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.
Stars and Stripes
The Stars and Stripes AAA hockey tournament will take place in Edina, Minnesota from May 6 – 9, 2021. The five-game guaranteed tournament is open to boys and girls in the 2006 to 2014 age levels.
Body checking will begin at the 2008 level with USA hockey certified officiating. Team trophies will go to first, second, and third place finishers, with two stars of the game awarded in each game. Due to COVID-19 the regular 20-minute stop time periods will be cut to 17 minutes to allow for disinfecting.
Past winners of the tournament include Machine Force, Jr Islanders, and the Southside Warriors.
Warrior Boston Girls Invite
The Warrior Boston Girls Invite will run between May 7-9, 2021 and is the first tournament in the Warrior Invite Tournament Series.
The tournament will include Elite, and Tier 1 level hockey programs at the Girls 2006 to 2011 age groups, as well as HS Girls, and Girls U19, U17, and U16.
The youth divisions offer a four-game guarantee while the other divisions will consist of a three-game round robin before playoffs.
Over 250 teams competed in last years events, with individual, team and MVP awards going to tournament champions.
All games of the tournament will be streamed live on https://livebarn.com/
The CCM Showdown place in Woodbridge, VA. from May 7-9, 2021. This tournament includes AA, A, and B divisions for U16, U14, and U12 age groups for boys. In the series of games, the 1st and 2nd periods will be 12 minutes, with a 15-minute third period.
The CCM Showdown will follow the USA Hockey rules.
The Finnesota Cup takes place in Eden Prairie, MN. from May 6-8, 2021. This tournament is a girl only invitational for U19, U16, and U14 age groups. Each team will battle in a 4-game guarantee with the championship games being livestream.
The Finnesota Cup will have three 15-minute periods. There will be no tie games. The championship game will have 4-on-4 overtime with 5-minute intervals. If the game is still tied, there will be a standard 3 shooter format shootout.
Other tournaments to watch out for this week: (Note: some tournaments may be cancelled or postponed due to the pandemic)
- Finnesota Cup
- Walleye Chop
- Doritos Spring Challenge
- Weekend Hockey – Niagara Falls
- Stars & Stripes
- Battle on the Border
- Warrior Boston Girls Invite
- St. Louis Ultimate Hockey Tournament
- Showdown in Chi-Town
- Park City Mountain Cup
- OneHockey Syracuse May
- New Jersey Spring Classic
- Boys Harrow Invite
- Colorado Select ‘She Persisted’ Tournament
- Ring of Fire
- Spring Stampede
- Chicago May Madness
- Battle of Detroit
- CCM Showdown