As part of Third Assist's "Ultimate Pond Hockey Resource" we've reached out to the best pond hockey tournaments taking place this winter in the United States. We want to know where they're at, what makes them unique, and why we should visit this upcoming winter. Safe to say we're sold on the following tournaments.
Maine Pond Hockey Classic
Location of Tournament:
Snow Pond Center for the Arts in Sidney, Maine
Time of Year:
February 8-10, 2019 (2nd weekend in February annually)
Ages Welcomed to Play:
Size of the Tournament:
70+ teams in 9 divisions
Games under the lights & welcome skate on Friday night, beer garden, and a player social on Saturday evening.
Any Special Vendors:
Spectrum Healthcare Partners, Bud Light, Camden National Bank
What Sets This Tournament Apart:
We think their trophies set Maine Pond Hockey Classic apart from any other tournament, as they are certainly one of a kind, and on top of that there is a solid mix of divisions. Players come with great attitudes. The tournament takes place at an amazing venue & backdrop as the Snow Pond Center for the Arts is located at a summer camp with over 80 years for summer traditions. Lastly the tournament is easily accessible, located within 10 minutes for I-95 and two of Maine’s larger Communities (Waterville & Augusta).
Third Assist's Take:
This tournament is the go-to tournament for experiencing the Pine Tree State. Before Third Assist was based in Maine we had heard about this tournament in pond hockey circles. Now we find ourselves just one hour from this tournament and we know we will be making a visit this coming winter. Fun tournament in a winter wonderland and the proceeds go to a good cause. We'll be there.
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