"We know that hockey is where we live, where we can best meet and overcome pain and wrong and death. Life is just a place where we spend time between games."
~ Fred "The Fog" Shero
The 2014 Liberty Bell Games Application opens on January 2.
Dates of birth include 97/98/99.
Now in our 6th year, the Liberty Bell Games, which are legendary for its unparalleled significance in youth hockey, are proudly sponsored by Comcast-Spectacor and Wendy's. The Liberty Bell Games will take place on June 6, 7 & 8, 2014, at the Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, New Jersey. Once more, the fastest game on earth will consist of five teams with 18 man rosters, playing four games.
Hockey is more than a game, it teaches us the correct principles that will serve as a guide to use in life; respect for authority, camaraderie, confidence, a solid work ethic, patience, sharp communication, negotiating and listening skills and self esteem. NCAA statistics list ice hockey players as having a significantly higher graduation rate than student athletes in other similar team sports.
Sanctioned by USA Hockey and recognized as the premier showcase for elite youth hockey players in the Atlantic District, the Liberty Bell Games are renowned for attracting an unprecedented number of local and nationally-known scouts and coaches from the NHL, NCAA, OHL, USHL, USPHL, Prepatory Schools and other Independents who eagerly attend to observe our exceptional, highly-skilled potential prospects.
There are countless hockey tournaments and events, but what makes our showcase so distinctive? Our pledge and the primary objective of the Liberty Bell Games is to provide our players with a unique opportunity to be assessed and documented by our attending scouts and coaches. In the last five years, nearly 50% of our players have been contacted and continued to be observed by our scouts and coaches.
Selecting our 90 players is a challenging and time consuming task that we take seriously. Every application is individually reviewed and evaluated by our Administrators who follow stringent guidelines for player acceptance; therefore we strongly encourage you to submit your application early. We meticulously choose our 90 players in an effort to accentuate player talent in competitive games. This blueprint has been the key factor to our success and that of our players.
We are very proud of what we have accomplished in five years! Thus far, five Liberty Bell Games alumni have been picked in the NHL Entry Draft; in 2013, Eamon McAdam by the New York Islanders; in 2012, Anthony Stolarz by the Philadelphia Flyers and Nick Ebert by the Los Angeles Kings; and two alumni in 2011, John Gaudrea by the Calgary Flames and Troy Vance by the Dallas Stars.
If you would like to learn more about the benefits of being a Liberty Bell Games Contributor or Supporter; please send us a note on our Contact page. With increased collaboration, we have a remarkable opportunity to cultivate and support the game of hockey while encouraging our youth to pursue playing at the highest levels.