Classic Pond Hockey

The U.S. Pond Hockey Championships wrapped up this weekend on Lake Nokomos. Founder Fred Haberman declared “There’s nothing better than being a kid again, skating with wild abandon, free from the pressures. But the ultimate rush is playing with others who love the game.” The scrappy tournament, founded in 2005, continues to grow and has caught the eye of ESPN, which declared it one of “101 Things Sports Fans Must Experience Before They Die.” The winners each year take home the Golden Shovel; 2015’s Open Champs were the Red Army.