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2022 National Hockey Festival Preview

by USA Field Hockey

TAMPA, Fla. - In two days, the National Hockey Festival returns! As the excitement builds of hosting this annual national event, USA Field Hockey is thrilled to get back on the fields for this year's tournament but also with the added factor in celebrating the organization's 100-Year Birthday Bash! The annual Thanksgiving tradition will bring more than 120 teams to the beautiful Tournament Sportsplex of Tampa Bay in Florida to compete and here is a sneak peak of what's in store at the 2022 Festival.

The Tournament Sportsplex of Tampa Bay is a multi-sport championship facility designed to bring elite tournaments to the area. The facility, located in southeast Hillsborough County, is centrally located to the airport, interstates and downtown Tampa. The Sportsplex is a 15 full-size field venue, including one championship field, that all have professionally maintained Celebration Bermudagrass® playing surface. This state-of-the-art venue is managed year-round by the Tampa Sports Authority (TSA), who also manages Raymond James Stadium, home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and several golf courses around the Bay area. The TSA’s professional grounds team will deliver a competition surface quality that will be second to none. Since the 2019 National Hockey Festival, the Sportsplex has been further improved with the expansion of parking facilities and improved food vending.

For more information on the area, check out the Visit Tampa Bay website by clicking here. To learn more about the Tournament Sportsplex of Tampa Bay, click here.

Everything about the event - including schedule, results, venue map, colleges in attendance and more - can be found in the 2022 National Hockey Festival Event Program.

Eleven vendors will be in attendance including AAE, Blockstar, Fine Designs, Gatorade, HFS/Adidas, Hocsocx, Longstreth, Next Level Video, Osaka Hockey, Teamzila and YOLO Sportswear. Vendor Village will be open on Thursday, November 24 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET; Friday, November 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. ET; and Saturday, November 26 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET. Be sure to stop by and support the vendors this coming weekend!

On Friday, November 25, USA Field Hockey will be hosting a 100-Year Birthday Bash in Vendor Village from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET. Festival attendees are encouraged to join the fun, pick up a complimentary birthday treat, courtesy of Bauducco, enjoy many yard games and more!

Next Level Video is also offering game film packages for Festival participants to purchase. These include full single and all game film, team packages, highlight reels and recruiting profiles. Showcase your games online with a professional highlight video and put your best plays at the fingertips of all coach coaches.

Not able to attend Festival? Family and friends can still catch all the action this weekend! Visit TheMomentLive.tv to view all the competitions LIVE!

Cost is $8.99 (plus tax) for 16 hours of coverage on all active fields. Use promo code 22USAFH to receive a $1 discount toward your day pass plan! 

Stop by the Fine Designs booth to purchase the official event merchandise, including a commemorative design for USA Field Hockey's 100-Year Birthday Bash.

Fans can also purchase apparel before the event in Fine Designs' Festival Online Store, where the items can be picked up on the first day in Tampa, Fla. or you can have them shipped to your home.

All athletes, coaches, fans and attendees are encouraged to use the hashtag #FHFestival22 and tag @USAFieldHockey on social media throughout the event. USA Field Hockey will be re-sharing tags moments to document the annual event.

Looking for more information on the National Hockey Festival? Contact Madeline Hoeppner, USA Field Hockey's Senior Events and Club Services Manager, at mhoeppner@usafieldhockey.com. For more event information, visit the Festival Event Page or Event Program.

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