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Adirondack Ice Bowl gets under way at Fourth Lake

By KEITH HUNT

INLET, N.Y. (WKTV) - This weekend, the destination is Fourth Lake in Inlet, as the annual Adirondack Ice Bowl gets under way - an event expected to draw dozens of hockey players, as well as fans.

With snowmobiles zipping behind them, the staff of this year's Adirondack Ice Bowl are busy grooming the ice surface for the Fourth Annual Outdoor Hockey Tournament in Inlet. There are 40, six-man teams from across the United States, there and ready to play.

"The competition is at a high level and the open division is very competitive," said Matt Hayes of the ADK Ice Bowl.

That's a good thing for not only the event, but for the owner of the Woods Inn, which was last year's host site.

"It's definitely the most excitement we can have in the winter," said Joedda McClain of Wood's Inn.

However, if you're thinking about spending the night...

"There is no room at the inn," McClain said.

McClain is quick to add, though, that there are still other rooms available in the area.

Over 100 games will be played on Fourth Lake with two vintage Zambonis from Hamilton College called into service to keep things level, and lights will be on for the evening games.

With the ice approaching a thickness of a foot, and temperatures hanging around 30 degrees, conditions should be perfect for players and spectators alike.

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