Registration Ending Soon for Oakland Edge Adult Hockey Tournament

Adult hockey players are running out of time to register for the seventh annual Oakland Edge Adult Hockey Tournament, which is set for April 17-19.

The deadline for teams to register is Monday, April 6. The tournament is open to both men and women. Teams are guaranteed a minimum three games and those who make it to the finals will play five games. The tournament is held at the Onyx – Rochester Ice Arena. Register online at www.OaklandEdge.com. The fee is $795.

“The Oakland Edge provides a weekend of recreation and surprisingly intense competition. It has grown each year, especially in the Women’s and the Sled divisions, with sled teams coming from Canada, Pittsburgh and western Michigan to play last year,” Oakland County Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “Sharpen those blades and let’s play hockey.”

Male players must be at least 21 years old before the tournament begins to participate in the “A” division and 30 years old for the other four divisions – B, C, D and 50 and over. Participants in the women’s division – Upper and Lower – must be at least 21. Athletes in the co-ed Sled Hockey division must be at least 15 years old.

Teams play three 15-minute running time periods. Each team is limited to 18 players and all players must be registered with USA Hockey. Players on the winning and runner-up teams individual awards. New this year each tournament participant receives a long-sleeve souvenir Oakland Edge T-shirt.

According to the press release, the tournament is sanctioned by USA Hockey and the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association #MIT 159699034. Complete tournament rules are available at www.OaklandEdge.com.

The Oakland Edge is sponsored by Perani’s Hockey World and Warrior. It is presented by Oakland County and Oakland County Parks.

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