Border Wars

Since 2016. The OG of Midwest Senior Box Tourneys.

Welcome to the Border Wars box tournament!  This box tourney started in Historic Irvington at the Ellenberger Ice rink aka “The Barn” in January of 2016.  The Barn was an old ice rink that was used by the Indianapolis Checkers, who have since relocated to Colorado.  While in Indy the Checkers were part of the New York Islanders during their Stanley Cup dynasty.   Now new dynasties are being formed and toppled in the Border Wars!

Tournament Details

Border Wars: December 18-19, 2021

New Location: Sports Plus 10765 Reading Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241

Level: Senior A/B

Approximate Game Times: 
Saturday – 9:00 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Eastern Time Zone.  Doors open 45 min prior to the first start time.

  • Fee: $1250 per team.  A $500 deposit is due upon registration


Questions? call/text or email  [email protected] / 317-762-9163

All Players Must Complete

Past Teams & Results

2021 Champion – Milwaukee Muskies
Runner Up – Circle City Cross Checkers

2020 Champion – Cincinnati
Runner Up – Cleveland Daemons

2019 Champions – Cincinnati
Runner Up – Kenards

2018 Champion – Cincinnati
Runner Up – Cleveland Daemons

2017 Champion – Resolute
Runner Up – Letter Kenny

2016 Champion – Beaver Kings
Runner Up – Cleveland Daemons


  • NLL Rules with the following amendments

Updated 1/1/21

  • Games will be either 20 20 min halfs or three 12-15 min periods.  3 min breaks and 10 min to warm up before games.  Format will be based on the number of registered teams.
  • Each team will get one 30 second time out per game. No time outs the last 2 minutes. 
  • Stop time the last 2 min if teams are within 3 goals.   If we enter the last 2 min stop time it will stay stop time.
  • Overtimes will be sudden victory with no timeouts.
  • Pool play games will be one 4 min 4 v 4 followed by a 3 man shootout.  If still tied each team will send one player out until a winner is declared.
  • Championship/Consolation games will be a 10 min 5 v 5 until a winner is declared.
  • Fighting is not allowed.  Fighting may result in expulsion from the tournament.
  • Clearing will be 10 seconds.
  • All players and staff must complete the online waiver before stepping on the floor.
  • Players may only play for one team.  Any player that plays for more than 1 team will make those teams ineligible for the playoffs or championship and the games they played on will be forfeited.
  • Forfeited games will be entered with a score of 10-0 and the forfeiting team will be ineligible for the playoffs/championship.