Purple Puck In Full Swing – V2 Captures Second Straight Title – Prep Championship To Be Livestreamed on FB

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.

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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:

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The Purple Puck is more than just great hockey, here a few of the other great things that are part of the week:

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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Follow on Facebook and Twitter via @NCHT_DCHockey

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