Major tourney begins; activities ahead

WESTFIELD – The seventh annual Kevin J. Major Memorial hockey tournament got under way with four games Monday night at Amelia Park Ice Arena.
While nearly 50 games will have been played by the end of the Kevin J. Major Memorial hockey tournament Sunday evening, there is much more than just the heat of the action on the ice.
There are some cool offerings for people of all ages in what is being billed as “Hat Trick Weekend,” three days of fun, excitement, great competition and a chance to support a good cause.
Beginning Friday at 3:30 p.m., doors will open at Amelia Park Ice Arena for the sale of tournament merchandise, items up for silent auction, and raffle prizes.

Day 1 of the Kevin J. Major Memorial hockey tournament and the puck drops on the game between defending Social Division Tommy Car and Quack Attack Monday night at Amelia Park Ice Arena. (Photo by Bill Deren)

The puck will drop at 5 for the evening’s first game, with more to follow until 11 p.m. During that time, fans will have the chance to enjoy a slice of local pizza from a different pizza restaurant every half hour from 5-7.
On Saturday, doors will open at 6:30 a.m. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Automatic External Defibrillator instruction will be provided to anyone wishing to learn a life-saving skill.
At 11:30 a.m., Wings over Westfield and Two River Burritos will hand out samples. Hot dogs, hamburgers, chips, and drinks will also be served.
At noon, the “official” opening ceremonies will take place. The KEVS Foundation is expected to donate six AED defibrillators to local non-profit organizations and schools.
On Sunday, doors will open at 7:30 a.m. Games begin at 8 a.m.
There will be an ice cream social at 1:30 p.m., raffle and silent auction winners will be revealed at 2 (and simultaneously be made available online at
The tournament will wrap up with the Old Boys Division championship at 4 p.m., followed by the Social Division championship at 5, and the Pro Division championship at 6.

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