- Associated Press - Friday, January 24, 2014

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A tournament that celebrates New Hampshire’s hockey heritage is kicking off for a fourth time in Concord.

The 1883 Black Ice Pond Hockey Championship is named for the year the nation’s first organized hockey game was played on a frozen pond at St. Paul’s School.

The tournament, which was created in 2011, is held on the pond at White Park. Teams compete 4-on-4 with no goalies and no nets - the goals are boxes with slots cut into them.

In addition to lots of hockey, Friday’s kickoff includes ice sculpting, music, a bonfire and fireworks.


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