The Friendship Four ice hockey tournament will return to Belfast in November 2022!
Taking place at The SSE Arena, Belfast on Friday 25th and Saturday 26th November 2022 the high-profile tournament, organised by The Odyssey Trust, will bring four top U.S. college hockey teams together to compete for the coveted Belpot trophy over Thanksgiving weekend.
The NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) tournament will see Division One hockey teams, the UMass Lowell River Hawks, winners of the first ever Friendship Four tournament return for 2022, alongside the Quinnipiac Bobcats and Massachusetts Hockey (UMass) who played here in 2016, with Dartmouth Big Green making their debut on Belfast ice.
Friday 25th November:
Game 1: Dartmouth V Quinnipiac
Game 2: Massachusetts V UMass Lowell
Saturday 26th November:
Game 3: Third Place Game
Game 4: Championship Game
The Friendship Four was born in Belfast in 2015, marking the start of a highly popular international ice hockey tournament that continues to grow to this day. The tournament was devised and has been developed by The Odyssey Trust, to promote education, social welfare, and community integration in Northern Ireland, building on the sister cities agreement between Belfast and Boston. The tournament last took place in Belfast in 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Why not make a night of it?
Suite for a Night
Exclusive event hire of a 12-28 seater VIP box with a private balcony area
Exclusive VIP entrance to the venue
Dedicated waiter service and an extensive food and drinks menu
Cloakroom, luxury bathroom facilities, roof top smoking deck
Relax in your VIP box for up to an hour after the show (excludes morning and matinee shows)