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Hockey-loving couple gets married at USA Pond Hockey TournamentSubmitted: 02/07/2016

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EAGLE RIVER - One couple took their love of hockey to a whole new level this weekend.

Kim Riley and Joe Vrtis came to Eagle River to play in the USA Pond Hockey Tournament.

The hockey-loving couple from Chicago thought it would be a great place to do their engagement photos.


Instead, they decided to get married.

"It literally went Thursday night, we were out at a bar, and it went from 'Let's get married in about a year to two years' to 'Let's get married in 48 hours'," said Vrtis.

The couple got married on an empty rink next to rink 16.

The two were joined by friends, teammates, and anyone else who wanted to join in.

A teammate of Riley's performed the ceremony. She was ordained online an hour before the wedding.

"I think it was awesome. Amazing. We had our best friends here, so we couldn't have asked for anything else," said Riley. 


Story By: Katie Thoresen

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