2017 NCGAA Hurling Champions

Posted on May 31st, 2017 by Cody Hedges

Championship coin toss

For all of you antsy fans out there that couldn’t make it to Chicago this weekend, here’s a recap. In an epic rematch of last year’s championship match the Huskies squared off against the Grizzlies and Montana took control of the game early. By half time, UConn was in a 7 point hole which expanded to a 9 point deficit before 2 back to back goals by the Huskies. Facing a 3 point gap with 3 minutes of regulation remaining, the question was whether the Huskies could repeat their late goal that clinched last year’s championship. But as time slowly trickled away and the Griz put another point over the bar, the end of regulation place the Huskies into a respectable 2nd place with a final count of 2-10 (16) to 2-6 (12). So say hello to the 2017 NCGAA Hurling Champions, for the third time in four years, the University of Montana Grizzlies Hurling Club.

Montana Champions 2017

 

2017 NCGAA National Hurling Tournament, Day 1!

Posted on May 29th, 2017 by Cody Hedges

Greetings Hurling Fans!

We had a great weekend of hurling at Chicago Gaelic Park for the 2017 NCGAA National Hurling Championship. In attendance were the University of Montana, the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Connecticut, Purdue University, and the University of Colorado-Boulder.

The games were spread over two days with the first day’s games, on Saturday the 27th, being played in a blitz style format. Each team played four games of 10-minute halves each. The results were then used to seed each team for games on Sunday. Day 1 scores were as follows:

UConn 1-7 Purdue 1-2
Montana 2-9 Pitt 0
UConn 3-4 Colorado 2-1
Purdue 1-3 Pitt 0-1
Montana 3-7 Colorado 1-1
UConn 4-4 Pitt 0-1
Montana 1-5 Purdue 0-2
Pitt 1-1 Colorado 0-3
Montana 2-5 UConn 0-2
Purdue 1-3 Colorado 0-1

The teams were thus seeded as follows:

1. Montana
2. UConn
3. Purdue
4. Pitt
5. Colorado

To round off the day, the 4th and 5th seeded teams competed in a play-in match with Pitt winning 4-1 over Colorado’s 0-6.

The results of the second day’s 4-team single-elimination tournament will be posted shortly.

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