There will be up to 12 teams split into 3 divisions (may potentially be increased to 14 teams)
“A” level is the highest level of rec hockey which includes players who have experience in juniors, college, or the professional level. The teams in the A division will be mostly comprised of players that fall within 1, 2, and 3 levels below.
“B” level includes players below the “A” level which are the top intermediate players for most rinks. If greater than 50% of your team does not fall into levels 1, 2, and 3, it is recommended to register in the B or C division.
“C” level includes intermediate players for most rinks.
1- Professional (All levels and Europe)/NCAA/Major Junior/JuniorA
2- Junior B/Non-Varsity College (ACHA)/Midget AAA/Prep School
3- Junior C/High School/Competitive Midget
4- Bantam/Pee Wee/Squirt/ Some competitive youth
5- Very little youth hockey experience
6- Didn't play as a youth
All players must be 18 years of age and older and be registered with USAH.
The cost is $800 per team and includes a minimum of 3 games with a possible 4th game for the championship. We will do whatever we can to ensure all teams can play a minimum of three games, however, being an outdoor rink, the games may be subject to delays, shortening, or cancellations depending on the weather.
Entry deadline is Tuesday, December 24, 2019. Teams that played in the tournament the previous year will be given preference for registration until 11/4/19. After 11/4/19, the remaining spots will be filled as a first come first serve basis. Any division(s) could be closed earlier based on the number of teams entered overall. The first four teams at each level will be accepted. The fifth team will not be confirmed until a 6th team is able to be added to that division. I will coordinate with captains to determine possible shifts between divisions.
Teams withdrawing from the tournament after the 2 week deadline (1/3/20) will forfeit their entry fee.
Any changes to the roster must be submitted within 3 days of tournament start date (1/14/20).
For information on how to register your team for the tournament contact Elizabeth Johnson at
Los Alamos has a free public transport system; however, it is only available Monday through Friday and does not pass the rink. Please ensure transportation is arranged prior to arrival. The rink is located at the bottom of a canyon - four-wheel drive is recommended.
There are two hotels in Los Alamos and one in White Rock. I also included a casino/resort located outside Los Alamos. All hotels rooms/rates are dependent on availability. I was unable to block rooms this year due to contract changes from the hotels.
Phone: (505) 661-1110
Address: 2455 Trinity Dr, Los Alamos, NM 87544 (1.3mi/~3min drive to rink)
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Los Alamos:
Phone: (505) 661-2646
Address: 60 Entrada, Los Alamos, NM 87544 (~4.3mi/~10min drive to rink)
Phone: (505) 672-3838
Address: 124 State Road 4, Los Alamos, NM 87544 (9.4mi/~15min drive to rink)
Buffalo Thunder Casino and Resort
Phone: (505) 455-5555
Address: 20 Buffalo Thunder Trl, Santa Fe, NM 87506 (22.4mi/~33min drive to rink)
Food and Beverages
Our local co-op will be providing hot food throughout the tournament.
We will have a beer garden for those 21 years of age and older sponsored by Bathtub Row Brewery. This event is permissible for spectators and players post-game. Alcohol is not allowed to be consumed by players PRIOR to playing. If a player steps on the ice after consuming alcohol, USAH will not cover any injuries that occur (see USAH insurance statement below). Additionally, it is at the discretion of the referees to eject any player from the game that they suspect are intoxicated without challenge. If players and spectators are unable to abide by this policy and behave in a civilized manner both on and off the ice, the beer garden will not be provided in the future.
Per USAH: “EXCLUSIONS FROM COVERAGE: Coverage excludes losses caused by, or resulting from the following: self-inflicted injuries; suicide; war; illness or infections; travel in any aircraft (except as a fare paying passenger on a commercial aircraft operated by a licensed, regulated carrier); being under the influence of alcohol, illegal drugs or narcotics” from https://cdn4.sportngin.com/attachments/document/0039/8417/Insurance_Handbook_1718_v3.pdf