2017 Almost Winter Classic Ball Hockey Draft Tournament

2016 Almost Winter Classic Champions – Whalers!

The time has finally come…
The official sign-up for the 2017 Almost Winter Classic Ball Hockey Draft Tournament is below! (Time and date are in the body of the sign-up)
Let’s go over a few details:
• There are 6 starting goalie spots open. If by chance you are a goalie and did not sign up in time, there are also “alternate goalie” slots open as well. In case a starter can’t play, the first “alt-goalie” will move up to the starter spot.
• We are optimistically looking to fill 60 runner spots (6 teams, 10 runners each). We’ve been getting 20+ at regular pick-up games so this number does not seem out of reach. **If you are signing up for more than one person, please include their full name in the “comments” section.
• Registration ends Friday, November 24th at midnight. **No sign-ups will be accepted after that time unless we need to fill empty roster spots.
Reminder: if you cannot play for the entirety of the tournament (11:30 till 4pm including the pre-tournament draft and post-tourney eats), please do not sign up. This is in fairness to the teams as no one wants to have a player just leave in the middle leaving them a man or more short.
Format, rules and a somewhat special announcement will be posted in the coming weeks.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

LH

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2017 Almost Winter Classic is coming soon!

A tender moment between captain and cup.

The official sign up for the 2017 edition of the Almost Winter Classic drops this FRIDAY, October 27th at NOON!!

We have had a large number of new members since the last AWC so I thought I’d take some time to let the newbies know what it’s all about…

First, a little history…on a cold December Saturday morning back in 2010, a small group of hockey enthusiasts (6 if I recall) gathered at Waymer Park to engage in some friendly pick-up street hockey games. One year later, a tournament was organized to celebrate that first game, affectionately named the (almost) Winter Classic. It was so successful that we’ve held one every year, on the first Saturday in December, ever since. The first 4 were held at our “home” Waymer Park, the last 2 have been held at the rink in the Morrison Family YMCA.

Now for some details:
DATE: Saturday, December 2nd, 2017 (rain date is the following Saturday, December 9th)
TIME: Plan on arriving at 11am as the draft is 11:30am SHARP! Games start at approximately Noon and the champion will be crowned sometime around 4pm.
LOCATION: The DeFeo Family Rink in the Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne, Charlotte.
COST: FREE TO ALL! This has always been an important part of the tourney as it’s a celebration as well as a competitive tournament. Donations are always welcome as some parts are self-funded.
FORMAT: Draft is “schoolyard style” (everyone lines up at 11:30 and the captains start making their selections). Game play is 4-on-4/5-on-5 (depending on how many sign up) with round robin games to determine seeding order for semi-final rounds.

As mentioned, this is not just a tournament, but also a celebration and a friendly gathering for all of our players. We do have a cookout during the tournament (hot foods, chili, chips, sweets, drinks, etc.) and players are encouraged to bring family members as well.

We are looking to field 6 teams with 10 runners per team but that number may be adjusted based on the number of player sign-ups.

Keep your eyes peeled for the sign up post THIS FRIDAY and feel free to hit us up with any questions.

Here’s to a great tournament!!

LH3

CHARLOTTE STREET HOCKEY FALL PICK-UP SCHEDULE

 

 

 

Below is the CSH Fall 2017 pick-up schedule! Note all dates and times are subject to change.

  • 10/1: Pick-up @ Waymer Park, Huntersville: 8-10AM
  • 10/4: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 7-9PM
  • 10/7: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 10-Noon
  • 10/11: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 7-9PM
  • 10/14: Pick-up @ Waymer Park, Huntersville: 8-10AM
  • 10/18: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 7-9PM
  • 10/21: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 10-Noon
  • 10/25: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 7-9PM
  • 10/28: Pick-up @ Waymer Park, Huntersville: 8-10AM
  • 11/1: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 7-9PM
  • 11/4: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 10-Noon
  • 11/8: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 7-9PM
  • 11/11: Pick-up @ Waymer Park, Huntersville: 8-10AM
  • 11/15: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 7-9PM
  • 11/18: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 10-Noon
  • 11/22: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 7-9PM
  • 11/25: Pick-up @ Waymer Park, Huntersville: 8-10AM
  • 12/2: NO PICK-UP (ALMOST WINTER CLASSIC TOURNAMENT)

CHARLOTTE STREET HOCKEY SUMMER SCHEDULE!

Below is the CSH Summer 2017 schedule! Note all dates and times are subject to change.

  • 6/24: Pick-up @ Waymer Park, Huntersville: 9-11am
  • 7/1: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 10-Noon
  • 7/8: Pick-up @ Waymer Park, Huntersville: 9-11am
  • 7/15: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 10-Noon
  • 7/22: Pick-up @ Waymer Park, Huntersville: 9-11am
  • 7/29: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 10-Noon
  • 8/5: Pick-up @ Waymer Park, Huntersville: 9-11am
  • 8/12: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 10-Noon
  • 8/19: Pick-up @ Waymer Park, Huntersville: 9-11am
  • 8/26: Pick-up @ Morrison Family YMCA, Ballantyne: 10-Noon
  • 9/2: Pick-up @ Waymer Park, Huntersville: 9-11am

2017 SPRING BREAK-away Tournament Champions!

2017 Spring Break-away Champs, The Bruins!
(from top left) Drew Cswaykus, John Bergner, Joe C.,
(from bottom left) Chet Thomas, Shawn Perry, Gabrielle DeCrescenzo.

Great games Saturday for the Spring tourney at the Morrison Family YMCA. Very competitive including the championship game which ended with a 4-3 victory by The Bruins. Congrats and thanks to all that participated!

Weeknight pick-up hockey: Morrison YMCA, Ballantyne – Wednesday 3/15/17


Come join us for some pick-up hockey under the lights Wednesday night from 7-9pm at the Morrison Family YMCA
9405 Bryant Farms Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277

$7 to play payable at the Morrison Family YMCA Office or in exact cast to Sean Mahoski at the rink.
One punch if you have a Morrison YMCA punch card
Goalies play FREE!

2 goalie, 10 runner minimum.

Bring your white and dark shirts as always!

 

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

2017 SPRING BREAK-away Ball Hockey Tournament 4/1/17

Games played at DeFeo Hockey Rink, Morrison YMCA
9405 Bryant Farms Rd, Charlotte, NC 28277

Rules:

  • Recreational (C/C2) Level
  • 2 x 10 minute game running clock (switch sides after period)
  • 3 games guaranteed
  • Every penalty is a penalty shot
  • No Off-sides, No Icing

Player Draft:

  • Goalie Captains – Blind Draft
  • Goalies will pick from player pool 24-48 hours before draft
  • 1 Trade per team, but must be completed before start of first game (Approval by Sean M/Lou H)

Payment info:

  • Players – $15, Goalies – $10
  • DEADLINE to sign up and pay is Tuesday, 3/28
  • Payment can be made via PayPal https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/send-money-online to email dusty312@aol.com. You may have to create an account to pay but it’s fast and you can always delete your account when done.
  • You may also pay Sean Mahoski or Lou Harvatin directly at one of the pick-ups prior to the tournament.

Prize(s) and format to be announced closer to the tournament date.