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The first annual Steel Cup Challenge, presented by Hockey Fights MS, will take place August 6th-9th, 2018. Registration for this mid-week tournament will be open to Men's (A,B,C) and Women's (C,D) teams. Proceeds from this event will benefit The Multiple Sclerosis Wellness Program at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network in Allentown, PA. All games will be played at the Steel Ice Center in Bethlehem, PA - a thriving community full of many options for shopping, dining, lodging, and entertainment including the Sands Casino & Outlets.



Also taking place during the tournament is Musikfest.  Presented by ArtsQuest, this 10-day festival will include over 500 musical performances on 15 indoor and outdoor stages located throughout the city of Bethlehem.  Past performers have included Santana, Chicago,  Stone Temple Pilots, Maroon 5, Boston, Fuel, Hootie & The Blowfish, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Steve Miller Band, Ke$ha, and many more!  In addition, Musikfest will also showcase over 60 food vendors, visual arts and craft vendors, and a closing-night fireworks display.  Hockey, live music, and an abundance of delicious food - what could be better?

What's Included

  • 3 game guarantee - all teams will play 1 game Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Top 2 teams in each division will play Thursday for the Championship. Games will be played on NHL-sized rinks and will consist of two 25-minute run-time periods, with the last 5 minutes being stop-time.

  • Optional skills competition with awards on Wednesday night

  • Exclusive Steel Cup Challenge Hockey Jersey included for every player

  • Your team's donation to The Multiple Sclerosis Wellness Program at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network

  • Special gift for champions and winning team's name placed on official Steel Cup Challenge trophy.

  • Team MVP awards

  • 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 also be promptly updated on our tournament website throughout the weekend as well as Twitter at @HockeyFightsMS.

  • Individual player stats will be tracked throughout the tournament and will be posted online.

  • Opportunity to purchase tournament merchandise, team photos and action shots onsite as well as online.

  • SAVE $5 when you register and pay before May 1st, 2018!!

Other Details

Game Rules

Teams should be ready to start at their scheduled game time. A 3-minute warm-up will begin when the Zamboni doors close. Teams will be given a 30-second break between periods. Games will be played on NHL-sized rinks and will consist of two 25-minute run-time periods, with the last 5 minutes being stop-time. 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.

Registration Information

- Teams must have a minimum of 10 fully registered players and 1 fully registered goalie prior to the team registration deadline to qualify (July 9, 2018). Captains will then have two weeks to finalize their rosters. - All players must be at least 18 years old prior to the start of the tournament and can only be rostered on one team. - All players must register, pay online and accept the waiver 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! - Players must wear the jersey issued to them throughout the duration of the tournament for consistency with tracking stats - 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.