We came so close last year, but now we know what it takes to get to the end. Let's give it an extra push this go around!

Kraft Hockeyville is back with their 2019 edition and we think it's time Shreveport and George's Pond win the whole thing! You may remember hearing about this last year as George's Pond was one of only four national finalists. Unfortunately, we weren't able to become Hockeyville a year ago, but I think we're primed and ready for another run!

George's Pond at Hirsch Coliseum, named in the honor of the late George Cloutier, is much more than your ordinary hockey rink. Not only is it home to the NAHL Robertson Cup champions, the Shreveport Mudbugs, but it is also home to youth hockey in our area, as well as public ice skating. The arena hosts countless events throughout the calendar year, and a lot of loving people poured their heart and lives into the building to make it what it is today. It's also, coincidentally, the building where Elvis originally left the building. Yes, the iconic phrase was uttered in that building for the very first time.

It's historic, meaningful, and most of all, deserving. Deserving of our time and admiration, and certainly deserving of the Hockeyville title.

Voting or "Rallying" as Kraft puts it, is underway right now. Rallying behind our arena is simple. Start by clicking HERE. That should take you to the Kraft Hockeyville / George's Pond page. If not, click "find my rink" and locate George's Pond. Once there, you can share photos, post notes, and share your personal story. All together, they will rally George's Pond and hopefully get the attention of the powers-at-be.

Voting is going on right now until March 2nd, so please share this link with as many friends as possible.

If George's Pond is the overall winner, they'll receive a check for $150,000 and will host an upcoming NHL game.

[KRAFT HOCKEYVILLE]