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Lockout Extended- no games 12/20

Lockout Extended- no games 12/20

You can rent the ice for personal exercise, so Wed & Fri are on, but no League play. Must wear masks into rink.

Will update when I know more. The schedule will just keep rolling back unfortunately. 

Hope all are safe and healthy. Reach out if you know of anyone in need. I’m hearing of some without food. The Old Newsboys is a great organization to help kids with gifts and essentials. We are all in this together. Tough times. 

Merry Christmas


Thanksgiving Weekend Update

Thanksgiving Weekend Update

The schedule in Hockey Community has now been updated. More games need to be added into the schedule yet, but will be added when we get closer. We are scheduled through January currently and it looks like we will skate into April to get the 23 regular season and two playoff games in as planned.

There shouldn’t be the normal conflicts with tournaments in April I would suspect.

The deadline for league fees remains at December 16th. Teams paid in full by December 16th will recieve a $100 rebate. Those not paid in full will be evaluated for removal from the schedule.

I realize that you don’t have a convenience of paying when walking into the rink, but the mail still works as well as electronic payments. Make plans to get the ice bill paid up please.

Hope everyone is healthy and ready to get back. 

Best regards,


2019 Doan’s Winter Classic

Four teams battled for the championship and Team Porter won this year!

Here are some pics from the day, more details to follow. Still recuperating and have to go to the rink to skate more… oh boy!

Here is a link to all the pics:

2019 Doan’s Winter Classic

Gears Beer Hockey is proud to sponsor Doan’s Winter Classic!

This year Jim Doan added an indoor bathroom to the barn. So we have a popcorn machine, NHL Network on TV and indoor plumbing!

Our first year we had everyone bring a dish to pass and it got expensive for some and we had way too much food. The plan is to have about 24 skaters and four goalies which works well for the barn size. We will have cases of beer and food on hand. The suggested menu is pasta, wings, salad, and breadsticks.

The teams are drafted evenly from four categories, ABCD. Players are ranked and randomly distributed into teams. The traditional team names are Doan’s High Life, Team Porter, Lagermen and Stout Bros. (beer-themed of course)

So, to confirm your player spot we ask a small donation of $15 to skate. Proceeds cover the expenses of the tournament.

Check in to form teams by 10 am. Games start at 11 am.
Two 5 min run time periods per game. Up to six per drafted team. Three on three play. Recruit goalies!

With your confirmed donation, you will get a special coupon code to save money on a shirt or hoodie.