My sons team went last year. Huge expense and travel headache for 12 year olds. Nothing for kids to do. Broadway was packed and the bars didn’t love having kids there. Hotels sucked. It’s more for the dads to get to go away and talk about how good their kids are and plan for their D1 careers. Do yourselves a favor and go somewhere local. The kids are to young to enjoy it and they’d be happy in any hotel with pool and arcade! Jay Peak, Lake Placid and Waterville are great options for that age group.
The hot moms on the team call it Smashville.
True, that’s because there’s no hot hockey dads. All fat and bald who are living their lives through their kid.
I'm not bald:)
agree hotels terrible and nothing for kids to do. Our pool was gross and it was closed. Nashville is great if I were 25, single and cared about an SEC football team. 43 with a 12 year old sub elite player who is hungry every 2 hours and picky eater- not as much! Nashville is awesome but way overrated for the hockey tournaments.
We have been in the past and everyone had a blast. Yeah pricey trip but fun memories made in a spot many hadn’t been to. There is stuff for kids and groups but it takes some planning and research. The restaurants are huge and can accommodate big groups too. There’s probably a home Predators game going on.
We found a fun group activity of waiting at the oversized baggage claim waiting for the sticks. It was awesome.
I'm sure there's 20-30 available seats all next to each other at a Preds regular season game.
Kids don’t get cut, it’s a regular season team playing in tournament. They are cutting entire teams because the tournament company apparently oversold.. They’d have more fun in Marlboro at the Apex facility!
Waterville hotels are gross!!