BUFFALO, N.Y. (June 20, 2012) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced that registration is now open for Street HockeyFest 2012. After a record 200 teams participated last year, the popular street hockey tournament is scheduled this year on Sunday, Aug. 19. The one-day tournament, which is being held for the 11th year, will take place on Perry Street in front of First Niagara Center, with check-in beginning at 8 a.m. and games starting at 9 a.m.
SCHEDULES ARE NOW AVAILABLE!
The tournament is open to boys and girls 17 and under at a cost of $125 per team. Each team will consist of up to five players and will be guaranteed at least three games in the all-day, rain or shine event. Every player will also receive a Street HockeyFest t-shirt and hat. Trophies will be awarded to the champions of each division.
Registration will close August 13 at 5 p.m. or when registration is full. Teams can visit Sabres.com to register and download the waiver form. For questions, contact the Street HockeyFest hotline at (716) 855-4144.
Games will be played 3-on-3 plus a goaltender and one optional substitute. Participants are responsible for bringing their own equipment, including sneakers, hockey sticks and gloves. Goaltender equipment is mandatory. Additional protective gear is optional, but recommended.
Food and drinks will be available for purchase throughout the event and the Sabres Store will be open all day, giving fans a chance to stop in for big summer savings.
Teams will be divided into divisions determined by gender and age/birth year as outlined by 2012-13 USA Hockey age classifications. Microns and Mites are required to wear a helmet and must also be under adult supervision at all times. Divisions are as follows:
Co-Ed: Micron (6 & under; 2006 and later)
- Mite (8 & under; 2004)
- Squirt (10 & under; 2002-2003)
- Pee Wee (12 & under; 2000-2001)
- Bantam (14 & under; 1998-1999)
- Midget (17 & under; 1995-1997)
- 17 & under (1995)
- 15 & under (1997)
- 13 & under (1999)
- 11 & under (2001)
- 8 & under (2004)