Backyard Classic Pond Hockey Tournament

This year, The Backyard Classic Tournament will take place Friday, March 1st, Saturday, March 2nd, and Sunday, March 3rd at Canalside. The tournament, which started in a backyard, now has grown into one of the largest regional outdoor pond hockey tournaments in New York.  Over the past 10 years The Backyard Classic has had 600 team, 2,000 players and has raised over $175,000 for charity.

Separating themselves from other pond hockey events by using full size nets and goalies and also, unlike all other pond hockey events, the Backyard Classic spans all age groups from Micron through Adult level players, making it a very family friendly, fun event for all ages. Registration is open now! For more information or to sign up a team, visit

The beneficiary, Team Roswell community events program, supports critical cancer research and patient support programs at Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center.  Special thanks goes out to all of the sponsors for the 11th Annual Backyard Classic Tournament.