AVON, Conn. -- Action is heating up the frigid Farmington Valley as the storied Avon Old Farms Christmas Classic gets rolling Thursday through Saturday.
A total of eight teams are taking part in the two-division, round-robin tournament that takes place largely at Avon Old Farms (with two games at nearby Trinity College). In addition to host Avon, which is 5-0 to start the season, other undefeated entrants include Loomis Chaffee (6-0) and Berkshire (4-0).
Not only are each one of those teams feeling the heat, there is also some pressure of expectations being borne by select players on those teams. Here are a few of those players to watch during the tournament.