USA Hockey and Massachusetts Hockey are proud to invite you to the 10th Annual USA Disabled Hockey Festival to be held April 11 - 13, 2014.
The Festival takes place in different parts of the country each year. In 2014 the Festival will be held at the New England Sports Center in Marlborough Massachusetts. The center contains 6 NHL size rinks, snack bar, skate shop, and plenty of lounging space. The mission of the Festival is to provide a fun and exciting weekend of hockey in a grand event as well as to promote and grow disabled hockey throughout the country.
The USA Disabled Hockey Festival is the largest disabled hockey event of its kind. It brings together all the disciplines, Special Hockey, Sled Hockey, Standing/Amputee, and Deaf/Hard of Hearing.
In Special Hockey we will have three (3) divisions (A, B, C). We will use classification forms to help identify each teams skill level.
In Sled Hockey we will have 2 divisions for Youth (intermediate and advanced) and a 3 divisions for Adults (eight team National championship division) , an open A (advanced) and an open B (intermediate).
The Standing Amputee Discipline will be just one division of veterans and players with amputations that play upright.
The Deaf/Hard of Hearing Discipline will compete in games during the Festival against local teams from the immediate vicinity and will include an educational component.
The Festival will begin the morning of Friday April 11 and continue until early afternoon on Sunday April 13. On Friday evening there will be a game of the Boston Bruins alumni followed by a dinner dance/social for all participants, families and friends.
The cost to participate in the Disabled Festival will be $350 if received by December 31, 2013 and $500 if received after that date. All entries must be received by February 14, 2014.
If your team decides not to stay in one of the host hotels the entry fee will be an additional $1,000. When booking your hotel rooms at one of the host hotels, please use — “USA Hockey 2014 Disabled Festival” — so they know to book your rooms at the special Disabled Festival rate. All hotel rooms must be booked by March 20, 2014.
Registration can be completed by mailing in the registration form attached with payment of the entry fee. Checks should be made payable to: Massachusetts Hockey.
48 Mill Pond Rd.
Sudbury, MA 01776
All participants (players and coaches) must be registered with USA Hockey. If you have any questions registering with USA Hockey, please contact Laura Johnson at Disabled-Registrar@comcast.net or call her at 224/636-3233.
Team roster and a team photo must be received by February 28, 2014 in order to be included in the Festival Program.
The nearest major airport is Boston’s Logan International Airport which is about 30 miles from the New England Sports Center.
The USA Hockey Disabled Festival has grown over the years into a huge sucess. Becuase of that sucess, the USA Hockey Disabled Section has approved a bid process for the selection of future festivals. The process is as follows: