Thanksgiving Classic, DE

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Date Nov 24-26, 2023
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Location Newark, DE
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Ages 8U-18U
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Gender both

OVERVIEW

Defender Hockey Tournaments is thrilled to announce the arrival of our traditional Thanksgiving Classic Tournament at the esteemed Patriot Ice Center, featuring an engaging Round Robin format that will shine a spotlight on age levels spanning from 8U to 18U, promising an exhilarating display of hockey skill and passion.

PARTICIPATING TEAMS

ARENAS

Patriot Ice Center
101 John F Campbell Drive, Newark, DE 19711

Patriot Ice Center | Newark, DE 19711

HOTELS

As a reminder, this event is a Stay to Play Event. All teams are to utilize official event hotels. Please click on the link below to secure your team block. Please make sure to designate the number of rooms needed each night when creating the block.  You will then receive a confirmation email that contains the booking information to forward to the team families so they may make their individual reservations. All hotels are convenient to arenas. Please make sure families only book via the link provided. Families are not to contact the hotel directly to book rooms for the event. 
 
Please note, the link below will allow you to initially block a maximum of 18 rooms. Once your initial block is filled, rooms can be requested . Please email ibhcbookings@gmail.com to request additional rooms (once the initial rooms have been filled). 
 
Complimentary rooms are awarded based on actual nights paid for in the team block, not reservations booked. One (1) complimentary guest room will be provided per team per night for every 16 guest rooms booked through the team block. Complimentary rooms are awarded on a per-night pick-up basis over the tournament dates. The complimentary room is applied to the 16th room reserved by the team. Teams that appear to qualify for a complimentary room will receive an email with instructions the week of the event on how to designate the recipient of the complimentary room. Please make sure all rooms for coach(es) are booked prior to the cutoff date. Please note that the complimentary guest room will be required to check in with a credit card. The comp room night(s) will be awarded at checkout. NOTE: The hotel(s) credit(s) eligible stays back to the credit card in the days following the event.

RULES

All game day protocols can be found here

TOURNAMENT DETAILS

DATE

Nov 24-26, 2023

SKILL LEVEL

AA/A/B

DIVISION

8U-18U

ENTRY FEE

$799/team (8U)
$1,399/team (10U)
$1,399/team (12U)
$1,399/team (14U)
$1,399/team (16U)
$1,399/team (18U)

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