2013 Gene Harrington Tournaments
Is my team eligible to participate in a Gene Harrington Tournament?
We have separate divisions for both boy and girl teams at all levels
and ages so everyone is welcome to register for any of our events.
Is my team too strong or too weak for one of your events?
hosts division for every classification, and at all age levels. So whether your team is a house or an elite AAA we can find
a spot for your team to compete. We go beyond the typical tournament by putting every team that registers through our screening
process to insure teams that are accepted can respectfully compete. See our Screening Process
What are the dates and
tournament fees? How do I register my team?
Follow this link to get detailed information regarding our tournament dates and fees. Team
Do we have to use the hotels listed on your website?
Gene Harrington Hockey Tournaments has secured room blocks
for all out-of-town teams participating in one of our tournaments. As a condition of acceptance, all out-of-town teams must reserve
rooms through Gene Harrington Hockey Tournaments by completing the online registration process. Teams whose home rink is greater than
50 miles from the tournament rinks, will be
considered an out-of-town team, and will be required to comply with our hotel policies
and procedure. See Hotel Registration.
Can we call the hotel directly?
Teams are assigned to a hotel on a first come first serve basis so until you receive your tournament
guide please do not contact the hotel directly. The tournament guides are issued 3-4 weeks prior to the event leaving you ample
time to confirm or adjust your room requests. In the meantime, please contact the tournament staff.
Who do I make my payment
payable to? Can it be made with foreign currency?
We only accept payments made with US funds which should be made payable to:
North American Hockey, and mailed to 6 Highpoint Court, Orchard Park, NY 14127.
Are the Gene Harrington Tournaments sanctioned
by USA Hockey?
Yes, all 4 events are sanctioned by USA Hockey.
Do teams traveling in from Canada have to wear mouth guards?
all teams are expected to follow the same rules that apply to them in their perspective leagues. Click this link for more details. Tournament Rules
When should I register?
Since acceptance is handled on a first come first serve basis it is highly recommended
that you register as soon as possible.
How long does is take to get across the US Canadian border?
Since the Rainbow Bridge is
not typically used for commercial traffic and tourism diminishes by the end of September border crossing is relatively quick so you
can expect minimal delays when crossing between the months of October through April.
Will we play a lot of the same teams from
We attract teams from across the US and Canada so even our local teams get an out of town experience. Occasional
we will receive registrations from teams who participate in the same league. Our screening process takes this into consideration and
separates those teams especially if there is a significant difference in their level of play.
Can we request a later
game time on Friday?
We try to accommodate scheduling request but can not guarantee a late start since all first round games must be
completed by Saturday afternoon to make room for Quarter, Semi, and Championship games. Taking into account overtimes, and trophy
ceremonies we allot between 80 to 120 minutes for second round games which consumes a significant amount of ice time but keeps the
tournament running on time so it requires that we start the event Friday morning. Scheduling request for Sabres games or other
evening events are welcomed, and typically accommodated.
Why do the Gene Harrington tournaments exist?
I lost my best friend
in a car accident back in 1993 so every event is a celebration of my fathers life, and his love for the sport and the children that
participate. Hockey has always played a big part in my life and the tournaments represent an oppontunity to continue my fathers
tradition, and keep me involve in a community of people that I truly enjoy, Hockey People.