Weekend Recap: US Pond Hockey ChampionshipsWith plenty of Labatt Blue’s to go around, we nestled in for an afternoon of competitive pond hockey at Lake Nokomis last Saturday. In its 11th year, the USPHC hosted over 150 teams and coordinated 600+ games. Whittling its way down to 4 champions across the four divisions. Hundreds of spectators poured in to watch family and friends compete to have their name etched on the Golden Shovel. Our favorite part: the overwhelming smell of hockey inside the massive warming hut. A nostalgic scent of old gear, sweat and late nights spent outside on the lake. It never really mattered who won, everyone always left with a smile on their face. The USPHC captured exactly that: hockey in its purest form. A job well done to everyone involved in making the 2016 USPHC happen. Check out our photo recap below shot by our good friend Russell Heeter.