Every week, Elite Level Hockey will be previewing some of the best minor hockey tournaments in North America during the spring hockey and winter seasons. Tournaments are not ranked in any way and are selected to help promote boy’s and girl’s minor hockey at all levels and age groups.
The Big One
The Big One (Girls Festival) takes place in Prior Lake, MN. from April 23-25, 2021. This hockey tournament is invitational only for girls’ divisions U14, U12, and U10. Players on the Hawks, Bolts, Bees, Habs, and Pens will showcase their skills and battle to place in the championship game at Bloomington Ice Garden.
The finals will consist of a livestreamed game including an announcer.
NAHC Early Bird
The North America Hockey Classic (NAHC) Early Bird takes place in Winnipeg, MB. from April 29 – May 2, 2021. Players in the AAA division with age groups ranging from 2007-2014 will battle in a 5-game guarantee. WIHL Scouts will have three 20-minute periods to watch players and teams showcase their talent on the ice.
This tournament will have a real time online player and team stat tracker available online.
Mountain Dew Blast
The Mountain Dew Blast tournament for AAA level hockey programs in Minnesota continues this weekend.
Players in the 2008-2010 age bracket from the St. Cloud Division will face-off at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center and the MAC (Municipal Athletic Complex).
This will be the tenth consecutive year the two venues have played host to the Boys Open St. Cloud Division.
Last weekend saw four teams take home championship trophies. For the 2011 age group, the SDP Premier and Pokegama Factory Hockey teams took first place in their divisions. While the Fargo Grinders and the St. Cloud Grizzly’s took first place at the 2012/2013 age group.
Music City Invitational
The Music City Invitational is part of a series of tournaments put on by the popular furniture and appliance store the Brick.
The Music City Invitational which runs Apr. 22 – 25 in Nashville, Tenn., typically sees teams from all across North America in the 2009 elite, and 2010 AA Boy’s division.
Games will take place at the Nashville Predators run Ford Ice Centre facilities in Antioch and Bellevue.
This tournament stems from the widely popular Brick tournament that began in Edmonton, Alta. in 1990. The original Brick tournament has seen players like Steven Stamkos, Auston Matthews, and P.K Subban.
Past winners of the Music City Invitational include Toronto Pro Hockey (2016), Team Pacific (2017 and 2018), and Chicago Elite AAA (2020).
Other Minor Hockey Tournaments This Week
- 2021 CCM Boston Spring Invite
- Sopel Shootout Showcase
- Music City Invitational
- Spring Showdown
- Spring Thaw
- FT Lauderdale
- Mountain Dew Blast
- Battle in the Desert
- Battle on the Border
- Louisville Puck Drop
- St. Louis Ultimate Hockey Tournament
- Chicago Spring Classic
- Boston CAN AM Hockey
- Seattle CAN AM Hockey
- Irish South Bend Cup Tournament Series
- The Big One
- Ontario Women’s Independent Provincial Championship
- Alberta Champions Cup
- Rock’N Roll Tournament Series
- NAHC Early Bird
- North American Spring Championships
- Minnesota Meltdown AAA
- Play Hockey Invitational