The Opener

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


Opener Features

  • 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.

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Dates / Levels

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Dates Division Age Location Lodging
March 27-29 Twin Cities Division – Boys Open 2012/11, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 Super Rink (Blaine) & Fogerty Arena (Blaine) View Hotels
April 17-19 Twin Cities Division – Boys Open 2006, 2005, 2004 Super Rink (Blaine) View Hotels
March 27-29 Sioux Falls, SD Division – Boys Open 2012/11, 2010, 2009, 2008 Scheels Iceplex 3 sheet complex View Hotels
April 3-5 Sioux Falls, SD Division – Boys Open 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004 Scheels Iceplex 3 sheet complex View Hotels
Dates Division Age Location Lodging
April 17-19 St Cloud Division – Girls Open 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U National Hockey Center, MAC View Hotels
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