The 2023 Ducky Classic is postponed until 2024 due to unforeseen updates required to host the event at Camp Manitou. Information on the event rescheduling will be announced in the upcoming months.
Welcome to the Ducky
Pond Hockey Classic
There isn’t a more Canadian scene than a frozen pond filled with hockey players in the middle of winter, and the inaugural Ducky Pond Hockey Classic presented by Canada Life will give hockey players the ultimate outdoor hockey experience. Join us from February 9-12, 2023 on the new custom-made lake at Camp Manitou to honour the legacy left by Jets legend Dale Hawerchuk (a.k.a Ducky) while celebrating Canada’s favourite winter pastime in the great outdoors.
The tournament will bring pond hockey players together for four days of competition and fun. Affiliated with the World Pond Hockey Championship, the winners of both the Open and Women’s categories at the Ducky Pond Hockey Classic will win more than just bragging rights, with entries and all-expenses paid trips to the World Championship in Plaster Rock, N.B. the following year on the line.
Complementing the competition will be plenty of fun for all participants and spectators. The whole tournament will have a true festival vibe featuring local DJs providing entertainment on the pond throughout the tournament, food trucks, a beer garden, a Winnipeg Jets game watch party and more. With Jets alumni on site, 50/50, prizing, and giveaways, there will be something for everyone at the Ducky Pond Hockey Classic.
Most importantly, the Ducky Pond Hockey Classic will carry on Dale’s legacy of giving back to the community through programs he valued. Hawerchuk Strong, an initiative supporting causes close to the heart of Dale and the Hawerchuk family, as well as the True North Youth Foundation and the Winnipeg Jets Alumni & Friends will benefit from the proceeds of the tournament to continue their important work in the community.
Join us for the Inaugural Ducky Pond Hockey Classic!
Join us from February 9-12, 2023 on the new custom-made lake at Camp Manitou to honour the legacy left by Jets legend Dale Hawerchuk (a.k.a Ducky) while celebrating Canada’s favourite winter pastime in the great outdoors.
GRAND PRIZE: The winning team of both the Open and Women’s categories at the Ducky Pond Hockey Classic will win a berth and an all-expenses paid trip to the World Championship in Plaster Rock, N.B. the following year.
EVENT INFO: The tournament site will feature a large tent with a beer garden, DJ entertainment, food trucks, 50/50, Jets Alumni appearances, prizing and giveaways, and a Jets Game Viewing Party on Saturday night. Additional event information will be sent to participating teams closer to the tournament dates.
|Date||Time (First Game)||Time (Last Game)|
|February 9, 2023||4:30PM||9:00PM|
|February 10, 2023||9:00AM||7:00PM|
|February 11, 2023||9:00AM||7:00PM|
|February 12, 2023||10:00AM||1:30PM||*Playoffs all day|
LOCATION: Camp Manitou – 850 Green Oaks Lane, Headingley, MB.