Posted by: tommyknockertavern | October 8, 2018

Creede Pond Hockey 2019

“The Golden Pick” Tommyknocker Pond Hockey Tournament
2019 Dates: January 19 & 20

This tourney will bring back childhood memories of afternoon hockey games played against friends. This annual tournament has been a huge hit, bringing the locals out to cheer on teams from all over Colorado, New Mexico, Michigan and Texas! The 3-on-3 round robin format insures that everyone plays at least 2-3 games (plus tourney play), local restaurants ensure that everyone eats well, and the Tommyknocker Tavern hosts live music for evening entertainment. And new this year: The Creede Repertory Theatre will be putting on a performance of Boomtown on Friday night around 7pm!

IMG_0625aCreede has two ponds just north of town that serve as the host site for this tournament. The ponds are at 8900 feet, making this one of the highest pond hockey tournaments on earth. The scenery is incredible!

Updated facilities include a warming hut, and (NEW) zamboni shed constructed by Carhartt and Jason Mamoa’s Pride of Gypsies in February 2015! You will be skating beneath 800 ft canyon walls with wildlife roaming nearby. Bonfires burn near the ponds all day, and our warming hut offers food and drinks.

Registration from 7:30-8:30 on Saturday  •  First game at 9am each day

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Posted by: tommyknockertavern | September 13, 2017

Tournament Levels

This Pond Hockey Tournament will bring back childhood memories of pick-up games played against friends. Pure fun, not levels. There were always a few good players – and everyone else. That is what the Golden Pick is all about!

There are two levels in this tournament: a Level 1 Team might have a couple of people that played in high school but were not stars, with the remaining players have a good mix of skills.  A Level 2 Team might have one or two people that played organized hockey, but not necessarily in high school, and the rest of the team has just started to get into hockey…

For Durango players: a Level 1 Team for pond hockey in Creede would have one Level 1 player, one or two level 2  players, and the rest level 3 and4 players.  A Level 2 Team would have 2 or 3 level 3 players and the rest level 4 or 5.

Please check the registration packet for more information. Please note what level of team you are a part of!

Posted by: tommyknockertavern | September 8, 2017

Directions to Ponds

From South Fork:

Drive into Creede on Highway 149 and take a left at the gas station. Drive over the small bridge and take a right. You are now on Main Street. Follow this street through town (about 8 blocks). The road curves left, and comes to a stop sign. Take a right to continue into the canyon. The ponds will be just ahead the the right, and the Community Center is in the cliffs to the left!

Time from Durango in good weather: 2.5 hours
Time from Denver in good weather: 4.5 hours
Time from Pueblo in good weather: 3.5 – 4 hours
Time from Gunnison in good weather: 2.5 hours

Posted by: tommyknockertavern | November 1, 2016

Creede Pond Hockey 2017

“The Golden Pick” Tommyknocker Pond Hockey Tournament
2017 Dates: January 14 & 15

 

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In February 2015, Jason Mamoa and his production company “Pride of Gypsies” arrived in Creede to film a series of commercials and ads for Carhartt. Filming took place on the hockey ponds and in other areas in Mineral County. As a big THANK YOU to the community of Creede, a Zamboni shed was constructed at the hockey ponds!

Posted by: tommyknockertavern | November 1, 2015

Pond Hockey 2016

“The Golden Pick” Tommyknocker Pond Hockey Tournament
2016 Dates: January 16 & 17

Posted by: tommyknockertavern | September 16, 2014

2015 Pond Hockey Dates: January 17 & 18

“The Golden Pick” Tommyknocker Pond Hockey Tournament is planned again for 2015!
Dates: January 17 & 18

This tourney will bring back childhood memories of afternoon hockey games played against friends. This annual tournament has been a huge hit, bringing the locals out to cheer on teams from all over Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas (and we are extending our invitation to hockey rinks all across the west)! The 3-on-3 round robin format insures that everyone plays at least 2-3 games (plus tourney play), local restaurants insure that everyone eats well, and the Tommyknocker Tavern hosts live music for evening entertainment.

Creede has two ponds just north of town that serve as the host site for this tournament. The ponds are at 8900 feet, making this one of the highest pond hockey tournaments on earth. The scenery is incredible! You will be skating beneath 800 ft canyon walls with wildlife roaming nearby. Bonfires burn near the ponds all day and the Community Center opens their bar and offers “locker room” space.

Registration from 7:30-8:30 on Saturday
First game at 9am each day

Posted by: tommyknockertavern | January 26, 2014

2014 Tournament Results

The winners in A league were “One Chick, Six Stix” from Boulder/Golden…..the winners in B league were “Mighty Drunks” from Gunnison/Lake City.

16 teams participated this year, with several Creede/San Luis Valley teams, a few Durango teams, and players from all over the state…. Metroplex Christian Hockey Association from Dallas was again the farthest traveling team!

Tournament Photos

Thank you Creede for your contributions towards the tournament! ….. MDS TRASH  and KARL KOLISCH LUMBER made in-kind donations along with the MINERAL COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT  and the CITY OF CREEDE. Thanks to Coffee of the Fly and MJ’s for providing food and drinks!

B-League Winners - MightyDrunks

B-League Winners – MightyDrunks

B-League Winners - MightyDrunks

A-League Winners – One Chick, Six Stixs

Posted by: tommyknockertavern | September 15, 2013

2014 Pond Hockey Dates: January 18 & 19

“The Golden Pick” Tommyknocker Pond Hockey Tournament is planned again for 2014!
Dates: January 18 & 19

This tourney will bring back childhood memories of afternoon hockey games played against friends. This annual tournament has been a huge hit, bringing the locals out to cheer on teams from all over Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas (and we are extending our invitation to hockey rinks all across the west)! The 3-on-3 round robin format insures that everyone plays at least 2-3 games (plus tourney play), local restaurants insure that everyone eats well, and the Tommyknocker Tavern hosts live music for evening entertainment.

Creede has two ponds just north of town that serve as the host site for this tournament. The ponds are at 8900 feet, making this one of the highest pond hockey tournaments on earth. The scenery is incredible! You will be skating beneath 800 ft canyon walls with wildlife roaming nearby. Bonfires burn near the ponds all day and the Community Center opens their bar and offers “locker room” space.

Registration from 7:30-8:30 on Saturday
First game at 9am each day

Posted by: tommyknockertavern | January 22, 2013

2013 Tournament Results

The winners in A league were “Urban Sasquatch” from Denver…..the winners in B league were “Rio Grande Silver” of Creede

11 teams participated this year, with several Creede/San Luis Valley teams, a couple of Durango teams, and players from all over the state…. Metroplex Christian Hockey Association from Dallas was again the farthest traveling team!

The MVP of the tournament was RON FIEF for his contributions toward the ice management….. MDS TRASH  and KARL KOLISCH LUMBER made in-kind donations along with the MINERAL COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT  and the CITY OF CREEDE.

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