Nickel City Youth Hockey Tournaments
Nickel City Hockey hosts multiple tournaments each year. As the Northeast's premier choice for youth hockey tournaments, we strive to build a unique, competitive experience that your children will remember for a lifetime.
Listed below are our current tournaments. Scroll down the page to see available discounts too!
Oct 6 - Oct 9, 2023
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.
Take a look at the arenas Nickel City Hockey uses to host youth hockey tournaments. To learn where your next hockey tournament is located, click on the individual tournament in the tabs above for additional details.
One-of-a-kind Youth Hockey Tournaments
Nickel City Hockey is driven by a simple goal: to create unforgettable hockey experiences for players, families, and coaches in the youth hockey tournament realm. Our commitment to excellence means delivering top-tier competition, exceptional amenities, and unmatched customer service. Our mission is clear - we aim to foster lifelong hockey memories that will be cherished for years to come.
Hockey Matchups That Just Make Sense
Distinguishing ourselves from other youth hockey tournaments, our utmost dedication lies in fostering a balanced and competitive atmosphere for all players. We go above and beyond by maintaining consistent communication with coaches and managers throughout the season, diligently assessing the competitive capabilities of each team. We recognize the significance of facing opponents of similar skill levels, as it enhances the thrill of competition. Hence, we meticulously pair teams based on their current standings, guaranteeing that your children engage in enjoyable competition while still being presented with an equal opportunity to vie for the championship.
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!
Looking to schedule multiple events for your team? You are in luck! We are now offering a buy-one-get-one free special for teams who sign up for 2 "out of town" events with Nickel City Hockey. Click the link below to learn more about the BOGO offer and register online today.
Youth 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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