National Hockey Festival 2019

National Hockey Festival 2019

Lone Star will be bringing U12, U14, U16 and U19 teams to the 2019 National Hockey Festival in Tampa, Florida.  The event is taking place over Thanksgiving Break (Nov 28-30, 2019) at the Sportsplex of Tampa Bay, Tampa, FL.  Participation in this tournament is by invitation only and selections for all teams will be made by coaches at the conclusion of our Spring Program.  

Countdown to Festival

Festival Team Info

Festival Team Additional Fall Practices

Nov 23 – Additional Training Dates in Dallas for Dallas/OK Players

Nov 10 & 23 – Additional Training Dates in Austin for Austin/SA Players

Bootcamp Training Weekend in Austin for all U12, U14, U16 & U19 players : Nov 16 + 17

U12, U14, U16, U19 all players, Wednesday November 27 in Tampa.  Time & location TBC

Pre-Festival Preparation Tournaments/Games

Lone Star Fall Tournament, Sunday Nov 3rd, 9am – 3pm – U12, U14 & U16 teams.

+ Possibly the TX Pride Columbus Day Tournament on Oct 7th for U12 and U14 teams…TBC

Key Dates/Times

Tournament Games are on Thursday Nov 28, Friday Nov 29 & Saturday Nov 30.  We will have 2 games each day starting as early as 7am. Coaches will arrive Tuesday evening, Nov 26 and team hotel rooms have been booked for Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fri nights.  We will have a team practice on Wednesday Nov 27 in Tampa (Time TBC) and our first team dinner will be Wednesday evening Nov 27.   All players should be in Tampa for the practice on Wednesday and are free to leave after the last game on Saturday Nov 30th.

Team Hotel

Hilton Tampa Downtown,  211 N Tampa St, Tampa, FL 33602

All players will share rooms (3 – 4 to a room), and the hotel cost for players is included in the Festival Tournament Fee.  A Block of Team Rooms has already been booked for players for Tues Nov 26, Wed Nov 27, Thurs Nov 28, Fri Nov 29.  

Parents can use the following link to book a hotel.  Choose Hilton Tampa Downtown to stay at the same hotel as the team.  Link to Book Hotels for National Hockey Festival

Transport to/from Games at Festival

The team will travel together in a Team Van to and from all games. The cost of the Team Van Rental will be included in your Festival Tournament Fee.

Team Meals

The following meals will be provided for all team members and the cost is included in your Festival Tournament Fee:

Dinner : Wed Nov 27, Thurs Nov 28 (Thanksgiving Dinner at Hotel), Fri Nov 29
Breakfast & Lunch : Thurs Nov 28, Fri Nov 29, Sat Nov 30

Thanksgiving Dinner will be at the Hotel and we will have both Team and Parent/Family Tables at the event.  The player cost is included in their Tournament Fee but the cost for additional Family members will be approx.  $45 per head (and approx. $27 for under 10).  Please email by Oct 1st to reserve a spot for family members at Thanksgiving dinner.

Recommended Flights

Austin Coach Flight 

Tues Nov 26, Southwest 2193 Dep AUS 3.40pm, Arr TPA 6.55pm

Sat Nov 30th, Southwest 1231 Dep TPA 9.35pm, Arr AUS 11.15pm

Dallas Coach Flight 

Tues Nov 26,  Southwest 1803 Dep DAL 12.25pm, Arr TPA 3.40pm

Sat Nov 30th, Southwest 3442 Dept TPA 9.10pm, Arr DAL 10.45pm

Chaperone Fee : There will be a $100 chaperone fee per child who needs to be chaperoned.  This fee will be paid to the coach chaperone.  Coach Hanneke will be chaperoning unaccompanied players from Austin and Coach Clarence will be chaperoning unaccompanied players from Dallas.

Tournament Fee

A $250 Tournament Deposit is due June 15, 2019.  Balance will be payable Oct 31st, 2019.

Pay Festival Deposit


Team Rosters





Coach = Hanneke Jongbloets

Coach = Ali Murdoch

Coach = Clarence Jennelle

Coach = Hanneke Jongbloets


Will be available at start of Nov.