Special Hockey International Tournament 2014

The tournament might be over but our Team England side consisting of players from the Werewolves and SPICE Jets special hockey teams had a great time and fond memories.

SHI 2014 DetroitThis years Special Hockey International Tournament was held from May 1st-4th in Fraser Hockeyland (formerly known as Great Lakes Sports City), located just to the north east of Detroit, Michigan, USA.

It was hosted by the Ann Arbor Rockets, the Michigan FAR Flyers, and the MORC Stars in partnership with USA Hockey’s affiliate Michigan Amateur Hockey Association. The squad was a little smaller this year but the Werewolves were able to team up with some of the members of the SPICE Jets team also from England.

Players from Team England take part in the opening ceremony

Players from Team England take part in the opening ceremony

This years tournament saw another phenomenal turnout with 60 teams registered. The teams in Special Hockey International tournaments are not classified by age but by ability groupings and the coaches all try to match their lines by ability on every shift. The tournaments are an amazing event and this years hosts did a great job.

Team England played four matches;

Team England vs. Durham Dragons B

Team England vs. Innisfil Snowdogs B

Team England vs. MORC Stars/Colorado Eagles B

Brampton Battalion B  vs. Team England

There are now some photos from the Tournament added to the Photos page here.

An electronic copy of the tournament programme is attached to the Tournaments page  here

A big thanks as always to Mike Dwyer for his co-ordination and organisation and also to coach Jerry Hildreth. Without this commitment these players would not have been able to participate.  The parents and carers also deserve a pat on the back. It’s not easy for everyone to travel to these tournaments and the support given is always loud and proud.

Credit for the photos goes to Adam Prince. Thanks for sharing these with us.

The big yellow bus

The big yellow bus

All aboard!

All aboard!

England vs Durham

England vs Durham

London vs. Innisfil

London vs. Innisfil

SHI 2014 Team with Medals

The team proudly wearing their medals

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