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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic — Day 2 Photos and Video

The second day of the GRD Pond Hockey Classic started off a bit warmer than Day 1, and much warmer than last year!

This was both good news and bad news for the event.

Good news: A lot of people came out and took advantage of the great weather to hang out and party with GRD for the day of hockey.

Bad news because, well, that much warmth isn't really the best thing for ice.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic Put Off Ice for Rest of Weekend Because of Conditions

The WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 is done for the weekend and its remaining games will be rescheduled because of tenuous ice conditions at Richmond Park.

As of 9 p.m. EST Saturday, it was determined by tournament officials the ice at the Grand Rapids park was no longer in playable condition and Sunday's schedule has been canceled, said Angela Paasche, the tourney's director and Townsquare Media Grand Rapids live events manager.

Forty-five teams had played games Friday and Saturday in the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, presented by Labatt Blue and Dematic. Most of Saturday's games had been completed.

Plans are to announce rescheduling of the remainder of the tournament early next week, Paasche said.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 Rocks Richmond Park January 23-25 in Grand Rapids [Video]

97.9 GRD Rocks will host the fourth annual WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, presented by Labatt Blue and Dematic.

More than 40 teams will play on the frozen surface at Richmond Park in Grand Rapids starting Friday night (Jan. 23) and running through Sunday, Jan. 25. Division finals will be the afternoon of Jan. 25.

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Throwback Thursday: National Anthem Singer-Skater Wipes Out On Ice Before Hockey Game [Video]

Ah, throwback Thursday. Let's travel back in time to this past fall... when a guy fell.

While ice skating and singing the national anthem.

A lesson to us all, really, about why you don't try to do both of those things at once.

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Courtesy Cheryl Kukla
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Grandville High School Bowling’s Josh Kukla Named High School Athlete of the Week

Josh Kukla, who leads Grandville High School boys' bowling squad and is the defending MHSAA Division I singles champion, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Deer Attacks Hunter After Being Shot with Crossbow [Video]

A 72-year-old hunter in Fond du Lac, Wis., ended up in the hospital last Friday.

He probably injured himself while hunting, right? Well, kind of.

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Sarah Miller
Sarah Miller
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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 Adds Women’s, Co-Ed Divisions

Think pond hockey is just for the guys? No way. The WGRD Pond Hockey Classic is for everyone!

Because of popular demand, we have added a women's and co-ed divisions.

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Former Blizzard Executive Argues for E-Sports in Olympics

Rob Pardo, former Chief Creative Officer at Blizzard Entertainment, boldly states that e-Sports should be introduced into the Olympics, based on the now-loose definition of the word sport.

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97.9 WGRD’s Hottest Topics for 2014

Here are GRD's hottest topics for 2014.

We cover a lot of ground here at 97.9 WGRD.

The list was determined by you -- at least as much as you visited online with 97.9 WGRD.

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Niki Bloem
Niki Bloem
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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 Is On January Horizon [Video]

The WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 is Jan. 23-25, 2015, at Richmond Hill Park in Grand Rapids.

Get your team signed up with 97.9 WGRD over the next couple days.

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Rockford Michigan Chamber of Commerce
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Celebrating Christmas and the Holiday Season in Rockford [Sponsored]

Celebrate Christmas and the holiday season in Rockford.

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Christian Petersen/Getty Image
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Kalamazoo Hockey Player Says ‘Meow’ Seven Times in Intermission Interview [Video]

What is it about slipping the word "meow" into a sentence that is so damn funny?

We are not sure, but we're happy people continue to do it.

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