Larry from All Black Hockey Sticks goes hard at it 24/7, unless the boards trip him up as viewed here! Great shot Emma! (from 2020 tournament)
Game on in Fenton!
Big thanks to Steve and Becky Topoliski for hosting our tournament! Jim’s rink isn’t ready and unfortunately, the barn flooded this week.
Arrive by 10 am on Saturday, Feb 19th to 2483 Malibu Ct, Fenton. The funds will pay for food and drink for the day and contribute to a new tarp. You are welcome to bring your own food and drink, but we will have plenty as always.
Change of Venue
The 7th Annual Winter Classic
February 19, 2022
We pivoted to Steve Topoliski’s house on a channel of Lake Fenton. Smaller rink without boards, but still big fun. Thanks much Steve!
14 Skaters, 2 Goalies
Mike (Eddie) Howard
Steve Topoliski Jr
The draft process was quick to get the action going. Larry O from All Black Hockey Sticks was itching to get moving. He is a high energy hockey player and somehow he got paired up with the best skater of the bunch, Craig Johnson. The won both games as Team Porter. Then Stout Bros tied with Lagermen.
We had a few drop from play and sorted teams a bit for a final game with goalies. The goalies were exhausted by then, thank you Charles Partridge and Jessica McCormack! They both played well and Charles has some video to share on his YouTube Channel, Cooper Goalie.
We raised a little money towards a new tarp at Doan’s. Jim was busy drying out the carpeting in the barn, as it had flooded. We plan to schedule the tournament in January next season as the weather is getting weirder.
The 6th Annual Winter Classic
Doan’s Winter Classic
February 6, 2021
Twenty two skaters and four goalies gathered for the tournament.
Jessica Drouin kept score for us. Thanks Jessica!
Emma Phillips snapped team pics and game play.
Doan’s High Life
Goalies: Jessica McKormack, Joe Worley, Lars Patterson, Charles Partridge
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.
2021 Doan’s Winter Classic Photos
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No one was hurt during the production of this event… well, no lasting injuries anyway!
Special thanks to Kevin O’Brien for his help in shoveling and organizing. We had a handful of players help with the rink this year who couldn’t make the tournament. Always looking for more help!
Lagermen 6 vs Stout Bros 2
Doan’s High Life 3 vs Team Porter 6
Lagermen 5 vs Doan’s High Life 2
Stout Bros 8 vs Team Porter 5
Lagermen 6 vs Team Porter 3
Stout Bros 2 vs Doan’s High Life 4
Doan’s High Life beat Lagermen for the 2021 Championship
Team Porter 0-3
Doan’s High Life 1-2
Stout Bros 1-2
Jessica 2 / 2 / 3 = 7 (Congrats Jessica! Best GAA)
Charles 4 / 4 / 4 = 12
Joe 4 / 9 / 2 = 15
Lars 6 / 5/ 6/ = 17
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.
2018 Champs – Stout Bros