MIS to Host Backyard Hockey Tournaments


Backyard hockey and pond hockey is a popular winter activity in many towns dotting the State of Michigan. Neighborhood games can vary from a fun skate to a competitive match with bragging rights on the line. Michigan International Speedway is providing a venue for your team to compete in an official Backyard Hockey Tournament. Get your regular group of skaters together and enter the competition. The tournament, a USA Hockey Sanctioned event, features three-on-three and four-on-four hockey action.

The young hockey enthusiasts start off the action January 4-6, 2019. With divisions featuring: 8U, Squirt (10U), Pee Wee (12U), Bantam, Midget A, combine Midget AA, and college age up to 20 years of age. The following weekend, January 11-13, 2019 features: adult and women leagues.

But hurry, the team registration deadline is October 15, 2018. The cost is $450 per team. Each team is guaranteed five games over the course of the weekend and up to eight games for the champion. Register online or contact Chad Kennedy 517-812-7526 for additional information.

The rinks will be set up along pit road on the grassy section of the track tri-oval. Pit road will host a number of Winterfest activities for fans to participate in. Viewing will be available from the suites located just behind pit road.

Enjoy a weekend of awesome hockey and claim that trophy for your backyard league. Players and spectators alike are going to see a side of MIS they have never experienced. Skate, cheer, walk pit road and participate in Winterfest. Grab a hot chocolate and watch the excitement from a pit road suite. Liven up your holiday with a day or two at the track, see MIS in the grip of winter. That’s what I call a weekend of FUN!



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Steve Sweitzer
Steve is the Sports Editor for the Lasco Press and highlights our coverage of NASCAR and the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series. Steve is a member of the National Motorsports Press Association and a nationally published author of automotive related articles for industry trade magazines. He is also a freelance technical writer and accomplished photographer. A 25-year resident of Southeast Michigan, Steve’s passion for reporting on our community, it’s residents, and our automotive connections allow us to use his skills to cover a number of events. Steve’s ability to seek out the unique behind the scenes accounts that tell the often-overlooked aspect of a story makes for entertaining reading. Follow Steve at thelascopress.com with weekly NASCAR updates and featured articles.