2024 Girls Central/West Festival

When: June 15 – June 16, 2024
Where: Worcester Ice Center (Worcester, MA)
For: Girls entering FR, SO, JR, SR, or PG year next Fall


Hockey Night in Boston will conduct our annual Girls Central/West Festival, which will be held from June 15th – June 16h at the Worcester Ice Center – Worcester, MA. This Festival is for Girls entering their Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year in the Fall (PGs at a Prep or Junior program are also eligible). This festival is primarily for girls 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 girls’ festival, the HNIB coaching staff will select 35-40 players who will be invited to participate in the 30th Annual Girls Major Showcase.*

*HNIB will be pre-selecting several players who will receive automatic spots in the August showcase based on their play this past season. During the round-robin series in the Girls Central/West Festival, players will be evaluated by coaches on the bench and coaches observing off the ice to determine the 35-40 players who will move onto the Girls Major Showcase.

To request more information about the Girls Central/West Festival, fill out this form.

The Girls Central/West Festival will take place at the Worcester Ice Center in Worcester, MA.

Worcester Ice Center
112 Harding St.
Worcester, MA  01604
(774) 530-6217
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 Girls Central/West Festival, you must:

  • Be a FEMALE player entering the Freshman, SophomoreJunior, or Senior year in the FALL. U20 PG players at a Junior program or an accredited Prep school are also eligible

To register for the Girls 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

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 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 Festival, their fee will be refunded in full.

Book a Hotel

For those needing to stay overnight, HNIB has a partnership with Team Travel Source and secured hotels with a discounted HNIB rate, which you can book online here: https://www.teamtravelsource-hockey.com/hockey-night-in-boston

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