Crab Pot Tournament: A True Hockey Fan’s Delight

February 14, 2010 | Marty Mossa

For those of you who are true hockey fans, boy do I have a fun weekend in store for you.  The 33rd Annual Naval Academy Crab Pot Tournament in Annapolis, Maryland.  Every year the US Naval Academy hosts their annual Crab Pot Tournament which takes place at The McMullen Sports Complex in Annapolis.  Three state wide collegiate hockey teams are invited to compete along with Navy for the two round, two day affair.

Saturday at 4:30 Towson University skated against The University of Maryland.  The 7:30 game pitted Salisbury University against host Navy.  Towson won the 4:30 game, and Navy won the 7:30 game 6-1.

The games are for the purest at heart.  There was no fighting, few penalties, and a lot of action.  For many Midshipmen players, tomorrow’s game against Towson will be there last in a Navy jersey as they will move on to fulfill their military obligation.  It’s a shame that Baltimore and Maryland as a whole are so hockey ignorant.  This is a great tournament, with good players playing a great game.  It’s a shame that the local media and the Governor don’t try to play it up.  Well this was my first Crab Pot Tournament.  It won’t be my last.  

Update:  Towson beat Navy 4-1 to win the 2010 Crab Pot Tournament