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Come help us “break in” the new Nexus Center in downtown Utica, NY! The Nexus Center is a state of the art facility built for holding large tournaments. Complete with a restaurant/bar and coffee shop.


  • Date & Time: 12/28/2022 9:00am to 3:00pm
  • Format:
    • HS Boys Varsity Ages (9th-12th grade boys)
    • Games played inside hockey arena on field turf
    • 8 v 8 (2 Def/Attack, 3 Middies, 1 Goalie)
    • Long poles allowed
    • HS (modified) field rules (see mods below)
    • Round robin to determine seeding, championship bracket
  • Games:
    • All teams play 5, 30 minute games
    • Certified refs will be used for all games
  • Schedule: Coming soo
  • Cost: $900 per team
  • Venue Website:Nexus Center
  • Location: 400 Oriskany St West, Utica, NY
  • Rules:
    • HS Field Rules with the following additions:
    • Fighting: any fighting, leaving the bench due to others fighting will result in expulsion from the tournament. Team gets 3 minute penalty.
    • Mercy Rule: No faceoff if team is down by 10 goals. Losing team gets the ball at the midline.
    • Checking or pushing a player into the boards results in a 1 minute penalty
    • Players cannot engage the faceoff middies while the ball is free in the center circle. Free ball for middies if it exits the center circle.

Space is limited (only 8 teams), don’t wait to register!!

All concessions and shops will be open!!

Space is limited (only 8 teams), don’t wait to register!!

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