MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Hockey players dream of winter days with bright blue skies, crisp temperatures and a frozen pond to skate on.
Their wishes are coming true for the 8th annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships this weekend on Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis. Twenty-six teams will compete for the coveted Golden Shovel.
The skills range from true rink rats to players who hit the puck from time to time. Players come from all over the world to compete in the round-robin style tournament.
Sport Ngin is the company behind the USPHC. We are a highly skilled team specializing in the execution of world-class sports content strategy, design, marketing and technology... and we LOVE hockey.
No one is more near and dear to our hearts than the organization who founded this incredible tournament eight years ago: Haberman, a media + marketing firm. Their vision still inspires every aspect of this great event.
We are proud to be associated with organizations who value "the pond" as much as we do. Please thank the 2013 USPHC "Hat Trick" Sponsors: Bud Light, Muscle Milk, Tria Orthopaedic Center, Mountain Khakis, Grit and Moonlit Sports. We kiss the ice you skate on!
2013 "Goal" Sponsors include: Manplow, Tradition Mortgage, Joe Senser's, Total Hockey, Dick's Sporting Goods, Touchpoint Media, Quantum Graphics, Jack Link's Beef Jerky, Ultimate Events, Swannys, 612-ASK-DAVE, Northway Sports, Yaktrax, Bernick's, Little Hotties, Progresso, WOW Factor Sports, MN Hockey Hub, Clam Outdoors and National Sports Center.
A huge thanks to George Monson & Sons, the incredible snow removal and ice-ops crew that works through our crazy Minnesota weather to create the breathtaking rinks that grace the surface of Lake Nokomis!
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