Photos: U.S. Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Nokomis

U.S. Pond Hockey Championships at Lake Nokomis
Jeremy Chatman, who was tasked with operating the ice resurfacer during the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships, poses for a portrait on Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis on Saturday. Chatman began work at 4 a.m. in freezing temperatures to make sure the rinks were prepared for participants.
Tim Evans for MPR News

The annual U.S. Pond Hockey Championships are back on Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis, with dozens of teams playing on more than two dozen rinks constructed on the frozen lake.

This winter’s tournament comes after last year’s event was canceled due to the pandemic.

It's the first weekend of the tournament; games started on Friday and continued Saturday, under sunny skies in the morning followed by light snow in the afternoon, with temperatures around 10 degrees above zero.

Championships in several divisions will be decided on Sunday, with teams vying for the Golden Shovel.

Other divisions will compete from Jan. 28-30.

Find more information on the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships here.

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