Photo: Competition: 9

Players shovel their respective rinks before the first round of games of the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis, Minn. Over 1,400 players from more than 30 states and a three countries compete for the golden shovel.

Players shovel their respective rinks before the first round of games of the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis, Minn. Over 1,400 players from more than 30 states and a three countries compete for the golden shovel.