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Yeshiva Har Torah to Host Weiselberg Jr High Hockey Tournament

On June 17, Yeshiva Har Torah will host the 13th annual Martin Weiselberg Memorial Junior High Hockey Tournament. The tournament, in its bar mitzvah year, is dedicated in memory of Marty Weiselberg, father of junior high and high school hockey coach and radio personality, Elliot Weiselberg. Elliot, host of “The Court Report” on the Nachum Segal Network, hopes to use this tournament to further his late father’s legacy. “My father was someone who gave his all for every cause that he involved himself in,” says Elliot, “his love of Judaism and his passion for its promotion among the youth in our area reached astounding levels.” For 18 years, Marty served as treasurer on the board of Yeshiva Derech HaTorah in Brooklyn and played an active role in the upbringing of over 1,000 boys during that span.

The tournament itself will feature seven elite school team from the New York and New Jersey leagues. Participating this year are Metropolitan Yeshiva Junior High Hockey League representatives, Yeshiva Har Torah, HANC and YCQ and a contingency from the Hockey Association of Yeshiva Middle Schools including Rosenbaum Yeshiva of North Jersey, The Moriah School, Kushner Academy and Yavneh Academy.

The teams will face off in a round-robin style event, with each team guaranteed to play two games. Following the round-robin portion, the four teams with the best records will face off a playoff. The winning school, along with the tournament’s MVP and ten all-tournament team selections, will receive trophies courtesy of Crown Trophy. The event will run from 9:30 a.m.to 5:30 p.m. and is free for all to attend.

In addition to the hockey being played, the tournament will also be a charity event. All proceeds from the event, as well as individual donations, and sponsorships not used on the event, will go directly to Hatzolah. There will also be a sports memorabilia raffle held, the centerpiece of which are two autographed jerseys and several other autographed items. Raffle tickets sell for $10 or $15 each, with special discounts and are available on the tournament website, www.mwtournament.com, along with a complete listing of the prizes.

The goal for this year’s event will, again, be to raise $10,000 and, once again, each team will be competing for the Contributor’s Cup, awarded yearly to the school that brings in the most money. Helping the kids reach the amount are event sponsors, Crown Trophy of Brooklyn, Camp Dovid Hockey Camp, Regal Bank of New Jersey, MTA and Nachum Segal Network’s Court Report.

For more information on the event, to purchase raffle tickets, or sponsor, please visit the tournament website or e-mail [email protected].

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