FirstLight’s Great Northern Shootout Hockey Tournament Set

FirstLight, a leading provider of fiber-optic data, internet, data center, cloud, and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast and mid-Atlantic, will play host of the FirstLight Great Northern Shootout, Nov. 25-26, at Norwich University in Northfield, Vt.

This NCAA Division III college hockey tournament takes place annually during Thanksgiving weekend among three colleges with one additional invited team. Norwich University, State University of New York Plattsburgh, and Middlebury College in Vermont are the three mainstays of the event. This year, Aurora University in Illinois is the invited college.

The tournament, which rotates among the three regular participants, will be at Norwich’s Kreitzberg Arena in Northfield, Vermont. Norwich University was the victor of last year’s Shootout at Middlebury College and won the coveted Shootout Cup.

Since the first tournament in 1998, a participating team has gone on to win the NCAA Men’s Ice Hockey Division III title nine times. The tournament is a major college hockey attraction and area tradition that boasts some of the top teams in the country. Coverage has been hailed by local sports reporters as being “the best tournament in Division III hockey.”

The games will be live-streamed by the Northeast Sports Network. Check local listings for station information. For more details, visit To purchase tickets, visit Tickets go on sale a week prior to the event and sell for $20 for a four-game seat pass, or $11 for a two-game seat pass. Special pricing is available for standing-only tickets for adults and youth. Tickets for children under five are free. Consider buying in advance as tickets may sell out.

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