Long before Olympic glory and the cheering of sold-out crowds, hockey was just a game that children from Windsor, Nova Scotia had adapted to play on Long Pond.
Two hundred years later, hockey is more than Canada’s national winter sport – it’s our national passion. This February, you can help us in our continuing efforts to preserve the history of our incredible sport.
Hockey, Heroes and History on the Ice:
Friday Night – The weekend begins with the grudge match between the Windsor Fire Department, the RCMP.
Select players attending this year’s event will be on the ice. Expect to see Mike Krushelnyski and Dennis Vial lacing their skates for this one – as well as Carly Jackson from Canada’s Elite Women’s team and the JR B Cumberland Blues between the pipes.
Saturday – Let the games Begin! Come rested and prepared for a great day of hockey. Two divisions – a Men’s Division and a Women’s Division will be featured for this years tournament.
Men’s Division: 4 teams including former NHL players Mike Krushelnyski, Dennis Vial and others as well as local star players will play three games of round robin play starting at 9 AM. Following a break at noon for opening ceremonies – play will resume for the final set of games to conclude around 2:30 PM.
Ladies Division: SOLD OUT Three high school ladies teams (Avon View, Kings Central, Horton) will play round robin beginning with their first game at 9 AM. Players on the teams will include members of the Canada Women’s Elite team and local favorites. With two teams confirmed only one team slot remains.
Post Game Celebration Banquet – Be sure to book your seat and take in this fun yet relaxed banquet as hockey fans and heroes, players and spectators get together for a great meal, some incisive hot stove hockey talk. This is sell out each year and a part of the weekend’s events that you don’t want to miss!
The Long Pond Heritage Classic committee in support of the the Birthplace of Hockey and the Windsor Hockey Heritage Society invites you to celebrate the origins of our great game at the 2015 Long Pond Heritage Classic. Funds raised from the Classic will support the Windsor Hockey Heritage Museum, ensuring that future generations can learn about and experience hockey history.Be sure to join us on February 7th and 8th 2015 in Windsor, Nova Scotia for an historic hockey showdown on the pond where the sport was born.