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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!!

  • 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?
    Players can request a full refund minus 5% processing fee up until 30 days before the start of the tournament. After that, only site credits with an expiration date of 9/31 of the following year will be offered, providing the team still has a minimum of 11 paid players on their roster. No refunds or site credits will be given after registration closes (2 weeks before the start of the tournament). To request a refund or credit, please email EXCEPTIONS: 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 refund, minus a 5% processing fee. 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. Players on the free agent list will receive a full refund if we are not able to find a team for you to play on. You will remain on the list until you request removal, or up until the event start date.
  • 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. Teams looking for players will still want to start the registration process. Once the Captain has set up the team, please email to request free agents. We will do our best to help fill your roster, but there is no guarantee. If we do not have enough free agents to fill your team, there may be an opportunity to merge your team with another team that is also looking for players.
  • 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 players of the opposite gender on their roster (excluding goaltender). At least one player of 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.
  • Can I make schedule requests or change my team's schedule?
    Unfortunately, due to the size of our tournaments we cannot guarantee schedule requests, however, we will do our best to accommodate. 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 varies per location. Please refer to each tournament listing's page to see what the fee includes.
  • Can I substitute a player?
    All players must register and pay online prior to the advertised registration deadline in order to participate. We do not allow multiple players to share a spot. Every person must be fully registered to play regardless of how many games you are able to play. We do not allow subs at any point throughout the tournament, or roster changes after registration has closed. ALL players must be on the official roster. Unregistered players caught playing in the tournament will be ejected immediately and the game will result in a forfeit for the offending team. In the event of a goalie injury, arrangements may be granted at the discretion of the Tournament Director.
  • Do you allow registration after the registration is deadline?
    We typically do not allow registration after the registration deadline. If the Tournament Director grants an exception, then the player in question will be subject to an additional $10 late registration fee.
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