Our Boston’s Best Tournament is the largest and most popular tournament that we offer. It’s become the Boston area’s premier adult hockey tournament over the past decade by bringing StinkySocks Hockey’s values of appropriate leveling and conduct to a competitive and fun-filled weekend. Choose from three awesome locations: Andover, Quincy, or Cambridge/Somerville.

Quincy Youth Arena

60 Murphy Memorial Dr
Quincy, MA 02169

Games on Friday 5-10PM, Saturday 7AM-10PM, Sunday 7AM-9PM

Phillips Academy Ice Rinks

254 S Main St
Andover, MA 01810-4132

Games on Saturday and Sunday 7AM-8PM

Cambridge/Somerville

Simoni Rink – Cambridge
Veterans Memorial Rink – Somerville

Games on Saturday and Sunday 8AM-9PM. These rinks are less than 2 miles apart and games may be at either location.

Your team will choose one location and all of their games will be played at that location throughout the weekend. Cambridge/Somerville is the only location that may have games at multiple rinks. The game timeframes stated above are likely based upon past years but are subject to change.

Please note that Phillips Academy is a high school and, as such, has a zero tolerance policy for the consumption or possession or alcohol, or the use to tobacco, anywhere on their property.

Available Tournament Levels

True Novice (D) – This level is geared to those are new to the game. All players must have experience playing at the novice level in StinkySocks Hockey Open Leagues or No Commitment Hockey to play at this level in our tournaments.

Lower Intermediate (C-/D+) – This level is a good fit for those who started playing as adults or picked the game up again as an adult. Those with any high school experience would not be eligible for this level.

Intermediate (C) – This level is a good fit for those who have high school playing experience but no collegiate experience.

Upper Intermediate (B-/C+) – This level is a good fit for younger players who have high school playing experience, those with college club experience, and older players who have had collegiate experience.

Advanced (B) – This level is a good fit for those who have collegiate experience, or the equivalent.

Appropriate leveling is just one way that StinkySocks Hockey tournaments differs from others. We ask that captains keep things fair and enter their team into the division that is most appropriate for them.  It is the captain’s responsibility to ensure compliance with the divisional policy, which has been developed as a system of checks and balances to ensure fair leveling within our divisions.  If captains have any questions about levels or player eligibility, they are encouraged to call the league office to discuss before submitting their roster. – See more at: http://www.stinkysocks.net/tournament-rules-and-policies/

What’s Included

  • Minimum of (3) games per team, with the possibility of an additional game in the finals.
  • Team pricing includes 14 rostered players (inclusive of goalies), with the option to have up to 17 at an additional cost.
  • StinkySocks Hockey gift for every player.
  • Prizes awarded to first place team in each division.
  • Random drawing for a team captain door prize when your team is paid in full by 3/9/2018.

SSH Tournament Extras

  • Ability to check the schedule and live standings.
  • Music played in between whistles
  • Complimentary refreshments – unlimited bottled water
  • Professional StinkySocks Hockey staff onsite throughout tournament
  • Coverage provided by Bruins Daily
  • True leveling! We ensure that teams enter at the level that’s the best fit for them and that all players qualify for the level at which the team is entered. Even leveling and no ringers, just as you’ve come to expect from StinkySocks Hockey.
  • No jerks! We maintain a tight player conduct policy to give you the enjoyable experience that you’re looking for.

The actual number of teams per division will be determined by demand. Divisions are established based on the levels offered for the tournament. Each team in this tournament is guaranteed at least 3 games, with the possibility of playing in the final game.

Format

All StinkySocks Hockey tournaments are a round robin format for divisions of four teams. Teams in a division with more than 4 teams will have their schedule drafted to play 3 randomly assigned teams.

Finals Determination

Divisions with 6 or fewer teams will have the top 2 teams go to the final game.  Levels with 8 or more teams will have multiple sub-divisions, each with its own final game.

General SSH tournament rules and polices are in effect for this tournament with the exception that captains for this tournament have the option to add 3 more skaters than the 13 typically allowed. Any team who wishes to roster more than 13 skaters can do so for an additional fee of $40 for each skater over 13 (a maximum of 3, for a total of 16 eligible skaters). However, no more than 13 skaters may dress for any one game from that roster. We’ve added this as an option for those teams who want to always have 13 skaters for each and every game but might have skaters can’t make some games do to other obligations or unforeseen schedule changes.

Rostering Players – Each captain is given a unique web link for players to use to register on their team’s roster and all player must register before the stated deadlines to be added. The captain should also register themselves as a player. Per our tournament rules, teams can have 2 rostered goalies and we encourage all teams to roster a backup goalie to be prepared for unforeseen schedule changes/issues/injuries with their primary goalie. All players must be 21 years of age or over to be eligible to participate.

+ Locations

Quincy Youth Arena

60 Murphy Memorial Dr
Quincy, MA 02169

Games on Friday 5-10PM, Saturday 7AM-10PM, Sunday 7AM-9PM

Phillips Academy Ice Rinks

254 S Main St
Andover, MA 01810-4132

Games on Saturday and Sunday 7AM-8PM

Cambridge/Somerville

Simoni Rink – Cambridge
Veterans Memorial Rink – Somerville

Games on Saturday and Sunday 8AM-9PM. These rinks are less than 2 miles apart and games may be at either location.

Your team will choose one location and all of their games will be played at that location throughout the weekend. Cambridge/Somerville is the only location that may have games at multiple rinks. The game timeframes stated above are likely based upon past years but are subject to change.

Please note that Phillips Academy is a high school and, as such, has a zero tolerance policy for the consumption or possession or alcohol, or the use to tobacco, anywhere on their property.

+ Available Levels

Available Tournament Levels

True Novice (D) – This level is geared to those are new to the game. All players must have experience playing at the novice level in StinkySocks Hockey Open Leagues or No Commitment Hockey to play at this level in our tournaments.

Lower Intermediate (C-/D+) – This level is a good fit for those who started playing as adults or picked the game up again as an adult. Those with any high school experience would not be eligible for this level.

Intermediate (C) – This level is a good fit for those who have high school playing experience but no collegiate experience.

Upper Intermediate (B-/C+) – This level is a good fit for younger players who have high school playing experience, those with college club experience, and older players who have had collegiate experience.

Advanced (B) – This level is a good fit for those who have collegiate experience, or the equivalent.

Appropriate leveling is just one way that StinkySocks Hockey tournaments differs from others. We ask that captains keep things fair and enter their team into the division that is most appropriate for them.  It is the captain’s responsibility to ensure compliance with the divisional policy, which has been developed as a system of checks and balances to ensure fair leveling within our divisions.  If captains have any questions about levels or player eligibility, they are encouraged to call the league office to discuss before submitting their roster. – See more at: http://www.stinkysocks.net/tournament-rules-and-policies/

+ What's Included

What’s Included

  • Minimum of (3) games per team, with the possibility of an additional game in the finals.
  • Team pricing includes 14 rostered players (inclusive of goalies), with the option to have up to 17 at an additional cost.
  • StinkySocks Hockey gift for every player.
  • Prizes awarded to first place team in each division.
  • Random drawing for a team captain door prize when your team is paid in full by 3/9/2018.

SSH Tournament Extras

  • Ability to check the schedule and live standings.
  • Music played in between whistles
  • Complimentary refreshments – unlimited bottled water
  • Professional StinkySocks Hockey staff onsite throughout tournament
  • Coverage provided by Bruins Daily
  • True leveling! We ensure that teams enter at the level that’s the best fit for them and that all players qualify for the level at which the team is entered. Even leveling and no ringers, just as you’ve come to expect from StinkySocks Hockey.
  • No jerks! We maintain a tight player conduct policy to give you the enjoyable experience that you’re looking for.
+ Format

The actual number of teams per division will be determined by demand. Divisions are established based on the levels offered for the tournament. Each team in this tournament is guaranteed at least 3 games, with the possibility of playing in the final game.

Format

All StinkySocks Hockey tournaments are a round robin format for divisions of four teams. Teams in a division with more than 4 teams will have their schedule drafted to play 3 randomly assigned teams.

Finals Determination

Divisions with 6 or fewer teams will have the top 2 teams go to the final game.  Levels with 8 or more teams will have multiple sub-divisions, each with its own final game.

+ Rules and Policies

General SSH tournament rules and polices are in effect for this tournament with the exception that captains for this tournament have the option to add 3 more skaters than the 13 typically allowed. Any team who wishes to roster more than 13 skaters can do so for an additional fee of $40 for each skater over 13 (a maximum of 3, for a total of 16 eligible skaters). However, no more than 13 skaters may dress for any one game from that roster. We’ve added this as an option for those teams who want to always have 13 skaters for each and every game but might have skaters can’t make some games do to other obligations or unforeseen schedule changes.

Rostering Players – Each captain is given a unique web link for players to use to register on their team’s roster and all player must register before the stated deadlines to be added. The captain should also register themselves as a player. Per our tournament rules, teams can have 2 rostered goalies and we encourage all teams to roster a backup goalie to be prepared for unforeseen schedule changes/issues/injuries with their primary goalie. All players must be 21 years of age or over to be eligible to participate.

Team Registration

$875 per team, if paid in full before 3/9/2018

  • Reserve your team’s spot with $250, as long as team spots are available. A reduced deposit of $100 is available for StinkySocks Hockey BYOT teams.
  • Discounted pricing of $875/team is available if your team’s balance is paid on or before 3/9/2018. The regular price of $925 applies to any team that pays in full thereafter.
  • All teams must be paid in full before 3/23/2018. Make your team’s final payment by calling the league office.
  • Players must register for their team’s roster on or before Monday, 4/2/2018, with the unique link provided to their captain. An administrative fee of $15 per player applies for late roster additions or changes after the 4/2 deadline. Roster changes can be accommodated for any reason until Thursday, 4/5/2018.
  • Pricing includes up to 14 players (inclusive of goalies). Teams may have up to 17 players rostered and eligible to play (add $25/player for rosters over 14). Up to 13 skaters and 1 goalie may dress for any one game.

Free Agent Registration

$85 per player

Don’t have a full team but still want to get in on the action? With StinkySocks Hockey you can sign up as a free agent to be placed on a team. If you have a few friends who want to play together we’ll place you all together!

Please note that you will be reconfirmed through the league office on or before 3/30. Your credit card will initially be charged $1 at the time of registration. You’ll only be charged the remaining $84 when you are placed on a team. Players will be placed in the order in which they were registered.

Come for the Hockey Experience

We hold this tournament annually in early April at multiple locations but teams enter at a particular location and play all of their games at that one location so that there is no moving from rink to rink unless you want to! The exception is the Somerville/Cambridge option that has the rinks close together. As with all StinkySocks Hockey tournaments, you can enter a team or join as an individual/small group to enjoy a tournament that’s set apart from any other. Expect a professionally run experience with fair leveling and no jerks!

Are you ready for tournament time? Get going today by registering online or by calling the league office at 617-440-PUCK!