When you are playing some shinny on your backyard rink or local pond you have to have a goal! Of course you could default to the old boots setup to make a goal, but why not throw together a pond hockey goal and make it official looking! I borrowed this from USPHC and am giving them full credit!
What You’ll Need
You probably have this stuff laying around the house, and if you don’t, a quick trip to your local home improvement mega-mart will net you all the supplies you’ll need. Lumber, 30-50 wood screws, a hand saw, along with a fully charged power screwdriver and you’ll have your very own “official” Labatt Blue U.S. Pond Hockey goal and all the pond-cred you can handle.
- Power Screwdriver
- Hand or circular saw
- 30-50 wood screws
- (1) 1/2″ – 72″ x 12″ sheet of plywood
- (4) 72″ 2×6 boards
Step 1. Build the Goal Frame
Nothing too crazy here– we’re talking basic 2×6 construction.
- Start with a 72″ 2×6 board
- Attach a 24″ 2×6 board to each end as shown
- Reinforce both corners with 4″ 2×6 board piece
- Attach the “crossbar” (1/2″ – 72″ x 12″ sheet of plywood) across the top of the open end of the goal frame
Step 2. Build the “Goalie”
This is the guy that tries to come between your breakaway and sweet pond hockey glory! He may not be quick (or very mobile, for that matter), but he will stop all but the most perfect snipes, and is as unforgiving as your mother-in-law.
- Start with two 46″ 2×6 boards
- Insert three 8.5″ 2×6 boards in-between to create a reinforced box
- Admire the “goalie” you just created
Step 3. Attach the “Goalie” to the Crossbar
Here’s where it all comes together.
- Center your “goalie” on the crossbar and screw that guy in place
- The openings on each side of the “goalie” should be about 12″ across
Step 4: Enjoy!
Your project is not complete until you load up your newly constructed master-piece, head to the pond with your buddies and plaster your new goal with a plethora of rubber biscuits. Wear those puck scuffs with pride.