Get Ready for our 2016 Annual
April Showers Women's
Adult Classic Hockey Tournament

April 8, 9 and 10, 2016

In our recently held 2015 13th Annual Women's April Showers Tournament we hosted a total of 40 teams, 551 women players that came from 11 states, representing 255 towns and 2 countries. The average age of the women playing in our over 30yr old divisions was 46, the average years of experience was 10.9. The average age of the players in our new 21+ division was 29 with an average of 20 yrs of experience.


D - Red / White / Blue (30 yrs and over) - FULL
C/D - Division (30 yrs and over) - FULL
21yrs + / Open Division - FULL

About the Tournament

Three game guarantee, Semi final in some divisions (TBD), fourth game for finalists in each division. All teams must be ablt to play starting at 5:00pm on Friday. Considerations will be given to traveling teams.

  • Women players only, age 21 yrs. and over division and over age 30 yrs D & C/D division(s) C- division is 30 yrs + but we will allow 2 players per team that are 27+ years if needed.
  • Play will be at Valley Sports in Concord and Nashoba Valley in Acton
  • C/D level is intended for teams whose players are a mix of C and D, or all strong D players.
  • Each team member/coach must be a current member of USA Hockey
  • Each player will receive an April Showers Tournament gift (up to 14 players)
  • Saturday night team party hosted at the Holiday Inn for all players/coaches
  • Discounted rooms at the Holiday Inn in Boxborough
  • Special raffle for tournament players to benefit Spaulding Adaptive Sports Centers

Team Entry Fee - Two Options

1.) Full team payment of $975 by January 2, 2016 (savings of $50) - Discounted fee has expired.

2.) A $200 non-refundable deposit required by January 2, 2016 to hold your team spot. $825 Balance Due by February 2, 2016.

2016 Registration Form (docx)

2016 Team Roster Form (xlsx)

Tournament Hotel Information for 2016

NEWHL has paired with the Holiday Inn Boxborough for our 2016 April Showers Women's Adult Classic. They are offering special room rates for players. You are welcome to book your room online by clicking the below link. The rooms are $102-$122 without breakfast for a double (30 rooms avail) or King (30 rooms avail) or $112-$132 with breakfast. The cost depends upon the number of people in the room. The Saturday night Players Party will be located in the Parade Room at the hotel. It will include Food, Live Band, Dancing and our fantastic basket raffle. Teams are encouraged to bring a "Team Basket".

Be sure to enter one of the group codes below to get the special rate.
Your group code is WHB (with breakfast)
Your group code is WHN (without breakfast)

Book your room at the Holiday Inn, Boxborough, MA

We play on two rinks

Valley Sports Arena
2320 Main St. Concord, MA

Nashoba Valley Olympia
34 Massachusetts Ave. in W. Acton which is on the same road as the Holiday Inn. See map below.

2016 Game Schedule

2016 Tournament Rules (pdf)

2016 Tournament Shootout Rules (pdf)

2016 Tie Breaker Rules (pdf)

2016 Game Results LIVE!

2016 Tournament Winners!
Congratulations to everyone for their outstanding effort in this year's tournament!

2015 Game Results
Results of the past April Showers Tournaments

Syracuse Blades - Winners of the NCAA Division 2016

NEWHL Icetrogen - Winners of the Boston Blades Division 2016

Outlaws - Winners of the Connecticut Whales Division 2016

Boston Bears - Winners of the Olympic Division 2016

Stick Chicks - Winners of the Buffalo Beauts Division 2016

Goal Diggers - Winners of the New York Riviters Division 2016


Thanks to all the people who donated to our raffle! $4800 was raised for Spaulding Adaptive Sports.


Thanks to Rishi Tea. Enjoy some tea at the tournament!

Rishi Tea

$5 off hockey shield
Click Here use "NEWHL"
as the Organization discount code

Here is what they said about our tournaments!

Thanks for putting together such a wonderful tournament!! It was our fourth tournament that we’ve ever played in and the first that actually had good parity. Such a better experience getting to play teams on the same level as us.  Who knew it could be so fun!! 

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I want to thank you for making the tournament such a wonderful experience. It was incredibly well organized and I haven't had so much fun being part of a competition since high school. To play with adult women in such a supportive and happy environment was a joy. As one of my teammates said, we were able to feel like kids again and that is a great feeling.

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Things were run very smoothly and we had a blast at the party Saturday night. Thank you to you and your crew for making the weekend fun. We felt evenly matched in every game that we played. A great relief since we had expected to play up a level beyond our skill base. Again, kudos (and thank you!) for working to align us into the right division.

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We had such a great time at April Showers that we are already planning for next year! It was our first tournament as a'd think we had one the Olympics!!!
Thanks again for a great weekend-you guys did an amazing job putting it all together!

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I wish to also express my appreciation that your organization provides an opportunity for "Well-Aged" women (in the words of the April Showers program) to experience the exuberance and fun of hockey, a sport unavailable to us in our childhoods.



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