What is your mailing address?
Our mailing address is Silver Stick Finals, PO Box 611244, Port Huron, MI 48061-1244
Do you have a Gate Fee?
We do not have a Gate Fee for any of the arenas that we use. Bring anyone and everyone!
Do teams still bring pins to trade?
Yes! Not all teams trade pins, but a large portion do! Teams typically trade pins before each round robin game, and at the Opening Ceremonies.
Do I need to bring stickers for the Game Sheets?
No you do not. We print our game sheets for the Round Robin games before the tournament begins. Your Coach or Manager will need to make any adjustment as needed (i.e. AP's, Injuries, Suspensions) and sign each game sheet. In addition, we will be emailing each team contact a copy of their game sheets after the tournament has concluded. I was able to get them all emailed by the following Tuesday for all teams this year.
What hotel do I need to stay at?
You are allowed to stay at whatever hotel you and your team desire. We have no control over the hotels and which ones are better for your team. The list on the our website reflects a wide range of possibilities that you'll need to determine to suit your teams' needs. Hotels book up very quickly and we have implemented a hotel code that we will give to teams once they've won their regional. We've done this to attempt to deter teams from booking before they've won their regional. If you have any issues trying to find accommodations, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at 800-361-0526.
What is this year's Sanction Number?
For the 2016-17 Silver Stick Finals - Port Huron, it is MIT1715894989.
What rinks do I play out of?
The main facility and the host arena is the McMorran Main Arena. Glacier Pointe is another location and has two rinks at that location, the USA and Canada rinks. For overflow rinks, we use Polar Palace with two rinks at that location, Polar and Arctic. The Polar Palace rinks are west of Port Huron and are about 45 minutes from Port Huron. Depending on your schedule, this may be a good option to find hotels in this area.
When is Opening Ceremonies and what do we do?
Opening Ceremonies is at the McMorran Main Arena on Friday evening. Specific times will be determined at a later time. Typically teams walk around the upper bowl of the arena and out on the ice to be recognized. There are few dignitaries that may speak as well, in addition to a few extras that change from year to year.
What is there to do in Port Huron?
First and foremost we are concerned with the tournament. However there is a little bit of down time depending on your teams' schedule. I think I'll just refer to the Blue Water Area Convention website and let each team decide what might be best suited for their team.
Where can we eat as a team?
Same answer here, refer to this website for restaurants. There are also a handful of restaurant sponsors and I would suggest those above any restaurant.
Will you be shooting any Video of the tournament?
For the 2016-17 tournament, we are hoping to secure one for the upcoming tournament.
Will you be shooting any Photography of the tournament?
For the 2016-17 tournament, we do have a photographer that will be taking live action photos along with team pictures as well. Check out http://www.allstarproductions.us/ for more details.
When will the schedule be available?
We usually have the schedule available on line before any Regionals take place. Then we just fill in spaces for those Regionals. As for the AAA Weekend, we usually have that completed by the end of November, or the beginning of December. This is primarily determined by all of the teams getting in the proper information into Todd Taylor.
Can we book practice ice?
Yes, please contact Port Huron Minor Hockey and they will be able to assist you. Please keep in mind that we will not have ice available from Thursday afternoon until Sunday.
If you have any additional questions, feel free to email me at [email protected] and I will answer your question. If it's something that I've had a few people ask about, I will then addi it to this page.
Thanks and good luck with your season!