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2018 AAA Hockey Showdown


We only have a few team spots remaining for the Easton Cup tourney.  Please contact if your team is looking to take one of these last spots!

  • 2009 Boys Open (one spot left)
  • 2007 Boys Open (one spot left)
  • 2005 Boys Open (one spot left)
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Registration for the 2018 AAA Showdown is now open.  Teams can pay the entire team fee $1695, or pay a deposit of $700 with a $995 balance automatically charged on July 1st, 2018. 

2018 AAA Hockey Showdown Info

August 2-5, 2018

The 4th annual AAA 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 field of teams to date.  Here are the levels:

*Boys AAA Invitational

2010-2004 Birth Years

*Boys AAA Open

2010-2004 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
  • 14+ 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)
  • $1695 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:

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2017 Showdown Final Standings

Level Champions 2nd Place
03/04 AAA Hometown Hockey Magicians Red
2003 Invite OS Cattle Machine Orange
2004 Open Magicians West Central Bandits
2005 Invite Euro American Red Tommy Chicago Green
2005 Open Magicians Black Med City X-Rays
2006 AAA Tommy Chicago Green South Sask. Selects
2007 Invite Manitoba Spartans Yuro Stars
2007 Open Velocity Black SEESS Cobras
2008 Invite Yuro Stars Miracle Gold

2016 Showdown 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