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2015 Minnesota Meltdown

2016 Meltdown Info

 The 21st 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 21-24 2016

2008-2000 Birth Years

*Boys AAA Open - April 21-24, 2016

2008-2000 Birth Years + 16U and 18U Boys

*Girls AAA Levels - April 21-24, 2016

8U ('08/'07),  10U ('06/'05), 12U ('04/'03),

14U ('02/'01), 16U ('00/'99), 19U ('98-'96)


*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
  • Team trophies for 1st - 3rd place teams
  • Player awards for 1st and 2nd place teams
  • 20+ competitive age divisions available
  • Checking at the 2003 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)
  • $1675 USD team entry fee



NEW Meltdown App

We have created a virtual tournament program for your smartphone.....  


Download the app below on iTunes or Google Play for Android to view schedules, results and more...


Lets Play Hockey!

iTunes Meltdown App Download

Download the 2015 Meltdown App on iTunes to follow your teams scores and standings....

Android Meltdown App Download

Download the 2015 Meltdown App for Android to follow your teams scores and standings....

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:



2016 Girl's Division Birth Years

Girl's Division Birth Years for the 2016 Meltdown:


  • 8U = 2008 and 2007 Birth Years
  • 10U = 2006 and 2005 Birth Years
  • 12U = 2004 and 2003 Birth Years
  • 14U = 2002 and 2001 Birth Years
  • 16U = 2000 and 1999 Birth Years
  • 19U = 1998, 1997, 1996 Birth Years


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.

Sponsored by 2016 Registration Now Open

2016 Registration Now Open

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Registration for the 2016 Meltdown AAA Tournament is now available.  Teams can pay the entire team fee $1675, or pay a deposit of $700 with a $975 balance automatically charged on April 1, 2016. 


Contact Us.....

Eric Knutsen, Tournament Director

(952) 920-8826

Sponsored by Tournament Hotels

Tournament Hotels

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All visiting teams are required to stay at one of the sponsoring hotels.  

Powered by Bloomington Visitors & Convention Bureau and Meeting Max.


For booking help contact:

Lisa Connelly,, 952-278-8529

Tony Cook,, 952-278-8532


2015 Champions Crowned!

Congratulations to these Championship teams:


  • 19U Girls AAA - Team Young Americans (IL)
  • 16U Girls AAA - Team Young Americans (IL)
  • 14U Campbell AAA - Colorado Kodiaks (CO)
  • 14U Wales AAA - Green Bay Hornets (WI)
  • 12U Campbell AAA - Machine Orange 02 (MN)
  • 12U Wales AAA - MN Edge (MN)
  • 10U Girls AAA - Miracle Gold 04 (MN)
  • 8U Girls AAA - Machine Orange 06 (MN)


  • 2000 Boys AAA - Bucks AAA (WI)
  • 2001 Invite AAA - XP Selects (MN/ND)
  • 2001 Open AAA - Fusion AAA (MN)
  • 2002 Invite AAA - Pink Panthers (IL)
  • 2002 Campbell AAA - Fond du Lac Jr. Bears (WI)
  • 2002 Wales AAA - Forks Flyers (ND/MN)
  • 2003 Invite AAA - Team Gradient (MN)
  • 2003 Campbell AAA - Thunder Bay Bandits (ONT)
  • 2003 Wales AAA - Bakken Oilers (ND)
  • 2004 Campbell AAA - Precision AAA (IL)
  • 2004 Wales AAA - XP Selects (MN/ND)
  • 2005 Invite AAA - Miracle Gold (MN)
  • 2005 Open AAA - Wisconsin Jr. Jets (WI)
  • 2006 Open AAA - Bakken Oilers (ND)

Past Tournament Results

Please see our past tournament results by following this link.