Photo Credit: Harry Thompson
The 10th anniversary of the Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships will take place Friday though Sunday (Feb. 6-8), in Eagle River, Wisconsin, at the Eagle River Derby Track.
"It's hard to believe this is the 10th anniversary of the event," said Ashley Bevan, senior director of adult hockey for USA Hockey. "This has grown from what was once just a concept into a 'can't miss' event on the hockey calendar that now sells out in a matter of hours. We wish all of the teams the best of luck and look forward to, as always, the great camaraderie shared among all involved."
As part of the 10th anniversary celebration, this year's event will include an appearance by the Stanley Cup at Saturday (Feb. 7) evening's reception.
Fans can download the USA Hockey Adult Events Tournament App to connect with other participants and follow all the action, including real-time scores, standings and results. To learn more and share the experience, go to adulthockey.usahockey.com/pondhockey.
Notes: The event was slated to be played at Dollar Lake in Eagle River, however, due to player safety concerns, had to be shifted to the Eagle River Derby Track ... The Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships has grown from 40 teams and 240 athletes in 2006 to this year's field of 330 teams and more than 2,300 players.