Hemingway in hockey inviteAlexandria boys’ hockey goaltender Matt Hemingway will have an opportunity to test himself against some of the top high school talent in the country before the Cardinals kick off the season this year.
Alexandria boys’ hockey goaltender Matt Hemingway will have an opportunity to test himself against some of the top high school talent in the country before the Cardinals kick off the season this year.
Hemingway earned a spot in the Nike/Bauer National Invitational Tournament at the New Hope Ice Arena, starting today, Friday, and running through Sunday.
“This tournament brings together some of the finest 16-18-year-old hockey players in the United States,” Commissioner and founder of the Upper Midwest High School Elite League John Russo said. “It’s an opportunity for these young men to showcase their skills in front of nearly 100 college coaches and professional scouts, while enjoying competition against other elite players.”
Hemingway earned a spot on the team after performing well for his Team North in this fall’s Upper Midwest High School Elite League.
He will represent Team Minnesota Red in the eight-team tournament this weekend. All-star teams from Wisconsin, Michigan, California and one from Malmo, Sweden will also be competing.
The Nike/Bauer NIT has featured a number of talented hockey players in the past that have gone on to careers in the National Hockey League. Most notable of those is current Pittsburgh Penguins’ star Sidney Crosby.
Hemingway’s Minnesota Red team will take to the ice for the first game of the tournament today at 5:15 p.m. on the north rink where they take on the LA Selects. The semifinal round takes place tomorrow at 1:30 and 3:30 p.m. with the championship game taking place on Sunday at 1:30 p.m.
For more information on the tournament, visit www.hselitehockey.com.