The rivalry, tradition and camaraderie continued this weekend as the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) hosted about 100 officer cadets and staff from the United States Military Academy (USMA) in West Point, New York.
On Friday, January 18, the USMA cadets attended class and a reception with their RMC hosts. On Saturday, things got interesting as the officer cadets faced each other in a variety of sports and recreation club competition. They competed against each other for bragging rights in taekwondo, judo, rowing, debating, chess, indoor rock climbing, highland dancing, and, most notably, in hockey as the RMC Paladins and the Army Black Knights faced off at the Leon’s Centre in downtown Kingston.
The RMC-USMA hockey series began in 1923, and games alternate between Kingston and West Point as part of an annual exchange between the two institutions. It is the oldest international hockey series in the world. Last year, USMA won the game 5 - 2 in West Point. This year, the RMC Paladins won 3 – 2.
More photos from the weekend can be found on Flickr.
Photos : MCpl Rod Doucet