again, this year’s event will coincide with Scotiabank’s Hockey Day in Canada, on Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at the Larose Park in St. Albert (149 Larose Drive, St. Albert, AB). The event includes heated and enclosed (skate-up) beer gardens and St. Albert’s only winter patio with multiple fire pits. Our beer gardens are outfitted with multiple flat screens and will be running Hockey Day in Canada throughout the tournament day. All teams are guaranteed a minimum of 5 games and will receive gift bags with their team jerseys upon arrival.

    Since its inception, this tournament has raised over $170,000 in support of local charities. These include, but are not limited to, KidSport St. Albert, Uncles and Aunts at Large, Camp Warwa, and the Special Olympics.

    Join us for an exceptional day on the pond.


    Craig Strain
    Canadian Progress Club – St. Albert
    780 884 4839

    Pond Hockey 2019

    In support of

    Uncles and Aunts at Large Logo Camp Warwa Logo Kidsport Logo Special Olympics Logo