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Play, Watch and Donate to the Wildland Firefighter Foundation!

Come watch the finest "red-carded" hockey players face off in a winner-take-all tournament! The event is a chance for the Minnesota wildland fire "community" to play the great game of hockey and raise money for the Wildland Firefighter Foundation (WFF). The WFF supports firefighters and their families when line of duty injuries and fatalities occur. This private non-profit organization exists to support agency, municipal, volunteer, and private firefighters in ways insurance and other sources cannot. For more information, visit www.wffoundation.org.

Admission is FREE to the public! The tournament features music, announcing, referees, and all the excitement of a great hockey tournament. Everyone is invited to ice skate with Smokey Bear!  Plenty of chances to donate - Raffle Tickets, Chuck-a-Puck, Silent Auction, Merchandise, and more!

THE 4 COMPETING TEAMS:

  • Minnesota Incident Command System (Captain: Mike Mackey)
  • United States Department of Interior (Captain: Seth Grimm)
  • United States Forest Service (Co-Captains: Mike Mansson & Vinny Hazelton) 
  • MN Department of Natural Resources (Co-Captains: Dan Wiley & Pat Wherley)

Schedule of Events

Friday Night, January 13th: 1800 - 2030
Open Hockey & Try Hockey for Free!
Players, Friends, Family, & Coworkers...

Tournament Saturday, January 14th: 
0800 - 1000: Morning Skate - Open to All Players
1030: Game 1
1145: Game 2
1245-1345: Skate w/ Smokey - Open to the Public - Pizza for Kids
1400: Consolation Game (aka Toilet Bowl)
1530: Championship Game
1700: On-Ice Group Photo and Arena clean-up 

Walker American Legion Banquet
1800: Banquet Feast and Silent Auction (more details)
1900: Announce Raffle Winners & Silent Auction
1930: Trophies and Awards
Stay out of jail...

Game Format

  • All players must sign a waiver before stepping on ice 
  • "Intent to injure" play = ejection from tournament 
  • 5 minute warm up 
  • Two 20 minute periods - stop time 
  • Players stay on bench between periods 
  • Chuck-A-Puck during intermission 
  • Creases and benches will be shoveled between periods. 
  • Ice resurfaced between games. 
  • Penalties will not be called this year.  Be a sportsman...
  • NO SLAPSHOTS 
  • Delayed Off-sides 
  • 5 minute runtime OT period, sudden death 4 on 4 
  • Sudden Death Shootout if needed 
  • 1 Referee (Mitch Loomis) - call off-sides, icing, and goals 
  • Play is based on standard USA Hockey Rules