Beyond the heroes and prestige of the NHL are those that play only for the love of the game. That fervor and grit is on full display at events like the Last Frontier Pond Hockey Classic in Big Lake, Alaska. This annual tournament brings together amateur teams from far and wide to vie for glory on the pond in the remote Alaskan wilderness.

The Seattle Kraken have partnered to host a tournament that will send exceptional teams of local players from the Kraken Hockey League to compete in Alaska.

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Not playing in the tournament but want to cheer on your friends? Admission is free!

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When

December 10th, 3pm to 11pm

Tournament Details

3v3 tournament with pond hockey goals. All teams will be guaranteed 3 games with a maximum of 4. All players will be provided 1 round of post game beer.

Last Frontier Pond Hockey Classic Info

Cost

Team fee is $495 ($100 deposit required for team sign up)

Divisions

Elite - Div 1-2 players

  • Winners receive paid entry into the Last Frontier Classic + $50 gift card to 32 Bar & Grill

Open - Div 3-5 players

  • Winners receive paid entry into the Last Frontier Classic + $50 gift card to 32 Bar & Grill

Novice - Div 6-8 players

  • Winners receive paid entry into the Last Frontier Classic + $50 gift card to 32 Bar & Grill

49ers - Players aged 49+

  • Winners receive paid entry into the Last Frontier Classic + $50 gift card to 32 Bar & Grill
Rules
  • All players must wear helmets, gloves, and hockey skates. Other protective equipment is optional but highly recommended.
  • No goalie equipment or goalie sticks permitted.
  • All teams must have light and dark jerseys or uniforms.
  • There will be one off-ice pond official to monitor the play (scoring, time, puck reset, and arbiter of infractions).
  • No checking is allowed. Such action will result in a minor penalty unless deemed serious enough to be a major (see off-ice pond official).
  • No slapshots allowed. Such action will result in a major penalty and the player will be immediately ejected from the tournament.
  • Players cannot fall or lay on the ice in an effort to protect the goal area. Such action will result in a minor penalty.
  • Goaltending is not allowed. A player may not patrol, "camp out" or remain stationary in the crease area and act as a goaltender. A defender may deflect the puck in the crease area, but the defender must do so while continuing to move through the crease area. The crease area is defined as an imaginary box extending out four feet from the outside corners of the goal.
  • Contacting the puck with a stick above the waist will result in a loss of possession.
  • Saucer passes (i.e. pucks that are lifted low, below the knee) are acceptable.
  • If a puck goes out of bounds, the last team to touch it loses possession. During restart, the defender must give his opponent 2-stick lengths of space.
  • There are no off-sides or icing calls.
  • Goals must be scored from the attacking side of center ice.
  • Teams must give their opponents 1/2 ice after a goal is scored or an infraction takes place.
  • All games are running-time and substitutions can be made during play ("on-the-fly") or while a puck is being retrieved. There is no stoppage of play after a goal is scored, or after a penalty is awarded. It is up to each team to ensure that there are only four players on the ice.
  • Kraken Hockey League player card required.
  • To enter your team, all players must be available to travel to Big Lake, Alaska for the tournament February 26-27.