Heseltine Tournament

The Andover Hockey Association’s annual Heseltine Mite Tournament is held each Thanksgiving weekend.  This  tournament is the region’s premier ½-ice mite tournament and brings together teams of all abilities to compete in one of the oldest and most prestigious youth hockey events in the area. Games are played at Phillips Academy Ice Rinks - with a warm viewing room, full-service pro shop and numerous on-site amenities, including spacious locker rooms.  


2019 Dates:               Friday, November 29; Saturday November 30; and Sunday, December 1, 2019

 

Location:                    Phillips Academy Ice Rink, 254 South Main Street, Andover, MA

 

Entry Fee:                  $900 (checks made payable to Andover Hockey Association); each team is also asked to bring a raffle item with $50 min. value (raffles support AHA initiatives to make hockey more financially accessible in our community)

 

How to Register:       Email operations@andoverhockey.org to reserve a spot. Mail entry fee, team name, roster and preferred level of competition (A, B or C) to AHA Heseltine Tournament, c/o Michael Stevens, 6 Dumbarton Street, Andover MA 01810 no later than 10/30/19.

 

Additional Details Planned for 2019 Tournament:   

24 teams in 3 divisions

Half-ice tournament (USA Hockey ADM and host rules govern tournament)

Multiple divisions (host will divide teams into divisions)

Teams will play a minimum of 4 hours of games; most teams will average 6

Tournament program available on site

Trophies provided to winning teams

Sunday-only development jamboree for Mite house league teams


A NOTE FROM THE HESELTINE FAMILY - Tournament History


Scott Heseltine started skating on the Smith Rink in Andover at the age of four and developed a passion for the sport of hockey. Through hard work, Scott developed into a fine skater. As he grew older, he progressed through the program and played at all levels, Mites through Midget. During this same period he also played on the town baseball and football teams.  Scott’s life came to an abrupt end at the age of 18. Regrettably, in February 1982, a week after Scott was accepted to Villanova University, he and a close friend died in a car accident. Through this tournament, Scott’s memory and love for the game live on.  Scott’s two brothers also played in this program and went on to play at the high school level. George went on to play at the college level. Their father George coached in the Andover Hockey Association for twenty-two years.  The family has gained and learned a lot from the sport and the hopes that, through this tournament, each player will come away with a great memory and positive experience.


 

Previous Champions

 

1981

Danvers

2004

Andover

1982

Newburyport

2005

Andover

1983

Arlington

2006

Marblehead

1984

Saugus

2007

Andover

1985

Tewksbury

2008

Wakefield

1986

Manchester

2009

Wakefield

1989

Andover

2010

Andover

1990

Lexington

2011

Triton

1991

Arlington

2012

Andover

1992

Lexington/Bedford

2013

Triton

1993

Newburyport

2014

Micro Ice             (A division)

1994

Andover

 

Wilmington        (B division)

1995

Newburyport

 

Andover Kings   (C division)

1996

Methuen

2015

 

2016

Rangers                (A division)

1997

Wakefield

Masconomet       (B division)

1998

Reading

Woburn                 (A division)

1999

Andover

 

Andover Jets       (B division)

2000

Masconomet

North Reading     (C division)

2001

Marblehead

2017

Andover                 (A division)

2002

North Andover

 

Jr. Warriors 2010 (B division)

2003

Andover

 

North Reading     (C division)

 

 

2018

Jr. Warriors           (A division)

Andover 2             (B division)

Andover Gold       (C division)