On Friday, February 3rd, The Wentworth hosted its first ever Broom Ball game behind the hotel on our freshly groomed ice skating rink. This was brought on by a challenge from the Jackson Fire Department toward the Bartlett Fire Department. What is broomball you ask….
“In a game of broomball there are two teams, each consisting of six players: a goaltender and five others. The object of the game is to score more goals than your opponent. Goals are scored by hitting the ball into your opponent’s net using your broom. Tactics and plays are similar to those used in sports such as ice hockey.
Players hit a small ball around the ice with a stick called a “broom.” The broom may have a wooden or aluminum shaft and has a rubber-molded triangular head similar in shape to that of a regular broom. Players wear special rubber-soled shoes instead of skates, and the ice is prepared in such a way that it is smooth and dry to improve traction.”
It was a great night and alot of fun was had by all. We had our fire pit roaring to keep spectators warm and of course there were plenty of marshmallows available for roasting. The final friendly score was 3-1 with Jackson coming out victorious.