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Dawg Nation Pond Hockey Tournament

Dawg Nation Pond Hockey
Dawg Nation Winter Classic

Silverthorne, CO
January 15-16 2022

Dawg Nation Pond Hockey is back and bigger and better than ever. The Dawg Nation Winter Classic presented by DREP returns to the North Pond again this year and will be one to remember. Our partnership with the DREP team, the town of Silverthorne, and the Avs Alumni Association all comes together to create an incredible weekend of pond hockey and Giving Back.

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This year’s Giving Back will take place down on the ice as well as at the party at the Pavilion Saturday night. Your team’s participation helps us GIVE BACK to worthy recipients or in need. WE have the privilege of rallying around these recipients and letting them know that the hockey community has their back. Check presentation times will be communicated closer to the tournament!

Come join us for yet another incredible weekend of hockey and giving back!
Sold Out!

Interest can be emailed to mfreeman@dawgnation.org
In the case something opens up, we will add you to the waitlist.

Rules Schedule

The official schedule, results and standings will once again be on myhockeyhouse.com.
Special thanks to Jared Whittemore for stepping up once again! Save and share this link:
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Please make sure you take care of the simple task of registering yourself and your players.

Player Registration

Bid on your favorite player now!
Text Keyword: “Pond2022” to 76278 or

2022 Pro Players

Celebrity Pros:

It is hard to beat the former NHL line up that supports us for this event. Last year’s choices included: Milan Hejduk, Kyle Quincey, Jan Hejda, John-Michael Liles, John Mitchell and more.

Our legendary players list for 2022 available for auction to play with your team will be announced soon. Stay tuned.

Pups and Pros:

An exhibition game will feature some lucky pups that get to skate and compete with these legendary pro players in a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Inclusivity Returns with Sled and Blind Hockey

Our incredible colleagues in sleds will also be competing for the second time in our pond hockey tournament. We welcome our sled players back to the pond and look forward to the passion and inclusivity they bring to our sport. We are hopeful for a four team division to compete for the DAWG Nation WInter Classic Trophy. We are working on bringing blind hockey to the pond as well.

Tournament Party and Reception Returns:

The Party at the Pavilion and reception are back. After skating and partying in the beer tent like the Vikings outside in the elements, Saturday night brings us inside to the warm Pavilion where we will gather around great food, music, beer, a silent auction, a live auction and of course a check presentation. Skol! We will rally the teams and community to the party so we can celebrate the weekend and rally around the recipient.

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We’ll have five divisions this year.

This is 4 vs 4 pond hockey. Teams will roster 6-8 players. There is a three game guarantee before playoffs.

Up to 72 Teams across five divisions, as well as sled and blind hockey!

When you go to register you will select your division from the following choices:

  • Platinum: Top level hockey. Get your A game ready.
  • Gold:  So your team is pretty good eh? (B level)
  • Silver: You guys even pass the puck. (C Level)
  • Bronze: Keep grinding.  (D Level)
  • Copper: More for the novice teams. (E level) Welcome to the fun!

Hard to know what the Delta Variant will do, but if the tournament is cancelled for COVID-19, teams will have an option for either a full refund or an opportunity to donate any portion of their registration to DAWG Nation Hockey Foundation.

Game format is the same as last year:

  • Two 15 minute periods.
  • Roster size – 6 minimum, 8 maximum.
  • 4 on 4 format.

Terrific Gift Bags:

It wouldn’t be a Dawg Nation tournament without first class gift bags for players and captains.

Housing:

Stay tuned for special deals on housing and hotel opportunities.

Get one of these former NHL players on your team!

They are ready to drink your beer and score your goals to help your team lift the coveted Winter Classic trophy!

Check out 2020’s prices and silent auction below.

2020 AUCTION

Check out the former NHL players who lend their time and talent to DHHF’s Winter Classic!

When we finalize this year’s former pros we will be communicating via captains and social media.

Bid on your favorite player now!
Text Keyword: “Pond2022” to 76278 or

2022 Pro Players

John-Michael Liles

Coach Only!

With Colorado Avalanche, Toronto Maple Leafs, Carolina Hurricanes and the Boston Bruins JML played in 836 games, scored 87 goals and amassed 370 points. While easily winning the best looking player in the league, he also made the All-Rookie Team in 2004.

Kyle Quincey

Playing for The LA Kings, AVS, New Jersey Devils, Columbus Blue Jackets, Minnesota Wild and Detroit Red Wings twice, getting traded or put on waivers more than 5 times, Kyle is considered in the hockey world a “suit case”. With those teams Kyle played in 586 games , 36 goals, 158 points and 548 pims. During his time in Colorado, his nick name is Crash because of his sub par driving ability.

Aaron Mackenzie

The Ultimate Denver hockey player. Starting with the University of Denver, Colorado Avalanche and then the first and only Captain of the Denver Cutthroats, Red Bird is a true journeyman playing in 8 leagues during his 11 year career.

“Duvie” Westcott

In 201 games all with the Columbus Blue Jackets Duvie put up 11 goals, 56 points and a bruising 299 penalty minutes. After his NHL career, he took his talents over seas and went from country to country and league to league dominating all of Europe on and off the ice. Today, Duvie is easily the most feared mens league player west of the Mississippi.

Andy Canzanello

As a Colorado College four year letterman, this Tiger will be ready to roar. Andrew is a Rochester, MN native, so he is no stranger to the cold and snow. Andrew also brings a twelve year pro career primarily in Germany as part of the Duetsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). So this guy is clearly your guy to lead the German chants and songs in the beer tent with your team.

Yan Stastny

Yan hails from the storied hockey family with his father Peter playing for the St. Louis Blues and his brother Paul now playing for Winnipeg. From Manitoba to Moscow, to his native USA, Yan brings a wealth of hockey skill and internationalism to the ice. His NHL career included the Edmonton Oilers, the St. Louis Blues and the Boston Bruins. Yan also wore the Stars and Stripes, representing TEAM USA in the 2005 IIHF World Championship.

Nick Larson

As a former DU Pioneer, Nick was part of the 2004 and 2005 National Championship teams wearing the A on his jersey. This Moorhead, Minnesota native will be well acclimated to the cold and pond hockey style of play. Now a knee and hip replacement sales representative, you might also need Nick’s off ice skills after the tournament.