Hockey Management Associate to Hold Broomball Tournament

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Looking for something to do with your friends this weekend other than anxiously wait for Sunday night’s Game of Thrones premiere? Pegula Ice Arena is hosting its first ever broomball tournament this Saturday, April 5, from 1 to 6 p.m.

Hosted by the Hockey Management Association, “Sweep the Peg” is a five-hour, round-robin broomball tournament that allows students to create their own teams and compete for prizes. Everything will be run on the main rink of Pegula, so the video boards will be on and music will be playing. All participants will receive a free t-shirt courtesy of The Pointe.

The winners will receive $150 for their team split on Visa gift cards, and the runners-up earn $50. Multiple awards will be given out at the tournament for teams with the best fans, best theme, and others.

You might be wondering what exactly broomball is. As a game that started in Canada and is now played around the world, broomball is basically hockey played with a “broom.”  The broom-shaped stick has a hard rubber bottom, making it similar to an actual hockey stick. For this tournament, each team is guaranteed four 15-minute games with the opportunity to move into playoffs.

“The Hockey Management Association is always looking for ideas on how to promote the hockey program and Pegula Ice Arena,” said Eric Bress, the president of the association. “We think it’s a great way to get people into Pegula, and have a fun experience competing on the main bowl.”

As far as pre-gaming the games goes, that’ll be up to the players. Bress has stressed that there will be auxiliary officers at the event, and that it’s up to the students on what decisions they make.

If you’re interested in signing up, you can do so here. The registration fee is $50 per team, and teams can be 5-10 players. Payment is due in the HUB at the Hockey Management Association’s information table today from 3 to 6 p.m. If you still want to register past the deadline, you can email Eric Bress at [email protected].

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