- Eric Knutsen, Tournament Director
- Phone: (952) 920-8826
Congrats to these 2022 Championship teams:
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!
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.
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. 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.
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
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.