Whistler Allstar Hockey Tournament
The Whistler International Allstar Hockey Tournament makes its annual stop in Whistler this week. This three week tournament attracts some of the best young talent in the game from the west coast of Canada, United States and abroad.
The Tournament takes place from June 20th until July 13th and features 8 different youth hockey divisions. The youngest division Major Novice features players as young as 9 years old, while the oldest division Midget features players as old as 18.
This fun and completive tournament has been a main stay in Whistler since its inception in 1992 and has seen players go on to play major junior hockey, college hockey and even in the NHL. Perhaps the best part of the tournament is that all the games are FREE to watch.
You can catch a number of games everyday the tournament is on. Every three days a different age division is featured with the first two days devoted to round robin play and the third day devoted to the finals.
Check out the division break down below
2014 HOCKEY TOURNAMENT DATES
|Age / Division||Dates|
|Major Bantam (1999)||Fri, June 20 to Sun, June 22|
|Minor Bantam (2000)||Mon, June 23 to Wed, June 25|
|Midget (1996-1998)||Thurs, June 26 to Sat, June 28|
|Major Pee Wee (2001)||Sun, June 29 to Tues, July 1|
|Minor Pee Wee (2002)||Wed, July 2 to Fri, July 4|
|Major Novice (2005)||Sat, July 5 to Mon, July 7|
|Minor Atom (2004)||Tues, July 8 to Thurs, July 10|
|Major Atom (2003)||Fri, July 11 to Sun, July 13|
While all age divisions are sure to feature amazing talent if you had to pick out a certain series to catch we have to suggest the Midget category from Thursday, June 26 to Saturday, June 28. This series features kids 16 to 18 years old and is sure to feature a number of major junior and US college ready players. You can even find a few scouts in the stands looking to scoop up some new talent for their organization.
The Whistler International Allstar Hockey Tournament takes place from June 20th until July 13th. All of the games take place at Whistler Meadow Park and are FREE to watch. To check out a complete tournament schedule head on over to the Whistler International Allstar website.
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Posted by Aava Whistler Hotel on Friday, June 20, 2014