ST. PAUL - The sounds of skates gliding across the ice and sticks tapping against frozen pucks echoed throughout the CAP Arena as the community gathered for a day of pond hockey on Jan. 14. The tournament brought together players from five to 16 years old for a day of friendly competition.
Pam Bohn, pond hockey team manager for St. Paul, explained the tournament was "non-competitive."
But, that doesn't mean there isn't excitement on the ice and in the stands.
"Everybody is excited to be able to get out and play and have a tournament with other teams," said Bohn.
For every game, a player from each team was awarded a Heart and Hustle award by the coaches of the opposing teams. Six teams played a round-robin style tournament on Saturday.
"We appreciate everybody coming out on this snowy and rainy day," especially the teams from Vermillion, Two Hills, and Elk Point who made the long drive, said Bohn. "We're just happy to host it, and happy that we can have a fun day of hockey."
Pond hockey follows a slightly different set of rules compared to regular league hockey, and combines players of all ages, both male and female, on the ice.