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2017 State of Hockey Showdown

2017 State of Hockey Info

The 3rd annual State of Hockey Showdown is gearing up for great hockey this August.  Come play in Minnesota's best AAA hockey tournament of the year.  We are offering multiple boy's age levels and expect to have the strongest and largest field of teams to date.  Here are the dates:


*Boys AAA Invitational - August 3-6, 2017

2008-2002 Birth Years

*Boys AAA Open - August 3-6, 2017

2008-2002 Birth Years



*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
  • 18+ competitive age divisions available
  • Checking at the 2005 age level and older
  • USA Hockey rules will be followed
  • USA Hockey, MSHSL, NCAA, and Canadian officials
  • No gate fees!  Free admission for all spectators
  • Championship game MVP awards
  • Fully-insured event (not a USA Hockey event)
  • $1675 USD team entry fee



Rink Locations & Scheduling

A 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 play all day Friday to Sunday.  Final games on Sunday typically begin between 3pm-6pm.


Here are links to the rink locations:


Sponsored by 2017 Team Registration - NOW OPEN!

2017 Team Registration - NOW OPEN!

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Registration for the 2017 State of Hockey Showdown is now open.  Teams can pay the entire team fee $1675, or pay a deposit of $700 with a $975 balance automatically charged on July 1st, 2017. 

Sponsored by 2017 Hotel Booking

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

For booking help contact:

Tony Cook,



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Contact Us.....

Eric Knutsen, Tournament Director

(952) 920-8826

2016 SOH Final Standings

Level Champions 2nd Place Runner-Up
2003 Invite Steeldogs Teal Madison Capitols MN Blades
2003 Open Steeldogs Teal Euro Amer. 03 Magicians Red
2004 Open Bakken Oilers Hometown Hockey Magicians Red
2005 Invite Machine Orange Euro Amer. Red Northern Wings
2005 Open Octane 05 Blue Steel Selects Steeldogs 06
2006 Open S. Sask. Selects MN Icemen Magicians Red
2007 Open Yuro Stars Hometown Hockey MN Icemen