WAKEFIELD, MASS. - For the third consecutive year, the Friendship Four tournament, held in Belfast, Northern Ireland, November 24 and 25, will air on television in North America on NESN and TSN2, it was announced today. Full details of the tournament can be found at FriendshipFour.com.
The men's ice hockey programs from ECAC Hockey's Clarkson University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Hockey East's University of Maine and Providence College are slated to compete in the third annual Friendship Four Tournament. The teams will first compete against their conference rival in a league contest Friday, November 24 before a cross over round Saturday, November 25. The winning programs will compete for the Belpot Trophy, while the two other teams will vie for third place.
NESN will air both semifinal games on Friday, including two conference match ups. At 2 p.m. ET, Hockey East rivals Maine and #10 Providence will square off, while NESN will also carry the other first-round contest between #8 Clarkson and RPI at 10 a.m. ET. Saturday's third-place and championship games can be seen on NESN at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., respectively, as the Hockey East and ECAC Hockey rivals battle for the third annual Belpot Trophy. Hockey East has claimed victory in the international tournament each of its first two years, as UMass Lowell and Vermont each boast a Belpot Title to their name.
All four games can also be streamed via TSN GO in Canada.
For more information, please visit FriendshipFour.com.