Huskies Heading to Belfast, Northern Ireland Thanksgiving Weekend 2015

By: Josh Brown

BOSTON–  Mayor Marty Walsh announced Saturday, March 10th that Northeastern Men’s Hockey would be taking part in the 2015 “Belpot” in Belfast, Northern Ireland Nov. 27-29th.

Heading over the pond with the Huskies will be Brown, Colgate and Umass-Lowell. The games will take place at Odyssey Arena, home of the Belfast Giants of the Elite Ice Hokey League.

Tickets to the event will be free for 12,000 residents, and over $20,000 has been raised by the Boston Lord Mayor’s Office to cover travel costs, according to reports.

“During my time in Ireland, I saw firsthand how sports, and hockey in particular, play an incredible role in bridging communities,” said Mayor Walsh. “I am thrilled to announce the first tournament for the Belpot Trophy this fall. I would like to thank former mayor of Belfast Máirtín Ó Muilleoir for his original partnership in this ambitious exchange and his continued hospitality towards Boston and Lord Mayor of Belfast, Councillor Arder Carson, and the Belfast City Council for their commitment to making this tournament become a reality.”