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2016 Minnesota Meltdown


2016 Champions Crowned!

Congratulations to these Championship teams:

 

  • 19U Girls AAA - Team Young Americans (IL)
  • 16U Girls AAA - Colorado Kodiaks (CO)
  • 14U Campbell AAA - Colorado Kodiaks (CO)
  • 14U Wales AAA - Team Young Americans (IL)
  • 12U Campbell AAA - Miracle Gold 04 (MN)
  • 12U Wales AAA - AK Selects (Alaska)
  • 10U Wales AAA - Fargo Lightning (ND)

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  • 2001 Open AAA - Green Wave (MN)
  • 2002 Invite AAA - Pro Ambitions (Various)
  • 2002 Open AAA - Euro Rebels (MN)
  • 2003 Invite AAA - Team Gradient (MN)
  • 2003 Open AAA - WI Jr. Outlaws (WI)
  • 2004 Invite AAA - Tommy Chicago (MN)
  • 2004 Campbell AAA - Miracle Black (MN)
  • 2004 Wales AAA - South Dakota Selects (SD)
  • 2005 Invite AAA - Euro American Red (MN)
  • 2005 Campbell AAA - Velocity AAA (MN)
  • 2005 Wales AAA - Bauer Vapor Black (MN)
  • 2006 Invite AAA - Machine Black (MN)
  • 2006 Open AAA - Belzer's N/S Stars (MN)
  • 2007 Invite AAA - Bakken Oilers (ND)
  • 2007 Open AAA - Colorado Kodiaks (CO)

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

2007-2002 Birth Years

*Boys AAA Open - April 21-24, 2016

2007-2001 Birth Years

*Girls AAA Levels - April 21-24, 2016

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

 

 


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 mid-day to Sunday.  Final games on Sunday typically begin between 3pm-6pm.  

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

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

2016 Schedule & Results

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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...

 

iTunes App:

itunes.apple.com/us/app/2015-mn-meltdown-tourney/id925735005?ls=1&mt=8

 

Google Play App:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.mnmeltdowntourney.sport.android

 

Lets Play Hockey!

EASY REGISTRATION PROCESS

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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2016 Registration Closed

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

Sponsored by Tournament Hotels

Tournament Hotels

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

 

For booking help contact:

 

Lisa Connelly, lconnelly@bloomingtonmn.org, 952-278-8529

Tony Cook, tcook@bloomingtonmn.org, 952-278-8532

 

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Contact Us.....

Eric Knutsen, Tournament Director

eric.knutsen@showcasehockey.com

(952) 920-8826



Past Tournament Results

Please see our past tournament results by following this link.