Thanksgiving Alumni Games Return to the Great Road

Over Thanksgiving break, Princeton Day School once again hosted its beloved tradition of Thanksgiving Games, where alumni of all ages returned to the Great Road to participate in athletic competitions including ice hockey, basketball, soccer and, for the first time ever, squash. Another first was use of the gleaming new Athletic Center for several events.

“Our graduates were so excited to be in the new facility and can't wait to get back together again in the Squash Center,” says Matt Trowbridge, head coach of the Squash team. “We had a great group of 12 or so alumni squash players, mostly from 2017-2020, with a few more seasoned players in the mix as well,” he adds. 

Ice Hockey head coach Scott Bertoli provided the play-by-play for an afternoon filled with friendly competition at the Lisa McGraw ’44 Skating Rink:

“After taking last year off, it was nice to welcome back 20-plus hockey alums into the new Athletic Center for our annual alumni game. Following plenty of pregame handshakes, hugs and some much-needed stretching, the game quickly turned competitive when Sean Timmons ’14 opened the scoring and stretched the lead out for the white team. The dark-colored jerseys could never recover from the early onslaught by Sean, Peter Blackburn '11 and the stellar goaltending of Logan Kramsky. It was a decisive victory for the white team!”

The alumni games are a great way to spend an afternoon with past classmates and a chance to meet some new Panthers, too. If you missed it this year, make sure to mark your calendars for the weekend after Thanksgiving 2022! Meanwhile, enjoy this album of great photos that captured the energy of the Thanksgiving games indoors and on the fields!

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