Mighty pucks

. February 1, 2013.

Mini mites, squirts and pee wees from ages six to 12 are getting ready to hit the rink during the Findlay Amateur Hockey Association Winter Freeze Tournament, a puck-filled competition happening this month at The Cube. Hundreds of hockey enthusiasts from around the state will descend on the Findlay rink for a friendly, no-checking-allowed competition that’s open to all to watch. Greg Kuhlman, Findlay Amateur Hockey Association’s director of finance, has taken part in organizing the tournament for nearly a decade, and says the game draws young players with a need for speed. “Everybody’s constantly moving,” he says. “As you get older and progress, the game just gets incredibly faster and faster. That’s the big allure of the game.” It’s a chance for kids to watch the sport played by kids their own age, that might just inspire them to skate onto a team themselves.

Free. Saturday thru Sunday, February 9 – 10 and Friday thru Sunday, February 15 – 17. Friday 3-9pm, Saturday 8am-8pm, Sunday 7am-3pm. The Cube, 3430 N. Main St. For more info, call 419-957-2508 or visit findlayhockey.com