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2017 Minnesota Meltdown


2017 Meltdown Info

 The 22nd 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 20-23, 2017

2008-2002 Birth Years

*Boys AAA Open - April 20-23, 2017

2008-2002 Birth Years

*Girls AAA Levels - April 20-23, 2017

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

14U ('03/'02), 16U ('01/'00), 19U ('99-'97)

 

*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 2004 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

Meltdown Tourney App

 

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

 

iTunes App Download:

CLICK HERE

 

Google Play App Download:

CLICK HERE

 

Lets Play Hockey!

 

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.

 

Here are links to the rink locations:

 

Sponsored by 2017 Registration - NOW OPEN!

2017 Registration - NOW OPEN!

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Registration for the 2017 Meltdown AAA Tournament is now open.  Teams can pay the entire team fee $1675, or pay a deposit of $700 with a $975 balance automatically charged on April 1, 2017. 

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Contact Us.....

Eric Knutsen, Tournament Director

eric.knutsen@showcasehockey.com

Phone: (952) 920-8826

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2017 Hotels - Coming Soon!

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

For booking help contact:

Tony Cook, tcook@bloomingtonmn.org

952-278-8532

 



2017 Girl's Division Birth Years

Girl's Division Birth Years for the 2017 Meltdown:

 

  • 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 = 1999, 1998, 1997 Birth Years

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)
  • 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)