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Winter classic on the canal

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 4 January 2014 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Brandon Bias, left, and his friend Jacob Rausch, both 15, made a rink on the frozen Erie Canal just east of the Ingersoll Street bridge today. The two, who both play for the Brockport Eagles hockey team, played together for more than two hours today on the canal.

Bias of Hilton was visiting his father in Albion. He helped shovel a spot for the makeshift rink. Rausch lives in Le Roy.

The canal was busy today, even though it closed for the boating season about two months ago. At about 1 p.m. today, several snowmobilers, three cross country skiers and and a jogger all passed the hockey players.