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St. Francis prep team to host 2014 tourney at Leisure

Tim Biddle

Ryan Hornberger

John Roberts

The annual Saint Francis Prep Hockey Tournament will take place Friday – Sunday, Jan. 3 – 5 at Leisure Rinks in Orchard Park, as the traveling elite team from Athol Springs will settle in for some rare home games.

The tournament’s feature game will be held at 7:45 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 4, pitting the Red Raiders against Fountain Valley. The events during the game will include a ceremony to honor the team’s three seniors – Tim Biddle, Ryan Hornberger and John Roberts – and recently retired, longtime coach John Bowers.

St. Francis will also take on New Trier, in one of the first games of the tournament, at 3:30 p.m. Friday and then Saint Michaels at 10 a.m. the next day. All three opponents will also play in the Fattey Division, while also among the eight-team field, Nelson, Ridley College, Blythe Academy and Wyoming Valley will play in the Dantanio Division. Crossover consolation games and the championship will be played Sunday morning.

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