The 11th 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
April 17-19: ALL GAMES AT THE SUPER RINK – One location for all games!
Boys 2006, 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, 2004
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, 16U
- 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.