13th Annual Mtn Dew Blast
The Mtn Dew Blast will offer multiple levels at all birth levels in each division, focusing on parity. NHG will take into consideration travel distances when scheduling. Generally, teams will play one game on Friday, two on Saturday and one game on Sunday. Schedules will be available 7-10 days before the event. The Mountain Dew Blast is an Open Division Tournament and not designed for strong, established AAA programs. This is one of the largest AAA tournaments of the season and fills up quickly (over 400 teams) …so, reserve your team’s spot today!
**IF WORKER SHORTAGE CONTINUES IN 2023 TEAMS WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE A VOLUNTEER TO WORK THE SCORECLOCK / PENALTY BOX**
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St. Cloud Division –
The Herb Brooks National Hockey Center (home to the St. Cloud State Huskies) and the MAC play host to the Boys Open St. Cloud Division for the 13th consecutive year. The Mtn Dew Blast will offer two divisions at all birth levels focusing on parity. Great town, Great tournament – Register Now!
St. Cloud Stay and Play
NHG has partnered with the hotels listed at the “View Hotels” link under “Lodging” below. Teams are required to stay in these properties.
St Cloud Openings (2/15/2023)
April 14-16: 2014/15 (FULL), 2013 (FULL)
April 21-23: 2012 (FULL), 2011 (FULL)
April 28-30: 2010 (FULL), 2009 (FULL), 2008 (FULL)
Twin Cities Division –
The 11th Annual Mtn Dew Blast Twin Cities Division will off the same tournament features as in St. Cloud. This division has grown by leaps and bounds over the past few years and plays host to over 180 teams from all over the upper Midwest. Register early!
Twin Cities Openings (as of 3/1)
April 28-30: 2007 (FULL), 10U Girls (2 Openings), 12U Girls (1 Opening), 14U Girls (2 Openings)
May 12-14: 2014/15 (FULL), 2013 (1 Opening), 2012 (1 Opening), 2011 (FULL), 2010 (2 Opening), 2009 (2 Openings), 2008 (FULL)
Twin Cities 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.
Fargo/Moorhead Division –
The Northland Hockey Group is proud to announce the 6th annual Fargo/Moorhead division of the Mtn Dew Blast. There is much demand for this event in the area, so do not delay in registering your team!
Fargo Moorhead Openings (as of 3/1/23)
Fargo/Moorhead Stay and Play
NHG has partnered with the Fargo-Moorhead Convention & Visitors Bureau 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.
Click here for the Fargo/Moorhead available hotels
Click here for the team block request form
- 4 Game Guarantee; some teams may receive 5 depending on bracketing
- 3-15 min stop-time periods
- 400+ Teams Participating
- Team trophies and championship T’s
- Premier Hockey Officials
- Player rosters and tournament brackets online at www.aaatournaments.com
- Professional Game Management Staff
- Premier facilities
- Multiple divisions per age group for parity