All-Boys U-16 7v7 Tournament to be Hosted at Sacred Heart Greenwich Next Weekend

May 05, 2019, 4:35 p.m. (ET)

GREENWICH, Conn. – May 5, 2019 – Next weekend, the men’s East Coast High Performance (ECHP) program, in conjunction with AGH Hockey Club, will be hosting an All-Boys U-16 7v7 Tournament in hopes to expand male playing opportunities. Taking place at Sacred Heart Greenwich in Greenwich, Conn. on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12, this tournament will feature athletes traveling from all over the country including the states of Connecticut, Florida, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and even Canada.

Back in November we started discussions with the different areas to expand opportunities for our younger boys to compete,” said Rutger Wiese, U.S. Men’s National Team Head Coach. “It is my hope that we continue to build on this first step and that we can soon add more weekends of competition. Ultimately this should result in a ‘regionalized’ national boys league. I am very excited for the boys that this event takes place so soon after we started the conversations: a big compliment to all parents, coaches and other volunteers for making this happen.”

The purpose of this event is to bridge the gap for boys between the U-12 Co-Ed division and those over 16 years of age playing in the men’s adult league. The ultimate goal is to have a league of regularly scheduled games so more boys can continue to gain more playing opportunities all year round all while having fun.

Match format during this 7v7, two-day event will be a round robin format with 20-minute games.

All-Boys U-16 7v7 Tournament Schedule:

Saturday, May 11 Field 1 Field 2
3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. AGH vs. Canada BoBFH vs. Miami
3:25 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.  AGH vs. BoBFH Canada vs. Miami
3:50 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. AGH vs. Miami Canada vs. BoBFH
4:15 p.m. – 4:35 p.m. #1 vs. #4 #2 vs. #3
4:40 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. W1 vs. W2 L1 vs. L2

Sunday, May 12 Field 1 Field 2
9:00 a.m. – 9:20 a.m. Canada vs. BoBFH AGH vs. Miami
9:25 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Canada vs. Miami AGH vs. BoBFH
9:50 a.m. – 10:10 a.m. BoBFH vs. Miami AGH vs. Canada
10:15 a.m. – 10:35 a.m. #1 vs. #4 #2 vs. #3
10:40 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. W1 vs. W2 L1 vs. L2         

Any U-16 boy athlete interested in playing in this All-Boys 7v7 Tournament, can still sign-up! Please contact ECHP Head Coach Alex Gheorghe by emailing eastcoasthpc@gmail.com and you’ll be placed on one of the competing teams.

There will also be a 3D skills clinic for boys on Saturday, May 11 from 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. ET. To register, email eastcoasthpc@gmail.com.