34th Annual Hockey Christmas Classic

Avon Old Farms wins The 34th Annual Avon Old Farms Christmas Hockey Classic!

Saturday, Dec. 17

6:30-8 a.m. Breakfast

8:30 a.m.

Game 13—Trinity-Pawling vs. Berkshire at Jennings Fairchild Rink

Result: Berkshire 4, Trinity-Pawling 2

10:30 a.m.

Game 14—Gunnery vs. St. Paul's at Jennings Fairchild Rink

Result: Gunnery 5, St. Paul's 2

11 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch

1:30 p.m.

Game 15—Kent vs Tabor at Jennings Fairchild Rink

Result: Kent 3, Tabor 1

3:30 p.m.Game 16—Loomis Chaffee vs. Avon Old Farms

— Championship Final at Jennings Fairchild Rink
Result: Avon 2, Loomis 1

Teams Participating:

  • Berkshire School, Sheffield, Massachusetts
  • The Gunnery School, Washington, Connecticut
  • Kent School, Kent, Connecticut
  • Loomis Chaffee, Windsor, Connecticut
  • St. Paul’s School, Concord, New Hampshire
  • Tabor Academy, Marion, Massachusetts
  • Trinity-Pawling School, Pawling, New York
  • Avon Old Farms School, Avon, Connecticut

Each team will play four games. There will be round-robin competition within each division. On Saturday, cross-divisional play will take place with the 4th place finishers in each division meeting; 3rd place and so on. 1. In the event that 2 teams are tied, head to head results will determine placement. 2. Ties between three teams with the same record will be broken first by goal differential and next by head to head results.


Pierpont Division

Trinity-Pawling School
The Gunnery School
Kent School
Loomis Chaffee School

Trautman Division

Avon Old Farms School
St. Paul's School
Tabor Academy
Berkshire School

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For all games, the first-named team will wear white.

Download Printable Schedule

Thursday, Dec. 15

3 p.m. Game 1—Gunnery vs. Loomis Chaffee at Jennings Fairchild Rink
Result: Loomis 4, Gunnery 1

5 p.m. Game 2—St. Paul’s vs. Avon at Jennings Fairchild Rink
Result: Avon 3, St. Paul's 2

5-7 p.m. Dinner
7 p.m. Game 3— Kent vs. Trinity-Pawling at Jennings Fairchild Rink
Result: Kent 4, Trinity-Pawling 0

9 p.m. Game 4— Tabor vs. Berkshire at Jennings Fairchild Rink
Result: Tabor 2, Berksire 0

Friday, Dec. 16

7-8 a.m. Breakfast

7:30 a.m.

Gunnery and Kent leave for Trinity College Rink

9 a.m.

Game 5—Gunnery vs. Kent at Trinity College Rink

Result: Kent 5, Gunnery 1

9 a.m.

Game 6—Trinity-Pawling vs. Loomis Chaffee at Jennings Fairchild Rink

Result: Loomis 6, Trinity-Pawling 0

9:45 a.m.

St. Paul’s and Tabor leave for Trinity College Rink

11 a.m.Game 7—St. Paul’s vs. Tabor at Trinity College Rink

Result: Tabor 3, St. Paul's 2

11 a.m.Game 8—Berkshire vs. Avon at Jennings Fairchild Rink

Result: Avon 4, Berkshire 3 (SO)

12-2 p.m.Lunch
3 p.m.Game 9—Kent vs. Loomis Chaffee at Jennings Fairchild Rink

Result: Loomis Chaffee 4, Kent 3 (SO)

5 p.m.Game 10—Trinity-Pawling vs. Gunnery at Jennings Fairchild Rink

Result: Gunnery 8, Trinity-Pawling 2

5-7 p.m.Dinner
7 p.m.Game 11—Berkshire vs. St. Paul’s at Jennings Fairchild Rink

Result: St. Paul's 4, Berkshire 2

9 p.m.Game 12—Tabor vs. Avon at Jennings Fairchild Rink

Result: Avon 4, Tabor 3 (SO)

Games and Rules:

  • All games are to consist of two halves of 25 minutes with an ice resurfacing between the two halves, except the championship game that will consist of three 18-minute periods.
  • Games will be played under NCAA Rules. Minor penalties will be 2 minutes and Major penalties will be 5 minutes, and Misconduct penalties will be 10 minutes.
  • No team may use more than twenty-one (21) players (including goalies) in a game.
  • The tie-breaking procedure for all games except the championship final will be as follows: one five minute “sudden death” period will be played. If the game is still tied, there will be a three-man “shoot out”. If this result in a tie, there will then be a “sudden death” shoot out: with no player shooting more than once. (The original three having moved to the bottom of the order of shooters.) If the championship final game is tied, a five minute “sudden death” overtime period will be played; followed by 18 minute “sudden death” periods until a verdict is reached. Warm-up periods for each game will be seven minutes.

Admission tickets ($10.00) for all games will be available at the gate to the rink. Admission per game is $5.00. (Tickets are complimentary for participants, coaches, etc.)


  • Avon Old Farms School—(860) 404-4100;
  • Rink Training Room ext. 4187 or Rink Manager ext. 4294
  • Trinity College Rink—(860) 297-5176

Boarding and Lodging:
All teams requesting lodging will be housed in the dormitories of Avon Old Farms School. Room assignments will be given out upon arrival of the team.
All meals will be served in the dining hall at Avon Old Farms School. Only players and coaches can eat in the dining hall. Parents and friends are encouraged to make alternative dining plans.
The tournament fee of $1,000.00 should be sent to:

John Gardner, Associate Headmaster

Avon Old Farms School
500 Old Farms Road
Avon, CT 06001
Squads must be limited to twenty-four (24) people (including coaches, manager, etc.)
Parents and friends desiring accommodations should make reservations at:

Avon Old Farms Hotel in Avon — (860) 677-1651

The Farmington Inn in Farmington — (860) 677-2821
Residence Inn by Marriott in Avon – (860) 678-1666
The Hartford/Farmington Marriott Hotel in Farmington — (860) 678-1000


Teams needing transportation to and from Trinity College—$50 fee each way (pay driver with check or cash) must call ahead if transportation is required.

Lord Stanley Visits Avon Old Farms

"It’s cool that I get to share this with the fans around here and with Avon Old Farms School - that means a lot.”

Nick Bonino '07, 2016 Pittsburgh Penguins Stanley Cup Winner