Doan's Winter Classic - Gears Beer

Doan’s Winter

Classic Invitational Ice Hockey Tournament

Sponsored by Gears Beer
24 skaters, four goalies, a great rink, barn, food & drink.

Traditions built

The 6th Annual Winter Classic

Doan’s Winter Classic will be held over two Saturdays.
Look for updates on the dates, get on the list.

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.

Complete the form and check that you are in for the Classic and you will be updated.


About Us

2021 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.


2019 Doan’s Winter Classic Photos

Scroll through a handfull of pics from 2019, or visit this link to see them all: Google Photos


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

Steve Topoliski, Dave Crabill, Jim Desantis, Drew Lang, Mike Wenzel Jr

2019 Champs Team Porter

Billy Campbell, Mike Edwards, Mike Wenzel Jr, Mike Wenzel Sr, Vinny, Vaughn Mortimer


Past Years Photos

Find them on Flickr


Thank You To Our Volunteers!

Kevin OBrien, Brian Hill, Paul Abernathy, John Schoefiled, Steve Topoliski, Scott Polisky, Logan Rothley, Reed Clark… and more have helped over the years.