The Opener

The 13th 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 professional game management staff. Kick-off the AAA season and “Let’s Play Summer Hockey!”

This is an Open level AAA tournament, not suitable for strong, established teams.

**IF WORKER SHORTAGE CONTINUES IN 2023 TEAMS WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE A VOLUNTEER TO WORK THE SCORECLOCK / PENALTY BOX**

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NHG Tournament Website:
Visit our tournament website aaatournaments.com for all your NHG tournament results, schedules, and rosters.

 


Twin Cities Division:

Games will be played at the 8-sheet Super Rink, 2-sheet Fogerty Arena in Blaine, 2-sheet Maple Grove Ice Arena, and the 3-sheet Bloomington Ice Garden…some of the best venues in the Midwest. Neighboring arenas may be used for overflow games.   The Opener features multiple divisions at each birth year for parity.


Sioux Falls Division:
Games will be played at the state-of-the-art 3 sheet Scheels IcePlex in Sioux Falls, SD.  You will not miss any action as all three rinks share the same lobby – A fantastic tournament venue.  If needed, Blue Mound Ice Arena in Luverne may be used for overflow games.


Girls Division:
The girls Divisions (10U, 12U, 14U) will be playing at the Super Rink and Fogerty in Blaine and offer multiple divisions for parity.

 


Opener Features

  • Four game guarantee
  • Vendor Area
  • Professional Game Management
  • Over 250 teams!
  • Team trophies and Championship T’s
  • Games will not start prior to 12:00pm Friday
  • On-site Concessions
  • Rosters and schedules/results online at www.aaatournaments.com
  • A great way to kick-off the AAA hockey tournament season
  • Multiple divisions at each age level for parity

Stay and Play
NHG has partnered with TPI Hospitality in securing 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 24-26, 2023 Twin Cities Division – Boys Open 2014/15, 2013, 2012, 2011 Super Rink (Blaine), Fogerty Arena (Blaine), & Maple Grove Ice Arena (Maple Grove) View Hotels
March 24-26, 2023 Sioux Falls, SD Division – Boys Open 2014/15, 2013, 2012, 2011 Scheels Iceplex 3 sheet complex
*Blue Mound Ice Arena may be used for overflow games*
View Hotels
March 31-April 2, 2023 Twin Cities Division – Boys Open 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 Super Rink (Blaine), Fogerty Arena (Blaine), & Bloomington Ice Garden (Bloomington) View Hotels
March 31-April 2, 2023 Sioux Falls, SD Division – Boys Open 2010, 2009, 2008 Scheels Iceplex 3 sheet complex
*Blue Mound Ice Arena may be used for overflow games*
View Hotels
Dates Division Age Location Lodging
March 31-April 2, 2023 Girls Open 10U, 12U, 14U Super Rink (Blaine) View Hotels
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