The Opener

The 10th 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 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 level AAA tournament


Twin Cities Division:
NEW – Two Weekends
March 27-29: ALL games will be played in Blaine at the Super Rink and Fogerty Arena
Boys 2012-11, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006

April 17-19: ALL GAMES AT THE SUPER RINK – One location for all games!
Boys 2005, 2004


Sioux Falls Division:
Games will be played at the state-of-the-art 3 sheet Scheels IcePlex in Sioux Falls, SD.

March 27-29: Boys 2012/11, 2010, 2009, 2008

April 3-5: Boys 2007, 2006, 2005


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.

April 17-19: Girls 10U, 12U, 14U


Opener Features

  • Four game guarantee
  • Vendor Area
  • 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.

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Dates / Levels

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Dates Division Age Location Lodging
March 27-29, 2020 Twin Cities Division – Boys Open 2012/11, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 Super Rink (Blaine) & Fogerty Arena (Blaine) View Hotels
March 27-29, 2020 Sioux Falls, SD Division – Boys Open 2012/11, 2010, 2009, 2008 Scheels Iceplex 3 sheet complex View Hotels
April 3-5, 2020 Sioux Falls, SD Division – Boys Open 2007, 2006, 2005 Scheels Iceplex 3 sheet complex View Hotels
April 17-19, 2020 Twin Cities Division – Boys Open 2005, 2004 Super Rink (Blaine) View Hotels
Dates Division Age Location Lodging
April 17-19, 2020 St Cloud Division – Girls Open 10U, 12U, 14U National Hockey Center, MAC View Hotels
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