When: June 15 – June 16, 2024
Where: Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center
For: Boys entering their SO, JR, SR, or PG year (Fall of ’24)
What is the Boys Central/West Festival?
Hockey Night in Boston will conduct our annual Boys Central/West Festival, which will be held from June 15th – June 16th at the Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center – Worcester, MA. This Festival is for Boys entering their Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year in the Fall (PGs at a Prep or Junior program are also eligible). This festival is primarily for boys from the Central/West Massachusetts region, as well as Connecticut, New York, Southern Vermont, and other players that want to participate in an HNIB festival but can’t attend any of the other regional festivals because of their schedule.
At the end of the festival, the HNIB coaching staff will select 35-40 players who will be invited to participate in the 50th Annual Boys Major Showcase.*
*HNIB will be pre-selecting several players who will receive automatic spots in the July showcase based on their play this past season to create the base of many rosters in the showcase. During the round-robin series in the Boys Central/West Festival, players will be evaluated by coaches on the bench and coaches observing off the ice to determine the players who will move on to the Boys Major Showcase and fill the rosters.
To request more information about the Central/West Festival, fill out this form.
Where is the Boys Central/West Festival?
The Boys Central/West Festival will take place at the Worcester Ice Center in Worcester, MA.
Worcester Ice Center
112 Harding St.
Worcester, MA 01604
Click here for directions
Fidelity Bank Worcester Ice Center (WIC) is a state of the art recreational facility for athletes of all ages conveniently located approximately one quarter mile off Route 290 at exit 14 and within 10 minutes of downtown Worcester.
The ice anchors are supported by over ten thousand square feet of two-stories of concessions/ lobby which enables players and patrons to enjoy food and drink during games and practices, as well as a pro shop that sells not only essential products such as laces and tape, body protection equipment and team apparel, but also skate sharpening services.
Our major tenants in the hockey rink are the Worcester Railers Hockey Club (ECHL), Worcester Blades(CWHL), Worcester State University, WPI, Worcester Academy, St Peter-Marian as well as the Junior Railers, and Worcester Railers JHC (EHL). The remaining ice time provides for youth hockey, figure skating, learn to skate programs, sport camps, training programs and adult league play. Upon opening in the summer of 2017, Worcester Ice Center projects an annual attendance in excess of six hundred thousand people through the front doors!
In order to register for the Boys Central/West Festival, you must:
- Be a MALE player entering the Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year in the FALL. U20 PG players at a Junior program or an accredited Prep school are also eligible
How to Register?
To register for the Boys Central/West Festival, click the “Register Online” button below.
You can pay with a Credit/Debit card, or choose the “Pay by check” option. If you select “Pay by check”, you must mail a $200 deposit by check or money order as soon as possible to complete your registration. Make the check/money order out to Hockey Night in Boston and mail to the address listed below.
Hockey Night in Boston
654 South Union St. #2
Lawrence, MA 01843
Festival Cost & Refund Policy
Tuition is as follows:
- $379 for Festival (1 practice/4 games & includes jersey)
- If registering online, you have the option to pay with a Credit/Debit card, or by check
- If you choose to pay with a Credit/Debit card, you must pay the full amount ($379)
- If you choose to pay by check, you must submit a $200 deposit by check or money order as soon as possible to complete registration
- A $179 balance will be due May 15th, 2024
Refund / Cancellation Policy:
- There are no refunds after May 15th, 2024. Refunds requested between April 1st, 2024 and May 15th, 2024 are subject to a $150 administrative fee. All refund requests must be sent either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or in writing and sent to the HNIB office at 654 South Union St. #2, Lawrence, MA 01843.
- If a player is not accepted into the Festival, their fee will be refunded in full.
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