The COVID-19 pandemic is now reaching nine months since its first confirmed case in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, but that isn’t hockey players playing the sport here in the winter.
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In the two screenshot images below, you can see there are Yoopers gathering and shooting the puck around on the pond, and another shows a game about to be played at Twin Lakes (in Luce County near Newberry).
Most of the reason on why they are playing out on the ponds is due to the recent restrictions being placed in effort by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) to combat the recent surge in cases of COVID-19 in the state.
The rulings also include of use of inside facilities for hockey, and almost all of them in the state have been closed due to the health order.
But seeing those pictures of players and skaters being out and about enjoying themselves on the pond, it is heartwarming and just having fun being themselves.
Sometimes you might need a break from the inside and insanity of the pandemic, and these Yoopers are taking advantage of it here in their own way out on the ice.