What Happens at the SPCMT?

2024 Stanley Ponder Cup Memorial Tournament

Since 2015, the Stanley Ponder Memorial Cup Tournament has raised over $17,000 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.

The Tournament

  • 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.

The Raffle

  • 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 jponder94@gmail.com.

Other Ways to Help

  • Scorekeeper
    • Paid position
    • 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
  • Referees
    • Paid 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
    • Unpaid position
    • 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 jponder94@gmail.com.

Secure a spot in the tournament! Check out the Play in the Tournament page to figure out how.

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