Pond Hockey[1] is a 2008 American documentary film, directed by Tommy Haines,[2] and produced by Northland Films.[3] The film is an examination of the changing culture of pond hockey.

Plot synopsisEdit

Director Tommy Haines and his Minnesota crew chronicle the changing culture of hockey through interviews with Wayne Gretzky, Neal Broten and Sidney Crosby to local rinkrats. Interwoven with the story of the first ever U.S. Pond Hockey Championships. The tournament was composed of 100 teams; the film follows two of these teams: The Federal League Allstars and Sofa King Lazy.

Notable castEdit

Wayne Gretzky, Neal Broten, John Mayasich, Sidney Crosby, Marian Gaborik, Lou Nanne, John Buccigross, Willard Ikola, Phil Housley, Jeff Sorem, John "Bug" Blooston, Patrick Kane, Wendell Anderson, Krissy Wendell, Dave Miller, Mark Kovacich, Rick DiPietro, Charles McGrath, Jack Falla, Jordan Leopold, Matt Henderson, Dan Hendrickson, P. J. Axelsson. Jonathan Toews


Director/Producer - Tommy Haines, Producer - JT Haines, Producer - Andrew Sherburne, Producer - Nick Deutsch, Executive Producer - Northland Films, Executive Producer - Philip Falcone


"Best of Fest" selection at the 2008 Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival

Official Selection of the 2008 Rhode Island International Film Festival

Official Selection of the 2008 Free Range Film Festival

Winner of the "Audience Award" at the 2008 Landlocked International Film Festival

Official Selection of the 2010 Canadian Sports Film Festival

Philip FalconeEdit

The executive producer, Philip Falcone, was a college hockey stand out and graduate from Harvard University, and is currently a General Partner of the Minnesota Wild.

Filming locationsEdit

Connecticut, Illinois, Minnesota, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Nova Scotia


  1. Pond Hockey: a documentary film. Retrieved on 2013-09-06.
  2. Tommy Haines. Retrieved on 2013-09-06.
  3. Northland Films. Northland Films. Retrieved on 2013-09-06.

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