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Seeley Lake Pond Hockey Tournament continues to grow

Pond Hockey Tournament

MISSOULA, Mont. - This weekend marked the seventh edition of the annual Seeley Lake Pond Hockey Tournament.

In it's first year, the tournament hosted 12 teams. Now, 44 teams come to play behind Lindey's Prime Steak House in Seeley Lake.

"We have people from 11 different states, three different provinces," said Mike Lindemer, owner of Lindy's Prime Steak House. "We got a family that flies all the way from Minnesota."

Besides the great competition it also raises money for good local causes. The cost per team is $400 and every penny is donated to youth hockey in Missoula and Seeley Lake Elementary.

Organizers say this year alone, they had to turn down about 20 different teams looking to play in the tournament.

"The whole hockey community just talks about it all year long," said hockey player Shelby Price. "Once we finally got invited we had to say yes."

Not even Mother Nature could stop the tournament this year. On Saturday, temperatures dropped to 19 degrees below zero and the tournament was only delayed for a couple of hours.

For more information on the event and competition results, click here.

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