2013 SHI Annual Tournament Update

DATES - Based on feedback and input from teams, our Host Committee is pleased to confirm that the tournament dates are now firm and all games will be played on Thursday-Friday-Saturday March 14-15-16 at the five rinks in the two facilities - Kitchener Memorial Auditorium (3 rinks) and Activa Sports Complex (2 rinks). We anticipate that some teams will be arriving on Wednesday.

TEAM REGISTRATION FORM - will be forwarded to you and be available on the website in the very near future with a requested Team Registration date of Thursday November 1st or earlier, including payment of team registration entry fee.

TEAM PHOTOS AND LOGOS - will be requested (in digital form) to be forwarded by December 1st.

TEAM ROSTERS - and payment for the players/personnel registration fees will be requested at a later date to facilitate teams finalizing their rosters.

HUDSON TRAVEL GROUP SPORTS SERVICES (HTG) will be facilitating the official registration of teams, accommodations and rosters, including payments. More details forthcoming in very near future.

MAJOR JUNIOR HOCKEY - Our hometown Kitchener Rangers will be "on the road" for the last week of the regular schedule which gives our tournament full access to The Aud, the main ice rink, for the entire three days of the tournament. Good news indeed! 

The Rangers will be playing against their "closest geographical" rival", the Guelph Storm (about 25 km/15 miles Kitchener) on Wednesday night March 13 and the Guelph Giants Special Hockey Team has made arrangements for a limited number of tickets to be available for any of our SHI 2013 tournament teams who will be arriving on Wednesday and would like to attend. More details in future correspondence.


"Opening Ceremony" is scheduled for late Thursday afternoon in The Aud.

"Meet and Greet" is scheduled for Thursday evening.

“Special Hockey International” General meeting is scheduled for Friday evening at 7:00 pm in The Aud.

"Closing Ceremony/Party" is scheduled for late afternoon/evening on Saturday.


Travel Day - Sunday March 17 has been provided as travel day for teams travelling a distance.


The Host Committee is pleased to welcome HTG Sports Services as our exclusive travel partner. The success of our tournament relies on the combination of dedicated volunteers and established partnerships with our sponsors. Those teams requiring hotel accommodations are asked to book only through HTG Sports.

HTG Sports has secured blocks at all participating host hotels so be sure to contact HTG Sports to book your team's accommodation requirements. Thanks for your support.


Contact Jennifer Kealey at 1-800-668-5596 X300 or e-mail jennifer@htgsports.com


Our Host Committee plans to be active in Social Media - please share the following links with players, coaches, family and friends.