Huge pond hockey event drew teams from 23 states
More than 2,000 hockey players from 28 states converged on Eagle River last weekend for the Labatt Blue/USA Hockey Pond Hockey National Championships, one of the most unique hockey events found anywhere in the country.
The event drew registrations from 290 teams including 40 in the women’s division — with some players and referees coming from as far away as Alaska. Many of the age-based divisions were filled up months ago.
There are few rural communities that could pull off such