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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR 2017-18 FALL/WINTER SEASON!

It may feel like the peak of Summer outside, but Fall is coming up fast! Which means that registration for all four MSE 2017-18 fall/winter adult hockey leagues — Fraser, Mount Clemens, Trenton and Southgate — is now open for both teams and individual players!

All leagues will begin play immediately after Labor Day, which falls this year on Sept. 4. Here are some key dates:

  • The Fall/Winter Managers' Meeting for Fraser team reps/managers is Tuesday, Aug. 22, at 7:30 p.m. at the Warfield Grille, across the street from Fraser Hockeyland in Fraser.
  • The Fall/Winter Managers' Meeting for Mount Clemens team reps/managers is Wednesday, Aug. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Clemens Ice Arena.
  • The Fall/Winter Managers' Meeting for all Downriver league team reps/managers (Trenton, Southgate and Taylor) is scheduled for Thursday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 p.m. at Kennedy Recreation Center in Trenton.

In the new season ahead, MSE will once again have the same popular features that continue to make us Michigan's biggest and best adult hockey program, such as stop-time periods . . . shootouts to settle regular season tie games, overtime in the playoffs . . . customer-friendly payment options to fit most any team's budget . . . reasonable game times and flexible scheduling structured to meet the needs of the players, not the arenas . . . adult hockey's most visited website, msehockey.com, with complete schedules, rules, contact information, updated standings and playoff brackets . . . and closely monitored leagues and divisions, with adjustments made as needed to ensure every team a season that is as competitive and fun as possible.

And — if there is a problem, with MSE you've got a hockey person to talk to — not a desk jockey, Zamboni driver or a rink manager who is never around when adult leagues play their games. The fact is, no other adult hockey program offers you what MSE does.

Teams and individual players can now register online here. The Fraser, Mount Clemens, Trenton and Southgate Fall/Winter brochures can be downloaded off our homepage and paper copies will be available at all four host arenas.

Got a question? Shoot us an email at info@msehockey.com or give us a call anytime in Fraser at (586) 296-7987; Mount Clemens at (586) 868-7371; or Trenton/Southgate/Taylor at (734) 676-3761.

We hope to see you on the ice in September!

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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