The NJ Devils Hockey Tournament, in conjunction with the Mental Health Association of Monmouth County, presents a great event, whether you're watching or playing!

The Hat Trick for MHA will take place beginning the weekend of February 28th, 2014. The Mental Health Association of Monmouth County (MHA) is partnering with local hockey enthusiasts to organize an adult hockey tournament that will culminate with the championship game on Sunday, March 2nd, 2014, at the Prudential Center on the NJ Devils home ice rink.

The purpose of the tournament is to raise funds for MHA's many vital programs including those that help returning service members, veterans, and their families. One of the programs that MHA offers offers support for family and friends of active duty service members or veterans experiencing emotional difficulties. Another program offers bereavement therapy to family and friends who have lost an active duty member or veteran to casualties of war or suicide.

The preliminary rounds of the tournament will take place on February 28th and March 1st at Jersey Shore Arena in Wall. The Hat Trick for MHA championship game will take place at the Prudential Center in Newark immediately following the NJ Devils home game that begins at 3 pm on March 2nd. Special NJ Devils alumni guests will be in attendance and will coach the final teams.

Adult hockey players 21 and older are eligible and teams may sign up as a 13 player roster including the goalie. The tournament will provide a three game minimum. All of the players will receive an official tournament jersey, a 100 level ticket to the NJ Devils game on March 2nd, and real time updates. The winning team will recieve a catered suite at a NJ Devils game during the 2014-2015 season.

Tickets for the NJ Devils game on March 2nd are on sale to the public through MHA's website---click here to get them. Friends and family of the tournament participants and those who would like to support MHA are encourages to purchase tickets, attend the game, and stay afterwards to watch the Hat Trick for MHA championship game. Ticket buyers will have the opportunity to participate in the meet and greet photo opportunity with the Devils alumni.

In addition, supporters may Sponsor a Patriot by purchasing a ticket to the NJ Devils game on March 2nd for an active duty service member or veteran from our local area. For the opportunity to Sponsor a Patriot, click here.

For more information on reserving a place for your team, call 732-542-6422 ext. 108 or visit MHA's website.