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Minnesota Independent AAA Hockey Classic

THE 2017 MINNESOTA INDEPENDENT AAA HOCKEY CLASSIC TEAM REGISTRATION LINK IS OPEN BELOW!

As of March 17 we have 201 teams registered.  Registration is still open for all levels and we look forward to your participation!

2017 Minnesota Independent AAA Hockey Classic Tournament May 18th-21st, 2017

Welcome To The 2017 - 17th Annual Minnesota Independent AAA Hockey Classic

 Please Join Us This May For Some Great Hockey!

NEW Boys 2009 And Girls 8U Divisions

  • May 18th-21st 2017
  • 5 GAMES GUARANTEED SOME WILL PLAY 6!
  • Boys 18U,(16U 2000 @ Younger),01,02,03,04,05,06,07,08,09 Invitational And Open Divisions
  • New 2009 Boys Division
  • Girls 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 19U Divisions
  • 2 points for a win and 1 point for a tie, TIES COUNT as it gives more teams an opportunity to make the playoffs!
  • Rosters will be on line on the tournament app with the schedules and scores
  • No Gate Fee
  • 22 maximum players rostered and on the bench
  • Team Roster Score Sheet Stickers Provided
  • Three 17 minute stop time periods
  • Resurface every 2 periods except for 8U, 10U, and boys 06-09
  • Checking at all boys levels 2004 and older
  • Slap Shots at all levels
  • 18U Boys qualify as long as they are still 18 or under prior to the tournament date
  • Schedules will be out a week or two prior to the start of the tournament
  • Off sides tag up rule in effect for all levels
  • Team trophy's in each bracket for Championship, 2nd, and 3rd place teams
  • Team individual medals in each division for Championship and 2nd place teams
  • PROFESSIONAL rink directors on site
  • Para-meds at each arena
  • Great Hotel Deals

 

 

TIM HAWKINSON

Director

Phone: 952-920-8826

Michelle Aspinwall

Tournament Assistant

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

              All Teams Must Register On Line

TEAMS MAY BE REQUIRED TO ​PLAY

DURING THE DAY ON FRIDAY!

  • There will be concessions and apparel at all arenas
  • Out of town teams are •REQUIRED• to stay at Tournament Hotels, see the hotel link above.  We have acquired some great rates at many quality hotels.  All hotels will be within 15 to 30 minutes from all arenas. 
  • The tournament fee has stayed the same for the past 3 years and is $1,795 U.S.  If not paid in full there is a $40 extra charge.  You may pay in full or make a $795 non refundable deposit.  The balance of $1,040 will be charged to your card  on April 1st, 2017.  You must apply on line by credit card and complete the tournament parent/player waiver.  Parent waiver signatures can be turned in at your 1st game. 
  • YOUR OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT ROSTER IS THE SCORE SHEET FOR YOUR 1st TOURNAMENT GAME.  THAT GAME SHEET WILL BE USED FOR ALL PLAYER PROTESTS AND NO PLAYER ADDITIONS ARE ALLOWED AFTER THE START OF YOUR 1st GAME
  • There is no tournament gate fee
  • Scores, schedules and Rosters will be available on the tournament app
  • Thank you to the 230 teams, over 98 from outside MN, that attended the 2016 tournament. We turned down over 21 additional teams as we filled up fast, please get your online application and deposit in soon.


Results located under 2016 Schedule in left column

Sponsored by Required Hotels

Required Hotels

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All teams must stay at participating hotels and all reservations must be made through Meetingmax OHS system.

 

If you need assistance or want to have a Team Block set up for you at a participating property call or email our

Online Housing Manager Tony Cook at 952-278-8532 or email at tcook@bloomingtonmn.org

 

DOWNLOAD OUR TOURNAMENT APP

Girls Age Levels For 2017 Independent Classic And Boys 18U and 16U

2017 Girls birth years for tournaments

 

 

  • 8U - 2009 and 2008 Birth Years
  • 10U - 2007 and 2006 Birth Years
  • 12U - 2005 and 2004 Birth Years
  • 14U - 2003 and 2002 Birth Years
  • 16U - 2001 and 2000 Birth Years
  • 19U - 1998 and younger

 

 

  • Boys 18U are 18 with a birthdate prior to the end date of the tournaments or younger 16U are 2001 and younger

ARENA INFORMATION

We will be playing at many local Twin Cities arenas including:

Each arena is 15 to 30 minutes from the Mall of America, the Minneapolis Airport and are 15 to 30 minutes from each other.   All arenas offer skate sharpening and Richfield, Schwan's and Maple Grove offer a full service pro shop.

Go to www.rinkfinder.com to view directions and address information for all arenas.