SAC was treated to some excellent hockey over the weekend between some of the top Independent Prep programs in North America. Five teams made the trip north of the border as the Varsity Hockey Saints hosted the second Interscholastic Hockey Alliance Showcase at the La Brier Family Arena this weekend.
Teams at the three-day tourney January 5 to 7, in addition to St. Andrew’s, were Culver Military Academy (Indiana), Shattuck-St. Mary's School (Minnesota), Northwood School (New York), Nichols School (New York), along with guest team Victory Honda 18U (from an elite hockey league based in Michigan).
Culver, Shattuck, and Northwood are the top-three ranked teams in the USA Independent Prep ranking. The concentration of high-end prep school teams in the La Brier Family Arena over the weekend attracted scouts from junior programs, NCAA programs, and even some NHL teams as well.
The Saints enjoyed a great weekend of hockey against some tough opponents, finishing with a win, a tie, and a loss. Playing very well against some of the top competition from the U.S. is a huge step forward for the team, as their focus shifts towards their next game at St. Michael’s College on Tuesday at 3 p.m.
Here are the scores:
Culver 3 vs. Northwood 0
Victory Honda 18U 9 vs. Nichols 1
St. Andrew's 5 vs. Shattuck 4
Victory Honda 18U 7 vs. Shattuck 4
Culver 4 vs. St. Andrew's 1
Northwood 5 vs. Nichols 4
Northwood 4 vs. Shattuck 0
Culver 4 vs. Nichols 2
St. Andrew's 4 vs. Victory Honda 18U 4