This tournament has never been about winning or losing. I've been running it for 20 years and I can't even remember the winners. But I do remember all the kids standing on the blue line for their first National Anthem, and the looks on their faces walking home with their trophies and lobster hats. Please remember things like this when the game winner gets past your goalie because he's waving to his grandmother in the stands. They are only kids. It's only a game. Have fun and enjoy the music!
in 1995 when a local youth hockey coach (me), was granted approval by the Barnstable Youth Hockey program to start a U6 team for second year skaters to help relieve overcrowding in the learn to play hockey program. This worked well for both groups. As the first year winded down, it became apparent that there were no tournaments statewide for U6 teams. Knowing that playing straight up with the Mites spelled certain disasters, we asked our neighbors at Yarmouth-Dennis and Falmouth if they could put together similar teams and a first of its kind four team U6 tournament was held at Tony Kent Arena in Dennis. This would be the format going forward but growing demand from the years previous teams to return as Mites allowed us to grow to the Lobster Pot into what it is today with 64 teams, 102 hockey games and over 900 participants each year.
Lobster Pot Director, Commissioner and Master of Ceremony - Steve Devlin.
Being a nation, we of course have a flag. All teams will be mailed one free flag per player prior to the event. These flags easily clip to the window of a car. When traveling with this flag, you are no longer like the others...you are an elite member of Lobster Pot Nation!
Everybody wants a flag so they sell out fast. Be smart and buy ahead so the whole family has flags to fly. Visit the pro shop and get your flags now.
There's nothing like the sight of a seemingly endless stream of Lobster Pot flags crossing over the Sagamore Bridge on Lobster Pot Weekend. It is said they have been seen from outer space by Russian spy satellites.
Larry the Lobster, as he is affectionately known, was originally from Nova Scotia. He defected to the U.S. during the late 1950's in protest of the Canadian government's closing of all the Eskimo Pie factories.
Eventually, Larry settled on Cape Cod and many little Larries soon followed. Uniquely, they can all shoot lefty or righty, depending on how you look at them.