​​​​​​Who we are supporting this year:

There were two losses that greatly impacted many within the Pittsburgh hockey community early this year. Proceeds from the 2023 Pete Thompson Classic will be in support of each of these families.

​Sean Millroy, Curing the Incurable:

On January 23, Sean Millroy (first from the left) passed away from a rare form of cancer at 31 years old. Sean's father, Chris, was a long time staple in the local hockey community, mostly in the RMU Iron Lung leagues and in various leagues at the UPMC Lemieux rink. He and his wife, Kathy, moved to North Carolina a few years ago but remain close friends with many who play in this tournament.

Sean documented his journey and was committed to doing his part to find a cure. Please visit this link to learn more about his story and to support his family's ongoing efforts: https://gofund.me/2b22230b


The family of Tim "Tex" Texter: 
On The morning of Feb 8, 2023, Tim collapsed. Despite the immediate efforts of first responders, he unfortunately passed at UPMC Passavant in Cranberry.

Tim was a huge supporter of the Pittsburgh Hockey community, and was always willing to properly sharpen skates, nurture players, and offer advice. He loved the game and encouraging others to love it as well in his pick-up leagues, Texter Cup, and the infamous Turkey Bowl played each thanksgiving day.

Tim has had many passion projects over the years, but by far his greatest passion was his family. Christina, Gino, and Nicolina are deeply grieving this terrible and unexpected loss. Tim was always willing to help out a friend. He was a dedicated son, husband, father, son in law, brother, brother in law, uncle, friend, and coach. 

Please visit the family's GoFund Me page here: https://gofund.me/059f5d4c

Video Highlights from the 2022 PTC Classic:

Pete Thompson Classic Finals - 2022 - John Twaddle

Tournament is Sold Out

Photos from the 2022 PTC Classic:

2022 Photos - Susie Holmes

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2023 Sponsorships Available:

1st Line Sponsorships:      $1,000

  • Company logo on all game jerseys
  • Acknowledgement in all event communication, including Facebook, website, gameday signage, and emails

2nd Line Sponsorships:      $  500

  • Acknowledgement in all event communication, including Facebook, website, gameday signage, and emails

Penalty Kill Sponsorships:  $ 100

  • Get your name on a sign in the penalty box
  • Acknowledgement on Facebook and website

​For information about sponsorships, reach out to david.adair@comcast.net



Thank you to our Sponsors

The 2023 Pete Thompson classic

July 15-16, 2023

RMU Island Sports Center


RMU Iron Lung Rules

No Checking

Fighting = Immediate ejection from tournament, no refund

Major penalty = One game suspension

4 Game guarantee

Teams with most points advance to the playoff round

Win = 2 pts; Tie = 1 pt

Tiebreakers: (1) Most wins; (2) Lowest total goals against; (3) Number of shutouts; (4) lowest number of penalty minutes; (5) Captains Rock-Paper-Scissors, best of three.

Playoff games: Shootout if tied after regulation; 

Holmes Rule: No roster substitutions except goalie as approved ONLY by tournament organizers 

Gerstel Rule: No whining about rosters until after at least two games