2018 Northern New England Festival

When: June 8th – June 10th, 2018
Where: Haverhill Valley Forum (Haverhill, MA)
For: Boys entering SO, JR, SR, or PG year (Fall of ’18)

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What is the Northern New England Festival?

Hockey Night in Boston will conduct our 34th Annual Northern New England Festival for players who have had high school, prep school, or junior hockey experience, and who will be entering their SophomoreJunior, or Senior year in the Fall of 2018. This weekend summer hockey festival provides the opportunity to compete against talent from all over New England, get exposure to Prep and Junior coaches, and play some summer hockey!

This festival will give players entering their JR, SR, or PG year the opportunity to be chosen to play in the historic 44th Annual HNIB Boys Major Summer Showcase which will be held at the Haverhill Valley Forum from July 25th – July 29th.

The Northern New England and Northeast teams will be pre-selecting 8-10 players prior to the NNE Festival to make up the core of those teams. HNIB will then select 25-30 players from this NNE Festival to complete those two rosters, as well as compliment other rosters in the Boys Major Showcase.

Players entering their Sophomore year will be given the opportunity to be chosen to play in the 38th Annual Sophomore All-Star Tournament held at the Haverhill Valley Forum from July 8th – July 12th.

To request more information about the Northern New England Festival, the Sophomore All-Star Tournament, or the Boys Major Showcase, fill out this form.

Where is the Northern New England Festival?

haverhill-valley-forum-front-viewThe Northern New England Festival will take place at the Haverhill Valley Forum in Haverhill, MA.

Haverhill Valley Forum
7 Parkridge Road
Haverhill, MA  01835
(978) 557-5518
Click here for directions

Located in the Ward Hill Industrial Park in Haverhill, this state-of-the-art, twin rinks facility will offer all of the amenities of a premier sports center including two ice surfaces, a spacious, glassed-enclosed mezzanine level overlooking both ice surfaces, 12 team locker rooms and a training facility operated by Athletic Evolution.

Rink Features:

  • 200′ x 85′ ice rink surfaces
  • Physical Training Center
  • Seating for 1,000 spectators
  • Glassed-enclosed mezzazine level
  • 12 locker rooms
  • Full service pro shop operated by TSR Hockey and concessions center
  • 2 Olympia Ice Resurfacers
  • Executive Staff Offices

Festival Eligibility

In order to register for the Northern New England Festival, you must:

  1. be a MALE player entering your SophomoreJunior, or Senior year in the FALL of 2018. PG players at a Junior program or an accredited Prep school are also eligible
  2. live in and/or go to school in one of the three Northern New England states – ME, VT, or NH. Canadian residents with New England Prep school ties are also eligible

How to Register?

To register for the Northern New England Festival, choose one of the following options.


  1. 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.

  2. You may type directly into this PDF, print it, and mail it in with your deposit check. You may also save the PDF after filling it out, and email it to us at HNIBinfo@comcast.net. If you choose to email us the PDF, please send your $200 deposit out 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 Format

The Northern New England Festival will consist of a practice/game on Friday evening, two games on Saturday, and a final game Sunday (each team plays 4 games in all). Every game has three 20-minute periods (stop-time).

On Sunday, the 2 top teams will go face to face to determine the Festival champion who will be awarded souvenir HNIB sweatshirts.

Festival Cost & Refund Policy

Tuition is as follows:

  • $295 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 ($295)
  • 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 $95 balance will be due May 15th, 2018

Refund / Cancellation Policy:

  • There are no refunds after May 15th, 2018. Refunds requested between April 1st, 2018 and May 15th, 2018 are subject to a $50.00 administrative fee. All refund requests must be sent either by email to hnibinfo@comcast.net, 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 Northern New England Festival, their fee will be refunded in full.

Book a Hotel

Book a Hotel

For those needing to stay overnight, HNIB has joined a partnership with Pse Event Housing to bring you special rate deals with some of the local hotels.  You can view the available hotel options and book your room by visiting the following link, https://pse.tournamenthotels.com/pse/Event/1967, or by calling Pse’s Customer Service line at 1-888-417-6446.