The 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 certified officials, on-site EMT’s, game programs and posted bracketing. Kick-off the AAA season and “Let’s Play Summer Hockey!
This is an OPEN division for newer AAA programs.
Twin Cities Division
Games will be played in the Schwan Super Rink (8 sheets of ice) and Fogerty Arena in Blaine, MN.
Sioux Falls Division
Games will be played at the state-of-the-art 3 sheet Scheels IcePlex in Sioux Falls, SD.
St. Cloud Girls Division
Games will be played at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center (home of the St. Cloud State Huskies) and the MAC Arena in St. Cloud, MN.
- Four game guarantee – “The Opener”
- Huge vendor show and team apparel
- Premier Hockey Officials
- On-Site EMT
- Player rosters and game announcers
- Over 200 teams!
- Team trophies and Championship T’s
- Premier Facilities: Schwan Super Rink, Fogerty Arena, National Hockey Center, MAC, and Scheels IcePlex
- Games will not start prior to 12:00pm Friday
- On-site Concessions and Pro Shop
- Standings and result board posted
- A great way to kick-off the AAA hockey tournament season
- Multiple divisions at each age level for parity
Stay and Play
NHG has secured blocks of rooms with the best pricing and proximity to arenas used for the tournament. Teams are required to stay in these properties.