The Berkshire Pond Hockey Classic is actively being formed as an annual event to support a celebration of community, health of mind, body, and spirit, and of course the joy of playing hockey in its purest form — on a natural, frozen lake surrounded by the sounds of nature.
BPHC’s second annual outdoor tournament will tentatively be taking place on Sat, February 10th 2024 on Benedict Pond in Monterey, Mass.
The event is 4 on 4, co-ed, with 6 skaters per team and 1 running, 15 minute period. No referees (except for the playoffs) with a cap of 12 teams this year. Please drop us a line if you would like to participate.
All donations for the 2024 event will now be tax deductible and profits will go directly toward a program being built to bring the sport of hockey to marginalized households in Berkshire county, with children who want to learn to skate and/or learn to play hockey, and providing ice, equipment, transportation and coaching to level the playing field.
More updates will be coming to this page as the event develops.
Growing up on the edge of Lake Buel, and seeing the beautiful ice canvas of the lake during winters, Alex has dreamed of starting up a pond hockey tournament on the lake ever since his dad put him and his brother on ice skates as young boys. He started chatting with the community and in 2022 things quickly turned into a budding reality.