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COMPETE FOR THE 'MSE CUP' — AND POCKET A 'C NOTE' FOR SPRING!

Register for the 2018 MSE Spring Tournament, compete for a chance to hoist the MSE Cup — and knock $100 off when your team signs up for any 2018 MSE Spring Leagues!

That's the deal this year at the Annual MSE Cup Spring Adult Tournament, coming to Fraser Hockeyland Friday through Sunday, April 13-15. Once again, we're billing it as the "Battle of the Rinks," inviting teams from all five of our fall/winter arenas — Fraser, Mount Clemens, Trenton, Southgate and Taylor — to compete for the right to hoist a special trophy, the "MSE Cup" as MSE's "best of the best."

Three skill levels are being offered, from beginner/novice to elite, and the cost is just $595 for a three-game guarantee plus a championship final game on Sunday for qualifying teams. In addition, all teams that participate will automatically receive a $100 discount when they sign up for any one of our 2018 Spring Leagues!

In addition to the MSE Cup team trophy and a permanent spot on the MSE Champions page on our website, special championship T-shirts will be awarded to all members of the winning teams. Out-of-town and non-MSE teams are also welcome and easy and convenient online registration with Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express is now available here. Copies of the brochure/registration form are available at Fraser Hockeyland, or you can download a copy of the tournament brochure off our homepage.

This should be a great event — a weekend of fun, competitive hockey, at a great price, with a showcase trophy and big-time bragging rights to the victors. Sign up now! Any questions about the Tournament, just contact us at info@msehockey.com.

STILL TIME TO SIGN UP FOR FRASER, DOWNRIVER LEAGUES!

Two new MSE D leagues are start up in January, and there's still time for both teams and individual players to join up!

We still have openings for both the Fraser D league on Saturday evenings at Fraser Hockeyland or the Downriver C/D league running on Tuesday evenings at Southgate Civic Arena. Both leagues are geared toward individuals with beginner or novice skills and are open to both men and women 18 and up. More information on these leagues is available in the brochure and registration form, which can be downloaded off our homepage at msehockey.com.

If you have a team for either the Fraser or the Downriver leagues, or if you're an individual looking for a team, contact us ASAP at info@msehockey.com.

LATE REGISTRATION OPEN FOR ADULT HOCKEY SCHOOL!

Interested in our new Adult Hockey School at Mount Clemens Ice Arena? We still have a place for you!

Late registration is now open for the MSE Winter/Spring Adult Hockey Schools on Monday evenings at Mount Clemens. If you're interested in signing up for the School, please do so as soon as possible. You can register online here or pick up a paper brochure and registration form at Mount Clemens Ice Arena. If you have any questions about the Adult Hockey School, just contact us at info@msehockey.com.

The MSE Adult Hockey School runs for 10 weeks and is geared toward men and women 18 and up with beginner or intermediate hockey skills. Best of all, the price for all 10 classes — including ten 1-1/2 hour on-ice sessions, ten 30-minute off-ice sessions and practice jersey — is still unchanged at just $195. That price even includes a pizza party at the end of the final class, and all participants will have the option of being placed on a team at the conclusion of the program in April.

THREE TEAMS COP THE CUP AT 2017 MSE SPRING TOURNEY

Three days . . . three divisions . . . three champions. That sums up things in a nutshell when 14 teams squared off in the 2017 MSE Cup "Challenge of the Rinks" Spring Tournament, held Friday through Sunday, April 7-9, at Fraser Hockeyland in Fraser.

Following two days of intense hockey, six teams emerged to qualify for a spot in the Championship Final on Sunday in their respective brackets — Real Good and the Devils in the Silver division; the Hitmen and Average Joe's in Bronze I; and The Gentleman Bastards and Polar Ice in Bronze II.

When the dust settled in the Finals Sunday afternoon, the Devils had edged Real Good, 4-2, in Silver; Hitmen bested Average Joe's, 8-2, in Bronze I; and The Gentleman Bastards topped Polar Ice, 7-2, in Bronze II.

For complete tournament results, visit our STANDINGS page or just click HERE.

Congratulations to our three champions, and thanks to all 14 teams participating in the 2017 MSE Cup Spring Tournament and making for a great weekend of Spring hockey!

Devils Hitmen
2017 MSE Cup champs in the Silver Division — Devils,
out of the MSE Mt. Clemens League.
2017 MSE Cup champs in the Bronze I Division — Hitmen,
out of the MSE Trenton League.
The Gentleman Bastards
2017 MSE Cup champs in the Bronze II Division — The Gentleman
Bastards, out of the MSE Mt. Clemens League.

A REMINDER: DRESSING ROOM SECURITY

It's always a good time to review some routine precautions all teams should follow when using the dressing facilities:

  1. Lock the Room When You Leave It!
    That's especially true when the dressing rooms are not visible from the ice surface — but it ALSO applies to arenas where the dressing rooms ARE visible from the ice. During the game, all eyes are focused on the action on the ice, not the dressing room doors. Thieves have been known to enter dressing rooms in full view of the players and spectators — and get away with it. And, remember that arena dressing rooms typically share a shower/lavatory facility with an adjoining dressing room. So, be sure to deny thieves the "back-door" access to your dressing room by securing the shower room door as well.
  2. Don't Carry Large Amounts of Cash!
    A full wallet is an open invitation to a thief. Players should carry a driver's license (in case there's a roster check) and enough money to pay for their ice — period. Large ice payments, of course, are best handled by a check or money order, and it's always wise to make any payment BEFORE the game — rather than leave a room full of cash when a team takes the ice. And treat your credit cards the same way you would a large amount of cash — leave them at home.
  3. Don't Force Open the Doors!
    If you find yourself unable to enter the dressing room, seek out a rink employee or someone from MSE. Don't try to force the door open! Not only will your team be responsible for the cost of repairing the door (which isn't cheap), a broken door is an inviting opportunity for a thief later on.
  4. Return Your Keys!
    We know it's a hassle to leave your car/house keys when picking up a dressing room key — but there's a reason almost all arenas do it. Having extra dressing room keys leave the building is an obvious security breach and an invitation to trouble. Remember to always return your key as you leave the arena.

Following these simple procedures should help to keep the dressing rooms secure and minimize the risk of anyone becoming victimized by a thief.

MSEHOCKEY.COM — 19 YEARS OLD AND STILL SETTING RECORDS!

Now approaching two decades old and faster and more functional than ever, the Michigan Sports Enterprises website continues to be "the" adult hockey online resource in Metro Detroit. Since it went live in April 1998, msehockey.com has logged more than 30 million total hits, including an all-time record of more than 800,000 in March 2017! MSE was the first adult hockey program in Michigan to provide its teams and players with online access to scores, standings, schedules, etc., and while the regular maintenance and updates aren't easy or inexpensive, msehockey.com has more than proven its worth to our teams over the years.

Remember, your team can become a part of our website for just $99 a year — that works out to about 27 cents a day and less than $2 a week! For that small expense, we'll link any team site to our "TEAM" page and give any one team sponsor a link to our "SPONSOR" page as well. If your team or your sponsor are interested in this and great and inexpensive opportunity to get some added attention and exposure, just drop us an e-mail at info@msehockey.com.

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