UPDATE: Thank you to all the players and families that made the event a resounding success! Photos from the games are available for purchase via https://802.smugmug.com/2022-VT-Championship-Weekend, with all proceeds going to support Memorial Sports Center.
Middlebury Amateur Hockey Association looks forward to hosting the Vermont Championship Weekend in Middlebury at the Memorial Sports Center (296 Buttolph Dr, Middlebury, VT 05753). Please review the following information to help you prepare for the weekend:
Schedule / Rules
The game schedule is currently available on the VSAHA Tournaments page, https://www.vermonthockey.org/2022states (home teams are listed first).
State tournament rules are available here on the VSAHA website.
We do require that all fans, coaches, and participants are masked while in the rink. For those eating or drinking in the rink, we ask that you replace your mask after doing so.
There is a gate fee for adults and children for all games (players and coaches are free): adult prices are $2 per day or $5 for the weekend / child prices are $1 / day
Fans are encouraged to cheer from the stands (w/ overhead heaters) or the heated viewing area above the rink (accessible via stairs or elevator).
There will be zero tolerance for any fan or participant that displays disrespectful, abusive, or inappropriate behavior towards participants, officials, or other attendees. If this occurs, we will stop the game until the offending party leaves the building.
Only players, coaches, and the team manager are allowed in the area in front of the team locker rooms.
Pre / Post Game
Locker room assignments will be posted on the monitors inside the rink.
Ice will be cleared before each game
We will provide pucks for use during warmups
Teams should plan to line up and shake hands after each game
The national anthem will play at the beginning of each game (players should line up at the blue line with their helmets on for the anthem)
A photographer will be on hand to take a picture of each team after the conclusion of their game.
LiveBarn – For those who are not able to attend in person, our rink does subscribe to LiveBarn
Parking – Parking is available in the main rink lot as well as the Addison County District Court lot behind the rink (both entrances off of Buttolph Dr.). Overflow parking is also available in the Mary Hogan Elementary school parking lot, across the recreational fields from the rink (entrance off of Rt 7 South via Mary Hogan Drive).
Note that no parking is allowed along Buttolph Dr and spaces in the lots are limited, so we encourage carpooling where possible.
Public restrooms – Heated, public restrooms are available on the second floor of the rink, which can be accessed via the stairs or elevator in the southwest corner of the rink after entering the building
Skate Sharpening – Sharpening services will be available throughout the weekend. We also offer tape, neckguards, and other small hockey items for purchase.
Concessions – Concessions will be open. We will be offering a selection of drinks, bagels/donuts, snacks, and hot meals for purchase out of the concessions stand on the 2nd floor of the rink.
If you are planning to stay a night, convenient lodging options in town include:
Middlebury Inn (Rt 7 South – 2 minutes from the rink)
Courtyard by Marriott (Rt 7 South – 5 minutes from the rink)
The Swift House (Rt 7 South – <5 minutes from the rink)