Youth hockey: Nonotuck Knights Mite-Black U8 capture third tournament win of season

The Nonotuck Knights Mite-Black U8 youth hockey team won its third tournament of the year this past weekend, going 5-0 overall to capture first place in the Spring Classic Hockey Tournament held in Hookset, N.H.

The Nonotuck Knights Mite-Black U8 youth hockey team won its third tournament of the year this past weekend, going 5-0 overall to capture first place in the Spring Classic Hockey Tournament held in Hookset, N.H. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Published: 03-19-2024 4:07 PM

The Easthampton-based Nonotuck Knights Mite youth hockey team celebrated St. Patrick’s Day weekend by winning the Spring Classic Hockey Tournament held in Hookset, N.H. this past weekend.

The Knights, a team that typically plays half-ice hockey, faced a competitive field in their first full ice competition and were able to maintain a perfect record of 5-0 throughout the tournament. Nothing came easy, however, as they had to overcome early deficits to win both of their playoff games.

In the semifinals, the Knights found themselves down 2-0 but fought back for a 6-3 victory to punch their ticket to the championship round. More of the same ensued in the final game. Nonutuck once again found itself in an early hole, trailing 1-0, but the Knights ultimately battled back by scoring the game’s next three goals to capture a 3-1 victory and a title.

Last weekend’s performance capped off a great tournament season for the Nonotuck Knights Mite Black team, as the club won three tournaments over the course of the winter. They also won the 8U Red, White, Blue tournament in Saratoga, N.Y. as well as the Gloria Heerman Mite Winter Classic in Brockton earlier in the year.

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