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2015 Minnesota Meltdown

Team Spots Still Available

We have one team spot still available at a few levels.  Please contact eric.knutsen@showcasehockey.com if your team can play!

  • 2006 Boys Open
  • 8U Girls AAA

Rink Locations & Scheduling

preliminary schedule will be created when we are able to confirm the final teams.  We will then publish a list of rinks where levels will play to help teams find lodging near the rink.


Final schedules will be available approx. 2 weeks prior to the tournament start date.  The tournament is played from Thursday to Sunday.  Games typically begin after 5pm on Thursday and will continue Friday afternoon to Sunday.  Final games on Sunday typically begin between 3pm-6pm.  

Teams traveling from out-of-town will begin play on Friday when possible.  


Here are links to the rink locations:


Arena locations:



2015 Meltdown Info

 The 20th annual Minnesota Meltdown is gearing up for great hockey this April.  Come play in Minnesota's best AAA hockey tournament of the year.  We are offering 18+ age levels and expect to have the strongest and largest field of teams to date.  Here are the dates:


*Boys AAA Invitational - April 23-26, 2015

2006-2000 Birth Years

*Boys AAA Open - April 23-26, 2015

2006-2000 Birth Years

*Girls AAA Levels - April 23-26, 2015

8U ('07/'06),  10U ('05/'04), 12U ('03/'02),

14U ('01/'00), 16U ('99/'98), 19U ('97-'95)


*Teams traveling from out of town will begin play on Friday when possible.



  • 4-game guarantee - possible bonus game(s)
  • 17 minute stop-time periods
  • Ice is resurfaced/cleaned every two periods
  • Team trophies for 1st - 3rd place teams
  • Player awards for 1st and 2nd place teams
  • 18+ competitive age divisions available
  • Checking at the 2002 age level and older
  • USA Hockey rules will be followed with exceptions
  • USA Hockey, MSHSL, NCAA, and Canadian officials
  • No gate fees!  Free admission for all spectators
  • New Tournament Mobile App
  • Championship game MVP awards
  • Fully-insured event (not a USA Hockey event)
  • $1625 USD team entry fee



2015 Girl's Division Birth Years

Girl's Division Birth Years for the 2015 Meltdown:


  • 8U = 2007 and 2006 Birth Years
  • 10U = 2005 and 2004 Birth Years
  • 12U = 2003 and 2002 Birth Years
  • 14U = 2001 and 2000 Birth Years
  • 16U = 1999 and 1998 Birth Years
  • 19U = 1997, 1996, 1995 Birth Years

Past Tournament Results

Please see our past tournament results by following this link.


1. Register your team online ($700 deposit required).

2. Submit your team roster by April 1, 2015.

3. Hand in your parent-signed waiver form before your first game.

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All teams are required to stay at one of the sponsoring hotels.  Powered by Bloomington Visitors & Convention Bureau and Meeting Max.

For help contact Tony Cook, (952) 278-8532


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Registration for the 2015 Meltdown AAA Tournament is now available.  Teams can pay the entire team fee $1625, or pay a deposit of $700 with a $925 balance automatically charged on April 1, 2015. 


Contact Us.....

Eric Knutsen, Tournament Director


(952) 920-8826