There will be a person there in charge of playing music between games and between the whistles in each game. You can request a song/artist be played in the Stanley Ponder Memorial Cup Tournament Facebook group a few weeks before once the thread for music has started.
There will be a scorekeeper present all evening. He/she will be keeping track of goals, assists, points, goals allowed, etc.
It is the responsibility of any player who scores a goal to skate to the scorer’s table and inform the scorekeeper of their own name and the name of the player, if any, who gave them the puck.
No more than one assist will be awarded on any goal.
There will be 5 teams comprised of 8 skaters and 1 goaltender.
Each team will be guaranteed a total of 4 games.
Each team will play each of the other teams once for a total of 5 games in a round robin format to determine the seeds for the playoffs.
The team which finishes in 5th place after the round robin portion of the tournament will be immediately eliminated.
These rules are not negotiable. Failure to comply can result in your ejection from the tournament without refund and could keep us from having any tournament again in the future.
NO ALCOHOL/DRUGS OF ANY KIND MAY BE BROUGHT ONTO THE PREMISES! THERE WILL BE BEER FOR PURCHASE TO BENEFIT BE THE MATCH, SO PLEASE DON’T UNDERMINE THE PROCESS BY BRINGING YOUR OWN ONTO THE PREMISES.
If you show (as a player or spectator) that you cannot handle your alcohol, you will be ejected from the tournament and building and you will not receive any type of refund on any money you have spent. Do not get so inebriated that you become a danger to yourself or anyone else on the rink or in the building. Also, you must conduct yourself in a respectful manner, on or off the rink. This will be strictly enforced.
Each game will consist of two 15 minute (running clock) periods.
The clock will only stop during the last minute of games which are either tied or within 1 goal.
The referees will be given latitude to determine if the clock should stop for any other reason (puck out of play, injuries, etc.).
Time outs are not allowed in round robin games.
One 60 second time out is allowed per team per playoff game.
Puck out of play
The whistle will be blown and play will be stopped if the puck touches the high netting above the glass at either end of the rink.
For the sake of clarity, the whistle will be blown and play will be stopped if the puck touches anything above the boards or glass.
Regular house league penalties will be called during the tournament.
Players will serve the appropriate amount of time in the penalty box as determined by the officials.
Fighting will not be tolerated. The referees will have the power to eject any player from a game for any reason (not just fighting). If this happens, you are done for the night and you will not receive any type of refund.
Round robin games ending in a tie will remain a tie.
Playoff games ending in a tie will immediately go to a 3 man NHL style shootout to determine a winner.
All players except for the current shooter and the goaltenders must remain completely inside their bench during the shootout.
Each shooter should immediately go to the scorer’s table after their shootout attempt and tell the scorekeeper their name.
Prizes and Awards
During the next day or two after the tournament, all players should text or e-mail Jason Miller (email@example.com) their choices for tournament MVP and Most Outstanding Goaltender.
All players will be informed of the results of the voting as soon as possible.
Since 2015, the Stanley Ponder Memorial Cup Tournament has raised over $11,000 for various charitable causes, including the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and Be The Match Foundation. It’s an all-day inline hockey tournament and participant raffle, with a 50/50 raffle and many hockey-related and non hockey-related items.
Consists of 5 teams, 45 players, with a fantasy draft-style selection before the tournament. Sign-ups can be located on this page.
$50 per player to participate
There are 10 round-robin games and three playoff games. One team will not qualify for the playoffs.
The champion team receives the highly coveted Stanley Ponder Memorial Cup.
Games are tournament style, 30 minutes each (running time).
Two officials and a scorekeeper are present for every game.
Local companies can donate to the raffle, with all proceeds going to the aforementioned charities.
Tickets are sold at the event for $1 each or 6 tickets for $5.
Prizes in the past have included Blues jerseys, Blues and Cardinals tickets, signed hockey sticks, barbecue pits, DJ services, authentic St. Louis artist paintings and various other items.
If you would like to donate or help with the raffle, please contact Jeff Ponder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other Ways to Help
Must remain in scorekeepers box during games
Able to split duties with 1 or 2 others. However, the budget will not change for the position
2 or 3 referees preferred
Budget will be flexible with how many referees participate
Referees are encouraged to read the tournament rules before accepting the position
Raffle help / general tournament overseers
Collect money for raffles, distribute tickets, ensure the tournament scoreboard is updated with final game scores, announce raffle winners, assist with bartender (if needed).
Unlimited number of participants
If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact Jeff Ponder at email@example.com.