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NCAA Friendship Four Ice Hockey Tournament
Friendship Four
Friendship Four

NCAA American College Hockey will be returning to The SSE Arena Belfast this November for the 4th consecutive year.

The Friendship Four tournament is a unique opportunity to watch the only NCAA College Hockey tournament to be held outside of the United States. This 4 game tournament will feature elite athletes from Boston University, Yale University, The University of Connecticut and Union College all competing to hoist the Belpot trophy for their University. With many of these young athletes soon to be NHL stars, this will be the first chance for sports fans in Europe to see them up close.

The Boston University Terriers are one of the most storied teams in NCAA Division I hockey, winning five national championships, while making twenty-two appearances in the NCAA Championship Frozen Four. Boston University has won twelve major conference tournament championships as well as 30 titles in the historic Beanpot tournament featuring the four major Boston collegiate hockey teams.

The Yale Bulldogs men's ice hockey team represents Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut and is the oldest collegiate ice hockey team in the United States. The Bulldogs compete in the Ivy League and the ECAC Hockey League. In 2013, the Bulldogs won their first NCAA Division I Championship.

The Union Dutchmen ice hockey represents Union College in in Schenectady, New York. The team is a member of the NCAA Division I men's college ice hockey program and competes in the ECAC Hockey Conference. The Dutchmen won the 2014 NCAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Tournament.

The Connecticut Huskies men's ice hockey team is a NCAA Division I college ice hockey program that represents the University of Connecticut. The Huskies are a member of Hockey East and play at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut where they averaged over 5,000 spectators. The University of Connecticut boasts a large student body of over 27,000 students.

For families and visitors there is plenty of entertainment and restaurants next to the Arena in the Odyssey Pavilion. Inside The Odyssey Pavilion is the W5 Science and Discovering centre, Odyssey Cinemas and Odyssey Bowl including restaurants and coffee shops. The arena is also close to several tourist attractions along the Titanic Quarter including the world famous Titanic Belfast, SS Nomadic and HMS Caroline and recently installed The Great Light along the the Maritime Mile.

Tickets are available through or from the SSE Arena Belfast:

Tel: (028) 9073 9074.

You can also book using the Book Now button.

Opening times


Friday, 23rd November

15:00 - Yale University vs Union College

19:00 - Boston University vs University of Connecticut

Saturday, 24th November

15:00 - Friendship Four Consolation

19:00 - Friendship Four Championship

Price list

Game Tickets

Adult: £15

16 & Under: £5

Family: £35

Concession: £10

Tournament Passes

Adult: £50

16 & Under: £20

Family: £80

Concession: £30

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NCAA Friendship Four Ice Hockey Tournament

2 Queens Quay
Northern Ireland
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T: (028) 9073 9074
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