Border Wars – 18+ Box Tournament
Indianapolis, IN
January 4-5, 2020

Welcome to the Border Wars box tournament!  This box tourney will be held in Historic Irvington at the Ellenberger Ice rink that we now call “The Barn”.  The Barn is 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.  It is old, dark, durty and full of history but we now call the Barn our beloved home and it is perfect for box!

  • Details
  • Local Scene
  • Past Results
  • Rules & Schedule

Location: Historic Ellenberger Ice Rink located at 5301 East St Clair Street, Indianapolis, IN 46219

Division: Senior A/B
Approximate Game Times: Now a 2 day tourney!
Saturday - 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sunday - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Eastern Time Zone.  Doors open 1 hr prior to start times.

  • Fee: $1200 per team with a $500 deposit due upon registration
  • 4 game guarantee with some teams getting 5
  • Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Polished cement playing surface
  • Boards all around - no opening behind goals
  • CLA Rules.  See Rules tab with minor amendments.


Hotel Info: This is not a Stay to Play tournament but have secured  hotel rooms for all budgets.  We hope you utilize our housing partner, Travel Team USA, and the hotels they have picked out to support the Origins Cup. Please contact Emily Youngs at and she will be able to assist you in getting a block of rooms.

What to do:

Here is a comprehensive website with info on the different neighborhoods.

Here is a list of local restaurants that we put together:

Brozinni Pizzeria 
Family-friendly pizza place features the Big Apple’s signature crust & a small menu of Italian eats.
Address: 8810 S Emerson Ave # 240, Indianapolis, IN 46237
Phone:(317) 865-0911

Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza 
Address: 5646 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46219
Phone:(317) 356-6612

Featured on drive inns diners and dives
Address: 5130 E 10th St, Indianapolis, IN 46219
Phone:(317) 356-0996

Dufour’s In Irvington          |
Address: 5648 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46219
Phone:(317) 357-1696
Saturday         8AM–2:30PM
Sunday            9AM–1:30PM

Black Acre Brewing Co.
Compact brewery & taproom offering rotating beers plus small plates, sandwiches & growlers.
5632 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46219
(317) 207-6266
Saturday 12PM–12AM
Sunday 12–6PM

*Chef Dan’s Southern Comfort Restaurant
Address: 5539 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46219
Phone:(317) 737-1801

* La Mexi-Gringa
6129 E Washington St
Indianapolis, IN 46219
Phone number(317) 453-1743

* Tie Dye Grill 
Burgers & sandwiches with music-themed names in a laid-back bare-bones joint with a hippie motif.
Address: Suite B, 1311 Shadeland Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46219
Phone:(317) 353-9393
Saturday 10:30AM–2PM

*closed on Sunday

Past Teams & Results

Thank you to all of the teams for a very successful Border Wars! Hope to see you again soon and #playbox!

2018 Teams

  • Minnesota Gray Ducks
  • Toronto Tigers
  • Louisville Beaver Kings
  • Indianapolis Copperheads
  • Nashville Fighting Ostriches
  • Cincinnati
  • Columbus Tyrants

2018 Champions - Cincinnati
Offensive MVP - Andrew Newbold / Cincinnati
Defensive MVP - Sean Murphy / Cincinnati

Click for 2018 Scores and Standings

Thank you to all of the teams and your amazing fans for a great tournament!
Cincinnati is your Champion beating the Louisville Beaver Kings 9-7

Defensive MVP - Sean Murphy (Cincinnati)
Offensive MVP - Andrew Newbold (Cincinnati)

2017 Champions - Resolute
Offensive MVP - Dominique Alexander / Resolute
Defensive MVP - Craig Wende / Letterkenny Shamrocks
Tournament MVP - Stefan Schroder / Resolute

2016 Champions - Beaver Kings

Past Teams
Beaver Kings / Louisville, Ky
Cincinnati / Cincinnati, Oh
Copperheads / Indianapolis, In
Letterkenny Shamrocks / Ontario, Canada
Dragonfish, Grand Rapids, MI
Outlaws / Chicago, IL
Resolute / Columbus, Oh
Rise Fighting Ostriches / Nashville, Tn
St. Louis Centurions / St. Louis, Mo


  • CLA Rules (click for rule book) with the following amendments

Updated 12/28/18

  • Games will be two 20 min running half's.  3 min half time and 5 min to warm up before game.
  • 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 a 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 will result in expulsion from tournament.
  • Throwing a punch, at minimum will result in removal from the game.  If the punch is in the second half the player will be ineligible for the first half of their next game. The officials will have the final say on what is deemed a punch.
  • All players and staff must complete the online waiver before stepping on the floor.  Players may only play for one team.