"My Friends, Brother and I have all come to refer to this weekend as Christmas for many obvious reasons. The only difference between The PHC and Christmas however, is that the event itself is BETTER than the build-up. Words can not properly describe what joy you bring The Mules and how much we enjoy the weekend. We love the hockey, the place, and probably most the camaraderie... Both last year and this year we have made many friends at the tournament, which leads to even more laughter and joy.
Besides our joy, You all do an amazing job developing and organizing the event and you should be proud of what you have accomplished. Until than, the best to you and simply let me know when I can send my $500 dollars in and you will have your first registered team" - Corey
"Having just played this past weekend, I wanted to thank you, your staff, and your family for a memorable weekend. Everything was first class and everyone involved was top notch. Looking forward to next year." - Gregg
"Hi Scott! I just wanted to send you a quick thank you for a fantastic weekend. My team (Boston Wolfpack) finished the tournament at 2-2, but really had an excellent time and was very impressed with how well everything was organized and run. Looking forward to watching a few of the "recorded" games when they are available on the website! Once again, thanks for everything! Looking forward to coming back in 2012" - James
"This was a great weekend! It was an absolute blast, great job setting it all up. Cant wait for next year!" - Mark
"Hey, just a BIG THANK YOU from the Fitchburg U.S.A. team!
We had a blast and really appreciate all the work that it took to pull this event off considering the elements you guys faced .
You had a great group of friends and volunteers." - George
"Good morning Scott, I just wanted to on behalf of the Iceoholics say thank you for putting on such a great event. My team and I competed in the just for fun 35+ division and even though we did not win a game we had a blast and can’t wait until next year.
Speaking of next year, i know it’s still early with this year’s tournament just finishing, but is there a way I can put a deposit down to secure a spot in the just for fun 35+ division for next year? I just don’t want to miss out." - Sean
"I help plan an annual charity event here on Long Island. I know what planning is necessary to have a successful event. You and your staff did a fine job. I was impressed with the speed you answered e-mail questions and how well you kept captains and participants informed. Thanks for a great weekend." - Bob
"Team Nitro Patch would like the thank you for all your and your staff's hard work in organizing a terrific tournament. Although we just barely missed the playoff round, we had a terrific experience, and are commencing training today for next year's tournament" - Dave
"I've dealt with wedding guests, camp parents and the ice fisherman...for whatever reason, the guys who come to play hockey are some of the NICEST people I've ever dealt with! They're just here to skate and have fun and the ones I've got here are so polite and friendly. You have no idea how refreshing that is!!!!" - Mill Falls Employee
"The camaraderie, the friendliness of the town and all of the other teams, the spirit of competition, the beer garden! Hard to list, so much was enjoyed."
"Meredith may be the finest location in the country to host this event."
"Being involved in a great outdoor event."
"All of it. It was the best time I have had in years"
"The overall experience experience was thrilling"
"The memories. I played with 2 guys from high school that made the trip from Canada. I have not seen them since high school and I probably would not have seen them if it was not for the NEPHC."
"Fun times against fun opponents playing the best game on earth."
"It was a fun experience. Everyone was so nice, we just had such a great time!"
"Getting together with child-hood friends without our significant others!!"
"It is such a great setting!"
"Hockey atmosphere. The laundry machine behind the tents was pretty cool, sidney crosby-esq"
"Overall experience of being with friends, enjoying the roots of hockey. Was in the over 40 but felt like a kid!"
"The overall friendly vibe and the way the town of Meredith embraced the event."
"The outdoors, the feel of something old being new again and so simple"
"Reunion with old friends."
"The comradery between the athletes and the general sportsmanship exhibited by most everyone."
"Its a great overall weekend, looking forward to returning with our team for 3rd consecutive."
"All around great event. Great to catch up with former teammates/opponents over the years. Will definitely do it again and have many more interested."
"The general overall great atmosphere that was hoovering over the area during the whole event. It was great time and brought back a lot of memories."
"The atmosphere was great. The townspeople were very accommodating. Hotels were excellent. PHC staff were very pleasant."
"1000 guys drinking beer and playing hockey without attitude or beer muscles. Nice bunch of people."
"The atmosphere of the tournament was a lot of fun. Everyone I know there had fun being/playing there together to share the experience."
"The energy of 1000+ hockey players."
"Being outside in nature, drinking beer with the boys.. awesome"
"The experience of playing on the lake. The atmosphere was great."
The NEPHC received Special Recognition by the Meredith Chamber of Commerce for its impact on the region through our event.