New England Pond Hockey Classic canceled due to ice conditions

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The annual New England Pond Hockey Classic was canceled on Saturday due to dangerous ice conditions. More than 275 teams were due to compete in 500 matches throughout the weekend of February 4. This year marked the 13th year of the big lake pond hockey event. “Obviously last year with COVID we had to do a smaller event. Everyone was thrilled to be back here. Teams came back, 280 teams, 2,200 attendees. Bars and restaurants. Everything the world was excited,” said tournament organizer Scott Crowder. Friday’s games were canceled due to the storm. When organizers reviewed the ice conditions on Saturday, they discovered the tournament could not go ahead. On their official website, the organizers of the Pond Hockey Classic said: “Warm temperatures, rain, sleet and snow with falling temperatures have combined to create unplayable and dangerous conditions on the lake. “This week’s storm did not create ideal conditions on the ice, forcing PHC officials to cancel all 500 games scheduled for this weekend.” The conditions with the storms coming through here along with Thursday’s rain and yesterday’s snow really made for dangerous and unplayable conditions for us here Saturday,” Crowder said. tickets and enjoy live music.

The annual New England Pond Hockey Classic was canceled on Saturday due to dangerous ice conditions.

More than 275 teams were due to compete in 500 matches throughout the weekend of February 4.

This year marked the event’s 13th year of pond hockey on the big lake.

“Obviously last year with COVID we had to do a smaller event. Everyone was thrilled to be back here. Teams came back, 280 teams, 2,200 attendees. Bars and restaurants. Everything the world was excited,” said tournament organizer Scott Crowder.

Friday’s games were canceled due to the storm. When organizers reviewed the ice conditions on Saturday, they discovered the tournament could not go ahead.

On their official website, the organizers of the Pond Hockey Classic said, “Hot temperatures, rain, sleet and snow with falling temperatures have combined to make conditions on the lake unplayable and dangerous.”

This week’s storm did not create ideal conditions on the ice, forcing PHC officials to cancel all 500 games scheduled for this weekend.

“The conditions with the storms coming through here along with Thursday’s rain and yesterday’s snow made it really dangerous and unplayable conditions for us here on Saturday,” Crowder said.

Organizers added that The Common Man and the Labatt Blue Zone will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday for attendees and spectators to redeem beer tickets and enjoy live music.

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