HockeyFest - Game On! | Barrie
HockeyFest – Game On!
In partnership with Barrie Colts and Barrie Molson Centre
Presented by Rock 95 and 107.5 KOOL FM
June 15-16, 2019
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Growing up, all we ever wanted to do is play as much hockey as possible. Whether it was Sunday morning skates or late night games, pre-game cheers or puck drop, road trips and mini sticks or make-shift street hockey, our passion for the game has shaped us into who we are today. It has taught us to be team players, to respect others, to listen carefully, what effort truly means, and that you can’t always win. With sticks in our hands and a team surrounding us, nothing else matters.
Forget about yelling “car”, dragging nets to the curbs, or running down the street to get your ball. Forget about trying to remember the score and about calling your own penalties. Take the essence of hockey, the integration of real rinks, the support of official referees and you get the largest street hockey tournament in North America. Each game is played on 50% to scale NHL sized rinks with real boards, real netting and real referees. With this, we bring you Hockeyfest - Game On!
Each tournament features 4 on 4 street hockey for divisions of all ages and genders without the worry of your ball going out, fencing going down or unofficial refereeing. DJ’s will be playing throughout the day with local live music at night. Indulge in your favourite food and beverage vendors, drinks with the team, and K*ll time by playing our interactive games such as the hardest shot, mini stick rinks, shooting accuracy and more. Hockeyfest - Game On! is bringing the passion of sport, music, food and fun together for a family-fun festival.
“We knew there was a North-American wide demand to grow the game of hockey at a grassroots level and felt there were multiple untapped markets to do so in. By putting real money behind the idea and investing in real rinkboards, we knew we had something special. No one has ever been able to bring you a full-scale traveling road hockey tournament with real rinks, real refs, real fun and integrated festival aspects; and that’s exactly what HockeyFest – Game On! is. With 6 markets to start in 2019, we intend to grow exponentially.”
Brad Jones – President, Jones Entertainment Group
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?
What separates Hockeyfest-Game On from other road hockey tournaments? Each game is played on a 42.5ft x 100ft surface with FULL patented rinkboards and netting behind each goalie to ensure no time is lost retrieving balls. All games will be played with certified referees from local referee associations.
All divisions U9 and under will have a roster of 9 players (4 + goalie) and all divisions older will have a roster of up to 7 players (3 + goalie).
No matter what, each team is GUARANTEED 4 games and 70% of all registered teams will make the playoffs.
We are fully organized with the best partners in the business to ensure no details are over-looked. Our registration and scheduling process allows for up to the minute updates on any delays or early starts with push messages sent directly to team manager's phones.
Working hand in hand with our local partners to ensure ongoing entertainment and an overall positive festival experience. Music will be playing, vendors will be selling merchandise and food, beer gardens are provided for the older divisions and interactive games will be available to all ages.
“I was lucky enough to participate in the very first Hockeyfest – Game On! (London, August 2018) and I have to say that this was by far the coolest road hockey event I have seen. From playing with actual rink boards and DJ’s to the interactive games and food trucks, people of all ages were having the time of their lives!”
Dave Bolland – NHL Player & 2 x Stanley Cup Champion
“When I met Brad Jones with Jones Entertainment Group, and heard about his Hockeyfest – Game On! idea, I was immediately interested. It brought me back to my youth, growing up in Quebec, and playing road hockey with friends and teammates. This concept has the potential to benefit the game in many ways, and is a fun family festival atmosphere that will help grow hockey from the roots. I see the vision for this to take place on a larger touring level scale making it a win-win for many, and most importantly the game of hockey.”
Pat Brisson – CAA Sports
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