- Associated Press - Friday, January 23, 2015

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - An annual tournament that celebrates New Hampshire’s hockey heritage is getting underway again 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 in Concord.

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. The tournament continues through Sunday.

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