The Friendship Four Hockey Tournament Returns to The SSE Arena, Belfast

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The Friendship Four hockey tournament returns to The SSE Arena, Belfast on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th November 2020 for the sixth year of competition.

The ice hockey tournament consists of a four-game competition from talented athletes from top American universities. The 2020 participating teams are Quinnipiac University, Mercyhurst University, US Army West Point and Sacred Heart University, who will all compete for the prestigious Belpot trophy. The ice hockey tournament provides local fans with a unique opportunity to watch the only National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) hockey tournament outside of the United States.

Over 20,000 spectators are expected to head to The SSE Arena, Belfast to watch the action unfold during America’s culturally significant Thanksgiving holiday period on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th November 2020.

The Friendship Four Tournament began in 2015 in support of the Boston and Belfast Sister Cities Agreement which was designed to foster stronger economic development, trade and investment, tourism, cultural exchange and educational linkages between the two cities. 

For more information on the tournament, visit go on sale Thursday 5th March at 10 am from