The former PrimeLink Shootout hockey tournament is now…

Catch the action Thanksgiving Weekend, November 26 – 27, 2021

Chip Kenyon Arena

Middlebury College in Vermont

This year’s teams:

Past Winners

Pictured are members of the Wisconsin-Eau Claire Blugolds, winners of the Great Northern Shootout tournament in 2019.

About the Great Northern Shootout:

Since the beginning of the tournament in 1998, a participating team has gone on to win the NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Division III title nine times. The tournament truly is a major college hockey attraction and Thanksgiving tradition and serves as a good representation of the season’s outcome. The tournament is hailed by several sports reporters as being “the best tournament in Division III hockey.” FirstLight adopted the tournament in 2020 after the acquisition of PrimeLink, the tournament’s previous sponsor.

About FirstLight:

FirstLight, headquartered in Albany, New York, provides fiber-optic Internet, data center, cloud, unified communications, and managed services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic. FirstLight connects more than 10,000 locations in service with more than 30,000 locations serviceable by a network that spans more than 24,000 route miles. FirstLight offers a comprehensive portfolio of solutions including Ethernet, dark fiber, and SD-WAN. FirstLight’s clientele includes national cellular providers and wireline carriers and many leading enterprises in verticals including healthcare, finance, K-12, higher education, government, and manufacturing.

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