Birthplace of Hockey launches Best Pond Hockey Story Contest

Attention all pond hockey players: we want your stories.

The organizers of the Long Pond Heritage Classic (LPHC), an historic hockey fundraiser that celebrates and preserves the origins of hockey, are launching a search for your best pond hockey stories.

The LPHC’s Best Pond Hockey Story Contest, launched today, invites participants to submit a well-told story of up to 500 words that details their best pond hockey experience ever.

“Playing hockey in the great outdoors is one of life’s great experiences,” says Long Pond Heritage Classic Chair Rob Frost. “We want to create an opportunity for players of all ages and abilities to share their experiences.”

Entrants will automatically be entered in a draw to win one of two Long Pond Heritage Classic Commemorative Hockey Sticks, signed by celebrity coaches, including AHL President and CEO David Andrews, and NHL greats Terry O’Reilly and Syl Apps Jr. Stories will also be published on the Long Pond Heritage Classic website,

A panel of experienced hockey journalists including Rob Simpson, an author and reporter for Hockey News, and the NHL Network, will review stories and pick a winner. The winner’s story will receive a Long Pond Heritage Prize Package valued at $500, and his or her story will be published in its entirety on the LPHC website.

The Town of Windsor, King’s Edgehill School, the Windsor Hockey Heritage Society and the Dill Family Farm are spearheading the Long Pond Heritage Classic, a celebrity-filled hockey fundraiser that will take place on February 11, 2012 at the birthplace of hockey, Long Pond, in Windsor Nova Scotia. Long Pond is held to be hockey’s original home ice; Canada’s first international best selling author Thomas Chandler Haliburton documents young boys playing “hurley” on the ice at Long Pond as far back as 1800.

Team and individual player tickets for the Classic, as well as schedules and event details are available on the website,

Money raised from the fundraiser will support the Windsor Hockey Heritage Museum.

For contest rules or to submit, visit


For more information, please contact:

Eleanor Beaton
Communications Director
Long Pond Heritage Classic