Better Late Than Never For U.S. Pond Hockey TourneyThe U.S. Pond Hockey Championships kicked off in Minneapolis Friday. The event on Lake Nokomis was pushed back by two weeks this year because of unseasonably-warm weather.
Organizers Say Ice Should Hold For U.S. Pond Hockey ChampionshipsOrganizers of this week's U.S. Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Nokomis say the ice should be fine, even though daytime temperatures are expected to remain above freezing from the time the tournament starts on Friday until the five division champions are crowned and the coveted Golden Shovel is handed out on Sunday.
Thin Ice Turns Pond Hockey Championship To Bean Bag TournamentOrganizers of a popular winter event on Lake Minnetonka made some big changes this year. The North American Pond Hockey Championship became a bean bag tournament instead of a pond hockey tournament due to thin ice.
Organizers Turn North American Pond Hockey Tournament Into Bean-Bag CompetitionInstead of throwing in the towel when weather caused a hockey tournament to be canceled, event organizers threw in a bag. A bean bag to be exact.
Stillwater Neighbors At Odds Over Pond Skating RinkSome Twin Cities neighbors are at odds over a holding pond that's been turned into a skating rink. The pond is in the Millbrook neighborhood in Stillwater.
Warmer-Than-Average Temps Disappoint Winter Sports FansA warm start to winter is nice for commuters, and our home heating bills, but it's downright brutal for people who love winter sports.
Mild Weather Pushes Back Pond Hockey ChampionshipsThe organizers of the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships have pushed back the tournament dates due to unseasonably warm weather in Minnesota.
Warm December Puts U.S. Pond Hockey Championships In PerilOrganizers of the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships may announce some big changes next week to the popular outdoor event. The ice is far from ready on Lake Nokomis with less than a month until the outdoor tournament. The warm December weather has kept the Minneapolis lake from freezing over.
Movie Blog: Top 10 Greatest Hockey Movies EverPreviously, I've counted down the best baseball movies, the best football movies, and the best basketball movies of all time. Heck, I've even covered the best movies featuring archery. Why did it take me this long to get to the best movies about hockey?
Man Who Collapsed Playing Pond Hockey Had Undiagnosed Heart ConditionThere has been an outpouring of support for the family of a man who died while playing in a pond hockey tournament. Greg Riebe suffered a heart attack at 46. He collapsed after a game at the North American Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Minnetonka last month. His wife, Kate, says he had an undiagnosed genetic heart condition. And she said it’s the strength from friends and family that keeps her going.
Pond Hockey Tourney Draws Teams From Literally EverywhereHundreds of hockey players are hitting the ice this weekend as part of the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships. It's a chance to lace up your skates and celebrate hockey the way nature intended.
Pond Hockey Tourney's Popularity Still On The RiseYou could call it a hockey holiday. This year the Labatt Blue U.S. Pond Hockey Championships celebrate 10 years of fun out on the ice. The first-ever U.S. Pond Hockey Championships in 2006 saw 120 teams compete.