The Killarney Cup pond hockey tournament starts on Friday the 22nd at 6 pm at Killarney Lake in Fredericton and will continue throughout the weekend. There are already 65 teams registered with 4 of those being in the Ladies Division and 8 teams in the Over 35 category. This is up from the 61 teams that were registered for the 2007 tournament which was quite a success.
The Killarney Cup which is now in its third year is the last of the four larger New Brunswick pond hockey tournaments. This year, the tournaments started with the Miramichi Rotary pond hockey tournament which took place on the first weekend of February. Next in the pond hockey circuit was the first ever Moncton pond hockey tournament which this year was held on the same weekend as the famous World Pond Hockey Tournament in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick. The Fredericton based Killarney Cup ends off the “pond hockey season” and this year is being billed as the provincial pond hockey championship.
If somebody loves pond hockey, New Brunswick is definitely THE place to be in February!
This year there will be a family skate on Sunday afternoon for any families wanting to enjoy skating in the fresh outdoors.
Although I’m not much of a player I like to check out the action on the lake and I will probably bring my son for the family skate. The weather forecast is calling for some nice weather for the weekend too!ÃƒÆ’Ã¢â‚¬Å¡Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â If you need directions to Killarney Lake, Google Maps is your friend.
Below are a couple of pictures from last year’s Killarney Cup: