2016 Boston’s Best (North) Tournament

SATURDAY, April 9, 2016 – SUNDAY, April 10, 2016

Tournament micro site – Live standings, stats, schedule, etc.


Phillips Academy
254 S Main St
Andover, MA 01810

Please note that as a high school, alcohol and tobacco are prohibited on Phillips Academy’s property.

Game Times

Games are expected to start between 8:00AM and 7:50PM on Saturday, and 8:00AM and 6:00PM on Sunday. Teams will have two games on Saturday and one on Sunday. Qualifying teams will play semi-final and final games on Sunday.

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.

Per our tournament rules, teams can have 2 rostered goalies. We encourage all teams to roster a backup goalie to be prepared for unforeseen schedule changes/issues/injuries with their primary goalie.

The top 4 overall teams in any level that has 8 of more teams will proceed to the semi-finals.  For any division that has 6 or less teams, the top 2 teams will proceed to the final game in their respective level.

Available Levels

  • Novice (D though C-) – 6 teams – This includes players at the novice and lower intermediate levels
  • Lower Level (C) – 6 teams – This includes players at the intermediate level

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:

What’s Included

  • Minimum of (3) games per team, maximum of (5) games per team, based upon how your team places.
  • StinkySocks Hockey gift for every player.
  • Prizes awarded to first place team in each division.
  • Random drawing for a valuable team captain door prizein the past this has been a composite hockey stick

SSH Tournament Extras

  • Ability to receive text message updates throughout tournament
  • Music played in between whistles
  • Complimentary refreshments – unlimited bottled water
  • Complimentary bottled sports drinks on bench for finals
  • Professional StinkySocks Hockey staff onsite throughout tournament
  • Tournament desk hotline
  • Video and photography 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.


Pricing and Deadlines

TEAMS – Register Now
Tournament pricing is $875 per team, if paid in full before 3/4/2016

  • Deposit of $250 required to reserve your team’s spot – rolling deadline, as spots are available.
  • Final payments are due by 3/4/2016 to be locked in at the $875 rate and for the team captain to be eligible for the captain door prize.
  • The price increases by an additional $50 for any team that has not paid in full on or before 3/4/2016.  All final payments must be received before 3/25/2016.
  • Final rosters must be submitted by 3/31/2016.

Don’t have a full team but still want to get in on the action? Sign up here to be placed on a team. Pricing is $85 per player. Please note that you will be reconfirmed on or before 3/31 and your credit card will NOT be charged until you are placed on a team.