February 15, 2010 — The Weather Network's Shelley Steeves was in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick yesterday for the World Pond Hockey Championships. Steeves says, the weather couldn't have been better.
It was a weekend thousands had been waiting for.
120 teams from around the world gathered in Plaster Rock, New Brunswick for the World Pond Hockey Tournament.
The Weather Network's Shelley Steeves was at the event and says they couldn't have asked for better weather.
It may have been chilly for those teams coming from Brazil and Egypt, but the cold snap helped with the ice conditions. Steeves says, there was some concern about the outdoor rink back in January when double digit highs and rain were persistent.
New Brunswick has seen temperatures in the minus thirties for the past couple of weeks though, so that helped to freeze things up. So temperatures on the weekend felt pretty mild compared to that.
And it was a good thing.
Extremely cold conditions tend to create some chips in the ice making it a rough and patchy skate for players.
The New York Boars took home the Men's division trophy. And for the women's division, Fredericton's The Has-Been Tommies claimed the championship title. This was the first year that the women have competed in the tournament.
For more details from the event, you can check out the video above when Chris St.Clair talked to Shelley Steeves live at the hockey tournament.