LAKE NOKOMIS, MINNEAPOLIS JAN 26, 2016 - U.S. Pond Hockey Championships founder, Fred Haberman almost found himself watching the event that he created from the huge party tent for the first time. His team of 10 years, The Screeching Ptaredactyl’s disbanded due to artistic differences. Matt Lockhart, Screeching Pterodactyl power forward claimed the trend to recruiting AARP registered players on their 40+ squad was a real deal breaker.
The news of this break up cut through the pond hockey world much like that of when Rob Kardashian left Keeping Up With the Kardashian’s. It was at this time that GM/Player, Phil Mero of Whatrulookinat?! thought of reaching out to Haberman to find out his next steps. ‘Haberman is a fixture of this event, kind of like a cowbell at an alpine ski race, USPHC needs Haberman on the ice’ said Mero. ‘With Haberman comes an opportunity for my team to relax…not because he logs a bunch of quality ice time, but because he comes with one of those cushy VIP locker rooms, those are sweet.’ Mero went on to add.
The tournament runs January 29-31 on Lake Nokomis. 40+ Division is NO JOKE.