WNHL Christmas Classic Details

All eyes will be on Jack Ballantyne Memorial Arena on Saturday December 3rd at 1pm for the WNHL Christmas Classic. Where teams face off on the ice and with generosity of non-perishable Food Items for Open Arms Mission of Welland. Each team is guaranteed 3 games to battle it out for the most points. The first tie breaker is weight of donated foods of each team. When you show up to the tournament your team will have it’s donated food weighted, any fans that come to see you can bring food in your team’s name to help with the total weight in for your team. We hope to get another 5000 pounds of food donated just like last year.

Here is how the tournament works…..

  • Every team is guaranteed 3 games 3 – 10 minute Run time periods. The last two minutes of each period and penalties will be stop-time.
  • After each round robin game there will be a 3 shooter shootout where the opponent selects the shooters for the opposite team. The winner of the shootout will get one point in the standing. If there is no winner after 3 shooters no points will be awarded to either team.
  • After the round robin the top two teams will play in the Championship Game for glory of being WNHL Christmas Classic Champions
  • Teams score points in the standings by winning periods (1), Game Ties (1), Game Wins (3) and shoutout wins (1)

Example #1 – if a team wins all three periods and the shootout the team will receive 7 points in the standings

Example #2 – if a team wins one period and ties the game and loses the shootout they will receive 2 points.

  • Tiebreakers go in this order; Donated Food Weight, Goals Against, and Goals for

What you get as a Team/Participant

  • Friendship, Fun and the sense of helping people less fortunate then you during the Holiday Season.
  • Each team gets 60 Ice cold beers in their locker room for enjoyment during the tournament (yes you will need to bring more to embrace true Holiday/Hockey Spirit Levels)
  • 5pm two party trays of pizza are delivered to your changeroom for carbo-loading the high performance athlete you are.
  • 3 games and hopefully 4 of hockey magic
  • The Championship Team gets WNHL Christmas Classic Hats from Presstime Design in Welland