Seeley Swan Pathfinder -

By Andi Bourne

From Skates to Boots, The Fun Never Stopped


January 11, 2018

Nathan Bourne, Pathfinder

Berkley Svingen of the Frosty Boxes sends the puck toward the goal in the Co-Rec Championship Game. Frosty Boxes donned the colorful tu-tus provided by the tournaments official photographer Juan de Santa Anna. Every team wearing the accessory won until the women's league championship game.

SEELEY LAKE – For the eighth year, hockey players took to the "ponds" in the south bay of Seeley Lake Jan. 5-7. The Seeley Lake Pond Hockey tournament was filled with 44 teams. Despite the poor ice conditions, organizers reaped nothing but praise from the players as the tournament came to a close.

Organizer Mike Lindemer said the ice was "buff" at the end of December thanks to many hours by himself and Mark Kues, dubbed "Ice Dawg." When 30+ inches of snow fell between Christmas and New Years they were back to square one.

After snow blowing the rinks and dealing with slush, they reorganiz...

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