Attention Leominister MA! Make the beds at the motel 6 and clean the restaurant grills! Massachusetts prepares for an annual visit from Canadian open and women's teams. Boston invites some of the best teams north and south of the border for its tournament located in Devens.
Canadian content will be in heavy supply this weekend.
32 teams are in action, with 9 Canadian squads making the trip.
- Elite Pool includes GOAT (Tor), Phoenix (Ott) and Mephisto (Mtl)
- Other Pools include Firebird (Ott), Red Circus (Hfx), Grand Trunk (Tor), Demon (MTL), Bloody Gary (Sherbrooke) and Magma (Mtl)
This will be the first chance we get to see clubs like Firebird, Trunk, Circus and Demon compete in the same tournament, and we will have a better idea of where these teams are relative to each other.
So, who's going to win the Boston Invite this year?
With the Elite women's division previously played a few weeks ago, the eastern womens divisions will be the focus of women's play this weekend.
Canadian clubs QUB (Qc), Salty (Hfx) and Mystik (Mtl) are sending squads and are well ranked in the field of eight.
8 teams in the coed division, with a Canadian team from Montreal (RIP).
Format is round robin and all teams seem full squad and highly competitive. It should be another excellent pre worlds tune up for RIP.