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Ed Meagher Sports Tournament

On January 27 & 28, 2017, Loyola High School will be celebrating its 47th Loyola Ed Meagher Sports Tournament, the oldest and largest high school tournament in the province. Loyola will host 700 athletes representing 40 high school basketball, hockey and wrestling teams. Started in 1971 by long time teacher and coach at Loyola, Ed Meagher, this annual tournament has become a highlight of the Montreal high school winter sports scene. 

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Tournament Schedule:

Preliminary Games

Monday, January 23: Bantam Hockey - 2:00pm College Ste. Anne vs. College Brebeuf; 4:00pm LOYOLA vs. Regina Assumpta.

Tuesday, January 24: Bantam Hockey - 3:15pm College Brebeuf vs. Kuper.

Wednesday, January 25: Pee Wee Hockey - 2:30pm College Brebeuf vs. LCC; Bantam Hockey - 4:00pm Selwyn House vs. Regina Assumpta.

Thursday, January 26: Bantam Hockey - 3:15pm KUPER vs. College Ste. Anne.

Friday, January 27:
8:00am: Pee Wee Hockey (GMAA team)
8:30am: Bantam Braves Basketball
9:15am: Pee Wee Hockey (LHIQ team) 
9:45am: Midget Warriors Basketball 
10:30am: Bantam Braves Hockey  
11:45am: Opening Ceremony
1:00pm: Wrestling Warriors in Concordia gym 




Ed Meagher Scholarship Recipient: Matthew Racanelli '16

Matthew Racanelli is a very deserving recipient of this year’s Ed Meagher Scholarship. Matthew was very active in all aspects of school life and particularly excelled in soccer, basketball, rugby and track and field.

Matthew possesses strong leadership skills as demonstrated in his senior year. He was voted captain for all 3 senior teams. He also was a Kairos leader and a member of the Maroon and White. He attended The Gunnery in the Fall, and unfortunately a knee injury resulted in his return to Montreal.

Matthew’s two most admirable qualities are his commitment to his teammates and the passion he demonstrates in every sport he plays. These qualities are ones that Ed Meagher would have admired and did encourage in all his student athletes. Matthew is a good role model because he always worked to better himself, both in the classroom, on the playing field and court. He is truly a remarkable young man.

Congratulations Matthew!

Ed Meagher Honorary Chairman: Phil Lafave '88

The 2017 Loyola-Ed Meagher Sports Tournament Committee is proud to introduce this year’s Honorary Chairman, Mr. Phil Lafave.

Mr. Lafave is a Loyola “Old Boy” who graduated from the high school in 1988. While at Loyola, Mr. Lafave was an accomplished athlete winning championships in both football and hockey. He participated in and remembers fondly the numerous Loyola-Ed Meagher Sports tournaments. His extensive participation in athletics helped him to develop his natural abilities and helped nurture his innate sense of what being a good teammate is all about.

He started teaching at Loyola in the fall of 2001 and his involvement in Loyola Athletics has been impressive. His teams have won 2 Juvenile football championships, 3 Juvenile hockey championships, 6 rugby championships, 4 golf banners and 4 Juvenile Hockey Loyola-Ed Meagher tournament gold medals. In the classroom, Mr. Lafave is a caring and dedicated teacher who is adored by his students. His eight-year tenure as the Vice Principal of Discipline was always about doing what was best for the Loyola student.

Why is Mr. Lafave this year’s Honorary Chairman? Ask any of his colleagues, students or players for a word or words to describe him, and the answer is obvious. He is a true gentleman, a passionate and caring teacher/coach and an individual that will do anything for Loyola. Mr. Lafave has been a loyal volunteer and coach at the tournament for the last 15 years, and his willingness to do “whatever” is what makes him such a special person. He does it with such grace and humility, never looking for any recognition. It is time to honour Mr. Lafave and recognize his outstanding contribution to Loyola athletics and especially the Ed Meagher Sports tournament.

On behalf of the tournament committee and the school, a sincere THANK YOU for all you have done!

Congratulations to this year’s Honorary Chairman, Mr. Phil Lafave.

History of the Ed Meagher Tournament