A hockey pool where you predict the winning teams of Saturday NHL games & win ca$h for the most correct wins.
This 2016-17 NHL regular season has 24 Hockey Night in Canada Saturdays’ games.
The HNIC PGP Pool begins on the first Saturday of November & covers 19 Saturdays over the season.
- Each Saturday has its own PGP card to be completed.
- One time entry fee of $40 is due by November 12th.
- Deadline for each PGP Card is noon on the given Saturday.
- Every PGP Card submitted requires a date/time stamp.
- PGP Card can be completed online or downloaded (then attached & emailed).
- A hardcopy PGP Card (or reasonable facsimile) can be completed if scanned or a photo taken.
- A photo or scan can be submitted via email or text-msg.
How to partake in this Pool:
- You need to register on or before Nov 4th midnight.
- You register just the one time for the entire season.
- Your name, a Poolie name, a valid email & a comment how you plan to pay entry fee, is all you need to register.
- Only the Poolie name is posted on the website, nothing else.
- This info can be done online or by email or by txt-msg.
- With each registration, Poolie names will be added to a list & posted on the website.
- If you are curious as to how many Poolies are partaking, you can check the list.
- Once you registered, you can submit PGP cards. Deadline is always noon on the relative Saturday.
- You cannot submit a PGP card unless you are registered.
How to fill-out the PGP Card [see instruction diagram below]
- You can download a hardcopy or ask me for one.
- Verify the correct card for the date.
- Add a mark (‘X”, “check”, etc..) only beside the team you hope to win. No mark for opposing team.
- After you marked all games add the total goals scored for that Saturday.
- Add your Poolie-Name (always use the same Poolie-Name.
- Hand your entry in. Make sure to have a photo taken. Only the ‘photo’ is to be submitted.
- Verify the correct card for the date & click on “download”.
- Use any PDF reader to fill-in the downloaded PDF Form
- Save when complete & attach to email & send.
- Verify the correct card for the date.
- Click on the square aside the team you hope will win. This adds a “mark”.
- Add total goals & your Poolie name.
- Click on submit. The web page will instantly refresh & display your picks. Right click anywhere on the page and save-as (for your own records).
- Total goals means both visitors & home teams’ goals combined.
- Tie-breaker goes to closest (over/under) to total goals scored. If tie still remains the Poolie who is ‘under’ gets the win. If still tied they share the prize.
The Pool Money:
- A one-time entry fee of $40 = 19 Saturday picks.
- $20 (website fees) is deducted from total entry fees. Remaining $$$ goes to prizes.
- This 2016/17 season, 17 Poolies x $40 = $680
Prizes: (after deduction)
- 6 Saturdays pay instant cash $30 for a total $180 (to most correct wins).
- $40 goes to 3rd place overall (most correct wins).
- $80 goes to 2nd place overall (most correct wins).
- $400 (remaining pool $$$) goes to 1st place overall (most correct wins).
- A 3rd Place prize was introduced because the # of Poolies increased from 17 to 18.
Soon after the 18th Poolie decided not to partake.
Because of this, 3rd place has now been removed and the
original prizes return for 1st place & 2nd place only (in addition to 6 instant cash prizes).
Winners & Money:
Winners of Instant PGP Cash, 1st place, 2nd place, etc… will be contacted individually within 2-3 days of the winning date and arrangements made individually to receive their cash prizes.
(This information is continually updated throughout the entire time of the hockey pool, in this case the entire NHL season 16/17)
- PGP Cards & (initial) Standings were posted Sat Nov 5 am. A total 16 Poolies. However 1 missed posting the 17th Poolie. I had their name “VAN BY THE RIVER” posted but not their PGP card. I had Poolie “VILLAGE IDIOTS” PGP card posted but not their name. All is now corrected. Total 17 Poolies & 17 PGP cards. See this PDF for further reference. Questions… ask.
- Throughout Sat 21st, 2 PGP Card images displayed only the place-marker & not the true image. This wasn’t noticed or reported until Sunday morning at which time the images were corrected. Both PGP Card images with their timestamp are logged in case anyone need further verification. Questions… ask.
- Poolie LEAF NATION wins/loses for March 11 read 5 W’s 6 L’s. This score was wrong. The correct score of 7 W’s 4 L’s has been updated (Mar 18th) and Poolie’s standings are now displaying the overall correct W’s & L’s.
- Poolie RED SUE wins/loses for March 18 read 4 W’s 6 L’s. This score was wrong. The correct score of 7 W’s 3 L’s has been updated (Mar 19th) and Poolie’s standings are now displaying the overall correct W’s & L’s.
- Poolie OTTAWA JOE wins/loses for March 18 read 7 W’s 3 L’s. This score was wrong. The correct score of 6 W’s 4 L’s has been updated (Mar 19th) and Poolie’s standings are now displaying the overall correct W’s & L’s.
- The above few issues should help remind all of us, to double check stats & reports & postings often, to help ensure our info & standings are correct.
- On Apr 8th Poolie THE YOUNG ONE was a few minutes late and the online form had expired. Only if they accepted all home games would the entry be taken and posted. This was done and updated after 12;00pm and before 12:30pm. If any “one” Poolie disputes this PGP Entry before 9:00pm Apr 8th the entry will be automatically void.
Q: Can I see everyone’s picks
A: Yes each entry is posted online.
Q: I can’t download the PGP card for some reason (before deadline).
A: Complete a reasonable facsimile of your picks; take a photo and send to me by email or txt. Please inform me about the download problem so I can fix before the next Sat PGP card.
Q: How are the entries displayed
A: The quickest (most efficient) means of displaying everyone’s picks, is posting an image of each.
Q: How do I know no one’s picks are changed or tampered with.
A: Everyone’s picks for the Saturday are posted online so anyone can check as well take a snap-shot of the webpage so to compare at various times for any discrepancies. The results (standings) are also updated and posted after each Saturday, therefore available for comparison with all entry picks.
Q: What if I forgot to submit one of the Saturday’s picks.
A: Unfortunately there is no compensation for Poolies who forget/miss a Saturday. To help avoid missing you can ask for a reminder email which is sent the Thursday just prior to Saturday. Missing just 1 Sat PGP card, you can still win overall (pending your previous & future picks) & still win the pay-cash Saturdays.
Q: What if I miss or overlook a game and no mark is adjacent either team?
A: That game will automatically be recorded as a loss.
Q: What if I miss or overlook the tie-breaker number?
A: Your tie-breaker number will be recorded as “0”. Other tie-breaker rules will still apply.
Q: What if an unintentional hindrance occurs & I submit my picks after the “noon” deadline.
A: This is looked at on a case by case basis. These factors are considered; 1. What type of hindrance? 2. The time of submission relative to start time of any game?. 3. Any game started will be void. 4. Is it fair?
I want to be reminded
If you want a reminder emailed to you prior to upcoming PGP Card Saturdays just send an email to this address.
What will be emailed to you & when?
- Each Thursday just prior to a PGP Saturday the reminder email is sent..
- The “From” address will read “firstname.lastname@example.org”
- The “Subject” will read “PGP Sat Reminder”
- The “Content” will state the PGP Saturday’s “date” and “deadline noon” as well a note stating “pays instant cash or not” and 2 links. One to where you download the PGP Card (PDF Format) and the second to where you can complete the card online.
- You do not need to reply to the email reminder.
- “email@example.com” will never email you anything other than the reminder that's explained above.
- Your email address will not be posted or shared.
- You will not receive any emails following the last PGP Saturday of the season.
- You can cancel the reminder at anytime by replying to “firstname.lastname@example.org”, stating “no more messages” (or something similar).