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2014 Minnesota Meltdown

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.  Teams traveling from out-of-town will begin play on Friday when possible.  Games typically begin after 5pm on Thursday and will continue Friday afternoon to Sunday.  Final games on Sunday typically begin between 3pm-6pm.  


Here are links to the rink locations:


Arena locations:



2014 Girl's Division Birth Years

Girl's Division Birth Years for the 2014 Meltdown:


  • U10 = 2004 and 2003 Birth Years
  • U12 = 2002 and 2001 Birth Years
  • U14 = 2000 and 1999 Birth Years
  • U16 = 1998 and 1997 Birth Years
  • U19 = 1996, 1995, 1994 Birth Years
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Phone: 952-920-8826

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2014 Meltdown Info

 The 19th 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 24-27, 2014

2005-1998 Birth Years

*Boys AAA Open - April 24-27, 2014

2005-1998 Birth Years

*Girls AAA LevelsApril 24-27, 2014

10U ('04/'03), 12U ('02/'01), 14U ('00/'99),

16U ('98/'97), 19U ('96-'94)


*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
  • USA Hockey rules will be followed with exceptions
  • USA Hockey, MSHSL, NCAA, and Canadian officials
  • No gate fees!  Free admission for all spectators
  • Complimentary tournament programs
  • Championship game MVP awards
  • Fully-insured event (not a USA Hockey event)
  • $1625 USD team entry fee




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

2. Submit your team roster by April 1, 2014.

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