"Overall, we had a great experience and an awesome hockey time. I believe all the teams in our division were evenly matched up which made a fun experience for all. The rink we played in was awesome, and the locker rooms were very accommodating. We really enjoyed staying in the valley."
Kevin Miller, Florida Jr. Panthers (2018 MLK Tournament Attendee)
“Over the years, The Wellesley Youth Hockey Association has scoured the hockey market to identify a tournament that would be a great experience for our players and families alike. I can say, without hesitation, that Waterville tournaments have always been our first choice when it comes to hockey tournaments for all levels of play. Starting with the Hockey Academy staff, to reserving rooms for the teams, and then the programming of the tournament; everything has always been top notch. We would recommend any youth hockey association to strongly consider registering your teams for a tournament in Waterville!”
Steve Kelley, Wellesley Youth Hockey
"Just wanted to circle back with you and share an Info Guide I created for our Tri-County Saints this weekend! This tourney and experience was awesome for our team and families. I couldn’t recommend strongly enough what a wonderful experience we had with Valley Inn. Our team felt so welcome from the Inn having a welcome sign out, conference room set up for us so the boys could play knee hockey and just their friendly and warm welcoming staff all weekend.
In addition, huge plug for Woodpeckers and their team; we did our team lunch there on Saturday and the food and service was excellent! J It was so great we worked with them for our team dinner that night too. The worked with us on have dinner delivered for 45 of us, tray of salad, pasta dish and 10 pizzas! They were awesome!
The memories the team created was awesome and oh yes, they kicked butt playing and won! That was just an added bonus! I wanted to share with this with you as I know the experience was different for Tri-County in the past! I always like to share positive info too!"
Lori Cunningham, Tri County Saints
"We have been participating in the Waterville Valley tournaments for many years now and there so many reasons for that. The location is just tremendous. The parents always seem to have more fun than kids when we go there. The pure beauty of the surrounding area offers such a relaxing and different type of atmosphere for a hockey tournament. Within the Waterville complex there is everything you need from shops to restaurants. All of this including the beautiful ice rink are all walking distance from fantastic lodging options including the Black Bear Lodge. This is all possible through the Hockey Academy, which has been such an easy and professional organization to work with and make such an event happen."
Frank Sannella, Bay State Breakers
"I wanted to thank you very much for the tournament in Waterville Valley, It was incredible. The kids (and parents) had a blast!! The venue in the Waterville Valley village is great, we loved walking into the "barn" for the hockey games. It was great to take a couple minute walk into the village and in between games the kids were swimming out to the dock in lake, playing whiffleball on the beach, mountain biked, hiking to the cascades and jumping into the cascade pools. And yes, we got to play some great hockey, the tournament was really well run, already looking to pick dates for the fall/winter tournaments."
Norman Lux, Nashoba Youth Hockey
"On behalf of our program, we wanna thank you for your hospitality and the great event that you guys run in Waterville NH"
Christian Sauvageau, College Marie de l’Incarnation (CMI), AHDF Panthers (Quebec)
"We had a great time. Kids are still coming down from the thrill of the weekend. Can't wait to come back again"
Eric Hamburger, Wellesley Youth Hockey
"Everyone had a blast, we love that place and the tournament is very well run. We will be back for sure, we will find a weekend that works next year. Thanks again, job well done"
Gerard Walsh, Medfield Youth Hockey