Nickel City Amateur Hockey Tournaments
Nickel City Hockey organizes several tournaments annually. Standing as the Northeast's top destination for amateur hockey showdowns, we're committed to crafting unforgettable, competitive moments for your young athletes.
Explore our current tournaments below and don't miss the available discounts further down the page!
October 2024 TBD
Niagara Falls, NY
Presented in partnership with the Niagara Jr. Purple Eagles, Pucktoberfest is an early season test to see where your team stacks up against quality competition from various locations.
Utica Fall Frenzy
Nov 3 - Nov 5, 2023
Join Nickel City Hockey in Utica, NY, for a youth hockey showdown between highly competitive teams. Hosted at the Brand New Utica University Nexus Center, and Adirondack Bank Center, home of the AHL Utica Comets, the facilities will surely not disappoint.
MLK Midwinter Meltdown
Jan 12 - Jan 15, 2024
Join us in Utica, NY, the Gateway to the Adirondack Mountains, for a tournament between highly competitive teams. Hosted at the Brand New Utica University Nexus Center, and Adirondack Bank Center, home of the AHL Utica Comets, the facilities will surely not disappoint.
Niagara Presidential Playdown
Feb 16 - Feb 19, 2024
Niagara Falls, NY
Presented in partnership with the Niagara Jr. Purple Eagles, the Presidential Playdown is the perfect opportunity to close out the regular season with fierce competition from across North America.
May 26 - May 28, 2023
Join elite youth hockey teams in Utica, NY, the Gateway to the Adirondack Mountains, for an exciting weekend of Spring Hockey. Hosted at the Brand New Utica University Nexus Center, the facilities will surely not disappoint.
Buffalo Outdoor Challenge Series
Showcases & Tournaments
The Buffalo Outdoor Challenge Series provides one of the most unique experiences of the hockey season. Players will get a chance to compete outdoors, at the rink used in the inaugural 2008 Winter Classic, between the Buffalo Sabres and Pittsburgh Penguins.
Discover the arenas where Nickel City Hockey brings amateur hockey tournaments to life. For specific tournament locations, simply click on the desired event in the tabs above for more information.
One-of-a-kind Amateur Hockey Tournaments
Nickel City Hockey operates with a singular vision: crafting unforgettable hockey moments for young players, their families, and coaches. Our dedication to unparalleled excellence guarantees elite competition, first-class facilities, and outstanding support. Our mission? To ignite enduring hockey memories to be treasured for generations.
Hockey Matchups That Just Make Sense
Setting us apart from typical amateur hockey tournaments, we prioritize creating a level and competitive playing field for all. We stay actively connected with coaches and managers throughout the season, rigorously evaluating each team's competitive prowess.
Understanding the importance of matching teams with similar skill sets for maximum excitement, we carefully align teams based on their performance, ensuring that your children relish the challenge while having a fair shot at the title
See Why Previous Participants Choose
Our Youth Hockey Tournaments
"This tournament was very well run! The rinks were beautiful and people were amazing. We want to especially thank you for looking out for our team and creating a showcase, since the half ice division wouldn’t have been as fun for us! Hope to see you next year!!"
- Nikki S.
Sign Up for Two Hockey Tournaments and Save!
Are you considering registering your team for multiple out-of-town events? We have an exciting offer for you! Nickel City Hockey is currently running a special promotion where teams that sign up for two out-of-town events can enjoy a buy-one-get-one free deal. To learn more about this fantastic offer and register online, please click the link below.
Amateur Hockey Tournaments Stay-To-Play Policy
All Nickel City Hockey Tournaments have a “Stay to Play” hotel policy. All attendees/groups in need of hotels are required to book them through our housing partners in order to participate in the tournament.
This policy helps to ensure sufficient availability at
quality hotels, and the best available rates.
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