Residents and visitors are invited to head north to “Wisconsin’s Last Wilderness” Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for the inaugural Presque Isle Youth Pond Hockey Tournament. 

Presque Isle has an ideal “pond” for hockey at its lighted outdoor rink the town maintains throughout the season. A large warming hut is on site with indoor restrooms, picnic tables and more.

This year’s competition features a round-robin tournament with two divisions: Squirts and Peewees. Registrants should sign up for the level played this 2018-’19 season. There will be a maximum of six teams per age group, so early registration is encouraged. 

Each team will play five 30-minute games consisting of two 15-minute periods. Medals will be awarded to first, second and third place winners in each division as determined by number of wins with total goals scored as a tiebreaker.

Format is three-on-three with one substitute rotating in. No goalies or goalie equipment other than goalie skates will be allowed. Full hockey gear is required and there is absolutely no checking. Penalty shots will be assessed for rule violations. 

All players will receive goody bags. Snacks and drinks including beer, wine, soda and water will be available, plus coupons for specials at area restaurants located close by.

This competition is open to the public to attend and cheer for their favorite team.

For a registration form, contact Scott at the Presque Isle Chamber of Commerce at (715) 686-2910 or info@presqueisle.com.