The 2018 tournament is coming together very nicely with a great
group of teams scheduled to come! Our 30-team lineup consists
of eight 60+ teams, eight 65+ teams, eight 70+ teams and six
75+ teams. This year we are introducing a limited underage allowance
to the 60+ division (i.e. up to three players aged 55 to 59 years),
which should add to the fun and excitement already characteristic
of the Classic Tournament.
The list of teams and the game schedules should be on our website
http://www.parksvillep anters.com (click on schedule) by the
end of July or early August. If there are any errors in the information
posted on the website, please let us know. We typically receive
requests from teams to accommodate travel challenges (i.e. ferry
boat arrival and departure times, two hour drive times, catching
late afternoon flights on day 3, later afternoon games for teams
with players still in the 9 to 5 workforce, etc.). We will do
our best to accommodate these requests when formulating the tournament
schedule. However, once the schedule is posted on the web site,
it would be appreciated if requests for last minute schedule
changes be kept to a minimum as it requires all teams involved
to agree on any change.
If you have not already done so, please insure that you submit
your team roster ASAP so we can have a complete team lists setup
on our web site. You can do it on line via our web site (http://www.parksvillepanters.
This years itinerary is very similar to last year with highlights
being: the Player Reception on Tuesday with free corn on the
cob, wine and cheese; Wednesday night dinner at Cuckoos Trattoria;
beer garden open each day; and of course, great Classic Hockey.
A more detailed list with event times will be forth coming.
When you arrive on Tuesday September 11th, managers should please
look for the registration table where you can pick up your team's
registration package. As well, your team will be assigned an
Ambassador to assist you throughout the tournament should you
need any assistance.
Registration packages will include tournament programs and extra
schedules, 15 beer tickets, 15 give-away vouchers (i.e. swiss-embroidered
golf polo shirt), and contact information for your Ambassador
and spare coordinator.
Dinner tickets for the Wednesday evening at Cuckoos Trattoria
Restaurant (located in Coombs) will be sold for $15 in the Pond
Area. This includes the meal, taxes and a gratuity. There will
be two sittings - one at 4:30 and one at 7:00 pm. Cuckoos offers
us a great deal and the Panters organization further subsidizes
the event down to this low, low price.This a delicious meal,
serving family-style pizza, pasta and salads in a lovely setting.
It is a great value for players, spouses/partners and fans. It
is a big hit every year!
If your team finds itself short of players, or if you know of
any individuals that do not have a team, you should contact one
of the Tournament Spare Coordinators. Their email addresses are
included with this note.
The 2018 Classic Tournament Spare Coordinators are:
60+ Greg Slowcombe 250-594-6277
65+ Darryl Smith 250-228-3070
70+ Bob Fergusson 250-752-4809
75+ Massey Matsuda 250-951-2136
Note: The final registration fee payments are now due. If you
are paid up Thank You. If not, please make sure that your team's
entire registration fee of $950 is all paid up. You can send
a cheque for the balance of your fees, made out to the Parksville
Panters Hockey Club, to:
Mr. Neal Wood
921 Lakes Blvd
Parksville BC, V9P 2P8
Rules of Play:
The rule book of the Canadian Adult Recreational Hockey Association
(CARHA) will apply.
Tournament rules include:
:- the three penalty disqualification rule will apply.
- two line passes are permitted
- game sheets must be filled out and signed by team managers
and include a complete roster of all players and their jersey
- sportsmanship and safety are integral parts of old-timers
hockey. Players and officials must be treated with respect both
on and off the ice.
- all equipment must be CSA approved including goalie masks
- the home team is the first team listed on the game schedule
- any questions or disputes should be directed to the tournament
Troubleshooting and Dispute Resolution Sub-committee.
Games will include a 5 minute warm-up, a 22 minute stop time
period, a 2 minute break between periods, a second 22 minute
stop time period and then we need everyone off the ice so we
can do a 10 minute flood. Depending on time remaining after the
first period, the second period may be shortened slightly to
keep on schedule.
All players must be of proper age as of December 31, 2018. Goalies
in the 60+ and 65+ divisions can be up to 5 years younger than
60 or 65. Goalies in the 70+ and 75+ divisions can be up to 10
years younger than 70 or 75. As mentioned above, 60+ teams are
allowed three underage players (i.e. aged 55 to 59).
Captains, please ensure that your players have been advised
that they cannot play for more than one team unless a Tournament
Official provides prior clearance.
Our tournament has obtained 3rd party liability insurance. Insurance
for individual Parksville Panters has been acquired in conjunction
with the Parksville Golden Oldies Sports Association (PGOSA).
It is our understanding that CARHA members are covered by the
insurance provided for its members. If your team and players
are not insured as outlined above, the Parksville Panters organization
encourages you to make your own arrangements.
I have included below a list of our tournament sponsors to date.
A full list of sponsors will be posted on the web site and printed
in the Tournament Program. We encourage all teams to support
our sponsors as much as possible as their generous contributions
support the camaraderie and physical activity of senior hockey,
and help keep our tournament fees as low as possible.
If you are still looking for accommodation during the tournament
one of our hotel, motel or resort sponsors listed below may be
able to help you. You can also go to our web sight for additional
Sponsors as of July 21:
Ocean Trails Resort
Oceanside Shoppers Drugmart Pharmacy, Parksville
Paradise Sea-Side Motel
Lefty's Fresh Food
Parks West Business Products
The British Bobby Restaurant
Oceanside Clothing Company
French Creek House Restaurant
Pharmasave Pharmacy, Parksville
Arrowsmith Golf and Country Club
Qualicum Beach Memorial Golf Club
Arbutus Grove Motel
Bosley's Pet Food Plus
Ocean Sands Resort
Pharmasave Pharmacy Qualicum Beach
Cuckoos Trattoria Restaurant
Thrifty Food Store
Pacific Western Breweries
Tigh Na Mara Resort
Another update will be coming in early September. We are looking
forward to seeing you in September. Until then, have a great
Scott Roy (250-228-9697) and Joe MacDougall