With 24 pond hockey rinks scattered on six acres of open ice, Northern Ontario is just waiting for competitors. With two full weekends of hockey action and entertainment, these Championships will be the recreational hockey event of the year...again.
From last years event:
Teams led by former NHLers Steve Larmer and Bryan Trottier participated in the event, but didn't make it to the quarter-finals.
NHL.com - NewsThe men's Rink Rake Grey Beards of Whitby, Ont., and women's Concordia Rinkles of Montreal won their respective championship games at the inaugural Canadian pond hockey championships on Sunday.
The event featured 130 teams from Canada, the U.S. and several other countries over a weekend designed to take Canada's national game back to its roots.
Roughly $16,000 was raised for the Shoot For A Cure campaign, which raises money to try and help cure cancer
Not sure how many people know about this but it is a pond tournament that is held yearly at Deerhurst Resort, it consists of hundreds of teams from all over the world, apparently this year we have teams from Japan and Hawaii!
I think its pretty cool I havent been their yet but I am most likely going their tomorrow.
Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships