An action-packed weekend awaits SUNY Canton alumni, parents, friends and hockey fans.
The third annual Terry Martin Pride’s Corner Tournament will be held Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 20 and 21, with tours of the College’s new athletic facility, a pre-game reception, and the men’s ice hockey tournament highlighting the weekend’s events.
Before the first puck drops, attendees are invited to:
- Noon – 2 p.m.: A tour of the new Convocation, Athletic and Recreation Center, nicknamed Roos House, including the new ice arena. The tour will leave from French Hall on SUNY Canton’s campus.
- 2 – 4 p.m.: A pregame reception at Sergi’s Banquet Hall, 31 Main Street, Canton.
The schedule for tournament (all games held at the Canton Pavilion, located on Lincoln Street):
- Saturday, Nov. 20, 5 p.m.: SUNY Canton vs. SUNY Oswego
- Saturday, Nov. 20, 8 p.m.: John Carroll University vs. Cornell University
- Sunday, Nov. 21, Noon: Consolation game
- Sunday, Nov. 21, 3 p.m.: Championship game
In 2008, SUNY Canton won the inaugural tournament with a final-second overtime goal to prevail over the University of New England, 5-4. The Roos will look to reclaim that title after being edged by John Carroll University 4-3 in the first game of last year’s tournament. They went on to win the consolation game over Norwich 8-1 the following day.
Martin, the tournament’s namesake, served as the College’s head men’s ice hockey coach from 1974-1999, compiling a record of 527-211-29, including a 102-11-8 mark in his final four seasons. His team won 12 national championship titles throughout his career. Martin also served as men’s athletic director, women’s soccer coach, men’s lacrosse coach and taught in the physical education department at various points while at SUNY Canton.
He was the 2009 recipient of the American Hockey Coaches Association’s prestigious John “Snooks” Kelley Founders Award, recognizing the effect Martin had on the collegiate sport.
The tournament was established in 2008 by Roos’ Head Men’s Ice Hockey Coach Eric McCambly. “I started the tournament to honor Terry for his extraordinary accomplishments and remarkable pride the program had during his leadership,” said McCambly. “That pride still exists today with his former players, which is why we include pride in the tournament’s name. Terry guided the program to new heights in the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s and did so for pure love of the game. Along the way, he and his players brought incredible respect and prominence to the College with 12 national titles.”
To RSVP, contact the SUNY Canton Alumni Office at 1-800-811-6727 or at firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, Nov. 17.
Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.