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, and posted bracketing. Kick-off the AAA season and “Let’s Play Summer Hockey!”
This is an Open level AAA tournament

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Twin Cities Division:
Games will be played at the 8-sheet Super Rink and 2-sheet Fogerty Arena in Blaine, a couple of the best venues in the Midwest.  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.


Girls Division:
NEW @ Super Rink – The girls Division will be playing at the Super Rink in Blaine and offer multiple divisions for parity.


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 (for Twin Cities Division); and Scheels IcePlex (for Sioux Falls Division)
  • 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 26-28, 2021 Twin Cities Division – Boys Open 2012/13, 2011, 2010, 2009 Super Rink (Blaine) & Fogerty Arena (Blaine) View Hotels
March 26-28, 2021 Sioux Falls, SD Division – Boys Open 2012/12, 2011, 2010 Scheels Iceplex 3 sheet complex View Hotels
April 9-11, 2021 Twin Cities Division – Boys Open 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005 Super Rink (Blaine) View Hotels
April 9-11, 2021 Sioux Falls, SD Division – Boys Open 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006 Scheels Iceplex 3 sheet complex View Hotels
Dates Division Age Location Lodging
March 26-28, 2021 Girls Open 10U, 12U, 14U Super Rink & Fogarty Arena (Blaine) View Hotels
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