Growing up, all we ever wanted to do was play as much hockey as possible. Whether it was Sunday morning skates or late night games, pre-game cheers or puck drop, road trips and mini sticks or make-shift street hockey, our passion for the game has shaped us into who we are today. It has taught us to be team players, to respect others, to listen carefully, what effort truly means, and that you can’t always win. With sticks in our hands and a team surrounding us, nothing else matters.
Forget about yelling “car”, dragging nets to the curbs, or running down the street to get your ball. Forget about trying to remember the score and about calling your own penalties. Take the essence of hockey, the integration of real rinks, the support of official referees and you get the largest road hockey tournament in North America. Each game is played on 50% to scale NHL sized rinks with real boards, real netting and real referees. With this, we bring you Hockeyfest - Game On!
Each tournament features 4 on 4 street hockey for divisions of all ages and genders without the worry of your ball going out, fencing going down or unofficial refereeing. DJ’s will be playing throughout the day with local live music at night. Indulge in your favorite food and beverage vendors, drinks with the team, and kill time by playing our interactive games such as the hardest shot, mini stick rinks, shooting accuracy and more. Hockeyfest - Game On! is bringing the passion of sport, music, food and fun together for a family-fun festival.
“I WAS LUCKY ENOUGH TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VERY FIRST HOCKEYFEST - GAME ON! (LONDON, ON - AUGUST, 2018) AND I HAVE TO SAY THAT THIS WAS BY FAR THE COOLEST HOCKEY EVENT I HAVE SEEN. FROM PLAYING WITH ACTUAL RINKBOARDS AND DJ'S TO THE INTERACTIVE GAMES AND FOOD TRUCKS, PEOPLE OF ALL AGES WERE HAVING THE TIME OF THEIR LIVES!"
DAVE BOLLAND / NHL PLAYER & 2 x STANLEY CUP CHAMPION
“WHEN I MET BRAD JONES WITH JONES ENTERTAINMENT GROUP, AND HEARD ABOUT HIS HOCKEYFEST IDEA, I WAS IMMEDIATELY INTERESTED. IT BROUGHT ME BACK TO MY YOUTH, GROWING UP IN QUEBEC, AND PLAYING ROAD HOCKEY WITH FRIENDS AND TEAMMATES. THIS CONCEPT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BENEFIT THE GAME IN MANY WAYS, AND IS A FUN FAMILY FESTIVAL ATMOSPHERE THAT WILL HELP GROW HOCKEY FROM THE ROOTS. I SEE THE VISION FOR THIS TO TAKE PLACE ON A LARGER TOURING LEVEL SCALE, MAKING IT A WIN-WIN FOR MANY, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY THE GAME OF HOCKEY. ”
PAT BRISSON / CAA SPORTS
“WHEN WE WERE APPROACHED BY JONES ENTERTAINMENT GROUP ABOUT THE TOURING MODEL OF HOCKEYFEST, I KNEW THIS WOULD BE A PERFECT FIT FOR OTTAWA. WE GET TO ENGAGE OUR FAN BASE DURING THE OFF-SEASON AND BRING THOUSANDS OF FANS TO OUR FACILITY TO HAVE FUN OUTDOORS FOR TWO DAYS, AND PLAY THE SPORT WE ALL LOVE, ALL WHILE HELPING RAISE MONEY FOR WORTH CAUSES.”
TOM CONROY / CANADIAN TIRE CENTRE (OTTAWA)