BURLINGTON--Not many like to be outside at night during Connecticut winters, but many disregard the cold to gather on a frozen cove at Lake Garda when the ice is thick and the sun goes down.
That's when the flood lights come on and it's game on for hockey.
Hockey Night in the Cove recently got much better--and brighter--with the Comet Puck. William Leers plays in the games and invented the revolutionary puck. "They're a lot of fun, and the people love 'em," Leers said. "I'm super happy that I was able to create something that brings attention to the game."
The Comet Puck is rubber and is the same size and weight as a regular puck. Three imbedded LED lights, powered by a 3-volt replaceable battery, keep the puck shining for about 12 hours of ice time.
The Comet Puck has glowing reviews by the players.
For now, Leers sells his invention from his Connecticut home for $22.95 with free shipping. It includes two batteries and forceps to replace the battery. .
As far as the night hockey games go, all are welcome. Check out the Lake Garda ice hockey Facebook page for upcoming gatherings.