Record turnout for US Pond Hockey Championships

11:35 AM, Jan 18, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - It's back and bigger than ever.

The 8th annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships begin Friday on Lake Nokomis. Tournament co-commissioner Justin Kaufenberg says it's the largest turnout in tournament history, with almost 300 teams and 2,000 players coming from 46 different states and multiple countries.

Night hockey has been added this year, using pucks illuminated by LED lights.

For a full schedule of games and events click here.

KARE 11's Bryan Piatt has more on the pond conditions and introduces you to a team looking to be the first ever to win back to back Open Division championships.

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