55 Old Boys, staff and fans attended the 24th Annual Old Boys' Hockey Tournament at Westmount Recreation Centre on December 21, the first return to the ice since 2019. 43 players made up four teams, all vying for bragging rights and the Nicoll-Mitchell Trophy. Tournament namesakes, retired teacher Tom Nicoll and retired athletics director Steve Mitchell, watched the games with enthusiasm. Team Green won the consolation round 4-2 against Team Gold. Team Blue prevailed winning 2-1 against Team Red, and taking the coveted trophy. Chris Clark '86 won the senior alumnus award for spirit, youthfulness, enthusiasm - awarded to the player "who will need a month to recover." There were plenty of post-game stories afterwards along with good food and refreshments.
Participants: Class of 1986 Chris Clark, Peter Shatilla (GOALIE); Class of 1988 Mike Avedesian, Jason Tsadilas; Class of 1989 William Carsley, Peter Higgins, Anthony Zitzmann; Class of 1990 Christian Matossian; Class of 1994 Ben Wearing; Class of 1995 Franco San Gregorio; Class of 1997 Rob Vroom; Class of 2002 Chris Rochon; Class of 2007 Zach Martin; Class of 2008 Anthony Lowther (GOALIE); Class of 2012 EJ Boffey, David Dupont; Class of 2015 Jules Gagnon, Scott Spector, Aidan Walter (GOALIE); Class of 2016 William Rossy, Trevor Tabah; Class of 2018 Luke Avedesian, Kyle Blasi, Elijah Nuez; Class of 2019 Nikolas Korderas; Class of 2020 Jet Astrologo, Matt Avedesian, Carl Heidemann, Daniel Kalichman, Rory Krnjevic, Jonah Rosen; Class of 2021 William de Courcy-Ireland, Andrew Poullas; Class of 2022 Mik Auerbach, James Brogan-Provencher, Christopher Rossy, Boaz Sochaczevski, Elliott Walter; Coaches Steve Mitchell, Tom Nicoll; Staff Matthew Held (GOALIE), Nick Laframboise, Chris LaPerle, Nicholas Sergerie, Neil Banerjee; Spectators: Andrew Carsley '25, Zander Brais '11; Anthony Brown '90 and sons (visiting from Florida); Alumni Moms Miranda Mok, Anna Rochon; and Staff: Kim Auclair, Marty Boyle, Mary Ann Cloherty, Sharon Cozens, Mike Downey, Tom Downey, Irina Kondratieva, Mike Maurovich, Rafaela Petel Ruiz, JP Trudeau.
(Fun Fact: The trophy features the actual childhood skate of Old Boy and former NHL-er Torrey Mitchell '02.)