Page 6 - The Hockey Academy News April 2019
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  Patriots Place
Tournament a Success!
Article by Z. Lubinski
 This was our 5th annual year of running the 4 on 4 Pond Hockey Tournament at Patriots Place. This is one of our favorite events each season as it takes hockey back to it’s roots of having fun, playing outside with your friends. The format is 4 on 4 with “pond hockey style” nets (no goalie). Each team gets 3, 22 minute run time games. After the parity, the top 2 teams advance to the finals for the championship. One of the most unique parts of this tournament is the location. Games are played right outside Gillette Stadium, home of the New England Patriots. The rink is setup in the parking lot of Patriot Place with the stadium in the backdrop.
We run 3 divisions yearly being Mites, Squirts, and PeeWees. This past year unfortunately we had to cancel the Mite Division due to in climate weather. Unfortunately, we had to cancel one division the last two years; this year for snow/rain and last year because it was 70 degree’s outside, typical New England weather. Squirts played on Tuesday and PeeWee’s on Wednesday. The Boston Junior Terriers won this years Squirt Division and Salem won the PeeWee Division.
We would like to thank all the participating teams and our on-site staff for another successful year of this tournament. If you are interested in attending

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