Homer Alaska - Letters

Story last updated at 4:15 PM on Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Inside pond hockeytourney big success

Last weekend was the first Annual Pond Hockey Tournament in Homer, a fundraiser for Homer Hockey Association. Although the tournament was forced inside due to warm weather and unsafe conditions on Beluga Lake, the tournament was a huge success. Players from Soldotna, Anchorage and Kodiak came down to take part in the action.

We would like to thank all the local businesses that helped to make this fundraiser tournament happen. We are grateful to Beluga Lake Lodge for sponsoring our tournament and allowing us to hold all our post-game events at their facilities. Their food is fabulous and they are always so wonderfully accommodating. SBS donated wood to make the goals and the Gear Shed donated the Golden Shovels for trophies. Cook Inletkeeper allowed the use of their video equipment and Hanks water spent countless hours trying to help us get the rink on Beluga Lake going. Owens plowing spent hours clearing snow on the lake, as did Travis Brown and Tabor Webb.

Thanks for all your help and we cant wait to do it again next year on the lake.

The Pond Hockey Committtee

Ingrid Harrald, Chris Brown and Chris Cushman