Never Saids are P.E.I. Pond Hockey champs

Eric McCarthy
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WEST POINT -- Team Never Saids, consisting of Lukas Dyment, Jordan Lewis, Fidan Feta and Justin Ramsay, prevailed over the Connor Sweet team in the “A” Division final to win the tenth annual P.E.I. Pond Hockey Championship Saturday in West Point.

The games might have been played outdoors, but hockey enthusiasts, like Timmy Rayner, left, and Jeff Smallman, attending the P.E.I. Pond Hockey championship in West Point Friday night were able to lace up in the comfort of a heated events tent.

The tournament, hosted by the West Point Volunteer Fire Department as a fundraiser for the department, started under the lights Friday night and finished under the lights around 8 p.m. Saturday with the “A”, “B” and “C” Division finals.

The Darryl Donahue team won out over the Bradley Arsenault team in the “B” final. Arsenault picked up the Dustin Clements Memorial Trophy as the pond hockey player best conveying compassion and dedication for the game. It was Donahue who won the memorial award last year.

The Michael Adams team prevailed over the Timmy Rayner team in the “C” final.

The most sportsmanlike team award went to Tyne Valley’s Rock the Boat, Jeff Noye, Jonathan Smith, Todd MacDougall and Adam MacLellan.

Organizers had 12 miniature hockey rinks shaped on Stewart Enterprises’ large excavation pit, and up to 10 games were played at a time. Volunteers tended to the idle rinks so that players would always have fresh ice on which to play.

An event tent provided heated shelter, skate changing area and canteen service.

There were also two pubs and an adult dance helped for pond hockey participants.   

Organizations: West Point Volunteer Fire Department, Stewart Enterprises

Geographic location: Tyne Valley

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