BUFFALO, N.Y. — Lace up your skates! One hundred and twenty teams will face off during the annual Labatt Pond Hockey tournament this weekend at Buffalo RiverWorks. The winter tradition is entering its 13th year, with even more hockey than ever before.
This year, the players are getting more ice time. All teams will play a guaranteed four games in the tournament, rather than the usual three.
"It's amazing really to see how the tournament has grown," said Labatt Public Relations Manager Lauren Christopher. "When the tournament started we had 16 teams and only about 100 players. Now we have 120 teams and 850 players, it's just great to be able to put on such an iconic tournament right here in our home town."
Games started Friday morning and run until Sunday evening. It's all free to go watch. Find more information here.