Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Third annual tournament will be held at Woods Creek Lake Saturday, Jan. 19.
Tuesday, January 8
Get ready to cheer on your favorite team at Lake in the Hills Parks & Recreation’s Pond Hockey Tourney on Jan. 19. Teams interested in registering should act quickly because the tournament is almost full. The village is also looking for officials. This year’s tournament begins at 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at Woods Creek Lake. All the games have two 15-minute (running clock) halves with a two-minute halftime. The winning team will be honored on the ice during the national anthem at the Feb. 17 Chicago Wolves game. Last year’s tournament was cancelled due to the unseasonably warm weather. The first tournament, held in 2011, drew 12 teams. Village Administrator Gerald Sagona got the idea for a tournament after talking with his dentist and …
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Village officials say the warm winter weather has not been ideal for producing thick enough ice to hold this year's Pond Hockey Tournament on Woods Creek Lake.
This year's Pond Hockey Tournament, scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4, has been canceled, according to a village of Lake in the Hills press release. Warm winter temperatures has made for less-than-ideal conditions on Woods Creek Lake in producing ice thick enough for this year's tournament. Eight inches of ice is needed to play safely on the lake, according to a Lake in the Hills Patch article. Much of the winter, there has been standing water on Woods Creek Lake. The village of Lake in the Hills plans to host the tournament in 2013. Last year was the first year the village hosted the tournament, which drew 12 teams to compete and 80 spectators out to watch. The village's Monday press release cited statistics from WGN meteorologist Tom …
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
More than 80 spectators stop out Saturday to watch the tournament.
It was a long, hard-earned win for the Gray Farm Geese hockey team of Schaumburg. “We’re beat, but this was a great time. We had a lot of fun,” said James Gummerson, 26, a Gray Farm Geese team member. The five-member team won Lake in the Hill’s first-ever pond hockey tournament held at Indian Trail Beach Saturday. They faced off against LITH Wolfpack in the final game of the double-elimination tournament. “It was a lot of fun. It was really competitive but really great,” said Mark Barwig, 26, of the Wolfpack. The Geese are all from the Schaumburg area. The team includes Matt Morgan, 32; Alex Morgan, 24; David Kotek, 24; James Gummerson 26; and Tim Morgan, 30. Wolfpack players included Chris Almarez, 41; Brian Moran, 27; Mark Barwig, 26; …
Friday, January 14, 2011
Twelve teems will square off this Saturday in the village's first-ever pond tournament on Woods Creek Lake.
Growing up, Tony Marineau fondly remembers playing pond hockey while his dad was nearby ice fishing on Lake St. Clair in eastern Michigan. "We'd shoot the puck between our boots that were set up on the ice to mark the goals," said the 36-year-old Marineau. "The ice fishermen around us made a lot of holes. You had to watch where you skated." Marineau said he is looking forward to joining his teammates to play Saturday in Lake in the Hills first-ever Pond Hockey Tournament on Woods Creek Lake, just off of Indian Trail Beach, 228 Indian Trail. Twelve teams will square off in the tournament, which will start at 8:30 a.m. and should wrap up around 3:30 p.m. Marineau's teammates in the 4-on-4 tournament already play floor-hockey together …
Thursday, January 13, 2011
The LITH 4-by-4 tournament this Saturday will not allow slap shots and there will be no goalies.
- Tim Kane
Thursday, January 13, 2011
For Lake in the Hills resident Chris Almaraz, the pond hockey tournament Saturday will be played on "home ice." The frozen waters of Woods Creek Lake is where his team, the Wolfpack, practices. A winnowed-down version of the Wolfpack -- only five players from the team --- will be competing in the village of Lake in the Hills' first ever 4-on-4 Pond Hockey Tournament. The tournament only allows five players per team. "The rules for pond hockey are different," Almaraz said. "How the game is played is with no goalies, no slap shots and no net. You score by putting a puck into a little slot in a wooden goal. This should be strange but fun." Twelve teams are competing Saturday at Woods Creek Lake, just off of Indian Trail Beach. "The players …
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Twelve teams will be allowed to register for the event.
The village of Lake in the Hills will be hosting its first-ever pond hockey tournament in January on Woods Creek Lake. Teams of up to five players can sign up for the four-on-four tournament, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 15. All games will consist of two 15-minute halves with a two-minute half time. The teams will play on Woods Creek Lake on a 75-foot by 150-foot sheet of ice. The tournament will be limited to 12 teams. The cost is $100 per team. The registration form for the tournament is available at: http://lith.org/pdf/Forms/Parks&RecRegistrationForm.pdf. For more information on registering contact Trevor Bosack, with the village's parks and recreation department, at 847-960-7460 or at email@example.com.