Evansville Penguins, the New Underwater Hockey Team, is Looking for Players
If you live in the Evansville, Indiana area, you know that we have a hockey team that plays at the Ford Center. But if you replace skates with fins, shorten the stick, and add a snorkel and you have Evansville's newest sport - Underwater Hockey.
When Did Evansville Get an Underwater Hockey Team?
Well, there is actually a meeting coming up Monday, February 20, 2023, at 5:30 PM to gauge interest in this 'New to Evansville' sport. I say new to Southern Indiana because Underwater Hockey has actually been around since the 1950s.
Dominic Poggi is the Club President, and he is very excited to get the new Evansville Penguins swimming.
I found underwater hockey in 2011 while living in Chicago and looking for a new way to get some exercise. After giving it a try over a few practices, I was hooked and played through 2018 until moving to Southern Indiana. Now I’d like to bring this sport to the Evansville area for anyone interested to enjoy.
Chicago Under Water Hockey Club
After watching the video, I can safely say that I'm out! I would be covered in bruises, but it is certainly fun to watch.
A meetup on Monday, February 20th, 5:30 pm-6:30 pm is scheduled to help beginners get familiar with the sport (no swimming during the meetup). The meetup location is 318 Main St. in Downtown Evansville. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP.
Beginners are welcome at any practice. Visit Info for Beginners to learn more and email email@example.com to RSVP. Include your shoe size (if you'll need fins) and whether you're left or right-handed. Arrive for your first practice at 7:00 pm so we can get you fitted with gear and review some initial information.