The Opener

2020 The Opener SCHEDULE UPDATE:

  • May 29-31, Twin Cities: (Boys 2012/11, 2010, 2009, 2008, & 2007), Super Rink & Fogerty Arena
  • May 29-31, Twin Cities: (Girls 10U, 12U, 14U), Super Rink & Fogerty Arena
  • May 29-31, Twin Cities: (2006, 2005, 2004), Plymouth Ice Center & Brooklyn Park Ice Arena
  • May 29-31, Sioux Falls: (2007, 2006, 2005), Scheels Ice Plex
  • July 10-12, Sioux Falls: (2010, 2008), Scheels Ice Plex
  • July 17-19, Sioux Falls: (2012/11, 2009), Scheels Ice Plex

Updated 3/30/2020

If you have questions please email Randy: randy@northlandhockeygroup.com


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:
May 29-31: Boys 2012-11, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 & Girls 10U, 12U, 14U (Blaine)

May 29-31: Boys 2006, 2005, 2004 (Plymouth / Brooklyn Park)


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

May 29-31: Boys 2007, 2006, 2005

July 10-12: Boys 2010, 2008

July 17-19: Boys 2012/11, 2009


St. Cloud Girls Division:
*All girls levels have been rescheduled for May 29-31 in Blaine, MN


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
May 29-31, 2020 Twin Cities Division – Boys Open 2012/11, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 Super Rink (Blaine) & Fogerty Arena (Blaine) View Hotels
May 29-31, 2020 Sioux Falls, SD Division – Boys Open 2007, 2006, 2005 Scheels Iceplex 3 sheet complex View Hotels
May 29-31, 2020 Twin Cities Division – Boys Open 2006, 2005, 2004 Plymouth Ice Center & Brooklyn Park View Hotels
May 1-3, 2020 Sioux Falls, SD Division – Boys Open 2012/11, 2010, 2009, 2008 Scheels Iceplex 3 sheet complex View Hotels
Dates Division Age Location Lodging
May 29-31, 2020 Girls Open 10U, 12U, 14U Super Rink & Fogarty Arena (Blaine) View Hotels
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