Boston Shooters – Toronto 2007

Congratulations...we won the Division Championship and qualified for the HNA Championships in Toronto! :-)

Below are come information for the tournament weekend. Hope you can make it...we always have a great time there! :-)

Content:

  1. Tournament Schedule
  2. Who's Going?
  3. Basic Information
  4. Getting There (And Coming Back)
  5. Staying There

Tournament Schedule

Game Day Date Time Rink Opponent
1 Friday Jun-01 1:45 PM Westwood 2 N.J. Ice Dragons
2 Saturday Jun-02 12:30 PM Westwood 5 Chicago Eagles
3 Saturday Jun-02 5:50 PM Chesswood 1 @ Philly Galaxy
Semis Sunday Jun-03 10:55 AM Westwood 4 TBA
Finals Sunday Jun-03 1:30 PM Westwood 1 TBA

Tournament Rinks

Map of the rinks and the International Plaza Hotel

Westwood Arenas

90 Woodbine Downs Blvd.
Rexdale, ON M9W 5S6

Directions to Westwood:

  1. From the International Plaza, exit the parking lot and turn left onto Dixon Road.
  2. Take the ramp on your right for Hwy 27 North.
  3. Stay on 27 for several minutes and look for Finch Ave (there's a supermarket at the corner).
  4. Continue on 27 past Finch, and take your next left onto Carrier Drive.
  5. Take the next right onto Woodbine Downs Blvd, and the rink will be on your left.

Chesswood Arenas

4000 Chesswood Drive
Downsview, ON M3J 2B9


Who's Going?

Here's a list of everyone's status, how we're getting there, and where we're staying:

No. Name Status Getting There Accommodation
33 Dave Sutherby YES!!! Same as Ken Rooming w/ brother Mike
3 Mark Adamoyurka YES!!! Fly to Buffalo Thursday PM, drive to Toronto Friday AM w/ Gadi & Lorin * Rooming w/ Gadi
10 Pat Wood No N/A N/A
12 Lorin Alusic YES!!! Same as Mark ???
14 Mike Sutherby YES!!! Same as Ken Rooming w/ brother Dave
15 Alex Chou No for Friday, yes Saturday & Sunday Fly to Toronto Saturday AM, leave Sunday PM Rooming w/ ???
19 Tim Hamm YES!!! Same as Seth Rooming w/ Ken
20 Keith Murphy No N/A N/A
21 David Statham YES!!! Fly to Toronto Thursday PM Staying w/ brother in Toronto
23 Phil Young YES!!! Same as Seth
27 Ken Mosher YES!!! Fly to Buffalo, drive to Toronto Thursday PM w/ Sutherbys. Rooming w/ Hammer
28 Gadi Reinhorn YES!!! Same as Mark Rooming w/ Mark
36 Seth Rudin YES!!! Fly to Buffalo Thursday PM, drive to Toronto Friday AM w/ Todd & Hammer * Rooming w/ Todd
38 Mike Banfield Probably
42 Todd Neustat YES!!! Same as Seth Rooming w/ Seth
77 Leo Barrett No N/A N/A
93 Carlton Lo Doubtful N/A N/A
97 Tim Lilley YES!!! Fly to Buffalo and drive to Toronto Thursday PM Own room

* Spending Thursday night at Hotel Reinhorn

Head count:

YES!!!: Goalie + 11 skaters

Probably, part-time: 2 skaters

No, doubtful: 4 skaters

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Basic Infomation:

Here are some stuff from the league:

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Getting There (And Coming Back):

Note: Please plan your travel so that you arrive by Friday noon! This guarantees that you will make our first game, regardless of when it's scheduled.

Best option

Here is the team's recommendation for transportation:

  1. Fly from Boston to Buffalo on Thursday night – as low as $39 one way on JetBlue.
  2. Rent a car for four days – starting at $180 but you can split with a teammate.
  3. Spend Thursday night at Gadi's parents' place.
  4. Drive to Toronto Friday morning – about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
  5. Drive back to Buffalo Sunday night and stay at Hotel Reinhorn again.
  6. Fly back to Boston Monday morning – again as low as $39.

By car

If you choose to drive there, it's 8–10 hours each way:

  1. Take I-90 W until you're almost at Buffalo. (When you're near Albany, you have the option of staying on tne NY Thruway, where you'll "exit" onto I-87 for a while before getting back on I-90.)
  2. Take I-290 W and I-190 W to Niagara Falls and the Canadian border.
  3. Take Hwy-405 W for a few miles.
  4. Take QEW toward Toronto until Exit 139 (about 60 miles).
  5. Take Hwy-427 N (Exit 139) for a few miles.
  6. Exit at Dixon Road, which is where all the tournament hotels are located.

If you need to work Thursday, do the first half of the drive Thursday night, spend the night near Syracuse, Geneva, Batavia, or any other town along the Thurway, and finish the drive Friday morning.

By air

You also have the option of flying directly to Toronto. It's expensive and you'll need a passport, but it's the fastest way to get there. Here's info for:

It's safe to book your return trip for Sunday evening. The entire tournament should conclude by mid-afternoon.

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Staying There:

The team hotel will be decided by Wednesday May 9 based on the result of a team poll. The options are:

  1. Westin Bristol Place – At $115 CAD per night, it's a great deal for a Westin hotel! :-) Parking is included, but no hot tub.
  2. DoubleTree International Plaza – We stayed here in 2003 and 2004 and loved the hot tub! :-) The prices have gone up since then...it's now $107 CAD per night, which does not include parking (another $10 CAD per day). (Note: This is not an official tournament hotel, but that matters not.)
  3. Airport Marriott – The Sharpshooters stayed here last year, and we enjoyed our visit. Cost is $109 CAD per night, which includes parking. No hot tub though.

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