Snow Storm Only Postpones Pond Hockey Tournament | Sports & Recreation
(BANGOR) The expected snow storm has pushed the Paul Bunyan Pond Hockey Tournament to Saturday, February 16. The Bangor Area Breakfast Rotary Club’s 4th Annual tournament will still be played at Camp Roosevelt in Eddington, though team registration is now extended until 5:00 p.m. on February 15. “Teams that wanted to play were hesitant to register because of the weather,” said Pond Hockey committee member Kristy Kimball. “This storm could actually bring in more teams!”
The Paul Bunyan Pond Hockey Tournament uses a four-on-four, no-goalie, round-robin format on rinks about two-thirds of regulation size. Teams of six can expect to play three games for the $310 registration fee. Tournament organizers say to expect games of two 20-minute halves with 10-minute intermissions. Registration and tournament details can be found at www.pbpondhockey.com or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BangorBreakfastRotary.
“We use snow to outline the rinks on Fitts Pond,” explained Pond Hockey committee chair Steve Andrew, “like boards on an indoor rink. This storm postponed the tournament a week, but we’ll put that snow to good use!” Ice conditions are excellent, he explained, and with help from The By “Us” Company and volunteers clearing snow over the next week, it should only get better.
The Pond Hockey Tournament raises money for the Bangor Area Breakfast Rotary Club’s Rotary Charities fund. In addition to registration fees, Andrew hopes that teams and spectators will take advantage of breakfast and lunch menu items Jeff’s Catering will have available for sale. There is no charge for spectators to watch the games, and the Camp Roosevelt lodge will be open to warm up or get something to eat.