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SPRING IS COMING — SIGN UP NOW FOR 2024 SPRING LEAGUES!

Better ice times . . . a short, intense, fun and bargain-priced season . . . and Metro Detroit widest selection of skills levels. That's Spring Hockey at MSE!

And, with Winter finally coming into the homestretch, we're now accepting registrations for both teams and individual players for the 2024 MSE Spring Adult Hockey Leagues at Fraser, Mount Clemens, the Downriver area, and Farmington Hills.

As always, MSE is offering Metro Detroit's largest selection of skill levels (Beginner to Elite) and playing nights (weekend only, weeknight only, or mixed).

Both teams and individuals can register online here. More info is available by downloading the brochures off our homepage, or by picking up a paper copy at any of our host arenas. If you have any questions about the 2024 Spring League, just shoot us an e-mail at info@msehockey.com.

FRASER TO HOST 2024 MSE CUP STATE TOURNEY APRIL 5-7!

Looking for an entire weekend of fun and competitive hockey against some new competition? Check out the 2024 MSE Cup Spring Adult Tournament, coming to Big Boy Arena in Fraser Friday through Sunday, April 5-7!

We're billing this special event as a State Championship, inviting teams from all six of our fall/winter arenas — Fraser, Mount Clemens, Trenton, Southgate, Taylor and Farmington Hills — as well as outstate and non-MSE teams. All will compete for the right to hoist the "MSE Cup."

Multiple skill levels are being offered, from novice to elite, and the cost is just $895 for a three-game guarantee plus a championship final game on Sunday for qualifying teams. 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 squads.

All teams can access our easy and convenient online registration with Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express here. Copies of the brochure/registration form are also available at Big Boy Arena and can be downloaded off our homepage.

This should be a great event — a weekend of great 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.

LATE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR ADULT HOCKEY SCHOOL!

Late registration is now open for the MSE 2024 Winter/Spring Adult Hockey Schools on Monday evenings at Mount Clemens Ice Arena.

If you're interested in participating, you can register online here or pick up a paper brochure and registration form at Mount Clemens Ice Arena. More info is available in the School brochure on our homepage, and the weekly schedule can be viewed by clicking on Hockey School near the top of our homepage.

If you have any questions about the Adult Hockey School, just contact us at info@msehockey.com.

TWO FAMILIAR TEAMS COP CUP AT MSE 2023 SPRING TOURNEY

When three days of intense hockey action ended at the 2023 MSE Cup Spring Tournament, there was a familiar look to the last teams left standing.

For the 3rd year in a row, the Bush Snipers (Fraser) captured the Silver Division, while El Burro Loco (Mt. Clemens) had won the Bronze Division in back-to-back years, and for the third time since 2019.

Held Friday through Sunday, March 24-26, at Fraser's Big Boy Arena, the tournament featured 21 games on Friday and Saturday to shrink the field to just four teams in Silver and two in Bronze.

In the Silver semifinals on Sunday, The Chop (Mt. Clemens) downed The Network (Mt. Clemens) and Bush Snipers bested PASI (Downriver), setting the stage for a Chop/Bush matchup in the Silver Finals. Bush Snipers survived the showdown, 7-3.

In Bronze, El Burro Loco and Team Guinness (Fraser) squared off in the Finals, with El Burro Loco coming out on top, 5-2.

Congrats to all the champs, finalists and semifinalists, and thanks to all the teams for providing a weekend of fun, hard-fought hockey at the MSE 2023 Spring Tournament.

Busch Snipers El Burro Loco
Familiar scene: Silver Division champions Bush Snipers celebrate their third straight title at the 2023 MSE Cup Spring Tournament. Repeat! Bronze Division champions El Burro Loco gather for a photo with another MSE Cup, their third since 2019.

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 — 25 YEARS OLD AND STILL SETTING RECORDS!

Now a quarter century 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 42 million total hits, including an all-time record of more than 900,000 in March 2023!

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 great and inexpensive opportunity to get some added exposure, just drop us an e-mail at info@msehockey.com.

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