Stormy Kromer Sponsors Labatt Blue U.S. Pond Hockey Championships


Ironwood, MI (December 18, 2016) — Stormy Kromer, the iconic US manufacturer of boldly original headwear, apparel, and accessories, has signed on as a Hat Trick sponsor of the 2016 Labatt Blue U.S. Pond Hockey Championships held January 14-17, 2016 on Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis, MN.

“We are big hockey fans at Stormy Kromer and there is nothing purer in the sport than pond hockey,” said Gina Thorsen, Stormy Kromer president. “As purveyors of cold weather gear straight from the Upper Peninsula, the tournament is a great opportunity for us to meet with our fans and introduce the brand to future fans.”

As part of its sponsorship Stormy Kromer mitts will be the official glove of the tournament which will be available for purchase at the U.S. Pond Hockey store on-site. Stormy Kromer will also have a booth at the event where spectators and competitors can get their official Stormy Kromer cap size measurement and enter win Stormy Kromer gear by taking a Stormy Selfie.

Founded in 1903 in Michigan’s still-rugged Upper Peninsula, Stormy Kromer is known worldwide for its unmistakable “cap” … a brimmed hat with distinctive earflaps added for warmth and comfort. The brand’s growing collection includes additional original hat designs, men’s and women’s apparel, bags, and other accessories.

2016 marks the 11th year of Labatt Blue U.S. Pond Hockey Championships, which is one of the largest pond hockey tournaments in the world. Over 1,900 players descend on Lake Nokomis each year to play for the Golden Shovel, pond hockey’s equivalent of Lord Stanley’s Cup.

For players and spectators in looking for gear to keep them warm the Stormy Kromer 2016 winter collection is available at leading retailers nationwide and online at

About Stormy Kromer:
Established in 1903, Stormy Kromer is an outdoor apparel company comprised of genuine, hardworking artisans who strive to provide classic, yet contemporary products with the same passion, purity and practicality as the first Stormy Kromer cap over a century ago. Located in Michigan’s beautiful Upper Peninsula, today Stormy Kromer proudly continues its tradition of hand-crafting American made products and supporting American made jobs. For more information, visit

About Labatt Blue U.S Pond Hockey Championships:
The Labatt Blue U.S Pond Hockey Championships (USPHC) celebrates the joy of hockey "the way nature intended" each January. Over 1,900 adult pond hockey players from more than 30 states reunite with their youth and friends over a weekend when time can stand still and we can all be kids for three days. The champions do not win prizes, but go down in history with their names etched into the Golden Shovel, a symbol of our lifelong love and passion for the purity of this outdoor game. The USPHC is held annually on Lake Nokomis, in Minneapolis, MN. To learn more about the USPHC visit