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By Jana Peterson
Pine Knot News 

The lighter side of hockey

Annual costume hockey game raises spirits and scholarship funds


March 1, 2019

Photos by Dan Saletel/ Pine Knot News

Penguin Tom Anderson controls the puck as he skates ahead of Derek and Ty Rackliffe, aka ketchup and mustard, during Saturday's game at the Four Seasons Sports Complex and Event Center. Anderson played in all 10 Robert Rodd Memorial hockey games over the years.

The annual Robert Rodd Memorial hockey game Saturday presented plenty of challenges for the players - like trying to play when you're laughing at the sight of a ketchup and mustard bottle chasing a penguin around the ice.

"It's hilarious," said organizer Leola Rodd. "Especially for the audience, because you don't know whose team is whose because they're all in costume. But they know."

The hockey game starts out just like any other hockey game for the first period, with players dressed in either red or blue jerseys. Then they turn the lights off for the second period and play with a lighted...

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