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Underwate Hockey in action

Welcome to the home page for the Minnesota Loons Underwater Hockey team. Here you will find information about the sport, the team and happenings in the underwater hockey community.

Underwater hockey is a fast moving game that quickly builds swimming and free diving capability. It is played on the bottom of a 6-8 feet swimming pool by two teams of six. Players wear fins, mask, snorkel, a protective glove and headgear (the same kind as for water polo). There is weighted puck that players attempt to move to their oppent's goal.

Underwater Hockey is the worlds only three-demensional sport. Players have to posstion themselves forward/backwards, side/side and of course as well surface to bottom. Timing is everything.

If you're interested in learning more about the sport check out the About UWH page. Practices are open so if you're invited to look at the calendar and join us for a practice. UWH is fun, fast, open to people of all ages and abilities, and all around a great time.

Recent Updates

Shirt Design and Information

Apr
09

We are please to announced that we have finalized the shirt design and even lowered the price! Shirts will be made of dry whick material so they'll be cool and comfortable. Important for us Minnesotans up in the tundra here. Shirts are also available in short or long sleeve. Choices, choices.

The roster registration form has been updated to reflect the new shirt prices and is available here.

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Nationals Waiver

Mar
31

All players who will be participating in game play at US Nationals 2014 will need to complete both the USOA national waiver (https://www.usauwh.com/) and complete the Minnesota Waiver.

Minnesota Waivers should be mailed in with roster payment form. If not they should be mailed to Karen and Ben at the bellow address

Karen & Ben Erickson
991 Cottage Pl.
Shoreview, MN 55126

Download Waiver Here

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Update on Teams and Costs

Mar
31

After receiving intent to play from numerous teams, it is feasible that US Nationals may have twenty seven to thirty teams participating. We are happy to announce that we will accommodate this many teams with three playing areas in our 50m pool. Two of the areas will be 40 feet wide and one playing area will be 48’ feet wide.

Teams will enter as either an A or B team. Depending on the number of entries, we believe B teams will not have the opportunity to crossover into the A Division. If you want to play A teams enter the A Division.

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Watch the Loons practice at 11 feet!

Feb
28

The Loons are starting to gear up for Nationals - which will be held this June at the University of Minnesota.

Check out one of our first trials of video, and see what UWH at looks like at 11 feet deep.

Part 1:

Part 2:

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CanAm Midwestern Championships Trip Report

Jan
26

Three Loons headed towards snowy Milwaukee to compete in the 2014 CanAm Midwestern Championships (CMCs), a 3-day tournament that drew players from all over the US, as well as from South Africa, Great Britain, Canada and Columbia.

Katie played in the B Division on Chicks with Sticks, an all-women team put together from players ranging from Minnesota, Boston, Denver, San Jose, Washington DC and Atlanta.

Gurkan and Chris T played in the in the A-division on the Midwest All-Stars team with players from Chicago, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

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Battle at Altitude Trip Report

Jan
19

Four Loons headed to Denver to compete at the 2014 Battle at Altitude. Katie, Jim, Amy and Mike S. spent 2 days alternatively battling underwater and gasping for breath due to the high altitude. (Much more fun than it sounds.) After the tournament, the Loons headed to Copper Mountain for a day of fun at the ski-o-rama and several hard-found Battles of Catan.

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Brown Deer Brawl & HPS Trip Report

Nov
10

The Loons sent two full teams to the Brown Deer Brawl, a B-level tourney in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. What was really notable about the MN teams was that - of the 19 players - 8 had never been to a tournament before! Many other players joined us for their 2nd, 3rd or 4th tourneys! MN also sent two players to the High Performance A-level tournament that ran parallel to the Brown Deer Brawl in Milwaukee.

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Pacific Coast Championships Trip Report

Sep
29

Over the weekend, Katie and Jim headed off to the Pacific Coast Championships in Vancouver to play with a team made up of players from around the US.

Despite several hilarious hiccups traveling to the tournament, the Loons buckled down once they arrived and had a great time playing against the Canadian and mostly West Coast teams. Their team, Yori's Yetis, placed 4th in the A-division.

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Nationals 2013 Trip Report

Jul
31

The Loons sent a full team to the 2013 Nationals in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and placed 1st in the B-division. Congrats to Jim, Kurt, Keith, Katie, Gurkan, Karen, Mike, KT, Chris T and Chris F and special thanks to Reyhan, Ben and Don who helped the team with reffing. Look for MN Loon Laurel as well in the semi-final game with the Bay Area team.

Click below to watch the semi-final and championship games.

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