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Paul Bunyan Pond Hockey Tournament Looking for Teams
Paul Bunyan Pond Hockey Tournament Looking for Teams

(BANGOR)  The up-and-down temperatures of the past week have actually improved ice conditions for the Paul Bunyan Pond Hockey Tournament set for Saturday, February 9 at Camp Roosevelt in Eddington, Maine.  Five of the 20 slots available are already filled in the Bangor Area Breakfast Rotary Club’s 4th Annual tournament. 

“We know that teams want to be sure of conditions and might be waiting to make a decision,” says Steve Andrew, club president and Pond Hockey Committee Chair.  The ice on Fitts Pond is between 12 and 18 inches deep and the warmer weather has created a great surface, which Andrew says should be an incentive for teams to sign up. The club is confident that the ice will be in great “skate” shape, due in part to the contributions of The By “Us” company. 

The Paul Bunyan Pond Hockey Tournament features four-on-four, no-goalie, round-robin format play on rinks about two-thirds regulation size.  Teams of six can expect to play three games for the $310 registration fee.  With a maximum of 20 teams, the Bangor Area Breakfast Rotary Club expects games of two 20-minute halves with a 10-minute intermission. Registration and tournament details can be found at http://www.pbpondhockey.com/ or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/BangorBreakfastRotary.  Players can sign up open, senior or women’s teams through February 6. 

The Paul Bunyan Pond Hockey Tournament raises money for the club’s Rotary Charities fund.  In addition to registration fees, Andrew hopes that teams and spectators will take advantage of breakfast and lunch menu items being prepared by Jeff’s Catering. There is no charge to watch the games, and the Camp Roosevelt lodge will be open to warm up or get something to eat.

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