Pond Hockey on the Shores of Lake Erie

February 10, 2011 Updated Oct 10, 2013 at 10:41 PM EDT

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Pond Hockey on the Shores of Lake Erie

February 10, 2011 Updated Oct 10, 2013 at 10:41 PM EDT

Buffalo, NY (WKBW)

The 4th Annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament kicks off Friday, Feb. 11. Over 700 players from 124 teams will take to the ice over the next three days. Below is a schedule of this weekend’s events you may be interested in.

Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament Schedule of Events*

10 a.m.: Labatt Blue’s Brett Carlsen and City of Buffalo ice crews perform the last official “ice check” to determine depth for the weekend tournament

11 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Set up begins for the fourth annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament; Watch as city ice crews battle freezing cold temps to get the rinks in top shape for the tournament. Call to schedule interviews

12 p.m.: Player check-in begins
12:45 p.m.- 5 p.m.: Tournament play; Stop down to interview players, tournament organizers and Labatt Blue staff

Saturday, February 12, 2011

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.: Tournament play continues

12:15 p.m.: Ford Explorer Shootout. Ten contestants will take to the ice to shoot a puck for a chance to win a brand new 2011 Ford Explorer.

2 p.m. – 6 p.m.: The Party Squad band plays

Sunday, February 13, 2011

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.: Final day of tournament play; Winner’s ceremonies (2) and Closing Ceremonies

12:45 p.m. Division finals begin for novice level

Sunday, February 13, 2011 (continued)

1:15 p.m. Winner’s ceremony for novice level

3 p.m. Division finals begin for elite, advanced level teams

3:30 p.m. Winner’s ceremony for elite, advanced level teams;
Closing ceremonies with:

Labatt Blue Associate Brand Manager Brett Carlsen

Tournament Director Ed Ellis

*Game times and schedule of events subject to change

The Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament is subject to weather conditions.