Friendship Four
Friendship Four
NI Connections
Tue 3 December

Friendship Four Tournament 2019

NCAA College Hockey returned to Belfast for the 5th consecutive year!

The Friendship Four  ice hockey tournament presents a unique opportunity for local sports fans to watch the only National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCCA) hockey tournament which takes place outside of the United States.

This years four game tournament featured elite ice hockey players from Northeastern University, The University of New Hampshire, Princeton University and Colgate University all competing to hoist the Belpot Trophy for their University.

With many of these young athletes soon to be NHL stars, this was the first chance for sports fans in Europe to see them up close.

2019 Winners:

Congratulations to Northeastern University who are the 2019 Belpot Champions #HowlinHuskies, commiserations to runners up Colgate University on a fantastic tournament.

The Belfast City Council’s Sister City agreement with Boston has played a vital role in helping to host the prestigious Friendship Four tournament since 2015 and also to see it’s return in 2019.

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