reno pond hockey

Weekly Pond Hockey Is Coming

Reno Pond Hockey has rented the ice for 4 weeks starting May 8th. We will be doing one hour weekly pond hockey sessions. We will be playing on Saturdays. We will be able to run up to 3 games at a time if needed. We will be selling memberships at $50 for all 4 weeks. We will need 32 people to buy memberships in order to make this happen. We are not limiting memberships to 32. You do not need to buy a membership to play. You can sign up for an individual day for $15 a session.

To get a membership contact renopondhockey@gmail.com

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5/8/21 – 5:45pm to 6:45pm

5/15/21 – 5:45pm to 6:45pm

5/22/21 – 4:30pm to 5:30pm

5/29/21 – 5:45pm to 6:45pm

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Pond Hockey

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Players will have to be 16 years old and older.

The rink will be sectioned off into three sections. The sections will be the neutral zone and the two offensive zones. Each section will be separated at the blue lines. One pick up game will be played in each section. The games will be 4 on 4 with up to 12 players (3 shifts) on a team. All of this will be dependent on how many people show up.

The rules for pond hockey are pretty much the same as normal ice hockey. Penalties are the same. If it’s illegal in ice hockey, don’t try to do it in pond hockey. There is no icing. There is no offsides. Shots are supposed to be kept below the waist or knee with no slap shots. The reason for keeping shots low is that in pond hockey the net is low to the ground being no more than a foot off the ground. The boarders separating the ice are also small again being only about a foot or two above the ice. Another difference is there are no faceoffs. At the beginning of a game one team starts with the puck in their end. When goals are scored, the team that scored goes back to their end allowing the other team to pull it out of their net and take the puck up the ice. Usually the team that scored lets the other team have at least one pass or waits for someone to carry the puck up before they go after the puck.

For more on similar pond hockey rules check out the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships website here.

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