MGHA Classic Hockey Tournament: April 20 - April 22 2012
The 2012 MGHA Classic LGBT Ice Hockey Tournament will be held April 20 - April 22, 2012.
Note: registration for the tournament is now closed.
The goals of the MGHA tournament are:
- To share the MGHA spirit and community with other LGBTQA and non-LGBTQA hockey leagues and players.
- To provide a competitive hockey experience for MGHA players at all levels.
- To expose the MGHA players to the larger LGBTQA hockey community.
- To provide increased visibility for the MGHA.
The tournament is open to all MGHA players and any non-MGHA players who wish to compete in the MGHA Classic, participate in an LGBTQA hockey tournament in the spirit of friendly competition. All players must be USA Hockey registered (non-US players please contact us prior to registration).
The tournament will be co-ed no-checking and have two divisions: Recreational and Competitive:
- The recreational division is for newer players. The level of play will approximately the lower 2/3 of the MGHA house league. For references, this is also equal to all but the top tier of the Chelsea Challenge "developmental" division.
- The competitive division is for more experienced and stronger players. The level of play of approximately the top 1/3 of the MGHA house league players and higher.
Players will register as individual players, and submit a skills self-assessment. The Organizing Committee will select captains and assign players to teams within the divisions. The Organizing committee may assign players to a division as appropriate.
Each division will have four teams of 10-15 skaters and one goalie. Each division will play a round-robin on Friday night and Saturday. Championship games will be played on Sunday. We may schedule semi-final or third-place games on Sunday as well.
Final game rules will be published before the tournament. All games will be played under USA Hockey no-check Adult rules with USA Hockey officials.
We will have a Tournament Reception on Saturday night. We are working on plans for additional social activities Friday and Saturday night. Details for off-ice events will be published before the tournament.
Registration is closed.
The Tournament games will be played at Hartmeyer Ice Arena.