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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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Rick Martinez/97.9 WGRD
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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: Friday Night Lights

Forty-five-teams. Five rinks. Three days over one weekend. One park in Grand Rapids.

That pretty much sums up the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015, which opened Friday night under the lights.

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Kathy Libby/ThinkStock
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Alpena Hockey Player Has a Rough Time Leaving the Ice [Video]

Mitchell Skiba plays for the Alpena Flyers in Alpena, Mich., and he managed the best/worst exit ever after getting ejected from a game over the weekend.

Skiba had just been given a penalty, and was skating off the ice angrily, when he decided to slam his stick into the wall as he skated off the ice. Bad idea, it turns out. 

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Carma Casula, Getty Images
Carma Casula, Getty Images
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Ultimate Pond Hockey Involves Getting Strapped to a Helicopter [GoPro Video]

Talk about dedication to a sport. This guy loves pond hockey so much, he straps himself to a helicopter to get to a game on a frozen lake high up in the mountains.

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Richmond Park is Prepping Itself for Pond Hockey 2015

It's been frickin' freezing out for the past couple of days hasn't it? I stood outside for maybe about 10 minutes and my earlobes were on fire from being cold! While for everyday life it sucks, but for Pond Hockey 2015, we couldn't ask for better weather.

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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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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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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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