This year 60 teams, both boys and girls, will participate in workshops, listen to guest speakers, and hit the ice for exhibitions in what is now viewed as something of an unofficial kickoff to the high school hockey season.
Teams competing from the region include the top two seeds in last year’s Super 8 tournament, Malden Catholic and St. Mary’s of Lynn, as well as Division 1 champion Burlington, North Andover, Reading, Peabody, and Billerica.
The event is sponsored by the Massachusetts High School Coaches Association and Bauer.
This year, the length of periods for the exhibition games has been increased from 12 to 15 minutes.
Craig Forde can be reached at email@example.com.