The Jack Jablonski Junior Bronze Pond Tournament was held Sunday as part of the annual Hockey Blast weekend.
Max Jablonski rides shotgun in a dune buggy filled to its five-person capacity with kids from Benilde-St. Margaret’s. He wears a white hockey jersey tattooed with dozens of signatures as he and his pals putter around Excelsior Bay. On rinks nearby pond hockey games are being played in honor of his older brother, Jack—who was paralyzed last month during a junior varsity hockey game. “My brother is doing alright,” Max said. “He’s really touched and motivated by all the support.” In the driver’s seat next to Max is 15-year-old Mario Zattoni—one of the organizers of Sunday’s Jack Jablonski Junior Bronze Pond Tournament on Lake Minnetonka. Planning for the fundraiser began soon after Jablonski was injured Dec. 30 during a game against Wayzata, …
Ice conditions will not be suitable for three consecutive varsity hockey games, organizers say.
- Jay Corn
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Three high school hockey games originally scheduled to be played Saturday, Jan. 21 on Lake Minnetonka as part of Hockey Day 2012 have been moved indoors to Pagel Activity Center. Event organizers said in a statement made Thursday afternoon that recent warm weather would not allow for ice that would "provide a safe, playable surface of the quality necessary for the three consecutive high school varsity games scheduled." The three games will be played at their previously-scheduled times, and tickets will be available at the Pagel Activity Center in Minnetonka. Tickets already purchased will be honored, according to the Hockey Day Minnesota website. The North American Pond Hockey Championship and the Jack Jablonski Junior Bronze Pond Hockey …