More than 250 players competed at the Feb. 4 Door County Pond Hockey Tournament on Kangaroo Lake in Baileys Harbor.
Conditions were perfect for the 4th annual tournament, where 38 teams from Chicago, Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, and Door County competed on nine rinks for the coveted Stanley Thermos.
Champions were crowned in six divisions, among them was the women’s team, Ponies and Zambonies, who competed in the all-male Open C division and emerged victorious.
Open A: Fitzgerald Freighters
Open B: Bar Room Heroes
Open C: Ponies and Zambonies
Classic A: Door County Cherry Pickers
Classic B: Mooseknuckle
Legends: Big Sticks
It was the second straight title in the top division for Fitzgerald Freighters, who claimed a hard-fought victory over Hamm’s Hounds, 9 – 8, in the championship game in a division that featured several players with top collegiate and NHL experience, including former Blackhawks winger David Mackey.