Vankoughnet Cup

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Vankoughnet Cup 2018
The 2018 Vankoughnet Cup was be held on Feb 24th 2018


Vankoughnet Cup 2017!

The unseasonably warm weather took away our beloved rink, but it did not thaw the spirit of the cup!

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2017 Vankoughnet Cup highlights



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JAGGERBOMBERS WIN AGAIN!
JaggerBombers.  2017 Vankoughnet Cup champs.  Photo by Chris Varga  #Vankcup2017 #VankCup #VankoughnetCup2017 #Vankoughnetcup #Vankoughnet
From left to right:JEREMY DAVIDSON, RYAN KING, MAT HAMILTON, CORY KING

The Jager Bombers (2016 defending champions) dominated the competition winning five games straight, proving that the first time wasn't luck

2017 Vankoughnet Cup.  Photo by Chris Varga  #Vankcup2017 #VankCup #VankoughnetCup2017 #Vankoughnetcup #Vankoughnet
2017 event organizer Mike Sturgeon waits for his time to play

2017 Vankoughnet Cup.  Photo by Chris Varga  #Vankcup2017 #VankCup #VankoughnetCup2017 #Vankoughnetcup #Vankoughnet
Mayor Graydon Smith and Deputy Mayor Rick Maloney stopped by to enjoy the show.
The best event announcer you can get.  2017 Vankoughnet Cup.  Photo by Chris Varga  #Vankcup2017 #VankCup #VankoughnetCup2017 #Vankoughnetcup #Vankoughnet

Evan Raynor
 
Simply the best event announcer there is!


Pre-event promotional posts and info below

The 2017 Vankoughnet Cup will be held on February 25th


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2017 Vankoughnet Cup puck logo and the coveted cup in the background.   Logo design and photo by Chris Varga  #Vankcup2017 #VankCup #VankoughnetCup2017 #Vankoughnetcup #Vankoughnet
The Vankoughnet Village Park skating rink prepped and ready for the 2017 Vankoughnet Cup.  Murray Pate did a fantastic job laying the graphic and flooding the rink.  Logo design and photo by Chris Varga  #Vankcup2017 #VankCup #VankoughnetCup2017 #Vankoughnetcup #Vankoughnet

One Day 3 on 3 Hockey Tournament – All ages - Contact Mike Sturgeon, 

mikesturgeon@rogers.com, 705-646-2755, or 1-416-276-5216

 

visit http://www.vankoughnet.net/vankoughnet-cup for videos, pictures and info about years past.

 

 

The tournament will be on Saturday, Feb. 25th this year. Entry fee ($60.00 per team).  Click here for rules. It seems like there is a little more interest this year and we may have more teams than we can handle. So we'd like to get everyone committed as soon as possible. The order in which the team entries come in to me will determine the seed of the teams in the schedule, so it will be like “first come first served” in determining who plays who for their first game. To register, please get back to Mike by email ASAP.  Mike will provide you payment instructions at that time.   Click here for registration form

 

Also, as we did last year, we would like each team to provide a prize for the prize table, donated by some business they may know. Ie. A pair of hockey gloves donated by XYZ Towing company, or maybe a gift certificate from some company for their particular business like a restaurant or something. If each team can come up with something in the $50-$100 range it will give us a terrific prize table for the draw.

 


Vankoughnet Cup 2016!
Logo design by Chris Varga http://www.chrisvarga.ca  Any unauthorized use or reproduction is strictly prohibited
Jagger Bombers win 2016 Vankoughnet Cup!
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From left to right: Scott Siblin, Mat Hamilton, Ryan King, Cory King. 
Team mate Adam Haines couldn't stay for the final game or photo

Photo by Chris Varga


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2016 event organizer Mike Sturgeon hands out the individual hand made trophies to each player
Trophies and photo created by Chris Varga

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When not battling for the coveted cup, players and spectators alike shared some friendly comradery (and some tasty chili) at the Village Square across the street.
Photo by Chris Varga

Vankoughnet Cup 2016

Most photos by event photographer Brenna O'Byrne
Click here if you can't see the photo slideshow above

Vankoughnet Cup 2016 game videos


Vankoughnet Cup 2015!

BRACEBRIDGE ICE BREAKERS WIN THE 2015 VANKOUGHNET CUP!

Left to Right:  Tyler, Richard and Stefan Coltman
Photo by Chris Varga

The condition of the Vankoughnet Cup puck is a testament to the
hard fought victories needed to win this years tournament

Photo by Pat Wells

Yet again, mother nature showed us mercy giving us a crystal clear day.  Although at -21c the first game proved to be a chilly start it warmed up to a "manageable" -8 c. The cold start caused many large cracks and holes in the ice, but thanks to the exert, diligent and efficient work of the ice maintenance crew, all issues were resolved quickly.
Bernie Forget (above left) patches up some ice damage, while Murray Pate works to Scrape it smooth.
Photo by Chris Varga


Must be a big one! Murray Pate (above left) and Ken Hiller work together patching a massive hole.
Photo by Chris Varga


Thanks to this years event organizer Mike Sturgeon, along with Village Square board members and many other great volunteers the event went very smoothly.  Players and spectators were treated to another wonderful chili lunch at the Village Square when they were not out at the rink enjoy some truly fantastic shinny!
Event organizer Mike Sturgeon (far left) with his father and son team, the Vankoughnet Canucks
Jamie Sturgeon (middle) and Chris Sturgeon (right).
Photo by Chris Varga

Stay tuned for more post event details, but for now here is a photo slide show from the event
Can't see the slide show?  Click here to go directly to the photo album
Special thanks once again to Event photographer Pat Wells, with some help from a few others.
Ellen Soper, Chris Varga, Matt Asher and Lila Varga


Original pre-event info listed below
Feb 28th. 2015

This amazing ice painting and surfacing job was done by Murray Pate, Garfield McMurray, Barb McMurray and Bernie Forget. Bracebridge arena supplied the paint.  Rink prep was done by Murray Pate, Ken Hillier, Dave Thomas, Steve Rowlandson, Bernie Forget, Michelle Courtnage.
Photo setup and taken by Chris Varga
Registration is closed,
but please feel welcome to come watch all the fun and enjoy a nice community chili lunch.

TOURNAMENT DAY DETAILS
  • 9:00 am: Games begin
  • 11am-4 pm-ish: Lunch at village square.
  • 3:00 pm: Shootout Competition begins (Start time is estimated only)
  • Vankoughnet Cup Beer Pub will open after shootout
  • Awards and prize Table Draw will occur in the Village Square after the shootout
  • The Village Square will be open all day.
  • Parking: please park at the Village Square.
Directions:
Take hwy 118 East exit from Hwy 11 near Bracebridge.
Drive approximately 21km (25-30min).  Turn right (South) onto Vankoughnet Rd.
Drive approx. 3km to the Village Square park there.  It’s on the Right (South) side of the road.


LOGO DESIGN BY CHRIS VARGA CHRIS@VARGANET.CA
HOW DO YOU LIKE THE 2015 VANKOUGHNET CUP PUCK LOGO?
Designed by Chris and Lila Varga.
PURCHASE A PUCK FOR $5 BUCKS
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ALL PROFITS HELP SUPPORT OUR COMMUNITY AND THE RINK. 
PUCKS ARE SOLD OUT.  SORRY! STAY TUNED FOR NEXT YEARS DESIGN.
THIS LIMITED EDITION COLLECTORS ITEM IS A GREAT KEEPSAKE THAT KIDS OF ALL AGES LOVE. 
ALL TOURNAMENT PARTICIPANTS GET ONE TOO!  IT'S NOT TO LATE TO REGISTER FOR THE 7TH ANNUAL VANKOUGHNET CUP COMING SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28TH!

CONTACT MIKE STURGEON TO ORDER YOUR PUCK
mikesturgeon@rogers.com, 705-646-2755, or 1-416-276-5216



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Message from the guy who started it:
Some of you may know that I created and have been organizing this fun little annual 3 on 3 shinny tournament since 2009, on the best outdoor community rink (which I have played a "small" part in maintaining since 2006) in the village of Vankoughnet. I am taking a break from all that this year...or at least I thought I was. The fact is I just have too much on my plate this year.

It seems my little tournament (60+ participants last year) has found it's way into the hearts of more people than I thought it had.  I have received a lot of calls and emails from people interested in having it run again this year.  It's nice to hear so many love it as much as I do.  It's even better to know that there are some willing to step forward and organize this years tournament in my stead.

So if you want to take part or volunteer your time this year in the effort to keep the cup alive, please contact Mike Sturgeon for more details.  Feel free to connect with me as well if you wish.  I look forward to carrying on the tradition next year.
Chris Varga



Vankoughnet Cup 2014
Post event highlights


With 8 competitive teams, 8 recreational teams and a total of 65 competitors the 2014 Vankoughnet Cup proved to be the largest competition we have had to date.  Thanks once again to mother nature for providing ideal weather conditions and providing a comfortable experience for players and spectators alike. The teams put on a great show and we saw some great hockey.  The real champion of this event was the spirit of the community.  Something special happened here again.  We came together, chipped in and stood united as one team, working to make the common goals of fun, family and fellowship happen.

Highlights video- click ‎[ ]‎ at bottom right to see it if full screen.



Recreational/family division champions: The Bears

The most exciting game of the day was the recreational division championship between the Bears and the Loggers.  It took a sudden death overtime to crown the champion.    The game could have really gone either way, so both teams should truly be called champions for the day.


A new champion was crowned In the competitive division this year....sort of. 
The Peterborough Goons took the trophy this year, consisting of a former member of the 3 time defending champions the Warriors. It was a very competitive division this year.  Many of the games ended with a maximum 1 or 2 goal spread, and 2 sudden death over time victories were needed in the preliminary matches to decide a winner.
Event photographer Pat  Wells...
with a few shots from Kaitlyn Malave, Nick McIsaac, Chris Varga, Susan Boyes and Kevin Ruttan

The sportsmanship and cross team comradery displayed this year by all teams, was inspiring.  Good will, fun and friendship reigned victorious.  The true spirit of the event was in full effect.  Thanks to every participants for keeping the real prize in mind at all times.
Photo by Pat Wells

Tournament Results


Thanks to all who volunteered their time to make the tournament a great success!

Stay tuned for more event info, photo's and video


2014 event sponsors



How do you like our new commemorative puck?
SUPER special thanks to Andrea Kilroy of Signs by Andrea in Port Carling, for donating both the pucks and logo printing.   Logo design and photo by Chris Varga.


Each competitive player and each Family/rec division child under 15 gets one for participating

To raise money for the Village Square, we are also selling them for $5 each. 
We are also selling the commemorative stickers separately for $1.
If you wish to purchase a puck, please email chris@varganet.ca.  We only have a limited amount, but would be happy to reserve one for you, to pickup the day of the tournament or before.   Any left over pucks not paid for by tournament day will be sold that day.

Please help us continue to provide great local happening and offering.
You can also make a charitable donation to the Village Square board the day of the event, or contact one of the Village Square board members at a later date.


Sorry, but we do not have any more room for teams,
but please come watch the action and enjoy a bite to eat at the village Square.
Click here for family/recreational division details

The lunch this year is being run separately by the Village Square board. 
Hot beverages and muffins will be available starting at 8am,
everything else will be served starting at 11:30 until finished


2013 competitive highlights





Last years tourney details

The 5th Annual 
Vankoughnet Cup 
2013 EVENT HIGHLIGHTS


 UNSTOPPABLE!!!
For the 3rd straight year, the Warriors won the 2013 Vankoughnet Cup Competitive division. It was their hardest test yet (in fact losing a preliminary game to the team they ended up beating in the finals). However, superior team play and passing brought the 3rd championship! It was a perfect day, attended by many spectators.


COMPETITIVE STANDINGS
1. warriors
2. Canucks
3. Bulldogs
4. Terriers
5. Hazards
6. Maple Loafs & Kingpins (Tied)

7. Trailer Park Boys
 


Norm Miller (Parry Sound-Muskoka MPP) and his family even dropped in.  Norm was kind enough to do the official puck drop. 




TEAM JAM
FAMILY DIVISION CHAMP
IONS
Left to right: MPP Norm Miller, Stephen LeMesurier, Chris Varga

With a little sugar and spice and everything nice, they BERRY'D the competition.

EVERYONE IS A WINNER IN THE FAMILY DIVISION SO NO FINAL STANDINGS WILL BE LISTED.




What a perfect day it was too!  
The weather really cooperated this year, allowing event organizer Chris Varga with the amazing support of many great volunteers to go over and above with pre-event preparations.   The ice surface was the best yet and with a little craft paint, the rink looked quite official.  This year we even had HOME and AWAY benches.  It is such a great thing to see the community and beyond come together for some fun and friendship....and a little competitive spirit as well. Click here to download the 2013 Vankoughnet cup newsletter






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HIGHLIGHTS

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