The Annual National Capital Hockey Tournament is a week long celebration of “Hockey for Others” and of great competition! In its 24th year, the event is held at Gonzaga’s home rink – Fort Dupont. Tournament director John Cotten (past parent – Marquise ’12) and @Gonzaga_Hockey1 parents and supporters, along with the great staff at Fort Dupont, create a great atmosphere from 12/26 to 12/30 each year. Local and out of town teams make up two divisions with the two three day tournaments – the Varsity Division tournament runs from Day 1 to Day 3 and the Prep Division tournament runs from Day 3 to Day 5. Click here to see the master schedule >>
Gonzaga’s V2 competes in the Varsity Divsion while Gonzaga’s V1 competes in the Prep Division. The V2 beat Robinson (6-2) and Spalding (9-1) on Day 1. On Day 2, V2 beat St. Joseph’s Prep (2-1) and Bullis (6-2). On Day 3, V1 cheered the V2 on to their second straight Purple Puck Championship as the Eagles beat St. Joseph’s Prep (2-1, 3-2 shootout) in front of a nice crowd.
V1 played it’s first game of the tournament following the V2 victory, but fell to St. Joseph’s Prep (1-0). Following the loss, the annual Alumni Game was held to close out Day 3.
On Day 4, V1 got two big wins with victories over Calvert Hall (4-1) and two time defending champion The Hun School (7-1). With the wins, the Eagles secure a top seed in the semi-finals on Day 5 – game time is 11am.
Pictured with Mr. Cotten, here are a few Eagles who earned First Star Awards so far this week:
The Purple Puck is more than just great hockey, here a few of the other great things that are part of the week:
- ONLINE AUCTION TO BENEFIT FRIENDS OF RIGGS ROAD – closes on 12/30 at 4pm
- “The pleasure was all ours yesterday, when we had the privilege of having U.S. Army Veteran and Sled Hockey player Ben Harrow join us on the ice yesterday. #HockeyForOthers #TheChampsPlayHere” Click here to see photos >>
- FREE ICE HOCKEY SKATING CLINIC WITH THE WASHINGTON PRIDE! (Day 5 – Friday, 12/30 at 1pm) Click here for complete information >>
Day 5, Friday 12/30, will feature the two Prep Division Semi-Final games (9AM and 11AM), the 1st Annual Director’s Cup Game (Georgetown Visitation vs The Academy of the Holy Cross), and the Championship Game at 5PM —> which will be LIVE STREAMED by DMVstream.com on Facebook:
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