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2023 Minnesota Meltdown AAA Tournament

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2023 Registration - Now Open!

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Register your team today!  Teams can pay the entire team fee $1850, or pay a deposit of $700 with a $1200 balance automatically charged one month prior to the tourney start date. 

2023 Meltdown AAA Info

April 21-23, 2023

The 28th 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/Elite Teams)
2015-2008 Birth Years

Boys AAA Open (Mid-Lower Level AAA Teams)
2015-2008 Birth Years

Girls AAA Levels
10U ('13/'12), 12U ('11/'10),
14U ('09/'08), 16U ('07/'06), 19U ('05/'04/'03)

*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 2009 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
  • 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.

2023 Girl's Division Birth Years

  • 8U = 2015 and 2014 Birth Years
  • 10U = 2013 and 2012 Birth Years
  • 12U = 2011 and 2010 Birth Years
  • 14U = 2009 and 2008 Birth Years
  • 16U = 2007 and 2006 Birth Years
  • 19U = 2005, 2004 & 2003 Birth Years

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!

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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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