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PLANS MOVING AHEAD FOR 2019 MSE OUTDOOR CLASSIC!

Interested in having your team participate in the 2019 MSE Outdoor Classic? We need to hear from you as soon as possible — as in NOW!

As outdoor hockey continues to grow in popularity, ice reservations are already filling up at Detroit's Clark Park, which means that we'll need a final count of participating teams soon. The general 2019 target dates are Sunday afternoons and evenings in January and February, with the exception of Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3.

As in past years, there will be a premium charged to all participating teams (final amount to be determined by ice and officials/staffing costs), and we will do our best to give each team a shot at some "new competition," scheduling as many "inter-arena" games as possible. Teams from all MSE Fall/Winter leagues — Fraser, Mt. Clemens, Trenton, Southgate and Taylor — are welcome to participate.

Requests to participate in the 2018 MSE Outdoor Classic MUST come from the recognized team captain/team rep, and given the uncertainty about weather conditions and the limited availability of ice, we can't guarantee any team a game. Accordingly, all requests will be handled on a first-come/first-served basis, and teams must be paid in full or current with their season balance to be considered.

If your team definitely wants to skate in an outdoor game this winter, let us know ASAP, in writing, at info@msehockey.com. Email us any questions you might have, too. An announcement with specifics on available dates and pricing will be made soon.

2018 Outdoor Classic

LATE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR ADULT HOCKEY SCHOOLS!

There's still time to join one of our two Fall/Winter Adult Hockey Schools! Late registration is now open for the MSE 2018-19 Fall/Winter Adult Hockey Schools coming Friday evenings to Fraser Hockeyland in Fraser and Thursday evenings to Kennedy Recreation Center in Trenton.

The program runs for 10 weeks and is specifically tailored for men and women 18 and up with beginner, novice or intermediate skills. Participants in the beginner program will learn the fundamentals of the game, while intermediates will have an opportunity to further develop their skills with the assistance of our experienced and knowledgeable hockey instructors.

Each class begins with the 30-minute off-ice session and all participants will have the option of being placed on a team at the conclusion of the Schools in January.

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 unchanged from the last dozen years at just $195. That price even includes a pizza party at the end of the final class.

You can register online for either 2018-19 Fall/Winter Adult Hockey Schools with any major credit card here; download the brochure off our homepage; or request a paper copy by sending your mailing address to info@msehockey.com. Of course, you can also e-mail us with any questions you have about the program at any time.

FALL/WINTER HOCKEY? YEP, WE'VE STILL GOT A SPOT FOR YOU!

Hoping to play some hockey this fall? There's still time to sign up!

We still have spots for both teams and individual players for all the 2018-19 Fall/Winter seasons starting up in September at all five MSE arenas — Fraser, Mount Clemens, Trenton, Southgate and Taylor.

If you have a team, or if you're an individual player looking for a team, just email us at info@msehockey.com as soon as possible. Or, give us a call for Fraser at (586) 296-7987; Mount Clemens at (586) 868-7371; or Trenton/Southgate/Taylor at (734) 676-3761.

THREE TEAMS COP THE CUP AT 2018 MSE SPRING TOURNEY

Twenty teams . . . three days . . . three divisions . . . and a "championship hat-trick" of three top teams. That, and a lot of fun, intense hockey, sums up the 2018 MSE Cup "Challenge of the Rinks" Spring Tournament, held Friday through Sunday, April 13-15, at Fraser Hockeyland in Fraser.

Following two days of preliminary play, six teams emerged to qualify for a spot in the Championship Final on Sunday in their respective brackets — Snipe City and Your Mother's in Gold; Light Em Up and the Whalers in Silver; and Average Joe's and Polar Ice in Bronze. When the final horn sounded Sunday afternoon, Snipe City had bested Your Mother's, 4-1; Light Em Up edged the Whalers 4-2; and Average Joe's topped Polar Ice, 7-1.

For complete tournament results, visit our STANDINGS page or just click HERE. Congratulations to our three champions, and thanks to all 20 teams participating in the 2018 MSE Cup Spring Tournament!

Snipe City Light Em Up
2018 MSE Cup champs in the Gold Division — Snipe City 2018 MSE Cup champs in the Silver Division — Light Em Up.
Average Joe's
2018 MSE Cup champs in the Bronze Division — Average Joe's

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 — 20 YEARS OLD AND STILL SETTING RECORDS!

Now more than 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 32 million total hits, including an all-time record of more than 800,000 in March 2018! 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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