Scout's Perch: Raw talent the main course at Flood-Marr
For 48 years, Milton Academy and Noble and Greenough School have co-hosted a holiday tournament that has attracted 49 different schools and amateur hockey teams from the United States, Canada, and Sweden. In addition to the six New England states, representatives have come from California, Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania to play.
Since 1994, the tournamentís eight participants have been constant. The games weigh in the standings the same as any other regular season contests, but there is a noticeable competitive air driven by tradition that elevates the Flood-Marr for the players involved. Itís become a weekend full of rivalry match-ups.Ö read more
That Tournament is as good as it gets! I know some players have chosen to attend certain schools, based, on whether or not they played in that tournament. I know that sounds crazy, but, it happens. They get as many, if not more, scouts and DI coaches in attendance, then any of the summer tournaments like the Chowder Cup etc.