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500 Competitors will put Love of Hockey first in Valentine's weekend Provincial Pond Hockey Championship at Valens
 room for teams in Canadian National Pond Hockey Championship qualifying event


December 16. 2008 – You could be the next Ontario Pond Hockey Champion, and ultimately move on to win the highest pond hockey honour in the country!  Essentially anyone can assemble a team and put their hockey skills to the test in the 4th annual Ontario Pond Hockey Championships to be held at Valens Conservation area in Hamilton, February 14-15, 2009.  But with close to 500 competitors, it'll take incredible stamina and heart to win this weekend-long event that attracts skilled and passionate players from across the province. In this championship, the motivation is not about money.  It's about returning to hockey's roots.

New for 2009, the Ontario Pond Hockey Championships is an officially sanctioned qualifier of the Source for Sports Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships held annually in Muskoka at Deerhurst Resort.  When it comes to size and scale in pond hockey, nothing comes close to the nationals - not even the USA or World Championships. Whoever comes out on top at the Ontario`s, both men and women, will automatically advance to the 2010 nationals for a shot at recognition by the Hockey Hall of Fame. What Canadian hockey enthusiast wouldn`t want  to sip from the Maple Cup, a trophy hand carved from a maple tree felled in Ontario's north, let alone having your name engraved on it for display at hockey`s shrine? The Ontario “final four” teams will also have a space reserved in the 2009 nationals.

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Source For Sports Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships Now World’s Largest Pond Hockey Event  
1,500 players will make the pilgramage to Deerhurst Resort for opening horn January 25th

January 9, 2008 -- Burlington, Ontario:  It'll be pure PONDemoniam for players, organizers and volunteers alike as the horn blows marking the start of the world's largest pond hockey championship ever assembled.

A record 288 teams have registered in the 3rd annual Source For Sports Canadian National Pond Hockey Championships to be contested over two weekends January 25-27 and February 1-3, 2008.  

Only fitting that the event takes place in Canada and on a pond where the sport originated. The pond in this case is the six-acre Sunset Bay at Deerhurst Resort. The massive surface is long frozen from the Huntsville, Ontario winter, but gleaning and stunning under the Northern Ontario sun. Twenty-four rinks are in final preparations to host the astounding 800 games that will be played out in just two weekends.That covers two-thirds of the games played over the entire NHL regular season, a strong statement for Canadians love of the game. 

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