Benders Boot Bash

Benders Boot Bash

Benders Boot Bash on Gull Lake is the Largest Boot Hockey Tournament in Central Minnesota!! Most likely....

Operating as usual


We are 5 days out and we are super excited to see what all of you benders have this store for this year!

A couple of quick pieces of info for players and their friends/family:

1. We have the bracket release party from 7-10 at Ernies On Gull on Friday evening
2. All players will receive a discount coupon to use as they see fit
3. Due to the great weather we have had we will unfortunately be moving the tourney to the crow wing recycling rink
4. The first games start at 10am Saturday

Takes a bender to know a bender, see you Friday! 🤙🏼🍻


Benders Boot Bash Registration 13/01/2024


Benders Boot Bash Registration Saturday March 2nd 9:30am Start $300 per team of up to 4 players gets you into the tourney, lunch with all you can drinks pop water beer or seltzers, a fun day on the ice, and opportunity to win some cash and tourney bragging rights! The game is played pick up boot hockey style with no skates or bro...

Photos from Benders Boot Bash's post 14/04/2023

As they say at who will be next?? Who will be the next out of Brainerd??

James Nysather and his son Harry got to experience what hockey in Nashville is all about!!

Thank you so much for making this unforgettable day happen Smitty!!! You’re a Brainerd hockey legend

Photos from Benders Boot Bash's post 07/04/2023

This is what it’s ALL ABOUT!!

Archie you’re a beauty!! You and the pens made one hell of memorable night for Brent and his son Cade!!


The hockey community has amazing people man…

Over $10k donated from the 2023 tourney, starting where we did, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!

We are only going bigger and badder from here guys!!! ‘24 is going to be the best boot bash yet 💪🏼🤙🏼


If you weren’t able to make it out to the 4th Annual Benders Boot Bash but still want to donate and grab some swag DM us!

$20 donation gets a free Benders hat while limited supplies last!!

Photos from Benders Boot Bash's post 06/03/2023

We had some epic people and weather out on gull!!

Congrats on a Back to Back Championship to “The Purple Cobras” - Chris Peluso, Conrad Kragness, and Sam Burchill!



Be sure to grab some extra buddies and have them grab some food and drinks at Ernie's while they watch you and your fellow benders fall down on the ice 🤣

There will be a welcome party for all of the players family and friends Friday 5-11 at the Cragun's Legacy Courses stop by as you can!

Photos from Benders Boot Bash's post 15/02/2023

Win a world class hockey experience thanks to two ex-warrior hockey players Cole Smith and Josh Archibald!

For just $50/ticket and $250 total per person you could win a trip for two to Nashville or Pittsburgh that includes two tickets to an NHL game, meet and greet with Cole or Josh, and a team swag bag!!

Your hotel stays are being covered by local businesses Brainerd Eyecare Center and Brainerd/Baxter Cub Foods!

Tickets are being sold at the Brainerd hockey rink and ALL PROCEEDS from this giveaway will be donated to Brainerd Amateur Hockey Association


It’s here in the state of hockey!!

The level of competition in the boys title games this afternoon might be a hair better but there’s nothing easy about winning a benders boot bash championship!!

Cheap slash or justified retaliation?

Photos from Benders Boot Bash's post 07/03/2022

Old friends, new friends, non hockey players, teammates, old rivals, wives, girlfriends, kids, and parents all mixed together for this years tourney! It didn’t matter who I talked to - I had a smile on my face and was laughing with the awesome people who came out to support it and have fun. What a community!!

The weather cooperated, the tourney pool play format was fun, and we’re already looking forward to 2023!!

Here’s a few pics of the teams that played and shenanigans from the day!


HUGE Congrats to the 2022 Benders Boot Bash Champions, the Purple Cobras!

(Left to right) Conrad Kragness, Sam Burchill, Chris Peluso

Photos from Benders Boot Bash's post 04/03/2022

Turn off of Highway 18 towards Camp Confidence, drive down to the Sylvan lake access, and drive out to the right on the lake to park. Call me if you have any questions





FRIDAY 3/4/22

612 Station: 5-7pm - dinner

Jack Pine: 7-9pm - team tourney placement

Come as you are able! See you there

- Commish


2.5 weeks…. Getting fired up!


This is what this event is all about! We've got great people and local businesses stepping up to support us as much as they can. We need to echo that support! If anyone is coming from out of town call Kavanaugh's Sylvan Lake Resort and book your room at a discounted rate!!

We've already had 17 Confirmed teams and last year there was a huge push at the end... bring all of your buddies even if they just watch and hang out for the raffle and silent auction!


Great people doing nothing but great things out there at Confidence Learning Center!!

It’s a beautiful day at camp! We are so humbled, grateful and excited to receive this donation from the Benders Boot Bash event! Thank you for choosing Camp!

Photos from Benders Boot Bash's post 16/03/2021

Someone cutting onions in here?!?! Maybe I just have something in both of my eyes... 🤣😂

This is why I can’t stop saying thank you to all of the great people who came out and supported the boot hockey tourney on Saturday and spent their hard earned money.

It’s very refreshing to see that there are still a ton of genuinely good people like all of you out there!!!


Photos from Benders Boot Bash's post 14/03/2021


I have repeated that 1000 times in the last 48 hours, but I seriously can’t say that enough. Thank you so much to everyone who played, attended, donated money time or prizes, cheered, laughed, and chirped from the sidelines!! It could never have been done without you! Lastly, thank you to Confidence Learning Center for having us there. What a great spot with the best people working for them!

Stick taps to you all - now go take a victory lap! Keep your schedules open this time next year because we’re going nowhere!!


Just humble team chemistry giving credit where credit it due... 🤣🤣

Photos from Benders Boot Bash's post 14/03/2021

WHAT A RUN!!! Team Goofy Gophers dropped the opening play in game but the boys didn’t panic... they stuck to their game and made a run with 10 straight wins to bring home the championship!

See ya next year boys!

Photos from Benders Boot Bash's post 10/03/2021


Weather has been less than ideal but with it dipping below freezing overnight the next couple of nights we should be just fine!

Please show up between 9 and 9:30 to get registered if you want to be there for the Opening Ceremonies and puck drop of game 1!

Can’t wait to see everyone Saturday! 🏒🥅


Anyone playing tendy in the boot bash.... don’t watch the puck, watch your short side!


Couple weeks out, im getting really excited to see everyone! A couple housekeeping items here...

1. I need 1 person from every team to pay using PayPal, venmo, or cash and tell me who is on your team by March 6th.

2. We have the event space at camp confidence for after the tourney for the raffle! Ernies On Gull will be bringing food and a cash bar. Their pricing will be $15 a person for food so I am just needing a tentative number to give to them. Comment below or text me



We’ve got 18 teams looking to make a deep run and win it all! Could still add a couple more - it’s not too late!

If you can’t play, join us for some fun, endless laughs at the expense of others, and a killer raffle!!

Photos from Benders Boot Bash's post 19/02/2021

BIG thanks to Dr. Mike Monda and Brainerd Eyecare team for the sick costas going in the raffle drawing! $235 retail price.

Please message me for details on tickets, get a team in the tourney, or simply show up out at Sylvan for the event on March 13th and buy tickets in person!


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