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.
2023 Dates: Friday, November 24 - Sunday, November 26
Location: Phillips Academy Ice Rink, 254 South Main Street, Andover, MA
Entry Fee: $1,000 per team; each team is also asked to bring a raffle item with $50 minimum value (raffles support AHA initiatives to make hockey more financially accessible in our community);
A deposit is due with initial registration. The remaining balance is due once AHA approves registering team.
$200 per team to participate in our "House League" jamboree Sunday morning.
A $25 deposit is due with initial registration. The remaining balance is due once AHA approves registering team.
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 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
The Heseltine family would like to thank the members of the Andover Hockey Association for all their efforts in running this annual tournament in memory of their son, brother, and uncle, Scott Heseltine.
Scott started skating on the old Smith Rink in Andover at the age of five and loved being out there with the other kids. As he grew older, he progressed through the AHA program and played at all levels, squirts through midgets. During the same period, he also played on the town of Andover's baseball and football teams.
Scott’s life ended abruptly at the age of 18. Regrettably, in February 1982, a week after Scott was accepted to Villanova University, he and a fellow classmate from Austin Preparatory School died in a car accident.
Scott’s two brothers, Charlie and George, also played in the AHA through high school. They were able to coach their sons, Chas (2003), Scott (2010), and Jack (2013) in this tournament. Their father George coached in the AHA for twenty-two years.
The Heseltine family has gained and learned a lot from the sport and hopes that, through this tournament, each of you will come away with a great memory and a positive experience.