2019 Girls New England Festival

When: June 8th & June 9th, 2019
Where: Essex Sports Center (Middleton, MA)
For: Girls entering FR, SO, JR, SR, or PG year next Fall

Hockey Night in Boston will conduct our 25th Annual Girls New England Festival, which will be held from June 8th – June 9th at the Essex Sports Center – Middleton, MA. This Festival is for Girls entering their Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, or Senior year in the Fall of 2019 (PGs at a Prep or Junior program are also eligible).

At the end of the girls’ festival, the HNIB coaching staff will select 35-40 players who will be invited to participate in the 25th 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 New England Festival, players will be evaluated by two coaches on the bench and two 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 New England Festival, fill out this form.

The Girls New England Festival will take place at the Essex Sports Center in Middleton, MA.

Essex Sports Center
15 Manning Road
Middleton, MA  01949
(978) 304-4481
Click here for directions

Essex Sports Center is a state-of-the-art private recreational facility offering Twin Ice sheets, a 30,000SF Indoor Synthetic Turf Field House, a best of class Strength Training center operated by Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning, and Sports Rehab Unlimited — serving all of Essex County.

Essex Sports is home to top tier high school programs such as St. John’s Prep, Austin Prep and Essex NS Agricultural and Technical School. In addition, Essex houses the Aztec soccer program, as well as Danvers and MASCO youth hockey programs.

Additional tenants in the Center include Essex Nutrition, as well as a pro-shop operated by TSR Sports – offering apparel and equipment sales and service.

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

  • Be a FEMALE player entering the Freshman, SophomoreJunior, or Senior year in the FALL of 2019. U20 PG players at a Junior program or an accredited Prep school are also eligible
  • Girls from outside of New England are eligible as well

To register for the Girls New England 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

The Girls New England Festival will consist of two games on Saturday, and two games on 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.

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, 2019

Refund / Cancellation Policy:

  • There are no refunds after May 15th, 2019. Refunds requested between April 1st, 2019 and May 15th, 2019 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 Girls 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/3066, or by calling Pse’s Customer Service line at 1-888-417-6446.

HNIB Gameplay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngG-Mz0M-NI