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SPRING IS COMING – SIGN UP NOW FOR 2019 SPRING LEAGUES!

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

And, with the final weeks of Winter finally winding down, we're now accepting registrations for both teams and individual players for the 2019 MSE Spring Adult Hockey Leagues at Fraser Hockeyland in Fraser, Mount Clemens Ice Arena in Mount Clemens and Kennedy Recreation Center in Trenton. We're also offering a weekday-only Downriver Spring league that will be hosted by several different arenas. All four Spring leagues are slated to open play in early April and wrap up their playoffs in mid to late June.

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). All Spring League teams will play 10 regular season games, plus a single-elimination playoff.

Both teams and individuals can register online here. Paper copies of the brochures are available at our host arenas and may also be downloaded off our homepage. If you have any questions about the 2019 Spring League, just shoot us an e-mail at info@msehockey.com. We hope to see you on the ice in April!

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

Register for the 2019 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 12-14. 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 2019 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.

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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