|Sport||College ice hockey|
|No. of teams||4|
|Founder||Boston State College|
In 1965 Boston State head coach Eddie Barry, looking for an lower-division answer to the Beanpot, founded the tournament with the help of athletic director Gus Sullivan. The series was used as a showcase for the smaller schools in college hockey and was absorbed by the program at Massachusetts–Boston when the two schools merged in 1982.
The tournament began before the NCAA instituted numerical divisions, but in 1973 it switched from College Division to Division II, where Boston State played. After the merger, UMB jumped up to D-II, allowing the tournament to remain at that level, but in 1984 virtually all Division II schools dropped down to Division III, which is where the tournament has been played ever since.
The tournament was typically held before the New Year's Day, however, in recent years the championship has occurred both before and after January 1st. This results in some years having two tournaments and others having none.
- ↑ Needham’s Eddie Barry, cofounder of Codfish Bowl, built a hockey showcase (December 26, 2012). Retrieved on March 27, 2020.
- ↑ UMass Boston Men's Ice Hockey Year-by-Year. UMass Boston Beacons. Retrieved on March 27, 2020.
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