The Beantown Summer Classic is a four day event taking place each August (2021 dates: August  7-10). The tournament features four boys divisions. This is an individual entry event by invitation only; players are pre-selected through our invite process. Players can also be selected through the tryout process. Please view our tryout page to register for tryouts on July 31st and August 1st, 2021.

Full Summer Beantown Rosters will be posted once they are completed by the Tournament Director.

 

Divisions

Committed Division (Aug 8-9)

Only players that are from 2000-2004 birth years will qualify to be selected into the top summer showcase of its kind. This division will consist of four teams. Each team will carry 10 forwards, 6 defenseman and 2 goalies. Each team will practice on the morning of their first day then play three games versus the other three teams at this level. Each team will be coached by a current NHL scout. Each game will consist of two 25 minute halves.


Pro Division (Aug 7-10)

Only players that are from 200-2004 birth years will qualify to be selected into the top summer showcase of its kind. This division will consist of eight teams. Each team will carry 10 forwards, 6 defenseman and 2 goalies. Each team will practice on the morning of their first day then play four games versus some of the other seven teams in the showcase, followed by a fifth game in which the teams will be reseeded. Each team will be coached by a current NHL scout. Each game will consist of two 25 minute halves.  


Futures Division (Aug 8-10)

This division will be for players with 2004-2006 birth years. This division will consist of six teams. Each team will carry 10 forwards, 6 defensemen and 2 goalies. Each team will play three games against some of the other three teams in the division, followed by a fourth game, in which the teams will be reseed eventually leading to a champion. Each team will be coached by a current NHL scout. Each game will consist of two 25 minute halves. 


Prospects Division (Aug 7-9)

This division will feature four age groups (2007-2008-2009-2010). Each age group will consist of two teams. Each team will carry 12 forwards, 6 defensemen and 2 goalies. Each team will have three practices and play a three games versus the other team at there level. Each game will consist of two 25 minute halves. Teams will be coached by a current Division 1 coach or NHL scout. The on ice training sessions will be led by D-1 college coaches or NHL scouts/staff. In the past three years we have had coaches from Boston College, Northeastern, UNH, Harvard, Brown, Dartmouth, Quinnipiac as well as staff from the Florida Panthers, Boston Bruins and Ottawa Senators working on ice with the players putting them through practice and training sessions.

What is the Beantown Summer Classic?

The Beantown Summer Classic is a four day event held every summer on the second weekend of August. The tournament features four boys divisions. This is an individual entry event. There are tryouts for this event in addition to the players who are pre-selected through our invite process.

Tryout Location and Dates:

July 31st and August 1st

Marlboro, MA

Selection process for the Beantown Summer Classic

Tryouts will consist of at least three skates. If there are more than 30 players enrolled teams will be formed for the purpose of scrimmage games. If the tryout has less than 30 skaters then skill sessions will be run with half ice scrimmages over the course of the three skates.

Each tryout will be evaluated by at least one current NHL scout. He, or they, will evaluate the players trying out over the course of the three skates. The process they are working thru is as follows:

  1. Do they think a player has the ability to be a D-1 college player or high end D-3 college player? If not then they won’t be a fit for the Beantown Summer tournament.
  2. Once they make that determination they then form a list and rate the players one thru however many players they think meet that criteria.
  3. Once the tryouts are finished the group of scouts will meet and cross reference their lists to come up with one master list which the staff in the Beantown office will work off of.

The highest rated players will get invites and if there is a player that drops out last minute then the office will work off that tryout ranking when inviting the next player on the list.