Friendship Four returns to Belfast

Top US college ice hockey teams will continue to visit Belfast to compete in the prestigious Friendship Four tournament at the SSE Arena.

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Ice hockey lesson for NI pupils ahead of Friendship Four

The Friendship Four, the only American college ice hockey tournament held outside the US, is set to get underway in Belfast on Friday.

Pupils at Black Mountain Primary School got to meet the Vermont ice hockey players who taught them about the sport. Credit: UTV

Four teams – Quinnipiac University, University of Vermont, St Lawrence University and University of Massachusetts – will face off for the Belpot trophy this weekend.

The Vermont team visited Black Mountain Primary School in Belfast and Head Coach Kevin Sneddon told UTV his players enjoyed getting to meet the pupils.

He said: “It’s just really part of the Friendship Four, tying to bring everyone together and it's a great experience for our student athletes to be able to come into schools and have a lot of fun with the little kids, teaching them about the sport.

“This is something we’ve been looking forward to for over a year now.”

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