Labatt Blue beer today announced the 96 teams who will take to the ice during the sixth annual Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at Erie Basin Marina. More than 650 players will compete across 12 divisions with seven player rosters. Participating teams by division are as follows:
Division: Over 21: The following 40 teams will be broken into five divisions.
- · Adirondack Ice Bowl Campion; Labatt Blue Canal Cup Champion; Labatt Blue Glens Falls Champion; The Mighty Drunks; Mammosers; The Sabretooths; Gabels; Consumer Beverages; WNY Ford; Boys of Blue; Charlotte Upperdeckers; Coles; 7 Lokos; Electric Mayhem; The Great Scotsmen; Box o’ 5 holes; Six Pack Attack; Morning Wood; Panic; Fighting Irish; Buffalo 32’s; P22; Niagara Falls Boys in Blue; Fighting Hellfish; Bottom of the Barrel; Pond Hockey League All-Stars; District 5; Team Perkis; Thundercats; Amherst Blue; Mustangs; Potters Field; Golden Retreivers; Hattrick Swayze; Team 57; Pink Beavers; Seabass and the Fellas; The Buffalo Reach Arounds; Whalers; Rid O’Bettman
Division: Over 30: The following 32 teams will be broken into four divisions.
- · Ice Bandits; Lantrax Media All-Stars; Buffalo Old Boys; Labatt 50s; Anklebenders; Grocery Sticks; 776 Huskies; Team Extreme; Jgga; Blazin’ Hips; Red Bulls; Brador; Hamburg’s Fit Hobbits; Pale Ales; Billies; Talty’s; Try-It Distributing; The Law Enforcers; Geckos; Polar Bears; Libation Station; Metzgers Pub; Chiavetta Potatoes; Kettles; Jerry Hattricks; Toolios; Jagr Bombs; Great Lakes Building Systems; Shut the Front Door; Law Enforcers; Trout Deux; The Reggans
Over 40/Women’s: The following 24 teams will be broken into three divisions.
- · Buffalo DPW; Team Ingenious; Rural Metro; 42 Lat 78 Long; Crickett; Forty Ouncers; Fire; Blues; New Old Timers; MMS Danes; Grogs3; Ice Holes; Buffalo Bisons; Red Test icicles; Bisons; Bison Hockey Sticks; Icy Red South; Virtually Unknowns; Buffalo Freeze; Team Fontana; The Die Hard Try Hards; The Sabrettes; Hornets; Performance Solutions
Selected teams will still have the opportunity to update their rosters by adding or changing players until January 15, 2013. All selected teams will be charged the $250 tournament fee. Teams not selected via lottery system will be automatically entered into a tournament waiting list.
“Congratulations to the teams who’ve been selected to play in the Labatt Blue Buffalo Pond Hockey Tournament. We’re looking forward to a great day of hockey on February 9th,” said Lisa Texido, associate brand manager, Labatt Blue.
Players can stay up-to-date by checking the tournament website: www.labattbluepondhockey.com. Tournament or hockey-related questions should be directed to tournament organizer Ed Ellis at email@example.com. A final tournament schedule is expected by early February.