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2013 U.S. Pond Hockey Registration and Event Dates

08/10/2012, 1:49pm CDT
By USPHC Office of the Commissioner

Greetings, pond hockey fanatics!

The date has been finalized and anticipation is building . . . the puck drops for the eighth-annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships in only 161 days

Set for January 18-20, the 2013 U.S. Pond Hockey Championships will take place once again on beautiful Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis.

Following is information about registration, tournament updates, and other pond news...

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2013 USPHC Registration

Registration opens promptly Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. C.S.T. (Lake Nokomis time) at on a first come, first served basis.

The top teams from 2012 (top 32 teams from the Open division, top 4 teams from the 40+, 50+, Rink Rat and Women's Divisions) and out of state teams from the 2012 tournament will receive a reserved entry spot for their teams. (An "out of state" team is defined as a 2012 USPHC team carrying three or more out of state players.) These teams can expect an email with reserved entry code, information and instructions during the first week of September. Reserved entry spots are redeemable any time between September 12th and October 12th, 2012.

Player Check-In

 Player check-in will take place the evening of Thursday, January 17, 2013.


The game schedule will be posted at the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships website and sent via email to players approximately one week prior to the event. Please note that games will begin on Friday, Jan. 18 as early as 8:00 a.m. Please make travel plans accordingly (plan to arrive by Thursday so we can have a few beers together at check-in). Please note: Sorry folks, but we cannot accept schedule requests.

Sponsorship Opportunities

We're looking for sponsors to partner with us to help fund the greatest pond hockey tournament in the country and make it a great success! As you know, our goal is simply to break even while giving money to our charity partners (a line item in our budget) and to keep the pond hockey tradition alive and kicking. If you or anyone you know would be interested in becoming a USPHC sponsor, please contact Travis Shives, Director of Business Development at (763) 222-2406 or

That's all for now. So start your dry land training, call your ringers and build your dream team for the 8th Annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships!

2013 Team Entry Prices

Division Price
Open $625
40+ Open $625
50+ Open $625
Rink Rat $475
Women's $475
Boot Hockey $195

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