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      Winter Carnival broomball is a hit

      There's more than just statue building going on at Winter Carnival. Before the all night competition kicked off at 4 p.m. Thursday, the broomball rinks had plenty of action.

      If you're not familiar with broomball, the game is played with a shortened duct-taped broom and a mid-sized ball. It's a lot like like hockey. Participants say it's a great way to get exercise while having fun.

      "I love hockey and it's just being from Michigan, it just reminds me of playing hockey as a kid. It's actually just a really fun game. Everyone has fun, anyone can play. I mean, look at me! if I can do it, anyone can do it," said broomballer, Brian LaBelle.

      A number of clubs and organizations at Michigan Tech have their own broomball teams, and broomball is also offered as a class.