2017 National Hockey Festival Preview

Nov. 20, 2017, 10:49 a.m. (ET)

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. - November 20, 2017 - The time-honored tradition of field hockey and turkey is nearly here! The 36th edition of USA Field Hockey's annual National Hockey Festival, presented by CranBarry, will officially be underway this Thursday. The morning dew on the field in paradise will be in full swing as more than 5,000 athletes, parents, families and friends will venture to the International Polo Club in Palm Beach County, Fla. for the annual holiday tournament.

Festival is a beloved yearly event that brings people throughout the country together to make memories on and off the field during the Thanksgiving weekend. With a rich tradition of history, it’s important to celebrate last year’s champions. Best of luck in defending your title!

2016 National Hockey Festival Pool Champions
U-19 U-16 U-14
Pool Club Pool Club Pool Club
A Princeton FHC K WC Eagles I T Freedom Hockey
B Alley Cats  L Jersey Intensity Black U Pinnacle FH
C PA Mavericks Black M H20 V WC Eagles
D Firestyx N Texas Pride W Gateway FH
E Nook Hockey O X-Calibur I X Windy City
F South Jersey Edge Pink P Saints

G Horizon Brave Q Lasting Legacy
H True North Academy R Mystx Force
I The Gaels U-19 Blue S IFHCK
J New Heights Red

Mixed Adult: #TeamJDH
Women's Open: Sharkbait


Be sure to check out all things the 2017 National Hockey Festival has to offer both on and off the fields with these fun opportunities:

All-Boys Festival Game
U.S. Men’s National Team Associate Head Coach Brian Schledorn will be on hand to meet all interested boys ages five and over. No experience is necessary and all equipment will be provided. Players will be divided up based on age and experience level in small-sided game play. All interested boys are encouraged to register and complete an online waiver by clicking here.

2017 Festival Event Program

Stay up to beat and in tuned with the 2017 National Hockey Festival Event Program. The program includes the tournament schedule, rosters, results, venue map, list of vendors and more. This  version is mobile friendly too!

#FHFestival17
Make your friends at home miss you (and maybe be a little jealous) by tagging all of your Instagram pictures and Twitter posts with @USAFieldHockey and #FHFestival17.

Stop by the USA Field Hockey Tent!
If you have questions, we have answers! Stop by the USA Field Hockey Tent if you have tournament, Futures Program or membership questions. Also, test your luck with the USA Field Hockey staff in the Penn Monto Ball Pull contest. Draw a specifically marked ball and be entered into the grand prize drawing.

Whether this is your first or eighth experience as an athlete, coach, umpire or field hockey fan at the National Hockey Festival, USA Field Hockey would like to warmly welcome you to Palm Beach County, Fla.! USA Field Hockey can’t wait to host and share an exciting field hockey experience with all of our participating members at the 36th annual National Hockey Festival, presented by CranBarry, at the International Polo Club in Palm Beach County, Fla. We hope all participants take part in as many offerings as possible while keeping in mind they need to save room for a hearty Thanksgiving dinner.