The 4th Annual Winter Classic
Unfortunately, we were ready in 2017 but the weather didn’t cooperate.
The 2020 Doan’s Winter Classic will be held over two Saturdays.
Feb 15th is the tournament.
We gather at 10 am to select teams from those in the barn ready to play for the day.
Four teams of up to six players each in a round robin tournament.
2020 Winter Classic
There is something different about skating outside in the elements. You get that feeling you had when you were a kid. For some of us that is longer ago than others, but still there to be captured.
The cool thing is that we are grown up and we can create a more comfortable environment.
Boards, nets, goalies and great ice conditions generally are one thing.
How about a heated barn with a popcorn machine, NHL Network on a TV and all the food and beer you can handle?
Yeah, good times.
Highlights from Past Tournaments
Players are sorted based on skill level and then randomly drawn to form teams. This works pretty well but isn’t perfect. There are four teams that are created with the skaters and goalies. You might notice a theme in the names, Team Porter, Doan’s High Life, Lagermen and Stout Bros.
2016 Champs Team Porter
Reed Clark, Trevor, Jeff Rouse, Nick, Nick Campbell
2018 Champs – Stout Bros
2019 Champs Team Porter
Billy Campbell, Mike Edwards, Mike Wenzel Jr, Mike Wenzel Sr, Vinny, Vaughn Mortimer