2018 Almost Winter Classic update:

Only 1 more week until the Almost Winter Classic draft tournament invites are sent via Opensports.net! Here’s how it will go down for the open 6 goalie and 60 runner positions:

*Sunday November 11th: Goalies and the 2017 championship team members ONLY will be invited. They will have 24 hours to sign up before the next invite block drops…

*Monday November 12th: Runners that have participated in pick-up games this year will be invited.

*Sunday November 18th: CSH Opensports members that have NOT played in any games this year will be invited IF all 60 runner positions have not been filled. If they have been filled, I will create a “reserve runners” sign up so that in case some players bow out for whatever reason, we’ll have players to take their place. I will do the same for goalies.

The AWC will be FREE as always (donations are always welcome). We will, as we did last year, have a donation jar for the MS Society in memory of Rafael Souffront, for whom our trophy is named. There will be a little incentive this year as each donator will be entered in a drawing to win a prize (at present not sure what the prizes will be yet or how many we’ll have).

Also, the winning team will have a slew of prizes bestowed upon them, compliments of our sponsors. Those will be revealed in the coming weeks as will the this years team captains.

And the *real* reason everyone looks forward to this tournament…my wife’s almost famous chili will once again make an appearance! Pulled pork and other vittles will also be on the menu.

5 game guarantee (4 round robin + at least one elimination game). Tourney games will run from 10am until 3pm (“schoolyard draft” is at 9:30 so plan to arrive early).

Looking forward to hosting this as always. Please be sure to have your notifications on for Opensports.net!

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

2016 Spring Fling 3-on-3 tournament Champs!

IMAG0946Congrats to Team Tulip for winning that sweet-ass trophy! Undermanned but not undergunned, they outlasted the other 3 teams (along with a huge game by goalie Rafael Souffront) to capture the 2016 Spring Fling 3-on-3 championship!

Thanks to all of the participants!

Spring Fling 3-on3 Street Hockey Tournament

SPRING FLING

We are pleased to announce our first ever tournament at Davis Park this upcoming March 20th, 2016.
Here are a few details:
– 3 on 3 play (if it’s good enough for the NHL all-star game…)- 4 teams, 6 players per team maximum
– trophy of some kind for the winning team
– It’s FREE!

More details to follow in the coming weeks.

Click HERE to sign up!

2014ish Almost Winter Classic pics!!

Here’s some of the hot hockey action captured on that cold February day…

CLICK HERE FOR PHOTOS <—–
photo credits: Ryan DeFazio and Brandon Brownlow

Bumpy Assphalts…Almost Winter Classic Champions!

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Congrats to Bumpy Assphalts for winning the oft rescheduled, fourth annual Almost Winter Classic at lovely Waymer Park in Huntersville, NC! They defeated Techno Destructos in the tournament finals 8 goals to 4.

 

Tournamant MVP Bryan Buchalski!

Tournamant MVP Bryan Buchalski!

A tender moment between captain and cup.

A tender moment between captain and cup.

As always, thanks to everyone who participated this year! The 5th AWC will be bigger and better than all the rest!

ALMOST WINTER CLASSIC 2/21/15 – RULES AND SCHEDULE

2014 Almost Winter Classic copyThe 21st of February is finally upon us. Time for the often delayed 4th annual Almost Winter Classic street hockey draft tournament!

Below are the rules/format and the game schedule. BE SURE TO READ THE RULES THOROUGHLY!!!Just a few important things to call out…

  • DRAFT IS PROMPTLY AT 8:30AM please plan to arrive around 8 as we will need help setting up and whatnot (FIRST GAME IS AT 9AM)
  • BRING WHITE AND DARK SHIRTS!!  I cannot stress this enough. NO GRAY, RED, YELLOW, ETC. Dark blue is acceptable.

CLICK HERE ——-> 2014 AWC rules

CLICK HERE ——-> 2014 AWC Game Schedule

ALMOST WINTER CLASSIC 4 street hockey tournament RESCHEDULED FOR 2/21/15

They say the third time is a charm…
Time to sign up for Charlotte’s best (and only) annual FREE draft style street hockey tournament!

NEW MAKE UP DATE: February 21st, 2015

THERE WILL BE NO MORE MAKE UP DATES FOR THIS EVENT!!

CLICK HERE TO RSVP!

Format will be 99% similar to previous AWC’s (details to follow)

PLEASE PLAN TO STAY/PLAY FOR THE ENTIRE TOURNAMENT! There were a pretty good number of players that left halfway through leaving their teams at a disadvantage. If you do leave early, you will not be eligible for whatever cheesy prize we have this year. If you think that you will not be able to stay for the entire tournament (runs from 9am till around 2pm) please DO NOT RSVP!!

Number of goalies will determine number of teams.

REMINDER: the surface at Waymer Park is abrasive so plan your equipment choice accordingly.

Bring your family and friends!

Let’s make this the best AWC ever!!

ALMOST WINTER CLASSIC 4 street hockey tournament: 12/6/14 Time to sign up!

2014 Almost Winter Classic copy

Here it is…the moment you’ve been waiting for!
Time to sign up for Charlotte’s best (and only) annual FREE street hockey tournament!

December 6th, 2014 (Inclement weather date is January 10th.)

CLICK HERE TO RSVP!

Format will be 99% similar to previous AWC’s (details to follow)

PLEASE PLAN TO STAY/PLAY FOR THE ENTIRE TOURNAMENT! There were a pretty good number of players that left halfway through leaving their teams at a disadvantage. If you do leave early, you will not be eligible for whatever cheesy prize we have this year. If you think that you will not be able to stay for the entire tournament (runs from 9am till around 3pm) please DO NOT RSVP!!

Number of goalies will determine number of teams.

If you DO NOT want to play but want to participate, we could use a steady referee (with some sort of experience).

REMINDER: the surface at Waymer Park is abrasive so plan your equipment choice accordingly.

Bring your family and friends!

Let’s make this the best AWC ever!!