Spring Beantown's New Twist
The Beantown Spring Classic, which gets underway with a couple of Pre-Draft games tonight and runs through Sunday, will feature a new format, a smaller field, and a condensed schedule this year.
The biggest change? A 50-50 mix of traditional Beantown teams and Nationals-bound teams looking to get in some advance games. There will be 10 teams in total, four in the Draft Division and six in the Pre-Draft Division
Draft Division ('99-'01):
Selects Academy U18
Boston Jr. Eagles U18
Pre-Draft Division ('02-'03):
Selects Academy U15
Selects Academy U16
Cape Cod Whalers U15/U16 mix
Last year's Spring Beantown was played Wednesday through Friday March 7-9. If you were there, you will recall that a Nor'easter bringing snow and high winds hit New England on Thursday the 8th and KO'd the power at the New England Sports Center, forcing an abbreviated schedule and the moving of games to the Worcester Ice Center.
This year, the weather is looking good for Friday and Saturday, though a rain/snow mix is forecast for Sunday. But nothing close to last year.
Friday's and Saturday's games will be at the New England Sports Center. On Sunday the action will shift to the Worcester Ice Center.
2019 Spring Beantown Rosters
2019 Spring Beantown Schedule
Mass. U14s This Weekend
The 2018-19 Mass Hockey 14U State Championships will be running from Friday, March 8th through Sunday, March 10th at Rodman Arena in Walpole, Mass.
There will be eight teams at the Tier I level and six at the Tier II.
Tier I winners advance to Pittsburgh, PA for Nationals April 3-8, 2019
Tier II winners move on to South Bend, Indiana April 4-8, 2019
Program Book with Rosters and Schedules
NHL Midget Cup Rosters and Schedules
The 2019 NHL Midget Cup starts today and runs through Sunday at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough, Mass.
The tournament is hosted by the Boston Junior Bruins and the invited teams are all under NHL ownership or are affiliated and/or sponsored by an NHL team, which explains the NHL in the tournament's name.
There are 18U, 16U, and 15U divisions, with a number of top organizations on hand, including the Chicago Mission, Little Caesar's, NJ Devils Youth, Nashville Jr. Predators, Junior Bruins, PAL Jr. Islanders, Dallas Stars, Washington Little Capitals, Colorado Avalanche, and more.
The playoffs take place on Sunday. Last year's winners were the PAL Jr. Islanders (U18), and Little Caesar's (U16, U15).
2019 NHL Midget Cup Schedule
2019 NHL Midget Cup Rosters
2019 NHL Midget Cup Tournament Rules
In case you were wondering...
The 2019 Beantown Spring Classic will run from Friday, March 8 through Sunday, March 10.
The 2019 Beantown Summer Classic starts Sunday, August 11 and winds up on Tuesday, August 13.