Vermont (WC)

July 10-12, 2020

What's included

The 13th Annual Hockey Fights MS Vermont Tournament has split into two weekends and will now take place July 10-12, 2020 and July 17-19, 2020.  Registration for the July 10-12 weekend is open to Women's (C, D) teams as well as recreational co-ed teams. Registration for the July 17-19 weekend is open to Men's (A, B, C) and all levels of co-ed teams. Please be sure to register for the correct weekend! 

Games will be played at several rinks including Cairns Arena and Leddy Park Arena - located only minutes from the shores of beautiful Lake Champlain. Games will also be played at Stowe Arena and The Ice Center in Waterbury - minutes from the Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory and Green Mountain Coffee Roasters.

All proceeds from these events will benefit multiple sclerosis research and rehabilitation.  This year's beneficiary will once again be New England Disabled Sports.  

Player fee includes:

  • 4 game guarantee starting at 12:00pm 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 19, 2020.

  • Your team's donation ($10 per player) to New England Disabled Sports.

  • 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.

  • Register by March 1 and save $5 off registration!

  

Team Rules

  • Teams must have a minimum of 10 fully registered players and 1 fully registered goalie prior to the team registration deadline to qualify (June 10, 2020).  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 being 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.


Game Rules

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.

"I absolutely love this tournament! It's so much fun to play in and it's so easy to be a part of thanks to your awesome tournament management team. Thanks to everyone for making it such a success. Excited for the VT 10th anniversary next year!"

 

- Vermont Tournament Player (July 2016)

Register your team, yourself, or as a free agent

Team Deadline:

Player Deadline:

June 10, 2020

June 26, 2020

Book at one of our partner hotels to grab a great weekend rate 

View when teams are playing and who they are playing against

Check out some of our frequently asked tournament questions

Tournament Photography

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!

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Beneficiary

New England Disabled Sports

New England Disabled Sports (NEDS) provides adaptive sports instruction to students of all ages and abilities. This nationally recognized program allows close to 500 student-athletes living with physical and cognitive disabilities to enjoy adaptive sports year-round.

 

The professionally trained staff and volunteers at New England Disabled Sports (NEDS) strive to ensure that every person, regardless of ability, has an equal opportunity to participate in sports and recreation.  They provide opportunities for individuals with disabilities, including multiple sclerosis, to develop independence, confidence, and fitness through participation in sports and recreation in a safe, fun, supportive environment. Their programs utilize the most state-of-the-art adaptive sports equipment, appropriate for each individual.

 

Hockey Fights MS has created a special fund at New England Disabled Sports specifically for students living with multiple sclerosis. This fund will help provide access to the programs currently offered, in addition to creating new ones.

Is there a joining fee?


At MiddleParkFitness we do not charge any additional costs to join. There are no antiquated joining fees, the industry's favorite, 'admin fees', or any other hidden fees to pay when you join.




Is there a locked-in ongoing contract?


At MiddleParkFitness we have NO LOCK IN CONTRACTS. You can stay for as long or as short as you wish. We regualrly have members who join just for winter, or while they are on holidiays etc....you simply let us know you wish to discontinue and we will ensure that your membership is stopped.




Do I have to be a Club member of MiddleParkFitness to participate in Personal training?


No you do not have to become a member of our club to participate in Personal training sessions at MiddleParkFitness.




Is there a discount if I train with a friend?


Yes....how big a discount is up to you and your friend/partner. At MiddleParkFitness you can share your personal training sessions and share the costs with your partner....either you both can elect to pay half...or my favorite, get your friend to pay and you get your training for FREE (just depends on how generous you each are). Worth considering: We have found that clients get the added bonus of staying motivated throughout the week when training with their partner/buddy.




Can I place my membership on hold if I go away on holidays?


Yes you may...we've made it really simple, so you only pay for the membership weeks that you are here.....and there are no penalty or added costs to do so.




What other facilities do you have?


As well as the fully equipped gym, stretch room, cardio area and free weights, there are lots of 'toys' to help keep you going and add some variety to your training. We also have showers in the changerooms to help if you need to go to work or dine out straight after your workout.




Are there any other businesses in the building?


There is an on-site massage therapist, ice bath, naturapth, hair salon and also a Dance Studio available for kids upstairs. All located within the building.




I heard you have an ice-bath, can anyone use it?


Yes, there is an ice bath available with a fully qualified 'ice' specialist to help with Breathing and all Ice Bath techniques.




Is it expensive to join MiddleParkFitness?


We thought we would give you the answers and save you the phone call, email or time. If the only thing you're interested in is low costs, then I recomend you go somewhere else....we are definitley not the most expensive, nor are we the cheapest....but what our members find is that we offer a fantastic service for an affordable price. FREE added warning....sadly we have had many people join us after they 'tried' another gym that was cheaper...unfortunately for them, they were either injured, insulted, ignored and more often, ripped off (the classic fitness industry's 'lock-in contracts').




What does it costs to join MiddleParkFitness?


Off Peak membership = 14 per week Off Peak is Monday to Friday 10am till 4pm. 24 hour membership = 24 per week Partner membership = 19.50 per week (each) Family membership = as above (partner) and the 3rd person joins for only 10 per week Casual rate = 20 per session or 10 pass = 175 Note: NO 24-hour access for casual or 10 pass. ALL PRICES CORRECT AS OF December 2018 and may change at any time.




How much is Personal Training?


30 mins - 60* per session Pay as you go or 10 pass = 1 FREE added session 20 Pass = 3 FREE added sessions 60 mins - 99* per session Pay as you go or 10 pass = 1 FREE added session 20 Pass = 3 FREE added sessions Added FREE warning: Train safe....sadly we have had many people join us after they 'tried' another trainer who was cheaper...unfortunately for them, they were either injured, insulted, ignored and ripped off. Hopefully this won't happen to you. (What price do you place on the care of your back?) Ask - best be safe, not sorry - I'd encourage you to ask around. Check with friends or neighbours that we have trained (we've been doing it for over 20 years), or ask a stranger at one of the local cafes or shops. All Sessions can be shared with a partner and share the costs. See question on sharing your training with a partner. *ALL prices include GST




Have you founnd a spelling mistake?


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Is it true you were once called something else?


Yes it was....we started a long time ago, in fact we've been doing this since late last century. I was personally training people on the streets and parks of Middle Park in the early 90's (1993). In 1998 I established a fantastic little studio (with a fanstastic little name) next door to Victors Dry Cleaning and was there for 12 years. We outgrew that space and relocated into the present building (just 3 shops up the road towards the pub). Over the years we have seen many fitness fades come and go and I have seen many other fitness centres set up and use the name we had chosen back in 1996...it was becoming such a pain to 'legally' set ourselves apart from our uniquely chosen brand. In an effort to avoid the growing confusion with others who were also using our name, we changed to MiddleParkFitness. We believe MiddleParkFitness not only represents where we are (we love our suburb!) but what we best do. And we are also pretty confident that other gyms across Australia will be less likely to 'copy'. MiddleParkFitness - Get Fit........NO SWEAT!




Do the numbers add up?


Yes they do....we started way back in '98. I graduated from college and began teaching P.E. in '89. Therefore the 8998 suffix was picked for a reason. The 9682 was the area code for Middle Park. Hence our phone number 9682 8998





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