Players & Personalities


Tournament Players

Wayne Gretzky

The Great One

Jeff Sorem

Neal Broten

1980 Olympic Gold Medalist, USA

John "Bug" Blooston

Sidney Crosby

2007 NHL MVP

Matt Henderson

Marian Gaborik

Minnesota Wild's all-time leading scorer

Tyler Hirsch

Phil Housley

7-time NHL All-star

Dave Miller

Lou Nanne

1980-91, General Manager, Minnesota North Stars

Mark Kovacich

John Mayasich

1960 Olympic Gold Medalist, USA

Brett Abrahamson

John Buccigross

ESPN Sportscenter Anchor

Dave Spehar

Wendy Anderson

1956 Olympic Silver Medalist, USA

Danny Hendrickon

Chip McGrath

Former Editor, New York Times Book Review

Tommy Bennett

Brian Bonin

1996 Hobey Baker Award Winner

Charlie Wasley

Willard Ikola

1990 United States Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee

Peter Armbrust

Jack Falla

Former Sports Illustrated Senior Writer


Tom Kurvers

1984 Hobey Baker Award Winner


Krissy Wendell

Captain, USA National Team


Mark Parrish

2006, USA Olympic Team


Brent Burns

Minnesota Wild Defenseman


Patrick Kane

2007 #1 NHL Draft Pick, Chicago Blackhawks


Rick DiPietro

Goalie, 2006 USA Olympic Team


PJ Axelsson

2006 Olympic Gold Medalist, Sweden


The Dill Family

Hockey Historians, Birthplace of Hockey


Stanislav Chistov

Forward, Boston Bruins


Richard Park

Forward, New York Islanders


John Rosengren

Author, Blades of Glory


Tim Pawlenty

Governor, State of Minnesota


Jordan Leopold

2006, USA Olympic Team


Tom Chorske

1995 Stanley Cup Winner


Gordie Roberts

Two-time Stanley Cup Winner


Ross Bernstein

Author, America's Coach, Remembering Herbie



About the Filmmakers

Northland Films Inc. is a professional production company with extensive experience in the area of independent documentary film production and distribution. The crew has produced award-winning documentary films which have been featured in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, ESPN & NBC-Sports. Pond Hockey is Northland Films first documentary film and has been in numerous films festivals including the Rhode Island International Film Festival, the Canadian Sports Film Festival and the "Best of the Fest" AWARD WINNER at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival.


Pond Hockey
A film by Northland Films

Director: Tommy Haines
Executive Producers: Northland Films, Phil Falcone
Producers: Tommy Haines, Andrew Sherburne, JT Haines, Nick Deutsch
Cinematographers: Tommy Haines, Andrew Sherburne, Nick Deutsch, Spencer Gillis
Editors: Tommy Haines and Andrew Sherburne
Music: Cody Westheimer, Daniel Williams-Goldberg, Mike Kramer