By Rob Vogt, Local Press Writer
Claresholm Pond Hockey has concluded another year that featured a lot of fun, excitement and concluded with the unveiling of a new logo for the group who call themselves the Wolfpack.
Pond hockey is recreational hockey where, three times, the Wolfpack played for-fun games with Fort Macleod both at the Claresholm Arena and in Fort Macleod.
The Wolfpack had 51 players this year with six volunteer coaches.
They were divided into three separate groups based on skill levels with players ranging in age from six to 13 years.
The season ran from Oct. 13 to March 16 on Friday nights.
This year Claresholm Pond Hockey held a logo contest.
All players were eligible to enter to name the team and create a logo.
There were several entries and the board narrowed it down to the top three entries.
Players then voted and, by a narrow margin, the winner was Joey Van Rootselaar with the name “Claresholm Wolfpack” and the logo above.
Claresholm Pond Hockey held a wind up with a scrimmage for an hour with all players on the ice together, followed by the logo reveal, a year-end celebration and sharing a meal together.
Pond hockey supports Claresholm Minor Hockey by ordering dinner from them, which team representatives said was delicious. Each player was also presented with a water bottle, coupons to a local restaurant, and a sticker with the new “Claresholm Wolfpack” logo.
Claresholm Pond Hockey will be back next year, as the Claresholm Wolfpack hopes to continue to grow their program, and possibly raise funds for jerseys now that they have a name and logo.