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UP Pond Hockey Championship
February 11, 2016 - February 14, 2016
Labatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Championship
From Thursday night at 5:00 p.m., through Sunday morning, a free pub shuttle will be available for teams to be picked up/returned to their St. Ignace hotel/motel and transported to their favorite beverage establishments.
If you are interested in getting a copy of the 2015 aerial photo, please contact Dave Kunze at Kunze Photography, either by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 231-420-0844. He has various sizes available for you to choose from!
Our tournament is sanctioned by USA Hockey, and sponsored by Labatt Blue. We would like to thank both organizations for their support over these last several years.
We had only 27 teams at the first Labatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Championship in St. Ignace in 2007. In 2015 we had 201 teams!
Our pond hockey tournament is played on the frozen ice of Moran Bay, Lake Huron. We are one of the few tournaments where our ‘pond’ is actually one of the Great Lakes! We create thirty 75′ x 150′ rinks and play over 300 games during our fun-filled weekend! We have a heated Labatt Blue Zone, and ‘locker rooms’ on the ice for the players. Teams representing 10 states competed in 2015 – Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.
A few years ago we started a page for ‘Champ’, the Championship Cup that all winning divisions receive. Our thought was, similar to the Stanley Cup, that Champ would travel to different locations and photos would be taken, then emailed to us to be included in our pond hockey pages.