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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic: More Highlights from Championship Sunday

Thirty-eight teams playing on five rinks over three days on the frozen surface of Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids.

That's the Cliff's Notes version of the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, which wrapped up Sunday

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Rick Martinez/97.9 WGRD
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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic: 2014 Championships Coverage

The third annual WGRD Pond Hockey Classic came down to three championship games Sunday afternoon in which the title-clinching teams had plenty of familiarity with each other.

The Dematic Wolves, with a core of former players from Davenport University's American Collegiate Hockey Association Division II national title teams from 2008 to 2010, squeaked out a 10-8 win over the Wolfpack in the Gold Division championship.

Beer 30, with a nucleus of players with experience on Kenowa High School's varsity team, ran away with a 26-9 win over the Cold Ones in the Silver Division championship.

The Grifters defeated Maroon Union 12-9 in the Bronze Division championship. The game was a match-up mostly of players from the same team in a Grand Rapids men's rec league.

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WGRD Pond Hockey: Instagram or Tweet Pics with #GRDPondHockey; & See HERE!

Share your pics from the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic this weekend from the frozen surface of Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids!

Just use the hashtag #GRDPondHockey to get your photos in our 97.9 'GRD Rocks gallery!

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Ceremonial puck drop (Photo John Walker)
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Polar Vortex Doesn’t Stop WGRD Pond Hockey Classic on Reeds Lake [Video]

Friday night was the first round of games for the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, thanks to Labatt, Dematic and 97.9 WGRD, and everything was fantastic!

It was freezing b***s, though.

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Bruce Bennett/Getty Images
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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic: It’s Game Day! [Video]

97.9 ’GRD Rocks hosts the 2014 WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, presented by Labatt Blue and Dematic this weekend.

Thirty-eight teams will play on the frozen surface of Reeds Lake in East Grand Rapids starting tonight, with play over three days concluding with the three division finals on Sunday afternoon.

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John Walker
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East Grand Rapids’ Reeds Lake Frozen and Ready to Rock WGRD Pond Hockey Classic [Video]

The lake is in final prep for this weekend's WGRD Pond Hockey Classic.

The rinks are being finished, the tents are going up and the teams are gearing up for some hard-core pond hockey action on Friday, Saturday and Sunday!

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Eric Lanning
Eric Lanning
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Go Schussing Thursday Nights on Radio Nights at Cannonsburg Ski Area! [Video]

Want to take the whole family or a group of friends out skiing or snowboarding, but you just can't foot the bill for all those lift tickets?

Maybe you just want to head out and enjoy the fresh powder.

Either way, head over on Thursday evenings for Radio Nights at Cannonsburg Ski Area.

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Eric Lanning
Eric Lanning
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Schuss in for Radio Night Every Thursday at Cannonsburg Ski Area! [Video]

Want to take the whole family or a group of friends out skiing or snowboarding, but you just can't foot the bill for all those lift tickets?

Maybe you just want to head out and enjoy the fresh powder.

Either way, head over on Thursday evenings for Radio Nights at Cannonsburg Ski Area.

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Getty Images
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U.S. Downhill Skier Lindsey Vonn: Not Competing in Winter Olympics [Video]

Bad news, Lindsey Vonn fans: Because of a repetitive knee injury, the gold-medal skier will be unable to compete in this year's Winter Olympics.

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Eric Lanning
Eric Lanning
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Winter is Officially Here [Video]

Winter officially arrived today.

This is the day of the winter solstice, when the sun is lowest in the sky and the night is longest.

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NORAD
NORAD
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NORAD Tracks Santa Claus! [Video]

Santa Claus is getting ready for his annual Christmas Eve jaunt across the globe, bringing toys to all the good girls and boys.

The North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is again helping make certain the trip is safe for the jolly old elf. NORAD is the U.S. and Canadian military combining forces to assist Santa Claus, and is tracking Santa Claus on his Christmas Eve journey across the globe.

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Beverly & Pack/Svein M/ACVB PR, Flickr
Beverly & Pack/Svein M/ACVB PR, Flickr
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Top 5 Outdoor Winter Travel Destinations In the World [PICTURES]

A lot of people imagine escaping the bite of a harsh winter by booking a week or two on a sunny, tropical island somewhere. Not us. We believe you should make the most of the cold, and take your next holiday somewhere freezing, but awesome. H

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