2020 Northern New England Festival

When: July 7 games cancelled, registrants will receive an email with more details*
Where: Haverhill Valley Forum (Haverhill, MA)
For: Boys entering SO, JR, SR, or PG year (Fall of ’20)


At Hockey Night in Boston, the health and safety of all our participants, families, and staff is of the utmost importance to us.

We plan for all of our 2020 Summer Festivals and Showcase events to be held as scheduled. We will be constantly monitoring the COVID-19 situation over the coming weeks and months and if needed, will revisit and make any changes necessary. Any updates to our events will be communicated directly to those who have registered, as well as being posted on our website and social media accounts.

Given the current situation with COVID-19, we have amended our current refund policy. Please see below:

– If anything is changed for an event due to restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus, such as event date and/or venue location changes, customers requesting to cancel will be granted a full refund

– Players that want to cancel for any other reason can opt for a full credit for future events

Hockey Night in Boston will conduct our 36th 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. 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 46th Annual HNIB Boys Major Summer Showcase which will be held at the Haverhill Valley Forum from July 29th – August 2nd.

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 40th Annual Sophomore All-Star Tournament held at the Haverhill Valley Forum from July 10th – July 14th.

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

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

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 2020. 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

To register for the Northern New England Festival, click the 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

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

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

Tuition is as follows:

  • $299 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 ($299)
  • 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 $99 balance will be due May 15th, 2020

Refund / Cancellation Policy:

  • There are no refunds after May 15th, 2020. Refunds requested between April 1st, 2020 and May 15th, 2020 are subject to a $50.00 administrative fee. All refund requests must be sent either by email to info@playhnib.com, 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

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/3969, or by calling Pse’s Customer Service line at 1-888-417-6446.

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