2017-12-21 / Outdoors

Swish. Swish. Crack.


KRIS PETROSKEY sweeps snow from the rink Saturday in Suttons Bay. KRIS PETROSKEY sweeps snow from the rink Saturday in Suttons Bay. Suttons Bay became “hockey village” over the past week as neighborhood games were played on the park rink located at the corner of Broadway and West streets.

“Thursday night was the first time,” said Jake Kiessel as he was strapping on his skates for a Saturday afternoon matchup. “This is the best ice we’ve had early in a lot of years.”

He was joined by Kris Petroskey and Isaac Mikowski, with more players expected. Petroskey was running an ice sweeper provided by Bill Perkins over the ice to remove a skim of snow.

The players also thanked Kevin Pryor, owner of Body Balance of Suttons Bay, for snowplowing the rink earlier.

How much do the skaters enjoy neighborhood hockey?

“It got me out of a tree stand this morning,” said Kiessel, who is also a deer hunter.



JAKE KIESSEL fires a wrister on net Saturday on the Suttons Bay ice rink. Isaac Mikowski is pictured right. JAKE KIESSEL fires a wrister on net Saturday on the Suttons Bay ice rink. Isaac Mikowski is pictured right.

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