The Opener

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.

Opener Features

  • Four game guarantee – “The Opener”
  • Huge vendor show and team apparel
  • Certified officials
  • 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 created balanced schedules for parity

Stay and Play
NHG has secured blocks of rooms with the best pricing and proximity to arenas used for the tournament. Please support the properties listed under the Hotels below.

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Dates / Levels

Dates Division Age Location Lodging
March 31, April 1, 2 Twin Cities Division – Boys Open 2009/08, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002 Schwan Super Rink and Fogerty Arenas (Blaine) View Hotels
March 31, April 1, 2 Twin Cities Division – Boys Open 2001 age division Vadnais Sports Center, Vadnais Heights View Hotels
March 31, April 1, 2 Sioux Falls, SD Division – Boys Open 2009/08, 2007, 2006, 2005 Scheels Iceplex 3 sheet complex View Hotels
April 7, 8, 9 Sioux Falls, SD Division – Boys Open 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001 Scheels Iceplex 3 sheet complex View Hotels
Dates Division Age Location Lodging
April 7, 8, 9 St Cloud Division – Girls Open 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U National Hockey Center, MAC View Hotels
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