If hockey is our most popular national game, then nobody does a better job of making us feel like Canadians than the people of Plaster Rock. Every year, this community brings together more than 100 teams from around the world to compete for the "World Pond Hockey Championship."
This is "four-on-four" play, with no goaltenders and plenty of action!
All games are outdoors on a lake which is home to 20 ice surfaces, meaning that many teams can play simultaneously.
This event draws the attention of the North American media – from the Toronto Globe and Mail, New York Times to the Wall Street Journal in New York, International Herald Tribune, plus television broadcasters.
Nothing like this exists anywhere else in the world. It serves as a celebration of Canadian culture – not just our love of hockey, but our love of hockey on the ponds, lakes and rivers of our childhood.