Freaky Fast defeated Anchor Bar/Belknap Lounge 19-8 in the championship game of the 15th annual Great Lakes Pond Hockey Classic on Sunday, Jan. 27, at Barker’s Island.
It was a rematch of last year’s title game, which Anchor Bar/Belknap Lounge won 13-12.
The Freaky Fast team included Terry Shold, his son, Matt Shold, and nephews, Mark and Troy Shold, as well as Grant Hanson and Matt Hinaus.
Freaky Fast finished first in Pool A play then advanced to the title game with wins over Upper Lakes Foods/Belknap Plumbing and Bachand Realty.
The Anchor/Belknap (Tim Smith, Pat Dalbec, David Dalbec, Chris Sislo, Dane Morin and Zach Magdzas) won Pool D, then defeated Great Lakes Hockey and Superior Beverage/Mike’s Place for a berth in the title game.
While this was the first title for Freaky Fast, Terry Shold tasted victory three times as a member of Too Old & Cold, which won Senior Division titles in 2008, 2010 and 2013.
“We were close last year, this year we finally got it,” Terry Shold said. “I’ve been on some winning oldtimer teams, but what’s fun is that it’s family and friends. It can’t get better then that.”
Hanson, Hinaus and Troy and Mark Shold were also members of the Superior Spartans’ 2015 state championship hockey team.
J3 Insurance (Christian Pettit, Matt Strum, TJ LaFlamme, Ethan Tungren, Andrew Parkinson and Mason Brinkworth) defeated the Powerhouse Bar in the consolation championship game.
Central Sheet Metal (Matt Sislo, Jon Ball, Josh Huray, Daniel Esselstrom and Chris Zimpelof) of Superior defeated the Puck Heads of North Carolina in the Rink Rat Division title game.
Sislo, Huray and Esselstrom were also members last year’s Rink Rat championship team FCA Hockey.
Playing for the Puck Heads were Scott Sullivan, Jeff Kjelstrom, Terry Gries, Nick Weggo, Devon Bonkosky and Devin Murphy.
NOTES: Six-time champion Bud Light/Dugout Lounge played in its final Pond Hockey Classic. Playing for Bud Light/Dugout Lounge, the former UW-Superior hockey players won five straight titles from 2011-2015 and again in 2017. Playing on this year’s team (Superior Beverage/Mike’s Place) were Kyle Nosan, Rheese and Ross Carlson, Kevin Kuklinski and former Superior Spartans’ Tyler Sawchyn and Dustin LaValley. Other past members included Alex Doig, Dustin Cosgrove, Derek Miller and Eric Bausano. … Another team from out of the are was What a Wookie from Platteville. … The Superior firemen defeated the Superior police 21-9 in the annual Guns-n-Hoses game Friday night. The Superior police won last year’s game 15-13.
15th annual Great Lake Pond Hockey Classic
A - 1. Freaky Fast; 2 PBR; 3. J3 Insurance.
B - 1. Superior Beverages/Mike’s Place; 2. Great Lakes Hockey; 3. Google Bandits.
C - 1. Bachand Realty; 2. Upper Lakes Foods/Belknap Plumbing; 3. Powerhouse Bar.
D - 1. Anchor Bar/Belknap Lounge; 2. Gopher Rejects; 3. Game Misconducts.
Rink Rat Division
E - 1. Central Sheet Metal; 2. Puck Head.
F - 1. KQ Pond Scum Princesses; 2. Duluth Warriors White.
Open Division Semifinals
Freaky Fast 13, ULF/Belknap Plumbing 8
Superior Bev./Mike’s 18, Gopher Rejects 4
Bachand Realty 13, PBR 8
Anchor/Belknap 20, Great Lakes Hockey 13
Freaky Fast 16, Bachand 12
Anchor/Belknap 14, Sup. Beverage/Mike’s 12
Freaky Fast 19, Anchor/Belknap 8
J3 Insurance def. Powerhouse
Rink Rat Division
Central Sheet Metal def. Duluth Warriors White
Puck Heads def. KQ Pond Scum
CSM def. Puck Heads
Great Lakes Pond Hockey Classic
2018 - Anchor Bar/Belknap Lounge (Kellen McCoshen, Pat Dalbec, Dane Morin, Tim Smith, Chris Sislo, David Dalbec).
2017 - Bud Light/Dugout Lounge (Kyle Nosan, Kevin Kuklinski, Dustin LaValley, Alex Doig, Rheese Carlson, Ross Carlson)
2016 - Anchor Bar/Belknap Lounge (Chris Bishop, Pat Dalbec, Kellen McCoshen, Dane Morin, Tom Paine, Tim Smith)
2015 - Bud Light/Dugout Lounge (Rheese Carlson, Dustin Cosgrove, Kevin Kuklinski, Dustin LaValley, Derek Miller, Kyle Nosan)
2014 - Bud Light/Dugout Lounge (Rheese Carlson, Dustin Cosgrove, Eric Dahlberg, Kevin Kuklinski, Dustin LaValley, Kyle Nosan)
2013 - Bud Light/Dugout Lounge (Rheese Carlson, Eric Dahlberg, Kyle Nosan, Kevin Kuklinski, Dustin LaValley)
2012 - Bud Light/Dugout Lounge (Rheese Carlson, Eric Dahlberg, Kyle Nosan, Kevin Kuklinski, Dustin LaValley)
2011 - Bud Light/Dugout Lounge (Kyle Nosan, Kevin Kuklinski, Eric Bausano, Dustin LaValley, Eric Dahlberg)
2010 - Dodgie’s/Need a Fifth (Chad Matushak, Tim Nelson, Clayton Weiby, Kelly Stephens, Chris Sislo)
2009 - Heavy Metal Hockey (Steve Rodberg, Ryan Vieau, Rheese Carlson, Ben Johnson, Tony Scherber)
2008 - Lucky’s/Shenannigan’s (Ryan O’Neill, Dan Krenn, Dave Coleman, Andy Klapperick)
2007 - Armadillos (Jeremy Enders, Jamie Dowson, Ryan Johnson, Ryan Sustawenko)
2006 - Gopher Rejects (Justin Johnson, Chris Green, Brian Delwiche, Matt Hupila)
2005 - Need a Fifth (Tim Nelson, Chad Matushak, Jay Matushak, Kelly Stephens)
2013 - Too Old & Cold (Ryan Schold, Terry Schold, Travis Schold, Gary Kucharyski, Ken Mertz)
2010 - Too Old & Cold (Terry Schold, Travis Schold, Gary Kucharyski, Pete Hanson)
2007 - MHL Fab Four (Rick Eisenmann, Ken Mertz, Gary Kucharyski, Steve Sorenson, Mike Susens)
2009 - Rusty Five (Gary Gilbertson, Joel Heikes, Dane Youngblom, Russ Williams, Mike Hinaus)
2008 - Too Old & Cold (Terry Schold, Travis Schold, Greg Kaake, Pete Hanson)
Rink Rat Division
2019 - Central Sheet Metal (Matt Sislo, Jon Ball, Josh Huray, Daniel Esselstrom and Chris Zimpelof).
2018 - FCA Hockey (Bob Horyza, Nate Gazelka, Jaden Baker, Matt Sislo, Josh Huray and Daniel Esselstrom).
2009 - Don Leigh’s Ladies (Jill Thompson, Terri Fair, Stephanie Keup, Erica VanDamme, DeeDee Kolanczyk)
Big Pond Bonspiel
2015 - A Event: Seitz (Superior); B Event: King (La Crosse); C Event: Button Up (Duluth)