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Pond Hockey

The pond is where hockey was born, under the open sky, where the ice is gritty and so is the play.
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Overview

Genre
Sports and Environment
Synopsis

The pond. This is where hockey was born, under
the open sky, where the ice is gritty and so is the
play. For generations, Northlanders have grown
up on outdoor ice. But, there are new climate-
controlled arenas in every town, and that's where
the kids go to practice year-round now. The frozen
ponds are losing their inhabitants.

In Pond Hockey, director Tommy Haines and his
Minnesota crew chronicle the changing culture of
hockey. Through interviews from Wayne Gretzky,
Neal Broten, and Sidney Crosby to local rinkrats,
Pond Hockey examines the true meaning of sport.

More than just a celebration of a beloved game,
Pond Hockey asks: is there room for the free
spirit of the pond in today's sports experience, or
will the open sky and howling winds give way to
whistles and metal ceilings?

Stage
finished
Running time
79 minutes

Credits

Production Details

Prod. Co.
Northland Films
Country
United States
Years of Production
3
Locations
Minnesota, Massachussettes, Nova Scotia, Illinois,
Prod. Partners
Phil Falcone, JT Haines, Nick Duetsch, Andrew Sherburne

Distribution Details

Release year
2008
Festivals
Rhode Island International Film Festival, Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival, Landlocked Film Festival
Awards
"Best of Fest" at MSPIFF, "Audience Award" at Landlocked
Broadcast (Acq.)
NHL Network, PBS-Twin Cities, NESN, PBS-Alaska, Hulu, Snag Films, Netflix
Language
English

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