Day Three at National Hockey Festival

Nov. 27, 2010, 10 p.m. (ET)

Day Three At National Hockey Festival

Contact: Ashley Meunier, Communications Manager

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For Immediate Release

November 27, 2010

Day Three At National Hockey Festival

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - As the gates opened at Reach 11 Sports Complex on Saturday, players, coaches, umpires and parents gathered for day three of the 2010 National Hockey Festival in Phoenix, Arizona. Despite frost delays for the third consecutive day, competition was high as the U19 and U16 divisions finished off Festival weekend and vied to win their pool championship.  

With teams battling for final position throughout the day, intensity could be seen on the faces of all athletes. The WC Eagles out of Parker Ford Pennsylvania and coached by Richard Kentwell, won the U19 Pool J in convincing fashion posting a record of 6-0. The Eagles scored 21 goals, while allowing 0 for the tournament.

“This was a very enjoyable event,” said Kentwell. “The competition that we faced was good, and it gave us an opportunity to play teams from all over the United States.”

WC Eagles, like many others teams, use tournaments like Festival, to help get their athletes recruited. The WC Eagles have been very successful having many of their players recruited to play at the collegiate level over the past several years.  

The Eagles were among one of many teams that received medals at the end of the day for winning their pool. Team Xcaliber out of Eleverson, Pennsylvania finished first in U19 pool B by scoring a goal in the final seconds to beat Spirit Eagles Red from Milltown, New Jersey. Players and coaches then posed in front of a USA Field Hockey backdrop for a quick picture with their new piece of gold hardware, marking the end of the 2010 National Hockey Festival for U19 and U16 divisions.

Play resumes tomorrow Sunday November, 28 with the women and mixed divisions squaring off for the final day of National Hockey Festival.