Get Ready for our 2014 Annual
April Showers Women's
Adult Classic Hockey Tournament

April 4, 5 and 6, 2014

We are FULL in all 6 divisions, except we need a couple of players for our "At Large" C/D Vagabond team. Please contact the team captain, Julie Collette, if you are interested.

New this year! 21-30 yr. old division - we need 4 or 8 teams to make this happen, spread the word!

In our recently held 2013 12th Annual Women's April Showers Tournament we hosted a total of 26 teams, 348 women players that came from 8 states, representing 151 towns. The average age of the women playing in our tournament was 45, The average years of experience was 10. Total years of experience was 3,314.

About the Tournament
Three game guarantee, Semi final in some divisions (TBD), fourth game for finalists in each division. (Please let Kerri know if your team will be available to play any games during the day on Friday, April 4)

* $950 per team, - first come, first serve 2014 Registration form (pdf)
* Women players only, age 21 yrs. and over division and age 30 yrs. and over division(s)
* 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 T-shirt (up to 14 players, $15 each after that)
* 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 The Virginia Thurston Healing Garden, AccesSportAmerica and Scholarship Fund

2014 Registration Form (pdf)

Tournament Hotel Information for 2014
NEWHL has paired with the Holiday Inn Boxborough for our 2014 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 $99.00 for a double (30 rooms avail) or King (30 rooms avail) or $109.00 which includes breakfast for two. 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 NEB (with breakfast)
Your group code is NEH (without breakfast)

Book your room at the Holiday Inn, Boxborough, MA

2014 Game Results LIVE!

2014 Game Schedules (pdf)

2014 Tournament Rules (pdf)

We are using two rinks this year. Valley Sports Arena 2320 Main St. Concord, MA and Nashoba Valley Olympia 34 Massachusetts Ave. in W. Acton which is on the same road as the Holiday Inn. See map below.

2013 Game Results

Results of the past April Showers Tournaments

2014 Tournament Winners! Congratulations to everyone for their outstanding effort in this year's tournament!

Murph's - Winners of the O21+ Division 2014

Phantoms - Winners of the C Division - 2014

Quarry Cats - Winners of the C/D Division - 2014

NEWHL Nasty Habits - Winners of the D - 1 Division - 2014

O'Herricanes - Winners of the D - 2 Division - 2014

MS Conducts 2 - Winners of the D - 3 Division - 2014

Muscle Milk sponsors (photo above and below)

Thanks to all the people who donated to our raffle! The proceeds are going to two great causes; The Virginia Thurston Healing Garden and AccesSport America.


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

Here is what they said about our tournaments!

I just wanted to let you know how much the Rockets enjoyed the April Showers tournament. The teams we played were well matched and we had a blast in all three games. This was our first tournament and you made it a wonderful experience for us.

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I just wanted to tell you we had a wonderful time at your tournament!! Everything about it was just perfect!!!! You put us in the right division...all the teams were nice...the raffle items were great, and of course, the party was a lot of fun!!!!! And your photographers were awesome!!! Finally we'll have good pictures to show off with!!! This was the best tournament we ever went to! We would love to be there again for the next one... – Quarry Cats, New Jersey

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You run a great tournament. Thanks so much for having us. We all had a great time and everyone was very kind to the "new kids". I hope everything went as smoothly as it appeared! – Hockeytown

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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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