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Jim Connelly of USCHO.com has a feature story on UMass hockey alum Scott Crowder and his efforts following graduation in creating Pond Hockey events and working with Restore Hockey.



On frozen ponds, the old made new

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The Boston Globe has a nice piece on Scott Crowder and his Pond Hockey Classic. The feature includes some of Mother Nature's hurdles that Crowder has had to overcome to make the seasonal tournament come true.



Frozen treat: Pond hockey thriving in N.H., Maine

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The SeaCoastOnline has a nice feature on the resurgence of Pond Hockey in New England with a mention of UMass hockey alum Scott Crowder and his Pond Hockey Classic.

Stage set for Crowder's Pond Hockey Classic

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The New England Pond Hockey Classic returns to the ice on the Meredith Bay section of Lake Winnipesaukee this weekend, and it's bigger and better.

After an inaugural event that landed founder Scott Crowder and his crew the Lakes Region Association's prestigious Tourism Award, the event is back with more action on the ice and even more fun for the entire family. It will feature over 150 teams (over 1,000 participants) competing on 14 rinks over three days for the coveted Lake WinnipeHockey Cup, but it doesn't end there as the weekend will feature skills competitions, balloon and helicopter rides. 

"We've been working hard," said Crowder, who played college hockey at UMass and is the son of former UNH and Boston Bruins player Bruce Crowder. "We're pumped. The big dance is coming. We're ready. The town is ready. The team is ready. It's exciting.

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Childhood memories spur rise of outdoor hockey

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Brion O'Connor of The Hockey Journal has a nice article on the rise of outdoor hockey tournaments including quotes from UMass hockey alum Scott Crowder who created the Pond Hockey Classic in New Hampshire.

Stop by any pond hockey tournament, and you'll witness a frosty tableau of giddy, puck-loving weekend warriors reliving glory days, enjoying the great outdoors and knocking back a few carbonated beverages. Draw composite pictures of those players, and the images would break into two distinct camps. First is the grizzled 35-year-old or 40-plus hockey veteran, who grew up on the ponds, with a quaint beer belly stretching his jersey but still with good wheels and a good idea of how to use them. The second is the under-30 player raised on indoor ice, drawn more by the sheer novelty of the event.Pond Hockey

That's what roughly 500 participants and another 1,500 or so spectators found on the seven "rinks" that dotted New Hampshire's Lake Winnipesaukee during the inaugural New England Pond Hockey Championships on a sun-splattered weekend last winter. At the center of this perfect pond hockey storm, corralling these two disparate groups, was a 24-year-old University of Massachusetts graduate, Scott Crowder.

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Scott Crowder Adds Third Pond Hockey Classic Event

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UMass hockey alum Scott Crowder's Pond Hockey Classic organization has added a third event this year teaming of with the New Hampshire Monarchs of the AHL. Last season saw Crowder start the Pond Hockey Classic which was hailed a success by local New Hampshire tourism bureaus. 

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