COUNTDOWN TO DUEL 2019
It won't be long now...!
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Paying your registration fee locks in your spot on the roster. It pays for ice rental, officials and post-game beverages.
2019 GAME SCHEDULE
The color of your team name is your sweater color!
FRIDAY, FEB. 22 - ICE DEN RINK
12:00pm- Team PIT vs. Team AZ
1:00pm - Team NAFTA vs. Team PIT
2:00pm - Team AZ vs. Team NAFTA
SUNDAY, FEB. 24 - APEX RINK
12:15 pm - Team NAFTA vs. Team PIT
1:15 pm - Team PIT vs. Team AZ
2:15 pm - Team AZ vs. Team NAFTA
The Facts & Figures
Some of the info below pertains to those traveling in for the event. Other info is pertinent for all participants.
Dates & Location
Off Ice Events
Sunset on the McDowell Mountains
A Little HISTORY...
The Duel in the Desert started in 2016 when the first pioneers from Pittsburgh decided that a hockey weekend in sunny, Phoenix, AZ sounded way better than pond hockey in some god-forsaken arctic tundra. 2019 will be year 4 for the Duel. Now the beer-leaguers from the 'Burgh struggled the first couple of years since Team Arizona is made up of Western Canadians, Minnesotans, and others with a tad more pedigree. But let's not forget that Team PGH is on vacation which involves late nights and large quantities of vacation beverages while Team AZ went home to their cozy beds and warm milk each evening and were tucked in by 9pm! However, 2018 saw a change in the tide. Team PGH came home with not one, but TWO victories against Team AZ. (Now Team Vancouver spanked us both but that's beside the point!) Can it continue in 2019? Will you be part of the lore?