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SafeSport Parent

Developed for parents of athletes, this course addresses important topics around recognizing, preventing and taking action against misconduct in sports, from a parent perspective. This course, which takes a little over half an hour to complete, helps parents become active participants in creating safe, positive sports environments for their child. IMPORTANT: MANY NGBs REQUIRE COMPLETION OF THE CORE SAFESPORT COURSE FOR COACHES, STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS. PLEASE CHECK WITH YOUR SPORT ORGANIZATION FOR COMPLETE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS.

Changes to 2016-2017 Massachusetts Hockey State Championships

Massachusetts Hockey is excited to announce the upcoming adjustments being applied to the 2016-2017 State Championship Tournaments.

The changes being made will increase the total number of State Championship Tournaments from 12 tournaments in the 2015-2016 season to 21 tournaments for the 2016-2017 season.

This new format will give Massachusetts Hockey's over 50,000 skaters more opportunities to work towards capturing that State Championship banner to hang proudly at their hometown rink.

Please contact your coach or program president if you would like more information about your team participating in the District Playdowns.

The adapted categories are first based on the size of the program. The numbers are based on the 2015-2016 registered number of players for a local organization that include ONLY 10U (Squirt), 12U (Peewee) and 14U (Bantam) level registered players. See the definitions below:

•           Large

o          53 or more average registered players

o          Click here to see which programs are Large

•           Medium

o          52 to 30 average registered players

o          Click here to see which programs are Medium

•           Small

o          29 or below average registered players

o          Click here to see which programs are Small

Then the individual teams are based on which Tier level they fall in too. See the definitions below:

•           Tier II

o          Top team in program; "A", "1" or any other designation as the top (or only) team

•           Tier III

o          Second level team in program

•           Tier IV

o          Third level team in program

Any additional questions should be directed to Tournament Committee Co-Chairs Mark Hickey at and Stephen Palmacci at

Click Here for 2016-2017 State Championships Schedule