Spectators watch the action at the Black Ice Pond Hockey Championship.
Credit Amanda Loder / NHPR
This past weekend Concord played host to the first major pond hockey tournament of the season. The 1883 Black Ice Pond Hockey Championship is in its fourth year. But it's said that the nation's first "organized" pond hockey game was played at St. Paul's School in Concord--back in 1883. NHPR's Amanda Loder stopped by the event at White Park, and sends us this audio postcard.
The third annual Black Ice Pond Championship gets underway today. This event features three days of open air hockey the way it all started back in 1883 in Concord- on a frozen pond. It got us thinking about the origins of the sport here in the Granite State. So we called up Jim Hayes, the Executive Director of New Hampshire Legends of Hockey, a non-profit that works to preserve the history of the sport in New Hampshire.