Sports Competition for Adults Over 40: A Participants Guide to 27 Sports
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There are two organization that promote and support adult ice hockey in the United States. The first is Hockey North America ("HNA"), a full service organization that sponsors adult leagues throughout the year and run a league championships series that draws 1,500 competitors.

The second organization, USA Hockey, does not run leagues, but it does offer instruction and adult hockey tournaments for both men and women.

Hockey North America
PO Box 78
Sterling, Virgina 20167
Phone: (703) 430-8100
http://www.hna.com

USA Hockey
1775 Bob Johnson Drive
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80909
Phone: (719) 576-8724
http://www.usahockey.com/adult/main

The first table below shows the 2017 schedule for the major ice hockey tournaments sponsored by HNA and USA Hockey. The second and third table present the champions of the 2016 USA Hockey Adult Nationals and 2016 Pond Hockey Championships. Because teams in the Hockey North America are "intergenerational", it is not possible to determine the number of players of specific ages on each team.




2017 Ice Hockey Championships
EventDateLocation
2017 USA Pond Hockey National ChampionshipFebruary 10Eagle River, WI
2017 USA Hockey Adult Men's National ChampionshipApril 20Tampa, FL
2017 USA Hockey Adult Women's National ChampionshipApril 27Tampa, FL
2017 HNA Winter League FinalsJune 16Toronto, ONT


2016 Adult Ice Hockey National Championships Summary Table
Event Total Competitors Over 40 Women Competitors Over 40 Men Over 60 Men Over 70 Women Over 60
2016 USA Hockey Adult National Championships 1600 360 320 80 0
    Percent   100%   23%   20%   5%   0%
2016 USA Pond Hockey National Championships 1160 0 120 0 0
    Percent   100%   0%   8%   0%   0%

Note: All figures assume an average of 20 players per team



2016 USA Hockey Adult National Championships Various locations in Florida April 19-29
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Tier 1Men40+North Carolina Eagles120
Tier 2Men40+Dayton Beach80
Tier 1Men50+Sun Valley Suns80
Tier 2Men50+Pure Hockey Polar Bears200
Tier 3Men50+Jets240
Tier 4Men50+Illinois Ice - White120
Tier 2Men60+Florida Leafs120
Tier 1Men65+Byfuglien Trucking120
OpenMen70+Florida Leafs80
Tier 3Women50+Mid-Century Modems120
Tier 2Women50+Trail Mix100
Tier 2Women40+Texas Stampede140
Note: All figures assume an average of 20 players per team

2016 USA Pond Hockey Championships Lake Nokomis, WI Jan. 16
EventGenderAge GroupChampionCompetitors
Tier 1Men40+Flying W/Lanos200
Tier 2Men40+Bluestoners440
Tier 1Men50+MN Black Jackets160
Tier 2Men50+Russian Six/Park Place Pirates280
DivisionMen60+Team AARP80
Note: All figures assume an average of 20 players per team. Note: The 2016 Pond Hockey Championships included only five age-group divisions over 40,however there were many other classes that may have included men and women over 40.

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