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Labatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Championship

Location: Moran Bay, on Lake Huron in downtown St. Ignace
Phone: 1-800-338-6660 Contact: St. Ignace Events Committee
Email: info@stignace.com
Website: http://www.stignace.com


Our tournament weekend begins on Thursday, february 12, with a meet-n-greet with some of the detroit red wings alumni team.

 Games begin at Noon on Friday, with last game beginning at 4pm; games continue on Saturday from 9am-5pm; Championship Games are                        played on Sunday beginning at 11am.

See photos of the winning teams below!  Larger photos can be found on our Pinterest page by clicking here!

If you are interested in getting a copy of the aerial photo, please contact Dave Kunze at Kunze Photography, either by email at:  davekunze@kunzephoto.com, or by phone at 231-420-0844.  He has various sizes available for you to choose from!

Here are the results for 2014!

Our tournament is sanctioned by USA Hockey, and sponsored by Labatt Blue.  We would like to thank both organizations for their support over these last several years.

Here we have a bagpipe player hitching a ride on the Zamboni as it heads out to prepare the ice!

We had only 27 teams at the first Labatt Blue UP Pond Hockey Championship in St. Ignace in 2007. Our tournament has now grown to 191 teams in 2014.

Our pond hockey tournament is played on the frozen ice of Moran Bay, Lake Huron.  We are one of the few tournaments where our  'pond' is actually one of the Great Lakes!  We create thirty  75' x 150' rinks and play over 250 games during our fun-filled weekend!  We have a heated concession tent, and 'locker rooms' on the ice for the players.  Teams representing 11 states competed in 2014 - Florida, Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin.

A few years ago we started a page for 'Champ', the Championship Cup that all winning divisions receive.  Our thought was, similar to the Stanley Cup, that Champ would travel to different locations and photos would be taken, then emailed to us to be included in our pond hockey pages.  In this photo, Champ was relaxing at the beach on a beautiful sunny day!

Here's another photo of Champ at a surprise engagement!

So if you've taken Champ with you on your travels, please send us photos at:  info@stignace.com.  If you haven't taken Champ anywhere, take him on a trip - he'd love it!  And send us your photos, along with a caption!

Photos for this event