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2018 Kennedy Memorial Recap

By Christian Gonzalez, 01/16/18, 2:15PM EST


2018 Kennedy Memorial Recap

The Tournament.

Over the Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, Friday, January 12th – Monday, January 15th, over 200 teams from across North America organized in the Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire area for the most anticipated youth hockey tournament in the Northeast region. Spread across 15 rinks throughout the region, over 3,600 youth athletes participated in the annual Kennedy Memorial Tournament, in honor of the late John W. Kennedy Jr and John W. Kennedy III.

Over the course of four days, 3,600+ athletes ranging in age from 7-14 years old, played at either the AA or AAA level, but as the late John W Kennedy Jr always said, “Hockey is like an elevator, everyone gets off at a different level, but life goes on.” Regardless of classification rank [AA or AAA] this elite tournament had many shocking moments throughout the weekend which resulted in championships for some AA teams over AAA programs, because hockey is about discipline, routine and leadership and these teams certainly exemplified those characteristics.

2003 AAA – East Coast Wizards AAA vs MYHA AA

2003 EliteCT RoughRiders vs Ashburn Xtreme

2004 AAARYHROC AAA vs Minuteman Flames AAA

2004 EliteKal Pa vs Seacoast Spartans Elite

2005 AAA – Central Mass Outlaws vs WoonsocketNorthstars

2005 EliteProvidence Capitals vs North Stars Hockey Club

2006 AAA – Westchester Express vs Manchester Flames Peewee

2006 Elite – South Shore Kings – Top Gun Elite

2007 AAADarien Youth Hockey vs Springfield Rifles

2007 EliteAshburn Xtreme vs Assabet Patriots Elite

2008 AAA – North Stars Hockey Club vs Westchester Vipers

2008 EliteSeacoast Spartans Elite vs Providence Capitals

2009 AAALong Island Express vs Syracuse Nats

2009 ElitePhilly Sting vs CT Blue Crabs

2010 EliteCT Bluecrabs vs Seacoast Spartans Elite

The event was live streamed via our partners at Live Barn ( and the games are still available for viewing, with a subscription. Additional coverage is available via the Legacy Global Hockey social media accounts; Facebook and Instagram [@LGShockey]. You’ll notice that each athlete possesses special characteristics; Our Legacy Athletes are disciplined, stay in routine and exemplify what it means to be a true leader. Each athlete is writing their own legacy, just as John W Kennedy Jr and John W. Kennedy III did throughout their lives, follow our athletes and their journey by following @LGShockey on social media.

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