USA Hockey 2017 Adult National Championship Florida Hospital Center Ice in Wesley Chapel, FLA

USA Hockey Adult Rec Nationals kick off this weekend at Florida Hospital Center Ice with Men's followed by the Women's tournament next weekend (with a record number of teams, the tournament is currently sold out.!). USA hockey said they were very excited about their location change for the 2017 USA Hockey Adult Rec Men's National Championships to be held at the new Florida Hospital Center Ice,

3173 Cypress Ridge Blvd. in Wesley Chapel, FL 33544. “This is an exciting opportunity for USA Hockey to hold all Adult Nationals under one roof, on the same weekend for more camaraderie and hockey fun packed into the week. All men’s divisions will take place April 20-23 2017.” Said Katie Holmgren, Manager of Adult Hockey for USA Hockey.

For complete schedules and standings visit their website or download the USA Hockey Adult Hockey Events app.

You can check out the progress of the Florida Hospital Center Ice facility at:

USA Hockey, Inc., is the National Governing Body for the sport of ice hockey in the United States, its mission is to promote the growth of hockey in America and provide the best possible experience for all participants by encouraging, developing, advancing and administering the sport.

USA Hockey’s primary emphasis is on the support and development of grassroots hockey programs. In January 2009, the organization launched the American Development Model, which, for the first time ever, provides associations nationwide with a blueprint for optimal athlete development.

While youth hockey is a main focus, USA Hockey also has vibrant junior and adult hockey programs that provide opportunities for players of all ability levels. The organization also supports a growing disabled hockey program and maintains an inline hockey program to provide structure and support for its growth across the nation.

Beyond serving those who play the game at the amateur level, USA Hockey has certification programs for coaches and officials to ensure education standards are met that coincide with the level of play. Furthermore, a large focus is put on parent education with equipment needs, rules of the game and parental roles in youth sports among common topics.

Members of the organization are entitled to many benefits, including a subscription to USA Hockey Magazine, the most widely circulated hockey publication in the world; excess accident, general liability and catastrophic insurance coverage; access to; and opportunities to participate in USA Hockey National Championships, as well as player development camps.

USA Hockey is the official representative to the United States Olympic Committee and the International Ice Hockey Federation. In this role, USA Hockey is responsible for organizing and training men’s and women’s teams for international tournaments, including the IIHF World Championships and the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. Closer to home, USA Hockey works with the National Hockey League and the National Collegiate Athletic Association on matters of mutual interest.

USA Hockey is divided into 12 geographical districts throughout the United States. Each district has a registrar to register teams; a referee-in-chief to register officials and organize clinics; a coach-in-chief to administer education program for coaches; a risk manager to oversee liability and safety programs; and a skill development program
administrator to facilitate learn-to-play programs for youth players and their parents.

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