Registration is now OPEN for the 11th Annual
Irish American Ice Hockey Classic: Boston 2017.
Saint Patricks Day Week-End March 16, 17 and 18th, 2017.
The Irish American Hockey Association, in partnership with the Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation, invite you to join Hockey Players from around the world for 3 days of Hockey, Irish Music, Irish Adult Beverages, a bit of Blarney and Irish Cheer as we celebrate the great game of Ice Hockey from the Shores of Ireland to Boston and beyond.
The 2017 Irish Hockey Classic promises to be the most fun filled to date with Irish American Ice Hockey festivities throughout the city of Boston over the 3 day event.
For this years Irish Ice Hockey Classic, we've added a 5th Division of Competition (over 50 and recreational division) to ensure all talent levels can compete in the Irish Games, Boston 2017.
As of October 10, Switzerland National Police Hockey Team as well as Philadelphia Police Hockey will be joining six teams from across Canada have committed to making the trip down to Boston and will be joining teams from across the US to make this years tournamnet the most diverse to date!
Many of the Boston Bruins Alumni team will once again be participating on various teams in the Irish American Hockey Classic including Terry O'Reilly, Ray Bourque, Brad Park, Rick Middleton, Ken Linesman, Gary Doak, Lyndon Byers, Bob Beers, Tim Sweeney, Don Sweeney, Andy Brickley, Nevin Markwart, Billy O'Dwyer and Steve Leach.
Another improvement to this years tournamanet is the ability for individual hockey players from around the world to participate in this years Irish American Ice Hockey Classic.
Over the years, we've had a number of players who dont have a full team to enter but would like to be a part of the three day event both on and off the ice. This year, we will be comprising a few teams of just such players. If you're interested as registering individually or with a few buddies as a small group, please send us an email at' skate@IrishHockey.com and we'll take care of the rest for you.
If you’d like to enter a team for the 2016 Irish American Ice Hockey Classic: Boston 2017 please click on the "TEAM REGISTRATION" button on the homepage.
Pictured to the right is an on ice check presentation to the Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation in the amount of $25,000.00 from the Irish American Hockey Association in partnership with players and sponsors from the Irish Hockey Classic Tournament.
Other donations resulting from the Irish American Hockey Tournament include $2,500.00 to the James Michael Curley Recreation Center in South Boston as well as a $2500.00 check to South Boston Youth Hockey. The Irish American Hockey Association was also a sponsor to the Pan Mass Challenge supporting two teams that completed the 2 day, 194 mile trek.
The Irish American Hockey Classic will have over 500 adult Hockey Players from The US and Canada skating for Irish Crystal Celtic Cup.
The Irish American Hockey Classic Boston 2017 has 5 separate divisions of play for the 3 day event:
The Ahern Division is made up of former NHL and AHL hockey players and is the highest caliber of hockey for the tournament.
The Cunniff Division is comprised of former Collegiate hockey players from across the United States and Canada and offers a high pace and highly skilled level of play.
The O'Dwyer Division is comprised of many law enforcement agencies across the US and Canada as well as many competitive men’s business league teams that play at competitive pace.
The "Red Sweeney Division" offers the fun and festivities for the good hockey teams that want to enjoy the week festivities in Boston at a slower and less competitive environment that some of the top tier divisions.
The "Over 50" Division highlights many of the Golden Aged players who still have a passion for the great game of ice hockey.
We've partnered with various entertainment partners as well as the Boston Bruins Alumni team for VIP parties, hospitality venues and private receptions scheduled throughout the 3 day event which will include many dignitaries, celebrities and current and former NHL players who have agreed to donate their time and resources for the benefit of the Boston Bruins Charitable Foundation.
Please visit www.IrishHockey.com for up to the minute information on this years tournament.