Despite sometimes snowy weather, even spectators turned out to watch.
After the games were done, most went to Barry's Lounge, which is owned by Coleman, to draw for prizes. Lawrence said one ex pat who now lives in Alberta was unable to attend, but sent home hockey jerseys as prizes.
Lawrence said they had players from as far away as Corner Brook, St. John's, Halifax and Toronto.
Down on Laurie's Pond
Barry Coleman was one of the many who took part. He said the camaraderie was amazing and it was the sort of community event he would like to see more of.
Next year he hopes to hold a larger tournament that will have games for ladies and youth as well.
on the ice not long after the men were done.
The nets were slapped together with two by four boards and fishing nets.
He said he wanted the tournament to be just like it was when he was growing up, and that meant playing in boots rather than skates on the ice of Laurie's White Nike Air Max Womens Ebay
Besides the rules about no skates, the tournament had a few other modifications. The nets were four feet by four feet two feet narrower than regulation.
"We used to go down and tear up the pond with the skates," said Lawrence. "You might get a day or two on skates and that was that. Then we played in our boots."
"It's hard to explain," he said. "It was just the camaraderie. The guys came home for it and it was a real show of community spirit"
Teams were four on four, including the goalie. The goalies played with a regular hockey stick and a glove, but no shin pads.
The Laurie's Pond Hockey Tournament was the brainchild of Isle aux Morts resident Vic Lawrence, who moved home last year after many years working away.
floated the idea among his friends and acquaintances a few months ago, he got a great response. In all, 35 men played on six different teams. There were three separate rinks.
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"We had a lot of feedback afterwards everyone wanted to play," said Lawrence.
Pond, across from the Isle aux Morts Community Centre.
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Coleman said it reminded him of when he was in school. He said in those days they had different divisions and each team had uniforms. They usually played after school.
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