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About BPHC

*PLEASE NOTE! Due to ice conditions this event was moved to Berkshire School in Sheffield, MA who generously donated the ice time to make the 2023 tournament happen.

The Berkshire Pond Hockey Classic on Benedict Pond in Beartown State Forest in Monterey, MA 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 first annual outdoor tournament will take place in early February of 2024.

The event structure 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 8 teams. Please drop us a line if you would like to participate. Thanks to our incredible sponsors, this tournament is free for participating skaters. Each team will play a minimum of 3 games with a maximum of 5 games for the Champions.

More updates will be coming to this page as the event develops.

BPHC Founder

Alex Regen

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 on ice skates as a young boy. He started chatting with the community and in 2022 things quickly turned into a budding reality.

Alex Regen is a start-up executive and artist with projects that include being featured on NOWNESS in Portraits of Route 66 and by TEDx for his non-profit, photography education project ISEEFACES.