2011Dec 5

The 2012 SPAD Hockey Tournament Presented by Hot 93.5 FM & Rewind 103.9 FM

By SPAD Blogger Adam Johnston

2012 SPAD Hockey Tournament

The SPAD hockey tournament is one of the favourite weekends of the year for many students.  This year it is happening from January 25th-27th 2012. It is not only one of few times that we get to compete like we did in minor hockey but the social atmosphere around the tournament is amazing. The memories of battling with and against your friends will last a lifetime.

For most of us, we haven’t experienced competitiveness that is in the air at the tournament since the days of minor hockey. It’s one of few times where you can try your hardest without feeling ashamed. It can take you back to the days where winning is the only thing that matters. Where the other problems in life don’t exist for the next forty-five minutes that you are on the ice. It is truly refreshing to bring back those old emotions that most participants felt in their childhood.

Although the emotions felt in the tournament are very much the same as in minor hockey, the SPAD vs. SPAD rivalries are something special. It has been the custom of the tournament to have at least one frosh team (1st year), a second year team, a third year team and then a team of veterans (4th year). When these teams play one another, the win is no longer the only thing at the line. Pride and bragging rights become increasingly important in the minds of the players during these games.

Registration will be on December 2nd and 5th as well as January 10th and 11th outside the Great Hall from 1pm-4pm. So get a team together and come compete in what is sure to be another phenomenal weekend on and off the ice.

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