70th Annual Lawrenceville Hockey Invitational Tournament on Tap

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A total of eight prestigious prep schools from around the Northeast and Canada will be on hand this weekend as Lawrenceville prepares to host the 70th annual hockey invitational at Loucks Ice Center.

Four states will be represented as Belmont Hill of Massachusetts, Canterbury School of Connecticut, Choate Rosemary Hall of Connecticut, Lawrenceville from New Jersey, Nichols School from Western New York, Northfield Mount Hermon of Massachusetts and Taft School from Connecticut, will join Upper Canada College High School from Toronto, Ontario to complete the eight-team round-robin tournament field.

The teams will play a total of 16 games over the course of three days at The Lawrenceville School. The championship is set for Sunday, December 17 at 2:15 p.m.

The first tournament took place in 1949, replacing the Northwood School Tournament which was held for several years at Lake Placid, N.Y. The first participants were Andover, Choate Rosemary Hall, Exeter, Lawrenceville, The Hill School, Nichols, Northwood and Peddie. Nichols defeated Exeter, 3-2, the inaugural season.

The tournament was started by friends of Princeton Hockey and Lawrenceville graduate Carl Erdman.

“Carl really got the tournament started,” Larry Tiihonen, Lawrenceville Director of Athletics from 1934 to 1966, said.

Tickets are $10 for a weekend pass or $5 for Championship Sunday.

Bernard Division: Belmont Hill, Choate Rosemary Hall, Northfield Mount Hermon, Upper Canada
Schonheiter Division: Canterbury, Lawrenceville, Nichols, Taft

Friday, December 15

Belmont Hill vs. Upper Canada, 9am
Lawrenceville vs. Taft, 11am
Choate Rosemary Hall vs. Northfield Mount Hermon, 1:30pm
Canterbury vs. Nichols, 3:30pm

Saturday, December 16

Belmont Hill vs. Northfield Mount Hermon, 7:45am
Choate Rosemary Hall vs. Upper Canada, 9:40am
Nichols vs. Lawrenceville, 11:35am
Taft vs. Canterbury, 1:30pm
Northfield Mount Hermon vs. Upper Canada, 3:25pm
Belmont Hill vs. Choate Rosemary Hall, 5:20pm
Canterbury vs. Lawrenceville, 7:15pm
Nichols vs. Taft, 9:10pm

Sunday, December 17

4th place vs. 4th place, 8am
3rd place vs. 3rd place, 10am
2nd place vs. 2nd place, 12pm
1st place vs. 1st place, 2:15pm — Championship 

Built in 1810, notable athletes from The Lawrenceville School include Bobby Sanguinetti (N.Y. Rangers), Misha Song (N.Y. Islanders) and Joakim Noah (N.Y. Knicks).

Stay tuned for a full recap of the tournament including live coverage of the championship bout set for 2:15 p.m. at Loucks Ice Center in Lawrenceville.

 

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