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Saskatchewan's First Pond Hockey Tournament Will Come to Regina
Saskatchewan’s first-ever official pond hockey tournament, the Scotiabank Prairie Pond Hockey Challenge on Wascana Lake, will take place February 12-13, 2011 in Regina. The event has also been announced as an official remote location for Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada on CBC on February 12, 2011.
The Challenge, a partnership between the Saskatchewan Hockey Association (SHA), the Regina Regional Opportunities Commission (RROC), the Wascana Centre Authority (WCA), the Cougar Men’s Hockey Alumni and title sponsor Scotiabank, will be played on eighteen rinks along Wascana Lake east of the Conexus Art Centre between Goose and Tern Island. CBC will broadcast live from Wascana Lake on February 12, 2011, and highlight the hockey festivities in Saskatchewan as part of their national programming.
“Hockey is alive and well in Saskatchewan – and this event is the perfect opportunity to strap on the skates and play the game the way it was meant to be played,” said Kelly McClintock, General Manager of Saskatchewan Hockey Association. “Family friendly fun both on and off the ice will take the sport back to its roots this winter.”
The Scotiabank Prairie Pond Hockey Challenge is open to both male and female participants 19 years of age and older, with the focus on fun and enjoyment. The format of the Challenge is made up of 30-minute games (two 15-minute halves) played by teams of five players, with four on the ice at any given time.
For more information on the Scotiabank Prairie Pond Hockey Challenge and to register your team, call 306-789-5101 or visit www.prairiepondhockey.ca.