Global warming: The end of pond hockey?

Wayne Gretzky is the new polar bear?

The Summit County Citizens Voice reports:

Pond hockey could be history in parts of Canada within just a few decades, according to a new report showing that warming temperature have resulted in a statistically significant decrease in the length of the skating season over the past half century…

Outdoor ice hockey is synonymous with Canada’s culture, but the researchers researchers the ice hockey stars of the future will have limited access to the frozen lakes and backyard rinks that have helped shape the careers of some of the greatest professional players, such as Wayne Gretzky; the Canadian considered to be the greatest of all time who started skating as a child on a rink in his backyard…

It is hard to imagine a Canada without outdoor hockey,” said Damon Matthews, of Concordia University. “But I really worry that this will be a casualty of our continuing to ignore the climate problem and obstruct international efforts to decrease greenhouse gas emissions”…

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