Tournament Update

I am sending out the general schedule for the tournament so that everyone knows when the main events are scheduled.  We are working on the game schedule and will have that posted within the next couple of weeks.  We are hopeful that we can accomodate everyone's schedule requests. 

 First, the exciting news:  We have 64 teams registered, and nearly 900 players coming to the tournament!!  I believe this is the biggest tournament yet.  In order to schedule four games for every team, the games will be scheduled for 50 minutes.

 Here are the highlights of the schedule.  This will be posted on our website as well:

 Thursday, April 28:

 Coaches meeting, 10:15 am (we realize that not everyone will be there, but we'll catch you up at registration if you arrive on Thursday)

 Games from 11:00 am - 7:30 pm (last face off at 6:30).

 Opening Ceremonies are 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm on Rink 1 (Feature rink). 

 SHI General meeting: 8:45 pm

 Friday, April 29:

 Games from 7:00 am - 8:00 pm 

 Coaches Game at 8:00 pm  on rink 1.

 Saturday, April 30:

 Games from 10:00 am - 5:30 pm 

 Awards Dinner starts at 5:30

 Awards ceremony is 6:10 - 8:00 on Rink 1. 

 Band plays from 8:00 - 10:00 pm (we have secured the "Best Buddies" band (the Berkshire Hills Music Academy Troupe), which consists of young adults with special needs).

 For the awards dinner / ceremony, we will be splitting up into two groups.  Half will start with dinner, and half will start on Rink 1 for the awards ceremony.  Around 6:50 pm we will switch everyone up.  The band will start around 8:00 pm.

 The dinner will be more casual than years past.  We'll be serving salad, pizza and one healthy dinner choice (probably chicken).

 Special thanks to Michael Liotta, Mike Hickey, and our tournament committee who have been a tremendous help throughout the planning process.

 We're looking forward to seeing you in April!


 John Quill