Scheduled for August 1, 2, 3rdfor 2014 and will be held at Pittston Revolution Ice Centre (formerly Ice Box). This year we are expecting more than 36 teams to Participate. Teams from Syracuse to Washington DC will take to the ice and raise funds for Charity in the process. The A division features Professional players and makes for good hockey to watch. All divisions have been improving and re-signing Free agents in quests for the title.
This has turned out to be a special event, sponsored by our own Old Time Hockey Club (+35 Ice Hockey League) in hopes of raising money in the name of a special person who was taken early in life, Dave Burke. It really is a special atmosphere, where the comraderie seems to rub off....the guys that throw this Hockey party try to top themselves each year...
Lots of percs, food, BEER, and entertainment make this a fun-filled Hockey weekend!
....Be sure to Sign-up using the Form below to let us know your interest & Reserve a spot>>>>>
Thanks for joining and make sure you participate in all the extra-curricular activities and get the full flavor of the Old Time Hockey Club/DB Tourney.
You will find lot's of cool stuff in the Lobby of the rink. A silent auction will be held on Friday & Sat, and you can buy raffle tickets on smaller items of interest...lots of chances to win!
Hang around on Saturday night and experience the Band. It's all in the name of Charity and raising funds for "Light the Night" & "Lymphoma Society".
Yes, there is more to our Full-featured, all-inclusive event:
Food is included
Buy a Beer Mug and get all the refills free all weekend long
Bring your own Tent for Tent-City or hang out under our Big top Tent.
Friday afternoon Meet & Greet, Sandwiches, etc...(opening games are 2:00pm/Pittston ...later games for out of towners)
Cool Raffle Prizes & Silent Auction (all funds raised for Charity; need sponsors to donate)
Local entertainment...various Local musicians playon Fri night and Sat afternoon
The Zambonis play on Sat at 7:00pm
Massage Therapy- service from Friday 4:00pm & Sat 10:00am in Pittston....cost is just $1/min; 10 Minute Minimum.
Discounts @ fine local Hotels, Bars, Restaurants
Friday night Player Discount @ local Pubs in Scranton
Saturday night Player Discount @ other fine establishments in the area
All weekend @ ...............,
Player Discount @ awesome Pro-Shop!
Full service shop located inside of Pitston Rink will be Open during all Tournament Hours to support your needs, and we'll sharpen your skates on demand.
Send us a Message in advance and let us know if we need to stock anything special for you.
We also can put a Number on any jersey on demand...Practice Jerseys in all colors on hand in Pittston
Once again, I have heard from many folks eager to share their Thanks & Praise....So, I must do the same for all of our Participants, Volunteers, and Sponsors. Lets keep up the quest to put Scranton on the top of the List for Full-service Tournament Hockey.
Thanks for the guys that truly deserve it. ENJOY the messages below---->>>>
Great tournament. I have never been as tired after playing hockey as I was this weekend. The competition was as even as it could be. That makes for a good time. No one wants to get blasted out of a game..
Chris, Do you know what the final arrangement for ref pay for the tournanment was? Not because I am being greedy, but the opposite. I wanted to donate a game, so instead of being paid for four games ref just hit me with three.
Thanks Bob Sullivan aka: 'sully'
From all of us at Deep Freeze as well as the Burke family, thanks again for putting on such an outstanding tournament in Dave's memory. From the beer and food, the t-shirts and wristbands, everything was great. Special thanks to Scott for the pregame ceremony for Dave, like last year, that was very special to all of us. See you next year.
Gary Gronkowski (Chief) Deep Freeze
Hope this email reaches all committee members.
Just wanted to give a big thanks for a job well done boys.
I think this weekend was a huge success and will only get bigger and better each year.
A very special thanks to the guys who continuosly volunteered at the desk, grill, beer, etc.
We all know who you are and you made the tourney happen.
awesome job. count me in for next year jim t.
Thanks, great job on the tournament Chad. We all had a blast.
a very big thank you from the binghamton old and slow team for a great tournament! everyone commented and appreciated on how good a time they had. we're all moving a lot slower today, lemme tell you .... hehe.... it was a great skate and great hockey. you guys really put on a great tourny. be sure to put us down for next year !!
i meant to tell you... you did a GREAT job in keeping the teams matched up evenly! any one of the games we played could have gone either way. it was all about how the puck bounced or how an opportunity was taken advantage of. very cool stuff....
it was a far cry from an elmira tournament we played in February. we were put in the wrong division against much younger and WAY higher skilled players ... needless to say every team got double digit scores against us... not pretty ! learned our lesson on THAT one...lol
Thanks for a great opportunity to have a fun, athletic weekend! The Team Coor Lite guys had a ball!
How can we get an electronic team picture that was taken after the Championship game? I would like to have one and possibly send it on to the guys on the team.
Guys, Thanks again for a great time. I am sure the guys will really like these pictures.
We all had a great time!
- Frank Rauscher DC team
I wanted to say thanks for having us at this years tournament. My team had a great time on and off the ice. I keep getting comments on how well the tournament was organized. Guys are telling me it is the best tournament that we skate in. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I am glad you were able to raise a nice sum for the charity.
Thanks also for competatively dividing the "c" division. I think it added to my teams experience, that we were actually able to compete with our division.
We are all looking forward to next year.
(Testimonials from 2008)
DB Tournament Captains,
I have been hearing a lot of good things from Tourney Teams on feedback(like from Bruce of Bethlehem Force below). And many of you stopped me to tell me, or even phoned me to pass on their sincere Thanks to all.
We actually had a very good team of Folks behind the scenes, and I need to pass all of this on to them..... I have gathered it all up now and compiled into one big collage of Thanks for the guys that truly deserve it. ENJOY the messages below---->>>>
From: Bruce McIntosh Subject: thanx for another great weekend
Chris ,, another great weekend! outstanding job again on the tournament
! The hotel arrangement was great ... food and beer was great ... Saturday party at rink and penalty box fun. very well done .... we will be back ... please let all the other guys who ran the tournament -- great Job !! Bruce AKA Blue Pants
Thank You Very Much for being such gracious hosts this past Weekend. The Dave Burke Tournament was nothing less than spectacular. We, as a group of buddies, had such a fun time together. The Hockey made for a terrific excuse to party !
I could go on and on,... the Format and Sportsmanship were Outstanding. We enjoyed getting to know all of your teammates and friends. You have a lot of good people involved in your League; Congratulations on your Success ! I sincerely wish you guys the best, and can only hope to get together again very soon.
Please make sure to tell everyone involved in the Tournament that we said " THANK YOU " ! The Bethlehem guys really had fun and appreciate your hard work. Thanks for the Great Camaraderie !
Please let me know if I can ever help you with anything,...
YF, Jason The Average Joes
( Thanks again for the great Vaughn Goalie Bag Raffle Item )
Dave from The Zambonis here. Just want to thank you all for a great event and a great time this past Saturday. We were all proud to be a part of the Dave Burke event. From the get go with that ceremony on the ice you could feel alot of love from all involved. Again, thanks for including us in such a special night. All of you did a great job and hopefully we can do it again. Hockey rocks and so do you guys,
Hey… I have to say that I NEVER had so much fun at a hockey event in my life. Because of meeting your band and having you all there, it rivaled being in the Calder Cup finals… and I mean that.
I'm sorry I couldn't make it to the Penalty Box… a combination of the various crap I ate all day, the beer, and going since 7 am caught up with me. Lindsay was there on her own for 13 hours too… we needed a little rest! (I hope that doesn't make us party poopers)
We really hope you guys will come back next year. I'll make sure it's a LOT more organized, though.
I know you're not doing the Tigers thing anymore, but are you guys in Bridgeport or somewhere else? When we come play the Tigers, we should get together for a bite and some sodas. Hope your NY gig went well, and I hope to hear from you again soon.
Dave and the Z-guys,
Tux here, I just want to express how awesome it was performing with you guys!! That one goes down in my book as one of my favorite appearances. You really now how to rock the crowd!!
I wish you guys the best of luck in your musical journey "ROCKING OUT HOCKEY TOWNS" all over.
Let's keep in touch. Chad Spencer
THE LOVE FEST HAS BEGUN !!! Thanks guys,
TUX, although you close lined our Monkey Boy, you rocked the house. Please get some FEBREZE,
The Amore Fest reprise !!! rubbing gestures here> Dave, I thought you guys were FANTASTIC on Saturday night. Thanks for bringing such quality music to Scranton. Please thank all the guys from all of us. A personal thank you to ya'll (note the clever use of the southern contraction) for allowing me to join you for a few tunes. All these dudes usually see are my poor hockey skills! I hope we can swing getting you back here sooner than later, all my best Mike Yevich
hey chad and chris!
i wanted to thank you again for all the hard work you guys put in for the great tournament! it was a lot of fun with everything to do and the all day grill with great food. not to mention the great skates we had. everyone on my team raved on how organized and how smooth everything went. and real ref's...?! wow... great officiating . talk about a nice change of pace for us in that dept. they kept good control of the game and still let us skate hard. the raffles and the ZAMBONIS were great too! they had a great show and have a lot of talent. that's very cool you have them lined up for next year. speaking of next year, be sure to keep us in mind. i'm sure the boyz would be more than interested in coming down again. hopefully, i can bring another team or 2 with us....
oh...one last thing. your staff did a great job helping us in whatever we needed. i heard a lot of compliments throughout the weekend.
thanks again you guys... GREAT job... now get some rest! you earned it and then some!
bing. rink rats
Good times this weekend!!!
Thanks again Brian Mott for organizing the team for our benefit. Very much appreciated!
Hope to see you all next year!
The tournament was awesome this year, as always you guys did a fantastic job with it all....I will be sure to play in this event for years to come, or until the body just can't do it anymore.
Chad and Chris,
First I want to thank Chad, it was truly a privilege to be in the showcase game vs the deep freeze on behalf of my whole team I want to say thank you for letting us be a part of it.
Second to all the people who worked so hard putting it all together it was a awesome time and alot of fun.. Great job to everybody.
I really did not know Dave but I would think he would be proud to know it was all done is his honor... and after talking to his mother I think she was amazed to see the turnout in his honor.
Once again I had alot of fun (even though we lost) it was a awesome time great job to everybody involved!!!!
On behalf of the Ice Jam I just want to say Thank You!!!!!
And in a conversation with Bethlehem's Bruce Blue Pants:
"Chris, This was such a great time that Joe Tonelli(Father's of Time Organizer) has claimed this was in his TOP 10 of all time."
Let me tell you folks, that is a huge compliment. Joe is not only a Hockey Tournament Promoter/Organizer; but also a regular Tourney participant extrordinaire. He regularly attends all of the best tournaments out there...such as the Snoopy tourney in Santa Rosa, CA. Anyway, Thanks Joe....sharing the Thanks with all of the guys.
You can count on Hat Trick Hosers to attend FOT in Bethlehem this year!
Here is the link to the web page for those who didn’t get a chance to order the video yet. They can also click on the links below to go directly to the ordering. Thanks again and please try and get this out to as many people as possible. I did have a blast doing this …
In closing, Here is a shout-out to some special folks who worked real hard to make this a great weekend;
Chad Behrens Ice Box, made it all happen
Scott Stuccio & Lindsey Scott announced for us, Lindsey spent the whole WE bringing a pretty & friendly face to our tables
Mike White Collected $$$, Wrote the Checks, awesome help w/ Clean-up, so much more....
Rick Pica setup & ran the Grill & a HUGE contributor in so many ways!!!
Mike Yevich did it all...entertainment director...even played w/ the band....Beer & grill
Brian Mott Really came thru w/Donors & beer Girls....gotta love the "Eh team"!
Dan Hudson ultimate Hockey Monkey, & not a bad Neil Diamond
Charlie & Melissa Ritchie Chuck played tunes, & Melissa belted out National Anthem...even though his team was sent home early. They also tended to the Stiga Table Hockey stuff.
Scott Reinhart Took care of all the Food w/o a problem...
Nelson Helu big help with grill...
John 'Sprinkles' Spitzer(pro-shop guy) Ran the wiring for tunes, and jumped on the grill....Zambonis sang about him as the local Zamboni driver
Dave Cawley Organizer & Raiser/Executor of funds
Joey Katolski Ran pitchers of Beer...
Frank Valeski Registration & Tables...
Tom DeAngelo Held down fort at Pittston
Tony Kromko & Lenny Verrastro Major contributors & met every demand we laid on 'em.
Rick Cannon Our biggest Donor of cool prizes. Brought Team Coors here instead of other scheduled Tourneys...Thanks Rick!
Adam Levine Winner Banners Fastsigns of Wilkes-Barre and let them know that we give good, quality service at a competitive price. We have the ability to do all jobs, including small and large format. We also give the “family discount for IBOLD members’.
Brian Ravioli Major contributor
Nick BriganteKevin OrrBrian NeesonDave LapointMike AleksichBrian ColeTom Forbes brought us great Prizes & Donations....many others as well, apologize for working w/o list
Dave & Zambonis They met every demand & expectation....even brought us some cool prizes...& ate our cold pizza @ 3:00 am!
....last but not least;
Brian Krause Videopgrapher that followed us around ALL weekend, and now editing over 18 hours of material. Please buy the DVD, so he'll come back next year too.