NHL Hockey Rules Tour
The NHL Hockey Rules Ice and Inline Hockey Tour is a series of weekend indoor ice and inline hockey tournaments open to youth in the 8 and under through 17 and under categories. This new tournament series is brought to you by the NHL and its Member Clubs.
The Tour will visit 19 NHL cities, September 2002 through April 2003. Each tournament will take place over a weekend during the NHL season. Each event features:
Round robin ice/inline hockey tournament play
NHL player/alumni appearances
Youth SuperSkills contests
Youth player clinics
The opportunity for participants to attend a local NHL game. Winners of the local events are eligible to participate in the Ice Hockey and Inline Hockey Championships, scheduled for February, 2003 (Ice Hockey Championship) and May 2003 (Inline Hockey Championship). Registration is open now at <A HREF="http://https://nhltourneys.nhl.com/" target="_new">http://https://nhltourneys.nhl.com/</A>. Call (800) 233-0204 for more information.
DATE TEAM LOCATION TYPE
Sep 14-15 Philadelphia Flyers Flyers Skate Zone Inline
Oct 18-20 New York Rangers Brewster Ice
Oct 25-27 Chicago Blackhawks Darien Sportsplex Inline
Nov 1-3 NY Islanders Skate Safe Inline
Nov 8-10 Carolina Hurricanes Carolina Sportplex Inline
Nov 15-17 Dallas Stars Star Center Ice
Dec 6-8 Phoenix Coyotes Polar Ice Ice
Jan 10-12 Los Angeles Kings Gretzky Center, Irvine Inline
Jan 17-20 Atlanta Thashers Slapshotz Inline
Jan 24-26 Florida Panthers Palm Beach Skate Zone Inline
Jan 29-Feb 2 Ice Championships Incredible Ice Ice
Feb 7-9 Phoenix Coyotes The Castle Inline
Feb 14-17 Tampa Bay Lightning JP Igloo Inline
Mar 28-30 Colorado Avalanche Bladium Inline
Local event winners qualify for the National Championship events. The ice Hockey Championships will be held in conjunction with NHL All-Star Weekend (presented by Nextel) in Sunrise, Florida (dates and packages TBD). The Inline Hockey Championships will be held on May 2003 (location TBD).
Tour and tournament FAQ can be found at <A HREF="http://nhl.com/laceemup/hockeyrules/faq.html" target="_new">http://nhl.com/laceemup/hockeyrules/faq.html</A>
RULES AND EQUIPMENT
All USA Hockey and USA Hockey Inline Rules will be enforced.
The NHL Hockey Rules Ice and Inline Hockey Tour is a top-rated qualifying tournament series. All ice hockey participants and teams must be registered with USA Hockey. Inline hockey participants who are not already registered with USA Hockey InLine may do so through a single-event membership. For more information, call USA Hockey InLine at (800) 888-4656.
Inline Hockey Central
Inline Hockey Central