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Colin Mackenzie of the Tumbleweeds plays against the Mighty Puckin' Drunks during a spongee game at Melrose Park Community Centre on Jan. 4, 2014.
The Tumbleweeds' Colin Mackenzie loses his footing while playing against the Mighty Puckin' Drunks during a spongee game on Jan. 4, 2014.
Members of the Tumbleweeds and the Mighty Puckin' Drunks are completely covered in snow from a passing snow blower during their spongee game at Melrose Park Community Centre.
John Brennenstuhl and Cam Currie of the Tumbleweeds wait out a whiteout caused when a snowblower cleared a neighbouring ice rink during the team's spongee game against the Mighty Puckin' Drunks at Melrose Park Community Centre.
Tom McMahon, top, and Rich Normandeau watch from the bench during the Tumbleweeds spongee game agaist the Mighty Puckin' Drunks at Melrose Park Community Centre.
Tom McMahon, left, and Dewey Ackegan watch from the bench as their teammates battle it out against the Mighty Puckin' Drunks.
Kyle Macpherson of the Tumbleweeds plays the puck from his knee after getting tangled up with one of the Mighty Puckin' Drunks during a spongee game.
Tumbleweeds goaltender Curtis Strong watches a shot by one of the Mighty Puckin' Drunks during a spongee game at Melrose Park Community Centre.
Tumbleweeds Jacob McMahon and his father Tom McMahon share a smile following their game against the Mighty Puckin' Drunks.
The Tumbleweeds, the oldest spongee team in the world, pose for a post-game photo.
Colin Mackenzie of the Tumbleweeds plays against the Mighty Puckin' Drunks during a spongee game at Melrose Park Community Centre on Jan. 4, 2014. - Trevor Hagan / The Winnipeg Free Press
The Tumbleweeds' Colin Mackenzie loses his footing while playing against the Mighty Puckin' Drunks during a spongee game on Jan. 4, 2014. - Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press
Members of the Tumbleweeds and the Mighty Puckin' Drunks are completely covered in snow from a passing snow blower during their spongee game at Melrose Park Community Centre. - Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press
John Brennenstuhl and Cam Currie of the Tumbleweeds wait out a whiteout caused when a snowblower cleared a neighbouring ice rink during the team's spongee game against the Mighty Puckin' Drunks at Melrose Park Community Centre. - Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press
Tom McMahon, top, and Rich Normandeau watch from the bench during the Tumbleweeds spongee game agaist the Mighty Puckin' Drunks at Melrose Park Community Centre. - Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press
Tom McMahon, left, and Dewey Ackegan watch from the bench as their teammates battle it out against the Mighty Puckin' Drunks. - Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press
Kyle Macpherson of the Tumbleweeds plays the puck from his knee after getting tangled up with one of the Mighty Puckin' Drunks during a spongee game. - Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press
Tumbleweeds goaltender Curtis Strong watches a shot by one of the Mighty Puckin' Drunks during a spongee game at Melrose Park Community Centre. - Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press
Tumbleweeds Jacob McMahon and his father Tom McMahon share a smile following their game against the Mighty Puckin' Drunks. - Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press
The Tumbleweeds, the oldest spongee team in the world, pose for a post-game photo. - Trevor Hagan / Winnipeg Free Press

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