NORTHFIELD, Vt. – The Norwich Alumni Association and the Maroon and Gold Athletic Association, in conjunction with the Norwich men's hockey team, will be holding their annual Alumni Weekend on Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5.
The weekend kicks off on Friday at 6 p.m. with a pre-game barbecue in the Kreitzberg Arena parking lot that will feature hamburgers and hotdogs as well as side dishes and soda. The barbecue is free to attend and open to the public, but donations are gladly accepted.
Then at 7 p.m. fans will get a chance to see the 2011-12 edition of the Norwich men's hockey team as the players take to the ice for the annual Maroon & Gold intrasquad scrimmage game.
The team will compete in a variety of game situations divided into two halves and then the scrimmage will culminate with a shootout between the two teams for the grand finale.
After the Maroon & Gold game, fans are welcome to come onto the ice to get an up close and personal look at this year's team as the men's squad hosts a "Skate with the Cadets" open-public skate starting at 8:30 p.m.
On Saturday the festivities continue with the annual Bill Cahill '71 Alumni Game slated to start at 1 p.m. The alumni game will be followed by a Family and Friends open skate at 2:30 p.m.
After the open skate, Alumni All-Stars from earlier in the day will be divided up into two teams and then mixed with the current varsity Cadets for the inaugural Norwich All-Star Classic scheduled to start at 4 p.m.
Fans are welcome to come out and watch former Cadets young and old battle it out with the stars of today.
The weekend's festivities will be capped off with a post-game party hosted at the Rustic.
Alumni that are interested in signing up for the event can go to www.alumni.norwich.edu/2011cahillalumniweekend and register. Registration for all the weekend's festivities is $10.
For more information you can either contact Mike Stackus, Maroon & Gold Athletic Association Coordinator at 802-485-2903, by email at [email protected] or Pierce Kiniry in Alumni Relations at 802-485-2100 or by email at [email protected].
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