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Pond Hockey Festival Brings Hundreds To Chenango Valley State Park

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Over 500 kids played in the Binghamton Pond Festival at Chenango Valley State Park this weekend. 

After technical difficulties with the chilling equipment on Saturday that canceled some games, the schedule adjusted to include teams that missed playing time.


Founder of Binghamton Pond Fest Tytus Haller says over half of the 50 youth teams came from out of the area, including one team from Dallas, Texas. 

Seth Turner, Coach of the Dallas Stars Metro Hockey League, has been coming to play in the adult tournaments at Pond Fest for the past 4 years and decided to bring his team to Broome County. 

"The hockey community, we're close-knit," said Turner. "We like to travel places and go different places to play the game. This is something they can look forward to this in the future and give them the old classic idea of how hockey is played in the outdoors."

The team made sure they tried spiedies and went to a Binghamton Devils game. 

Haller says tech workers are going to do more repairs on the chilling equipment after Sunday's events to prepare for next weekend's adult tournaments.