FMC Ice Sports is preparing for a busy summer, with New England Future Stars tryouts as well as registration for several other summer hockey leagues.
Seasonal Rink Closings Begin – Holyoke, Greenfield, New Bedford, Gardner
Several of FMC Ice Sports’ rinks will be closing for the summer. Closings will begin on Sunday, April 1, 2018 and will continue throughout the month.
The first four rinks to close this season are Fitzpatrick Rink in Holyoke, Collins/Moylan Arena in Greenfield, Gardner Veteran’s Arena in Gardner, and Hetland Arena in New Bedford.
The rinks will re-open again at the end of the summer. Specific re-open dates are as follows:
- Hetland Arena: August 27
- Fitzpatrick Rink: August 27
- Collins/Moylan Arena: September 10
- Gardner Veteran’s Arena: September 10
FMC Broomball – East Boston
Looking for something fun, different, or new to do on Friday night? Stop by Porrazzo Rink in East Boston for some Broomball!
Admission is just $10 for a night full of games. Play solo or bring a group with you, and remember to bring a helmet. Broomball takes place every Friday night starting at 9:30. Hurry now as Broomball only runs until March 30!
Summer Hockey Registration Winding Down – Burlington, Hopedale, Springfield
FMC Ice Sports will be hosting several summer hockey leagues across all open rinks this summer. Registration for all of those leagues is ongoing, with three getting close to winding down.
The Burlington and Blackstone Valley Adult Hockey Leagues begin play in mid-May, with team registration closing April 13. Registration is open to FULL TEAMS only, but interested individual players can join by calling 1-888-74-SKATE. Competitors must be age 18 or older.
The Blackstone Valley Adult League features a Wednesday recreational competition and a Thursday competitive league. Games will begin at either 7:30, 8:40, or 9:50 p.m. both nights with teams guaranteed one 60-minute game a week. Seasons will have 15 games, plus playoffs with cash prizes for the regular season and playoff champions.
FMC Ice Sports’ Burlington Adult Hockey League is set up into three competitive levels all playing on separate days. Tuesdays will be for Intermediate skaters, Wednesdays for advanced teams, and Thursdays for elite competition. There will be one 60-minute game a week with a 15-game season, plus playoffs. Cash prizes will be awarded to the regular season and playoff champions.
For the first time, Smead Arena in Springfield will be hosting a High School Coaches League for all 2018-19 High School eligible players. The Spring league runs from April 22 through July 24 and will include a 10-game regular season plus playoffs. Games are two 22-minute periods and will be held on Sunday afternoons at either 3 or 4:10 p.m. Preseason player evaluation will be held on the opening weekend of the season.
New England Future Stars Corner
Tryouts Winding Down
After a busy last week with 12 tryouts, only 3 Future Stars franchises will be holding tryouts this week. The Raynham Raiders will close out its tryout sessions on Wednesday. On March 29, both the Essex County Eels and the Natick Chill will be holding sessions for the upcoming season.
Due to some inclement weather, the Raiders will be making up their postponed tryouts from March 21. Sessions for the Girls U14, Girls 16/19, and Boys Varsity will be held in the afternoon at Raynham IcePlex.
The Eels will be holding their first tryout session of the season. Two snowstorms forced the Eels to cancel its first tryout session for the Girls U14 team. Instead of holding the typical two tryouts for that team, March 29 will be the ONLY session for the Eels Girls U14 team. It will also be the only day for both Boys Varsity and Girls 16/19 tryouts.
The Natick Chill’s tryouts will be the franchise’s last sessions for the season. The four teams holding sessions are the 10U, Girls U14, Girls 16/19, and Boys Varsity squads in that order.
Mites Cross-Ice Registration
Brand new this season, registration is NOW OPEN for the Mites Cross-Ice program coming summer 2018. The South Shore Sabercats, Boston Brahmas, and brand new Canton Crusaders will all carry Mites Cross-Ice programs this season.
There is a limited amount of only 60 spots per team, so register now while there’s still space. The program is designed to help Mite-level players develop with the help of experienced coaching and top competition. Spots are filling up fast!