Two holiday hockey tournaments that are traditional destinations for La Salle and St. Joseph’s Prep have been cancelled because of Covid concerns.
Mount St. Charles (RI) Academy announced Sunday afternoon that it’s 25th annual Holiday Faceoff tournament has been called off. La Salle was to be part of the eight team field; the tournament to Woonsocket, RI is an annual trip for the Explorers.
The 28th annual National Capital Hockey Tournament, more familiarly known as the Purple Puck Tournament, has also been cancelled. The tournament was scheduled to be played in Washington, D.C. beginning this coming Tuesday and continuing through Thursday.
St. Joseph’s Prep was scheduled to be part of the eight-team Prep Division. The tournament was also to include four teams competing in a separate High School Division.
It’s the second straight year the tournament has been cancelled.
Rick has worked in print and broadcast journalism for more than 35 years. He's covered golf in one medium or another for more than 30. He is the co-author of the book So You Want to Play Golf with PGA professional Kim Verrecchio and the host of the Women's Golf Report podcast.
Most recently, Rick served as an associate editor for The Mulligan Magazine. He also served as an associate editor for Philadelphia Golf Magazine and New Jersey State Golf from 2004-07.
Rick covered his first LPGA Tour event in 1986 and continues to cover women's golf for various media outlets. High on his bucket list is having the opportunity to one day play in an LPGA Tour pro am.
Rick is also a longtime correspondent for two suburban Philadelphia daily newspapers, the Intelligencer and the Bucks County Courier Times in Doylestown, PA. Over the course of his career he has coverzed a wide variety of sporting events.
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Rick is also a longtime contributor to Referee, a magazine devoted to sports officiating. He called his first baseball game at age 13 and continues to umpire softball and baseball today.
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