Michael Fox

For 35th time, hockey players battle for Crab Pot

For 35th time, hockey players battle for Crab Pot

This year, the Crab Pot hockey tournament is truly a Chesapeake Bay affair — all four teams are from Maryland.

The men's collegiate tournament — in its 35th year — is hosted by the U.S. Naval Academy and was intended to be a face-off among state teams, but has frequently been won over the years by schools from Michigan, Pennsylvania and Virginia. Only in the past few seasons has the two-day event become Maryland-focused, bringing a new level of pride to the winners of the trophy, an enameled crab pot mounted on a tiered base.

"Recently they've been trying to keep it all Maryland teams," Lisa Fox, assistant head of operations of the Brigade Sports Complex in...

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