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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR MSE 2022-23 FALL/WINTER SEASON!

It may feel like the peak of Summer outside, but Fall is coming up fast. And that means that registration for all six MSE 2022-23 fall/winter adult hockey leagues is now open for both teams and individual players — Fraser, Mount Clemens, Trenton, Southgate, Taylor, and our newest program in Farmington Hills!

All leagues will begin play after Labor Day, which falls this year on Sept. 5. 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 . . . 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.

Teams and individual players can now register online here. The Fraser, Mount Clemens, Trenton, Southgate, Taylor and Farmington Hills Fall/Winter brochures can be downloaded off our homepage and paper copies will be available at all 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/Farmington Hills at (734) 676-3761.

We hope to see you on the ice in September!

MSE, FARMINGTON HILLS ICE ARENA JOIN HANDS!

Michigan Sports Enterprises is now on Metro Detroit's west side! Starting in the 2022-23 season, MSE will organize and manage the adult hockey program out of Farmington Hills Ice Arena (FHIA), and we're looking forward to meeting and greeting our newest group of captains and players.

Located at 35500 Eight Mile Road, the Farmington Hills rink is a first-rate hockey facility with an established adult program, so we're naturally excited to be given an opportunity to ensure a smooth transition and make the program the best it can be.

Returning teams as well as new ones and individual players are, of course, all welcome. We hosting a special Fall/Winter Organizational Meeting for team captains (and anyone else interested) on Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 7:30 pm at FHIA, where we hope to get some input and suggestions for the new season. Hope to see you there! Got a question or need more information in the meantime? Contact us at info@msehockey.com.

FOUR TEAMS COP THE CUP AT 2022 MSE SPRING TOURNEY

Three days, four champions. That was the story at the 2022 MSE Cup State Championship Tournament, held Friday through Sunday, March 25-27, in Fraser.

Following the two days of preliminary play, 8 teams emerged to qualify for a spot in the Championship Final on Sunday in their respective brackets. When the final buzzer sounded, Busch Snipers had bested The Network, 6-3, in Silver I; Eastside Kings topped Flint Tropics, 1-0, in a rare forfeit in Silver II; El Burro Loco beat the Reds, 6-1, in Bronze I; and Michigan Sting beat Solid Gold, 5-2, in Bronze II.

For complete tournament results, visit our STANDINGS page. Congratulations to our four champions and four runners-up, and thanks to all 18 teams competing for the 2022 MSE Cup.

Busch Snipers Eastside Kings
2022 MSE Cup Silver I champs — Busch Snipers 2022 MSE Cup Silver II champs — Eastside Kings
El Burro Loco Michigan Sting
2022 MSE Cup Bronze I champs — El Burro Loco 2022 MSE Cup Bronze II champs — Michigan Sting

IT'S 2022 — A SILVER ANNIVERSARY YEAR FOR MSE

The arrival of 2022 marked a pretty special milestone for Michigan Sports Enterprises. Hard to believe, but this is MSE's Silver Anniversary year, as the "Adult Hockey League Run by Adult Hockey Players" officially came into being on June 24, 1997. That was just a few weeks after fans celebrated the Red Wings first Stanley Cup championship in 42 years, so our timing could hardly have been better — interest in hockey in Metro Detroit had never been higher.

It's been a heck of a ride through this last quarter-century. Today, we look back and are amazed to realize that hundreds of our current players were not even born when we first got started.

Of course, a lot of back-office work is needed to make nearly 4,000 adult hockey games happen in a typical year, but it's always been a labor of love for us — after all this time, our passion for this great game is as strong as ever. And, we're certainly aware of the debt of gratitude we owe to our thousands of captains, players and customers who choose MSE to be their home. You've made us Michigan's largest adult hockey program 25 years running, and we hope to continue that tradition well into the future.

Nor have we forgotten the referees, scorekeepers, MSE staff and arena management and employees who make our games possible. Most of these dedicated individuals stuck with us through some difficult times recently, and to all of these people, past and present — THANK YOU.

Watch for some unique promotions and offers throughout this special anniversary year, which will be announced here on our website and through social media. It may be OUR anniversary — but we want it to be everyone's party!

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 — 24 YEARS OLD AND STILL SETTING RECORDS!

Now nearly two-and-a-half 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 40 million total hits, including an all-time record of more than 900,000 in March 2022!

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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