Hockey Tournament Is On, Despite COVID 

A scene from the 2019 Northwood Invitational (Photo: Mr. Michael Aldridge).

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered Northwood’s Winter Weekend somewhat, but the annual tournament is still on. The Northwood Invitational Tournament and Winter Weekend are important events for the staff and students to relax from work and enjoy activities. It is also an opportunity for parents and alumni to return to Lake Placid. All non-tournament activities are canceled.  

According to athletic director Mr. Trevor Gilligan, this year marks the 43rd annual Northwood hockey tournament. Athletes compete from Saturday through to Monday to try win the prestigious trophies.  

Traditionally, Northwood uses this weekend as a “Winter Weekend” where parents and alumni come and visit the school and Lake Placid to enjoy the tournament, pond hockey, receptions and other activities, but non-tournament activities have been canceled out of concern for the health and safety of the participants.  

Gilligan faced extreme difficulties organising the tournament due to Covid-19. Three teams from Quebec have cancelled their plans on playing in the tournament due to Covid-19. As Covid-19 cases rise locally there is a worry this homecoming weekend could potentially spread the virus severely, but Northwood are testing students and staff with symptoms regularly and are optimistic about this year’s Homecoming weekend. Several students have travelled back home for the weekend due to Covid-19, but many are still excited about the Hockey tournament. Mr Gilligan said, “Our hockey team is in pretty good shape for this weekend.” He also said “Covid has had an impact regarding scheduling and travelling but for the most part the Winter Weekend will be great.” 

 

NORTHWOOD GAME SCHEDULE 

Saturday       
1932 Rink  8:45 AM  Northwood School Girls  Shadyside 
USA Rink  8:45 AM  Northwood School HS  Nichols 16’s 
1932 Rink  10:30 AM  Northwood School Prep  Gilmour 18’s 
1932 Rink  2:00 PM  Northwood Varsity  Gilmour 16’s 
1932 Rink  3:45 PM  Northwood School Girls  Gilmour Academy 
1932 Rink  5:30 PM  Northwood School Prep  Ridley 
       
Sunday       
1932 Rink  7:00 AM  Northwood School HS  South Kent 15’s 
1932 Rink  8:45 AM  Northwood Varsity  Nichols 16’s 
1932 Rink  10:30 AM  Northwood School Girls  A-21 
1932 Rink  12:15 PM  Northwood School Prep  Bridgton 
USA Rink  2:00 PM  Northwood School HS  Gilmour 16’s 
1932 Rink  3:45 PM  Northwood Varsity  South Kent 15’s 

 

Monday  

Monday’s games TBD: Check the Northwood Community Team or social media channels for times 

12:15 PM Championship (1932 Rink) (Girls Division)
12:15 PM Championship (USA Rink) (HS/Varsity Division)
2:00 PM Championship (1932 Rink) (Prep Division) 

 

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