Us pond hockey championships – While hockey is our national sport par excellence, patriotism is alive and well in Plaster Rock, a community that annually gathers hundreds of teams from around the world to participate in its world championship in outdoor hockey. The games are played in a lively game, 4 against 4 and without goalkeepers! They are played outdoors, on a lake with 20 rinks, which allows a large number of teams to play simultaneously during the hectic days of the championship.
The event draws the attention of North American media such as the Toronto Globe and Mail , the New York Times and the New York Wall Street Journal .International Herald Tribune , plus broadcasters. This championship on natural ice is a unique event in the world; it truly celebrates Canadian culture – not only our passion for hockey, but the respect of the hockey tradition of yesteryear on the ponds, lakes and rivers of our childhood.
12 Photos Gallery of: Pleasant US Pond Hockey Championships
No less than 120 teams from around the world gather there every February to participate in the World Pond Hockey Championship. New Brunswick offers a multitude of other winter activities, including cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, so do not forget your hat, thermos and warmest wool socks.