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Penguins at NH Fall 64

The Penguins program kicked off the fall tournament season on Saturday, October 17th at the NH Fall 64 Tournament. The 2021, 2022 Blue, 2023, 2024 Orange and 2026 Penguins all battled and picked up some key programs wins throughout the day. 

The 2023 Penguins shined as they went 2-1 on the day with an impressive 7-5 win against the Clams 2023. They finished the day with another win against the Houlagans and tight game against the 2023 Kings Red team.

The NH Fall 64 was a good day for the boys, and the progression of our offense.  Will Buckley and Julian Prior got the day started with strong goals against the Clams and the Houlagans. We had a slow start to our final game of the day, and after a strong second half we were unfortunately unable to close the gap and ended the day with a 2-1 record. 

Coach Jeff Heater

The 2021 Penguins played strong and secured a 5-5 tie with the RI Bulldogs as well as dropping a close game to the Kings 2021. The 2022 Blue Penguins had a great 6-5 team win against Gorilla 2022. The 2024 Orange Penguins had a dynamic victory against Houlagans to start the day as well while dropping back and forth games against the Kings 2024 Red and the RI Bulldogs. 

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Penguins 2022 Platinum ranked #60/#99 Nationally

The Penguins 2022 Platinum team capped off an impressive 2020 summer season by being ranked #60 (#11 in New England) in the Inside Lacrosse National Rankings and #98 in the US Club Lax rankings. Their 7-3-1 record included a 10-6 win over the #95 US Club Lax ranked team as well as an 8-8 tie with the #76 ranked US Club Lax ranked team. The Penguins finished the year as the #11 / #13 ranked team in New England for the summer.


Penguins at NH 64 Session 2

The Penguins brought three teams to what would be the final weekend of summer lacrosse for the program. The 2022 Platinum, 2024 Blue and 2024 Orange all competed at the NH 64 Tournament Session 2 across two locations in New Hampshire. 


The 2022 Platinum team looked to build off an already impressive summer during their final weekend of lacrosse. The team went 3-1 with decisive victories against 3d New England South, Seven Hills and Performax from Buffalo. They faced a tough HGR Blue team in the final contest, dropping a back and forth game in the last minute of play. James Carr held down the defensive side of the field making crucial saves throughout the day. Colin Birch was dynamic from the face-off x and the offense was paced by Aidan Webb and David Pacella. Jaden Cronin played lock down defense as LSM and also scored from 18 yards out in transition during the final game. 


The 2024 Blue team came up against some strong competition and ended the tournament with a win against Summit Lacrosse and tied the Coyotes. The team dropped a one goal game against the South Shore Kings 6-5 earlier on Saturday. Max Becker played great in net and was backed defensively by Dylan Rogers and Riley McCann. Colton Chambers pushed the offense throughout the weekend. 


The 2024 Orange team came one goal away from claiming the title of the A bracket but fell just short going 2-1-1 on the weekend. Saturday saw them go 2-0 with a strong wins against Piatelli Lacrosse and Catamount Tan. On Sunday they dropped a back and forth, one goal game against Seven Hills and then tied the Hawks 6-6 in the final game of the tournament. Defensively the team was backed by Paddy Webb and both goalies,  Jack O’Neill and Justin Hutnick. Matt Pomer did it all from the midfield, taking face-offs and winning groundballs. Twin brother, Mike Pomer scored some crucial goals at attack alongside Ryan Jones.

“Overall, I was very happy with how the team played throughout the weekend. I think defensively we played our best team defense of the summer and our goalie play was outstanding. It was great to see the team come together as every game we played was a one goal game.”

Coach Jason Wellemeyer

Penguins at NH 64 Session 1

The Penguins Select Lacrosse program had four teams competing at the NH 64 Session 1 in Pembroke and Epping, NH. The 2021, 2022 Platinum, 2023 and 2024 Blue teams had some great victories amidst a summer of already impressive showings.

The 2021 Penguins participated in the AA bracket, competing against some very tough teams and dropping close games. The combination of Graham Wesel and Dalton McKinnon was dominant at the face-off X. Jack Norwood, Mike McLaughlin, and Max Ranta led the way on the offensive side of the field. Colin Norred shined in the cage with strong defensive showings.

The 2022 Platinum team went 2-0-1 with great wins against the RI Bulldogs and Seven Hills. They tied a very strong Kings team in a exciting back and forth game.

We were proud of the toughness and compete level showed by our guys all weekend — we pride ourselves on being a hard team to play against and the way that we rode set the tone all weekend. Colin Birch, Nolen Bearegard, and Aidan Webb led the way with physical play, and James Carr and Jaden Cronin set the tone for the Penguins on the defensive half. It was great to get wins over two tough opponents, and our Kings game was a great up and down game with several lead changes.

Coach Matt Murphy

The 2023 Penguins had an impressive day going 3-0 with solid team wins against HGR, CT Valley and the Maine Mussels. Lorenzo Costello and Max Sian were dynamic on defense. Decker Hardin, Alec Enchill, and Will Buckley propelled the offense forward on a day that saw the team have a goal differential of +11.

The season has been dominated by great defensive play, and it was showcased again in our last 3 games. The Boys shutout HGR as a program for the summer season and only allowed 5 goals by two other teams. Saturday was also coupled by solid offensive play by the mids and attack. It was great to see how much they shared the ball, which lead to the most scoring chances we have had this year.

Coach Jeff Heater

The 2024 Penguin Blue team went 0-2-1 with close games against the Cape Cod Kings and 4 Leaf Army. Similar to weekend before, they tied a Coyotes team 4-4. Max Becker played lights out in the net with strong defensive showings from James Hanley and Dylan Rogers.

“I was very happy with how the team got better after each game we played. We started strong against the Kings but couldn’t find the back of the net in the second half of the first game. The second game we had issues at the face-off x but made it work and managed to come away with a hard fought tie. The final game was our best all summer as we took on a very strong 4 Leaf Army team and competed the entire game. Overall, I was proud of how the team came together and looking forward to our final tournament on the 15th-16th.”

Coach Jason Wellemeyer

Penguins at NH Invitational

The Penguins program continued the 2020 summer season with 10 teams participating over the course of the weekend in Pembroke, NH.

The Penguins 2021  went 2-1-1 at the NH Invitational continuing an impressive summer season with impressive team victories against 802 Lacrosse and Coyotes.

“We got great play from our midfielders all weekend with standout performances by Jackson Tabors and Jack Norwood. Sean cullagh played his best lacrosse of the summer, shitting down the opponents best offensive weapon. On attack, Max Ranta continued to put the ball in the cage and had some key assists.”

Coach Marco Barbone

The Penguins 2022 Orange team had an extremely competitive weekend at the NH invitational. Goalies Colin Connors and Brett Tobasky played a huge roll in keeping the teams energy up making big time saves. After tying both games Saturday, the boys came out flying Sunday morning earning their first win of the tournament. Defenseman Andrew Walsh tallied three goals Sunday along with his shutdown defense. Andrew Maher scored a big time goal in the final minutes of Sunday’s second game to put the team in a position to go for the win.

The Penguins 2023 team played competitively against some strong competition with a great team victory against 802 Lacrosse and dropped a one goal game against the Clams 2023. 

“This past weekend brought us another very competitive weekend of lacrosse. The boys played hard and I believe learned some very valuable lessons regarding the mental aspect of the game. While all of the outcomes may not have been what we wanted, we do believe the experience we got over the weekend was invaluable. We were able to get a strong win on Sunday followed by another great, competitive game against the Clams to close out the weekend.”

Coach Jeff Heater

The Penguins 2024 Blue team had an impressive weekend as well, going 2-1-1. The team had dynamic wins against 802 Lacrosse and HGR and tied a strong Coyotes team 5-5 in a great back and forth game. Max Becker played outstanding all weekend long and Eddie O’Brien paced the offense with some key man-up goals. 

The 2024 Penguins Orange team had a positive weekend going 2-2 with great team wins against HGR. Lachlan Hartshorn played exceptional at LSM and Matt Pomer was dynamic at the face-off x winning key draws. John Orsbourne and Ryan Jones balanced the attack scoring key goals each day. 

The Penguins 2025 team finished the summer with a 3-1 record at the NH Invitational. On the defensive side of the field Charlie Holmes and Wyatt Langway played lockdown defense with Tyler Zilinski and Ciaran Walshe both rotating in at close defense and LSM. Timmy Morrin closed up the group causing havoc at LSM and pushing the ball in transition. 

“Our offense really started coming together and it showed in this final tournament. Sam Linberg and Carson Eutsay organized the offense and with playing together in three tournaments in two weeks we started to have an offense that worked hard off-ball getting open for great looks. Blake was always finding the open space behind the defense and was always causing problems in the ride. Our midfield played great two way lacrosse working hard on defense and pushing every opportunity we had to make early offense in transition. Austin Hine, Alex Quinn  and Hamish Kemp settled down our team when we needed a good possession of the ball. Ray Gilkes II was a beast on faceoffs dominating teams with his physicality and gaining control of the ball. He even gave us energy on the team with key goals in situations. Phil came up huge with timely saves in the last game of the tournament and getting us possessions to close out the game.”

Coach Chris St. George

The 2026 Penguins started off the tournament strong with a high scoring 10-7 win over the Littlenecks. The offense was fast and furious scoring early and often to lead the team to victory. The second game of the tournament was a hard-fought 8-6 loss to the Coyotes. The Penguins played well, but had a tough second half where they couldn’t get any momentum going. Day 2 started with an 8-4 win over 802 Lacrosse. After a close first half, the Penguins offense exploded in the second half, while the defense made up for some early mistakes, and almost shut 802 out in the final half. The Penguins finished the tournament with a 10-2 victory over HGR. The Penguins came out firing and didn’t look back all game. The defense shut HGR out in the first half, and finished with a strong second half to finish the tournament at 3-1. 

The Penguins 2027 team had their best tournament of the summer at the NH Invitational, going 2-1-1 on the weekend. The defense anchored a strong performance, with Ray DeVincent, Tyler Bernier, and Garo Gabeyan helping limit opponents to four goals per game. Offensively, Leo Dischino, Chase Leblanc, and Jack Fox led the way with some strong two way play, and Roman Grilli dished out key assists in the Sunday victories.

The Penguins 2028/29 team closed out their summer in dramatic fashion by coming from behind against a strong 802 Lacrosse team and tying the game with only seconds remaining. The team played great all weekend dropping two close games against Gorilla and HGR. Defense played exceptionally, with strong performances by Colin Riley, Chase Quandt and Braylon Beville. Austin Keyser played great on attack and the midfield was balanced with 5 different middies finding the score sheet.

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Penguins at Bulldog Brawl

Penguins sent eight teams ranging from the Class of 2021 to 2029 to the 2020 Bulldog Brawl, which featured five sites in five New Hampshire cities from July 21-22, an excellent opportunity for all of its players to grow in a healthy competitive environment. The pandemic has made any chance at competition unique, and this event allowed Penguins teams and athletes to gauge where they are in their progression and what still needs to be done.

The Penguins 2021 team played hard all tournament and had a great team victory, defeating MXB Prep, 7-3. Overall, it was a great start to the summer after a long break apart and missing the spring season.

“It was good to play competitive lacrosse again after many months,” coach Marco Barbone said. “Started a bit rusty but eventually put it together with a great team win against Middlesex Bears. The midfielders stood out with their hard-nosed defense and finishing on offense. Adam Rabb with the save of the tournament, dove across the crease to stop one on the doorstep.”

The Penguins 2022 Orange team went 2-2 in Holderness, scoring 24 goals in its four games. The team played hard through the tournament, though early rust got them at the beginning. After the players shook that off, though, they were snapping the ball around and did a good job of burying it in the back of the net. Face-off specialist Max Fenn had a big couple of days, winning most of his face-offs throughout the four games, and Ivan Paus, a new addition to the Penguins defense, was a ground ball machine, cleaning up in front of the net and moving the ball up field. After reacclimating, the team played fast and focused on the little things, and it helped them win games.

The defense of the Penguins 2023 team did a great job of locking its opponents down and limiting the amount of shots on its goalie, allowing just 17 goals into its net through four games in Holderness. It translated to a 1-3 record, but two of those defeats were by one goal and a win over a strong Catamount team Wednesday, 5-4, illustrate clear progression. Lorenzo Costello anchored down the team’s clearing game after a rough start to the day. Andrew Hine put in another solid game at the face-off X. Will Fine showed what he’s been working on in quarantine, racking up several assists and breaking ankles dodging and toasting his man on his way to the cage to score.

The Penguins 2024 Orange team went 2-2 at the NH Soccer Complex in Pembroke, collecting wins against Hawks in back-to-back games to bounce back from a tough start to the event. On Tuesday, the team lost a tight one, 6-4, to a strong Arsenal side, with some positive play from Justin Hutnick and Jack O’Neill, both looking great in the cage and making some key saves. Against Hawks, John Orsbourne led the offense, scoring crucial goals the team needed at the perfect time.

The Penguins 2025 team picked up two quality triumphs over Coyotes and HGR, recovering from opening the event with two losses to finish on a 2-2 record in Pembroke. The team was backed defensively by Charlie Holmes and Timmy Morin, who were important in Penguins allowing a third-best 21 goals in its group. Ray Gilkes took face-offs for Penguins and worked hard playing midfield all tournament long.

The Penguins 2026 team completed an undefeated 4-0 run at Bulldog Brawl in Pembroke, finishing atop its division and with the most goals (32). The team started off with a close win over Houlagans, 4-3, in a back-and-forth affair. The Penguins started poorly, then picked it up to finish the game strong and take the W. The team went on to finish the first day with a huge victory against 4Leaf, 11-5, pulling away during a strong second half. The Penguins opened day two with 3d NE South and started poorly, going down 4-1 at the half. A huge man-up goal soon after the break sparked the offense, and the team’s ride made the difference as it came back to take a 5-4 lead late in the game. 3d battled back to tie it at 5-5, but Penguins scored with fewer than two minutes remaining and held 3d off during a man-up as time expired to secure the win, 6-5. That set the tone for the Penguins to handle the Hawks in its final showdown, 11-2, to complete the unblemished record.

The Penguins 2027 team played its games on the first day in Pembroke, and it came out of the gates hot. Penguins opened the event with a 12-3 win versus Hawks, then played it close against Coyotes and Mountaineers to eventually finish 1-3, ending its tournament at Seacoast United Outdoor Complex in Epping. Leo DiSchino, Roman Grilli., Miles Gilkes, and Owen Mix stood out as strong offensive players, with Leo, Miles and Owen anchoring the midfield and Roman distributing from attack.

The Penguins 2028/29 team had an excellent start to the summer, going 2-2 in Pembroke. The team had great team victories against Piatelli Lacrosse, 9-6, and Kings, 10-7. Nolen Merenda was all over the field, taking face-offs and winning ground balls throughout the tournament. Defensively, the team was backed by Colin Riley and Braylon Beville.

All Penguins teams that played at Bulldog Brawl had a great time getting back into lacrosse and measuring themselves against their local peers. No matter the record, goals were reached and knowledge was gained for every one of the club’s sides.

PrimeTime Shootout 2020 Penguins

Penguins at PrimeTime Shootout

The Penguins entered eight teams ranging from the 2021s to the 2028/29 squad in the 2020 PrimeTime Shootout, which had games played at five sites in five different New Hampshire cities from July 23-24. The event gave Penguins teams another big opportunity to see how they continue stack up against nearby competition after getting a small taste at Bulldog Brawl in the couple days before. With that in their rearview, PrimeTime Shootout offered a second chance to show growth and development.

The Penguins 2021 team went 2-2 at The Holderness School in Holderness. It opened with a 6-3 defeat to the Clams, then picked up a great, hard-fought victory over MXB Prep, 6-5, to close the first day of action. On the second day, Penguins fell to EB Lacrosse, 7-3, before responding against RI Bulldogs, 7-3.

Penguins 2022 Platinum team had a tough first day but recovered in the end to finish 2-2 in Holderness. Outstanding goaltending from James Carr and a gritty performance at the face-off X and on both ends of the field by Colin Birch helped the team get early leads in both of its two victories from the second day against 4Leaf Army and CT Valley 2022 Blue. Brady Daylor helped put both games out of reach with his ability to play shutdown defense and put the ball away on the offensive end of the field.

It was a 3-1 showing for the Penguins 2023 team, which had decisive victories against HGR, CT Valley and Shoreline Sharks in Holderness. Great team defense and strong goaltending propelled Penguins to score 25 goals and only allow 13 in its own net through all four games. In its three wins, the team outscored its opponents 22-6, including a shutout of HGR, illustrating just how well it came together for this event. The 3-1 mark was a good recovery from the 1-3 showing at Bulldog Brawl earlier in the week.

The Penguins 2024 Blue team pulled off an undefeated ride at PrimeTime Shootout, going 3-0-1 at NH Soccer Complex in Pembroke. Penguins picked up three key victories against NH Tomahawks, Kings and Hawks, winning all three by at least four goals. The team tied with Laxachusetts White, 4-4, in the second game of day one to round out the unbeaten run. Will Abplanalp was dynamic at the face-off X all tournament long, and Colton Chambers and Jake Lania shined in attack. The midfield was led by two-way middie Tyler Grant.

Penguins 2025 continued the summer with a competitive showing at the Shootout against tough opponents. The team opened the event with an even 6-6 draw versus Kings 2025 Green, then suffered some tough losses to Laxachusetts White and NE Twisters 2025 Orange. Carson Eutsay led the way offensively, and Timmy Morin continued to play lockdown defense and do a great job of pushing the ball in transition.

The Penguins 2026 squad started PrimeTime Shootout with a 2-0 rain-shortened win in Pembroke over NH Tomahawks 2026 Gold behind a great performance from the defense. Next, the team took care of Laxachusetts White, 5-4, after going down early, then coming back and forcing a back-and-forth game. The defense held strong again, and some clutch late scoring secured the W. In the final game of the first day, Penguins had a tight battle with 4Leaf all the way through, but the team scored two important goals in the final minutes of the game to emerge the victor, 5-3, to continue its winning ways. The next day, a 3-3 tie with Kings confirmed Penguins unbeaten record for the event, though some missed opportunities early on could have meant a fourth win out of four games.

Regardless, it was a great week for the team, following up its 4-0 showing at Bulldog Brawl with this performance, concluding an undefeated eight games in four days. The kids played hard all week, rode extremely hard and were able to get some great goals off the ride. Offensively, Penguins moved the ball well and had some great tic-tac-toe goals. Defensively, it played well as a unit and scooped a ton of ground balls. Great individual and team defense, backed by strong goaltending, headlined an awesome week for this team.

The Penguins 2027 team faced a difficult PrimeTime Shootout schedule and kept up the hard work and competitive fight despite falling short on the scoreboard, with a strong defensive effort anchored by Ray DeVincent, Garo Gebeyan and Tyler Bernier, Chase Leblanc, Jack Fox and Miles Gilkes and did excellent two-way work from the midfield as well.

The 2028/29 team went 1-3 at PrimeTime Shootout, but that doesn’t reflect how hard fought the games were. In Pembroke, Penguins started the tournament off with a nice win over Kings 2028/29 White, 8-2. On Friday morning, the team played its best half of lacrosse against a very tough 4Leaf team, then rallied well against a strong NH Tomahawks side on the back-to-back. The highlight of the tournament was a coast-to-coast goal by Mikey Philbin.

Each of the Penguins teams that participated in PrimeTime Shootout grew even more after having the two extra days and four more games of experience under their belts. It has been a lacrosse-starved time for months, and getting back out there provided all players and teams with another chance to accomplish goals, set milestones and keep working hard on their games.

Lake George Invitational Recap – 2022 Blue and 2027/28 win Championship

10 Penguins teams traveled to Lake George, NY to finish off the 2019 summer season. With what turned out to be the most successful tournament of the summer, three Penguins teams played in championship games to cap off an excellent summer.

The Penguins 2027/2028 team continued its dominance as it went to its second consecutive championship game of the summer. The team went 1-1-1 during pool play and managed to get into the playoffs on a tie-breaker. They saved their best for the playoffs as they quickly took care of a Falcons team by the score of 9-0. This set up a rematch against a very tough Unity Team which handed them a 10-2 loss the previous day. The game was back and forth throughout and saw the Penguins down by two goals with less than five minutes to play. They managed to tie the game with a minute remaining and the game went to a braveheart to determine the winner. The Penguins were able to win the face-off after a ground ball battle and went down for the game winning goal. Coach Weiss on the summer, “The team played tough all summer long and really came together these last two tournaments. To come away with not one but two braveheart victories is impressive. I am proud of the way the team played and its a testament to how hard they worked in practice all summer.”

The 2022 Blue team also saw itself in the championship game after going 4-0 in pool play. They faced a tough Rhino Syracuse Team and defeated them 7-3 to move on to the championship game against Team 802. The Penguins rose to the occasion and after a close first half managed to seal the victory and earn their first championship of the summer. Coach Spencer on a great end to the summer, “Overall I think the team improved at every event we played this summer. We had some dominating performances from James Carr in the cage and Colin Birch at the face-off X. Being able to finish the summer off with a championship is impressive and I am proud of how the team played all summer long.”

In addition to the two championship victories the Penguins had success as the 2024 Blue team went to the championship game and the 2025 Penguins lost a close playoff game. The summer concluded with multiple championship appearances and victories across all teams.

The Fall season will start back up after Labor Day and please view all team pages for information on schedules and events.

Legacy Tournament Recap – 2024 Penguins win Championship

The Penguins sent six teams to Devens, MA for what would be a very successful tournament for all teams. 

The highlight of the weekend came as the 2024 Penguins went a perfect 5-0 en route to a championship win. The team played strong competition throughout the day and ended their run by beating three Laxachussetts teams in a row to capture the title.

With a goal differential of +11, the weekend saw a very balanced offensive and defensive style of play which led to an overall team effort. 

Coach Leger on the weekend, “What a great weekend of lacrosse. The boys did a great job overcoming obstacles such as heat, fatigue, and weather delays. They did a great job sharing the ball and sharing time. All of the boys were unselfish and did everything in the teams best interest. They played the right way on both ends of the field and when we had lapses they adjusted and recovered to help maintain the progress of the weekend. I think they also learned what it means to let the scoreboard do the talking. It was a little chippy and we didn’t stay as composed as we should in the semis, but they made a big improvement in the finals by letting their game do the talking.”

The high school teams played on Thursday and Friday and did not disappoint. The 2020 Penguins continued their strong play from the weekend before with a great win against the NH Tomahawks and losing a close game to CT Valley Blue team.

The 2021 Penguins finished the weekend 3-2 defeating 4 Leaf Lacrosse, Seven Hills Lacrosse Club and 3d NE South. The 2022 Penguins finished 2-2-1 with impressive victories against Seven Hills Blue and True Illinois and lost a very close game to Eclipse 6-5. 

Coach Low on the tournament, “I was proud of the resiliency our guys showed after dropping a close game to start the tournament. Several players like Colibn Birch, Kyle Piersiak, and James Carr stepped up and provided much needed leadership in big moments”

The 2023, 2024 and 2026 Penguins played over the weekend as well and had a lot of success. The 2023 Penguins went 2-3 and but had multiple one goal losses and fell just short against a strong Laxachussetts team in the Semi-Finals.

The 2026 Penguins went 2-1 in pool play beating the NE Twisters and Eclipse CT. They lost a one goal game to Laxachussetts Green and narrowly missed the playoffs in a tie-breaker. 

Bulldog Brawl Tournament Recap – 2027/28 Penguins win Championship

The Penguins had a very successful weekend at the Bulldog Brawl on the campus of Bryant University. The Penguins had 11 teams competing in 13 brackets and were able to advance three to the playoffs and two to championship games. 

The weekend was capped off by an impressive championship run by the Penguins 2027/28 team. The braveheart victory came as they defeated a strong Billerica team to take home the medals.

“The boys worked hard all weekend and we were able to get into the playoffs through a tie-breaker,” Coach Weiss said. “We had a strong semi-final performance which put us against the same Billerica team we had lost to earlier in the weekend. It was a great back and forth game and to win in a braveheart was something else.” 

During the weekend the 2020 Penguins went 2-1 in pool play and made their way to the championship game where they faced a tough Topgun Clams team. Though they ended up falling by a score of 5-3, which saw them in the Bulldog Brawl championship game for the second consecutive summer.

The 2024 Orange team also had a strong showing as they went 2-1 in pool play and advanced to the semi-finals of their bracket. The lost 4-3 in a very tight contest to close out their tournament.

The 2021 Penguins ended going 2-2 on the weekend and narrowly missed making the playoffs. 

Overall it was a tremendous weekend for the program and six Penguins Blue teams will be attending the Legacy Tournament at the end off June in Devens, MA.