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At this time, Massachusetts Hockey is not sanctioning
any tournaments for the 2020-21 season.  This may change
as the season progresses, but at this point 
the Jimmy Welch Tournament is on hold until 2022.

We hope to see you then!!





The Rattlers organization is in its 23rd year of honoring the memory of Jimmy Welch, a player, coach, scheduler and friend, who played an instrumental role in our program. His parents, Mary Alice and Jim, have continued to support the rattlers through the years. Our organization is dedicated to instilling a deep commitment of sportsmanship and a love of the game. While all teams come to win, it is ultimately the time with our families and friends that makes this tournament so special. 

We offer:

*A gift for every player

*Full Concession Stand

*State of the art arena


*Professional Photographer



Our 2020 Tournament is filling up!!

As of 11/10/19, the Squirt B, Squirt C and Pee Wee B divisions are full.


Jimmy Welch 2019 Results


SQUIRT B - CHAMPION: Hamden Dragons / RUNNER UP: Mamaroneck Tigers 

SQUIRT C - CHAMPION: NE CT Huskies / RUNNER UP: Ridgefield Lions 

PEE WEE B - CHAMPION: Hamden Dragons / RUNNER UP: W.Hartford Wolves

PEE WEE C - CHAMPION: Westfield Jr. Bombers / RUNNER UP: Ridgefield Lions

BANTAM A - CHAMPION: Bethlehem Eagles / RUNNER UP: CT Riverhawks

BANTAM B - CHAMPION: Hamden Dragons / RUNNER UP: Berkshire Rattlers















Receipt of your registration/application does not guarantee your placement in the tournament. We will place teams on a first come, first serve basis. Your team will be removed from placement if the JWT committee finds that your team is not registered in the correct level, or if the committee has contacted you in the past with reasoning to not place your team(s) in future events. We strive to keep our tournament fairly matched and run, and appreciate your understanding.


For teams that are placed in the JWT, there will be no refund