COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The 12th annual Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships concluded Sunday (Feb. 12) with champions being crowned in 19 divisions. The event, which took place on Dollar Lake in Eagle River, Wisconsin, included approximately 300 teams, with nearly 2,100 players.
"The past weekend was another amazing event on Dollar Lake with great fun, competition and camaraderie among everyone who participated," said Katie Holmgren, USA Hockey's manager of adult hockey and tournament director. "We're fortunate to have a great partner in Labatt Blue and we're most appreciative of all their efforts. And we're also thankful to the wonderful people in Eagle River that help make the Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships a can't-miss event on the hockey calendar each year."
As part of the celebration, Andy Yohe (Bettendorf, Iowa), who captained Team USA to the gold medal at the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, was on hand to interact with those attending and sign autographs.
In addition, the second annual USA Hockey Foundation Cornhole Tournament was conducted and, together with an auction, raised more than $1,300 to help further the advancement and growth of the game through The USA Hockey Foundation.
To learn more and share the experience, go to adulthockey.usahockey.com/pondhockey.
Notes: Dates and registration information for the 2018 USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships are expected to be released later this summer. The event will again be staged on Dollar Lake in Eagle River, Wisconsin.