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East / West Alumni Game

12/20/2017, 6:45pm CST
By Jeff Lang

Friday January 26, 2018

The Anthony Ford Fund Committee is excited to confirm a bunch of add-ons that help celebrate our 10th annual Anthony Ford Pond Hockey Classic! JT Miller, Daniel Sprague, and Ryan Teig have stepped up to put on an East/West alumni game on the two new outdoor rinks at Spring Lake Park in Lower North Mankato.

"We will be playing a couple of East/West alumni games on the Friday night prior to the big Anthony Ford Pond Hockey Tournament" said JT Miller. "I also encourage everybody interested to get a team together for the pond hockey tournament the following day to keep the fun going!"

Interested in playing? Sign up on the Facebook event page.

The fun will start with the beer truck at 5pm, followed by the alumni games at 6, and later Chad Brownlee concert down the street at Mankato Brewery at 8 (tickets $20). There will be a shuttle on site to help with travel accommodations as needed. An event that promises to be a blast of an event that nobody that played hockey in Mankato will want to miss! Spread the word and let's play hockey!

5pm- Social hour with beer truck on site

6pm- Age divided East/West alumni games

8pm- Chad Brownlee concert at Mankato Brewery (more details to come)

We are excited to announce some exciting events surrounding the weekend pond hockey classic:

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The Next Great One

In the spirit of Anthony’s dream of one day becoming the next “Great One” the Anthony Ford Fund was created in 2007 by friends and family of Anthony Ford and has since donated more than $100,000 to Pediatric Cancer Research and United Way's Connecting Kids. AF99 is committed to providing affordable opportunities to grow the hockey culture in our area.

In January 2009, the pond hockey tradition began on Lake Washington about 10 miles outside Mankato, MN. The journey started by building rinks of snow and has since evolved into 12 new rinks with NiceRink boards. In 2016, our event moved to Spring Lake Park in beautiful lower North Mankato which has proven to be a wonderful setting for pond hockey.  The new pond is near the city center of the Mankato/North Mankato area.


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