June 26-28, 2020
The 2nd Annual Hockey Fights MS New Hampshire Tournament will take place June 26-28, 2020. All games will be played at The Rinks at Exeter in Exeter, NH. Registration is open to Men's (A, B, C), Women's (C, D) and recreational co-ed teams. The tournament schedule will be posted on our website approximately two weeks before the start of the tournament. Proceeds from this event will benefit The Multiple Sclerosis Specialty Care Program at Concord Hospital. The funds will be used for the Therapeutic Art Program which helps MS patients with fine improving their fine motore skills and hand-eye coordination. The program also provides an opportunity for local MS patients to connect.
Player fee includes:
4 game guarantee starting at 5:00pm on Friday. All players will play a 4th game on Sunday. Games will be played on NHL size rinks and will consist of three 12-minute stop time periods.
Tournament t-shirt guaranteed to players who register before June 5, 2020.
Your team's donation ($10 per player) to The Multiple Sclerosis Specialty Care Program at Concord Hospital
Special gift for champions in each division and winning team's name placed on official Hockey Fights MS trophy.
Competitive divisions determined based on the information provided by players at the time of registration.
Game reminders sent to your phone via email. Game results and standings will be also be promptly updated on our tournament website throughout the weekend as well as Twitter at @HockeyFightsMS.
Opportunity to purchase tournament merchandise, team photos and action shots onsite as well as online.
SAVE $5 when you register and pay before March 15, 2020!
Teams must have a minimum of 10 fully registered players and 1 fully registered goalie prior to the team registration deadline to qualify (May 26, 202). Captains will then have two weeks to finalize their rosters.
All players must be at least 18 years old by prior to the start of the tournament and can only be rostered on one team.
All players must register and pay online in order to participate. Unregistered players caught playing in the tournament will be ejected immediately and the game will result in a forfeit for the offending team.
No substitutions or last minute add-ons. ALL players must be on the official roster.
Co-Ed teams must have a minimum of three players of the opposite gender on their roster (excluding goaltender). At least one player of the opposite gender (excluding goaltender) must be on the ice at all times. Failure to comply will result in a goal awarded to the opposite team.
Players should bring both light and dark jerseys, including numbers on the back. Home team wears white, away team wears dark.
Players must sign the score sheets located at the registration table before the start of each game and should come prepared to present a valid photo ID.
USA Hockey Adult rules will be observed with the following exceptions:
Minor penalties will be 1:30, Major penalties will be 3:00
Any player receiving 4 minor penalties in one game will be ejected from the remainder of the game with no further suspension.
Fighting majors will result in immediate suspension from the tournament, no exceptions and no refunds!
Hockey Fights MS reserves the right to ban players from participating in future tournaments due to unsportsmanlike behavior.
Philmar Photography is our official, on-site, tournament photographer! They are on site during the tournament and have both actual and digital photographs available for purchase. Team packages available as well!
The Multiple Sclerosis Specialty Care Program at Concord Hospital
The Multiple Sclerosis Specialty Care Program is a multidisciplinary team that provides expert consultations and diagnostic evaluations, manages disease modifying therapies, and comprehensive symptom management, education and health consulting. This program is a “Partners in MS Care” approved Center for Comprehensive Care qualified program that is also involved in MS related outreach, education and advocacy efforts across New England and the country including regular participation in patient and provider education programs; support group educational sessions; and lecturers facilitated by leading MS organizations. The program is led by clinicians with demonstrated knowledge and experience in treating MS; who offer and coordinate a full array of medical, nursing, mental health, rehabilitation and social services and have a strong relationship with the National MS Society. To learn more about the services they provide, visit their website.
Hockey Fights MS has chosen to donate the funds raised by our annual Massachusetts & New Hampshire Tournaments to The Multiple Sclerosis Specialty Care Program at Concord Hospital where the staff will work together to create a Therapeutic Art program for local MS patients. The art program helps with fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, in addition to providing an opportunity to help connect MS patients within the community.
How are the divisions determined?
Divisions are determined by the Tournament Director after all rosters are complete. Player information such as age, experience, and skill level is used to determine the overall strength of a team. Teams are then placed in divisions with other teams of similar strength. We do not classify teams by letter (A, B, C, etc.) as many times, teams have a mix of players on their roster. Therefore, our divisions are labeled Black, Red, White, Gray and Silver, with Black being the highest and so forth. These designations are relative to the teams competing in each individual tournament.
What is your refund policy?
Teams must have a minimum of 10 paid players and 1 paid goaltender prior to the registration deadline to qualify. Teams that do not reach this minimum prior to the registration deadline will be removed from the tournament with a full refund. If a player is still interested in playing in the tournament, we will try to connect them with an existing team of equal ability that is short players.
In the rare instance we do not have enough teams to fill your teams's division, teams registered in that division will have the opportunity to move into another division at a higher level (if one exists and there is room) or receive a full refund.
When will the schedule be posted?
The schedule will be posted on our website approximately two weeks prior to the start of the tournament. You can also access the schedule by logging in to your player account.
I want to play but don't have a team/I don't have enough players
Not to worry! When registering, you can sign-up as a free agent and we'll coordinate with other teams to find you a spot. If we're unable to find you a spot, we'll let you know and process a full refund.
Can a woman play on a men's team?
Absolutely! Any number of women are allowed to play on a men's team. Keep in mind that those that register in the co-ed division are required to have a minimum of three female players on their roster (excluding goaltender). At least one female (excluding goaltender) must be on the ice at all times. Failure to comply will result in a goal being awarded to the opposite team.
Can I make schedule requests or change my team's schedule?
While we do our best to accommodate scheduling requests, we cannot guarantee any specific request. Scheduling preference will be given to the teams highest in fundraising efforts. Once released, all schedules are final.
What is the price to enter a team?
Hockey Fights MS does not offer a team fee option at this point. Our registration system is set up to make things easy for the team captains by allowing each individual player to register and pay online. That means captains no longer have to chase after players for money or shell out the entire fee themselves way in advance. The fee per player is advertised on our website and includes a 4 game guarantee, a donation to the designated beneficiary, etc.
Can I substitute a player?
If you cannot play the entirety of the weekend and want another player to fill in for the remainder of games, they must also register on your team and pay the full registration price, prior to the player registration deadline.