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PRESS RELEASE September 13, 2005
R. Whit MatthewsTournament [email protected]
On September 24th and 25th, the University of Pennsylvania Men’s Ice Hockey Team will host the 5th Annual Liberty Bell Invitational at Penn’s Class of 1923 Ice Rink. The teams featured in this year’s tournament are the University of Pennsylvania, Saint Joseph’s University, Temple University, and Villanova University.
The first game of the weekend will be a rematch of the 2003 championship game in which Villanova defeated St. Joe’s 6-5 in an overtime thriller to claim their first ever Liberty Bell championship. Saturday’s second game pits Temple against defending Liberty Bell champion Penn. This will be the first of three games to be played between the two teams over the upcoming season.
In light of the recent tragedies, a portion of the funds raised over the weekend will be donated to the Hurricane Katrina relief efforts. Fundraisers will include raffles and an opportunity to meet local celebrities. On Sunday, the Penn Band will be present for Penn’s game.
The purpose of the Liberty Bell Invitational is to promote healthy competition among Philadelphia college hockey teams. To that end, we hope to expose local high school and youth hockey players to the quality college hockey available to them in the area. In an effort to further this mission, all youth and high school hockey players will be admitted free of charge to all of this weekend’s games.
For complete tournament information visit the website:http://dolphin.upenn.edu/~hockey/libertybell.html
GAME SCHEDULESATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2005
Semifinal Game 1, 2:00pmSt. Joseph’s University vs. Villanova University
Semifinal Game 2, 4:45pmTemple University vs. University of Pennsylvania
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2005
Third Place Game, 2:45pmLoser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2
Liberty Bell Championship Game, 5:15pmWinner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2
Awards Ceremony and MVP Presentation, 7:45pm
PAST CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES2004 – Penn 6, St. Joe’s 02003 – Villanova 6, St. Joe’s 5 (OT)2002 – Drexel 6, Penn 22001 – Drexel 9, Penn 5
As the University of Pennsylvania Men’s Ice Hockey Club is a student run and student funded organization, we have no advertising budget available to us. Any exposure provided for this event is much appreciated!