Pond hockey re­turns to lake

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - New­port VT

OnFe­bru­ary 7th and 8th, the Pou­los In­surance pond hockey team will be back to de­fend their ti­tle as Mem­phrem­a­gog Pond Hockey Cham­pi­ons. The Grey Ghosts and sev­eral other teams are also re­turn­ing from last year with ad­di­tional teams sign­ing on ev­ery day now. 6 per­son teams, four on the ice, no goalie and small goals on rinks 65 feet by 135 feet (more or less.) 5 games guar­an­teed over the course of two days. Two di­vi­sions. Com­pet­i­tive and Par­tic­i­pa­tion. Old School Hockey – Where it all Be­gan.

On line reg­is­tra­tion is open at www.mem­phrem­a­gog­pond­hockey.com.

We’re hard at it clear­ing the ice by Prouty Beach for this year’s Mem­phrem­a­gog Pond Hockey Clas­sic. Frank Richardi of Lago Trat­to­ria is back to han­dle con­ces­sions out of Prouty Beach dur­ing play and will be of­fer­ing up a Pig Roast and BBQ at Gard­ner Park Satur­day evening all as part of the New­port Winterfest with a bon­fire and fire­works. The East­Side Restau­rant will be host­ing a Winterfest Ban­quet on Fri­day Evening open to the pub­lic. And Halo Foun­da­tion will be host­ing a Lum­ber­jack Pan­cake Break­fast from 7 am to 10 am on Satur­day morn­ing at the Gate­way Cen­ter in down­town New­port.

This is the in­au­gu­ral year of an ex­panded, in­ter­na­tional two-week­end se­ries. We’re now of­fer­ing two week­ends of pond hockey on Lake Mem­phrem­a­gog, one week­end on Fe­bru­ary 7th and 8th in New­port, Ver­mont and one on Fe­bru­ary 28th and March 1st in Magog, Que­bec. Four friends from both sides of the bor­der have come to­gether to make this in­ter­na­tional pond hockey se­ries pos­si­ble. Jean-Pierre Ran­court of New­port, Ver­mont has signed on as Spokesman. Phil White of Derby, Ver­mont, Danny Lachance of Sher­brooke, Que­bec, and Eric Lefebvre of Magog, Que­bec are or­ga­niz­ers.

Stay tuned for some very big news on the nam­ing of Mem­phrem­a­gog Pond Hockey’s Honorary Pres­i­dent to be re­leased next week as we look to grow pond hockey on both sides of the bor­der. In the mean­time, “We got Ice. You got Puck?” We’re look­ing for more teams to join the fun.

Here’s a photo of The Pou­los In­surance team, cel­e­brat­ing their tri­umph in last year’s tour­na­ment and the Lyn­don Lugnuts dur­ing play. For more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Phil White at phw1948@gmail.com or Danny Lachance at danny@lespro­duc­tion­sjody.com

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