Parksville Panters Senior Hockey

Home of the Classic and Junket




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 (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. com/index.html).


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 number

- 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 details.

Sponsors as of July 21:

Ocean Trails Resort

Oceanside Shoppers Drugmart Pharmacy, Parksville

Paradise Sea-Side Motel

Lefty's Fresh Food

Dairy Queen

Parks West Business Products

The British Bobby Restaurant

Oceanside Clothing Company

Giovani's Restaurante

French Creek House Restaurant

McDonald's 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 summer.

Scott Roy (250-228-9697) and Joe MacDougall

Tournament Coordinators