The Opener

The 12th Annual AAA Opener is the first AAA Hockey Tournament of the season. Geared to get teams prepared for the upcoming season, the Opener features a four game guarantee, championship round play on Sunday with professional game management staff. Kick-off the AAA season and “Let’s Play Summer Hockey!”

This is an Open level AAA tournament, not suitable for strong, established teams.

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Twin Cities Division:

Games will be played at the 8-sheet Super Rink and 2-sheet Fogerty Arena in Blaine, a couple of the best venues in the Midwest. Neighboring arenas may be used for overflow games.   The Opener features multiple divisions at each birth year for parity.


Sioux Falls Division:
Games will be played at the state-of-the-art 3 sheet Scheels IcePlex in Sioux Falls, SD.  You will not miss any action as all three rinks share the same lobby – A fantastic tournament venue.  If needed, Blue Mound Ice Arena in Luverne may be used for overflow games.

Openings:
March 26-27: 2013/14 (FULL), 2012 (FULL), 2011 (FULL), 2010 (FULL)
April 1-3: 2009 (FULL), 2008 (1 opening), 2007 (1 opening)


Girls Division:
The girls Divisions (10U, 12U, 14U) will be playing at the Super Rink and Fogerty in Blaine and offer multiple divisions for parity.


Opener Features

  • Four game guarantee
  • Vendor Area
  • Professional Game Management
  • Player rosters and game announcers
  • Over 250 teams!
  • Team trophies and Championship T’s
  • Games will not start prior to 12:00pm Friday
  • On-site Concessions and Pro Shop
  • Standings and result board posted:  www.aaatournaments.com
  • A great way to kick-off the AAA hockey tournament season
  • Multiple divisions at each age level for parity

Stay and Play
NHG has partnered with TPI Hospitality in securing blocks of rooms with the best pricing and proximity to arenas used for the tournament.  Teams are required to stay in these properties.

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Dates / Levels

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Dates Division Age Location Lodging
March 25-27, 2022 Twin Cities Division – Boys Open 2013/14, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009 Super Rink (Blaine), Fogerty Arena (Blaine), & Plymouth Ice Center (Plymouth) View Hotels
March 25-27, 2022 Sioux Falls, SD Division – Boys Open 2013/14, 2012, 2011, 2010 Scheels Iceplex 3 sheet complex View Hotels
April 1-3, 2022 Twin Cities Division – Boys Open 2008, 2007, 2006 Super Rink (Blaine) & Fogerty Arena (Blaine) View Hotels
April 1-3, 2022 Sioux Falls, SD Division – Boys Open 2009, 2008, 2007 Scheels Iceplex 3 sheet complex View Hotels
Dates Division Age Location Lodging
April 1-3, 2022 Girls Open 10U, 12U, 14U Super Rink (Blaine) & Fogerty Arena (Blaine) View Hotels
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