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THE WEIRS TIMES & THE COCHECO TIMES, Thursday, January 24, 2013


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New England Pond Hockey Classic Returns To Lake Winnipesaukee by Brendan Smith Weirs Times Editor

The fourth Annual New England Pond Hockey Classic returns to Meredith, New Hampshire, Friday through Sunday, February 1st through 3rd. The brainchild of Scott Crowder, the Pond Hockey Classic has progressed from a simple idea into one of the most popular events

of the Central New Hampshire winter season. “The first year I limited it to seventy-seven teams,” said Crowder. “This year we will have two hundred teams with about fifty teams on the waiting list.” Scott grew up in a hockey family. His father, Bruce Crowder, played four seasons in the NHL as a forward for the Boston Bruins and Pittsburgh Penguins

and later a college hockey coach. Scott graduated from UMass/Amherst in 2009, where he played hockey and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degrees in both Sport Management and Marketing. After college, Scott trained all summer to play in the Eastern Professional Hockey League. “I made it through train-

ing camp and then I was let go,” said Crowder. “After that I said to myself, ‘What can I do?’” Scott had always loved to play pond hockey and had spent his summers in the Lake Winnipesaukee area. “I thought it would be the perfect place for a pond hockey tournament,” said Crowder. “There were guys See hockey on 13


The Fourth Annual New England Pond Hockey Classic, with a record setting 200 teams competing, comes to Meredith for three days of hockey the way it was meant to be played. See the action February 1st through the 3rd.

CONCORD - The McAuliffeShepard Discovery Center is hosting NRG! Exhibits’ Treasure! exhibition. This world-class exhibit explores the science, technology, history and excitement of treasure and treasure hunting. On exhibit through May 25th, Treasure! also focuses on the people and personalities that hunt for treasure—including museum visitors. Treasure! is an educational and entertaining exhibit that prompts visitors to consider: What is treasure? Who hunts for treasure? Why do they hunt treasure? How do people hunt for treasure? What do you treasure? The visitors will explore these questions and take part in their own treasure hunt within the exhibit. Treasure! has seven thematic areas, including treasure in popular culture, treasure in the attic, sunken treasure and more. For more information call MEREDITH, (603) 271-STAR (7827) orNH visit



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New England Pond Hockey Classic Returns To Lake Winnipesaukee