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2022 Minnesota Meltdown AAA Tournament

2022 Meltdown Schedules & Results

Here you will find the Updated schedules and results for the 2022 Meltdown!

2022 Meltdown Champions!

Congrats to these 2022 Championship teams:

  • 10U Girls - Under Armour 11
  • 12U Upper - Lake Superior Pirates
  • 12U Lower - Dakota Warriors
  • 14U Upper - Lake Superior Pirates
  • 14U Lower - Wisconsin Selects Major
  • 16U Girls Upper - Os Flames
  • 16U Girls Lower - Missfits
  • 19U Girls - NRH Aces
  • 07 Boys - Tommy Chicago Prospects
  • 08 Upper - MPH Gold
  • 08 Lower - Wisconsin Titans
  • 09 Invite - Alaska Oilers
  • 09 Upper - Hit Hockey
  • 09 Lower - MPH Gold
  • 10 Invite - Tommy Chicago Elite
  • 10 Upper - Team THA
  • 10 Lower - South Dakota Selects Blue
  • 11 Invite - Athlete Tracker Attack
  • 11 Upper - Eskimos Grey
  • 11 Lower - ND Kings Black
  • 12 Invite - MN Blades Silver
  • 12 Upper - Bakken Oilers
  • 12 Lower - True North Warriors
  • 13 Boys - South Dakota Selects Blue

Respect the Refs: Zero-Tolerance Update!

Hockey is currently experiencing a disturbing trend towards increased verbal abuse and mistreatment of officials.  North America is in a referee shortage, in part because of these kinds of behaviors. 

We are taking this very seriously in 2022 and standing by a strong initiative of Zero-Tolerance for all games!  Coaches, players and spectators MUST never verbally abuse an official from the bench, on the ice or from the stands.  Anyone that is identified as doing such will be removed from the arena without question. 

Respect the officials that are working the games!  Coaches coach, players play, parents cheer!  From mites to the NHL, referees are humans, doing their best for the game and deserve respect.  Let's make youth hockey a place our kids will one day want to become an official!

2022 Meltdown AAA Info

April 22-24, 2022

The 27th 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 20+ competitive age levels of and expect to have the strongest field of teams to date. 

Boys AAA Invitational (Top AAA Level Teams)
2014-2007 Birth Years

Boys AAA Open (Mid-Lower Level AAA Teams)
2014-2007 Birth Years

Girls AAA Levels
10U ('12/'11), 12U ('10/'09),
14U ('08/'07), 16U ('06/'05), 19U ('04/'03/'02)

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

  • 4-game guarantee - possible bonus game(s)
  • 15 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 2008 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
  • Free Tournament Mobile App
  • Championship game MVP awards
  • Fully-insured event (not a USA Hockey event)


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 morning to Sunday early evening.  Final games on Sunday typically begin between 3pm-6pm.  

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

2022 Girl's Division Birth Years

  • 10U = 2012 and 2011 Birth Years
  • 12U = 2010 and 2009 Birth Years
  • 14U = 2008 and 2007 Birth Years
  • 16U = 2006 and 2005 Birth Years
  • 19U = 2004, 2003 & 2002 Birth Years
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2022 Hotels

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

For room blocks & booking help, please contact:
Lisa & Carey 763-772-3231

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2022 Registration - Now Closed!

Register your team today!  Teams can pay the entire team fee $1800, or pay a deposit of $700 with a $1150 balance automatically charged one month prior to the tourney start date. 

Meltdown Tourney Machine App

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

iTunes App Download:  CLICK HERE

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