Underwater Hockey coming to Evansville area

Underwater Hockey coming to Evansville area
Published: Jan. 27, 2023 at 12:01 PM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A Tri-State man is bringing the game of hockey underwater.

It’s a new game concept called exactly what you’d think it would be named: underwater hockey.

Here’s how it works: players utilize a snorkel and fins, a stick to push around a three-pound puck at the bottom of a pool.

It’s a concept Dom Poggi, a Chicagoland native who now lives in the Evansville area, is bringing to town.

“In 2011, I was looking for a new way to work out,” said Poggi. " I signed up for meetup.com, and they sent me a video about a week later for underwater hockey. I saw it, I thought no way this is real, I gotta try this. So, I went and tried it. They said give it three tries before if you decide you want to do it, and I was hooked.”

Now, Poggi is trying to start a team, starting the Evansville Penguins Underwater Hockey Team.

Poggi said the sport is a great full body workout.

“You feel actually loose afterwards so you know you’re swimming and it’s easy on your joints, and it’s a fantastic cardio workout,” said Poggi.

Poggis said practices will start on March 6 at the Deaconess Aquatic Center. He said they’ll practice Mondays and Thursdays.

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