You can tell the people of Boston want to hockey to return and rather quickly. The fans sold-out TD Garden on Thursday night to watch the Boston Bruins have an intra-squad scrimmage. With Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Bruins and St. Louis Blues only a few days away, the locals will be out in full force again to support the local Boston youth and adult teams who have participated in a Memorial Day Weekend ice hockey tournament.
What better timing for TCS Hockey to hold its first-ever Boston Memorial Ice Hockey Tournament as the Bruins returned to the Stanley Cup Final. The tournament will be played at the brand new Warrior Ice Arena; the Bruins practiced facility and home to the Boston Pride of the NWHL.
— TCS Hockey (@TCSRoller) April 30, 2019
Marc Costanza, owner of TCS Hockey, based out of Nashville, TN, was very excited for the tournament to begin as he posted this on Facebook before the event. He went through the Warrior Ice Arena management to schedule all the ice time needed to make this event a success.
He was delighted with the turnout as 26 teams registered to participate in this first ever event. There is a local flare to this tournament as four of the 26 teams are from the Boston area. Each time is guaranteed four games over this three-day event which began on Friday, May 24 at 8 a.m. and will end as late 10 p.m. on Sunday, May 26. With Game 1 on Monday, May 27, what better way to spend at the holiday than at the hockey rink.
Even if you are not into being a rink rat all weekend, Boston is such a great city to hold a hockey tournament with so much do and see. With the Boston Red Sox out of a town, a big supporter of the Bruins, there is still all the shopping, historical sites, and of course the Boston Calling Music Festival on Memorial Day Weekend.
The fan support has been great through the first two days of the event as it can only get better on day three of the event when champions are crowned. Even though there is one winner in each division, TCS Hockey is the real winner along with the city of Boston to have such a great event in a city known for winning.
Good luck to all those teams participating in this weekend’s tournament from your friends at Boston Hockey Now.