Monday, February 14, 2011

2011 Superboot Wrap Up

I attended the Superboot boot hockey tourney this past weekend. It is the largest boot hockey tournament in North America. The best teams from the US and Canada come to play for the coveted boot. Check out the picture of Superboot trophy. This boot was worn by the founder of Superbooot - Gary Androsky during the first Superboot tourney in 1992. The tourney was really fun to watch. Very competitive teams. The winner of this years Superboot was Park Place (pic below) from St Paul. Their team is made up of some of the best US broomball players mixed in with some of their boot hockey friends. In pool play they lost 7-1 to one of the Canadian teams. They then had to come back in the losers bracket and beat the team in the championship twice. They did it. Amazing.

It was fun to talk to the players and watch the high level of play. The boothockey players are diehard hockey guys. Only a few said that they played broomball. It was interesting to me that the Canadian players all called broomball shoes "boots".

The would say: "I need a new pair of boots"

The weather was fantastic and the Buffalo house sports complex was the perfect venue. If you have ever thought about trying boothockey, this tourney is the place to be.

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