OVERVIEW

Experience the thrill of icy competition in the heart of Nashville as the Music City TNT brings together elite Tier II AA/A 10U-18U hockey teams at the renowned Gary Force Acura Ice Arena. Immerse yourself in the spirited atmosphere of this premier tournament, where the city's passion for both music and hockey converge for an unforgettable winter weekend.

Round Robin with Playoffs (Minimum of 4 games)

ARENAS

Gary Force Acura Ice Arena
7235 Haley Industrial Dr, Nolensville, TN 37135

Gary Force Acura Ice Arena - Sports Facility in Nolensville, TN - Travel Sports

 

PARTICIPATING TEAMS

HOTELS

As a reminder, this event is a Stay to Play Event. All teams are to utilize official event hotels. Please click on the link below to secure your team block. Please make sure to designate the number of rooms needed each night when creating the block.  You will then receive a confirmation email that contains the booking information to forward to the team families so they may make their individual reservations. All hotels are convenient to arenas. Please make sure families only book via the link provided. Families are not to contact the hotel directly to book rooms for the event. 
 
Please note, the link below will allow you to initially block a maximum of 16 rooms. Once your initial block is filled, rooms can be requested . Please email ibhcbookings@gmail.com to request additional rooms (once the initial rooms have been filled). 

RULES

All game day protocols can be found here

IN THE AREA

Restaurants

  • The Pancake Pantry, 1796 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212
  • Loveless Cafe, 8400 TN-100, Nashville, TN 37221
  • Hattie B's Hot Chicken, 112 19th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
  • Prince's Hot Chicken, 123 Ewing Dr #3, Nashville, TN 37207
  • Monell's Dining & Catering, 1235 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208
  • Puckett's Grocery & Restaurant, 500 Church St, Nashville, TN 37219
  • The Stillery, 113 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201
  • Martin's Bar-B-Que Joint, 410 4th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201
  • Arnold's Country Kitchen, 605 8th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
  • Biscuit Love, 316 11th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203

Activities

  • Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, 222 5th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37203
  • Nashville Zoo at Grassmere, 3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211
  • Adventure Science Center, 800 Fort Negley Blvd, Nashville, TN 37203
  • Cheekwood Estate & Gardens, 1200 Forrest Park Dr, Nashville, TN 37205
  • The Parthenon, 2500 West End Ave, Nashville, TN 37203

Shopping

  • Opry Mills, 433 Opry Mills Dr, Nashville, TN 37214
  • The Mall at Green Hills, 2126 Abbott Martin Rd, Nashville, TN 37215
  • 12 South, 12 South District, Nashville, TN
  • Five Points in East Nashville, East Nashville, TN
  • Hillsboro Village, 21st Ave S, Nashville, TN

CONTACT

Cindy Irving, Director of Operations - cindy@defenderhockey.com 

TOURNAMENT DETAILS

DATE

July 26-28, 2024

SKILL LEVEL

AA/A

DIVISION

10U-18U

ENTRY FEE

$1,800/team (10U AA/A)
$1,800/team (12U AA/A)
$2,000/team (14U AA/A)
$2,200/team (16U AA)
$2,200/team (18U AA)

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OVERVIEW

Ignite the excitement at the Firecracker Shootout, where Tier II AA teams ranging from 8U to 18U will showcase their skills on the ice. Join us at the Ann Arbor Ice Cube and Hazel Park Ice Arena in Michigan for a explosive tournament

Round Robin with Playoffs (Minimum of 4 games)

ARENAS

Ann Arbor Ice Cube
2121 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Ann Arbor Ice Cube

Hazel Park Viking Ice Arena
111 East 9 Mile Road, Hazel Park, MI, USA

Hazel Park Recreation Center | Saint Paul Minnesota

Kensington Valley Ice Arena
10540 Citation Dr, Brighton, MI 48116

PARTICIPATING TEAMS

HOTELS

 
As a reminder, this event is a Stay to Play Event. All teams are to utilize official event hotels. Please click on the link below to secure your team block. Please make sure to designate the number of rooms needed each night when creating the block.  You will then receive a confirmation email that contains the booking information to forward to the team families so they may make their individual reservations. All hotels are convenient to arenas. Please make sure families only book via the link provided. Families are not to contact the hotel directly to book rooms for the event. 
 
Please note, the link below will allow you to initially block a maximum of 16 rooms. Once your initial block is filled, rooms can be requested . Please email ibhcbookings@gmail.com to request additional rooms (once the initial rooms have been filled). 

RULES

All game day protocols can be found here

IN THE AREA

Restaurants

  • Applebee's, 3819 Carpenter Rd, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Leo's Coney Island, 3644 Carpenter Rd, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Relish Restaurant, 610 Hilton Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Fleetwood Diner, 300 S. Ashley St, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Los Amigos, 625 Hilton Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Olive Garden, 445 E. Eisenhower Pkwy, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Tavern at The Armory, 70 Main Street, Middletown CT, 06457
  • Frita Batido's, 117 W Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Activities

  • Kerrytown Market, 407 N 5th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • Nickels Arcade, 326 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • Museum of Natural History, 1105 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
  • University of Michigan Hockey, 1116 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Shopping

  • Briarwood Mall, 100 Briarwood Cir, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Arborland Center, 3600 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Oak Valley Center, 2803 Oak Valley Dr, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Cranbrook Village, 890 Eisenhower Pkwy, Ann Arbor, MI

CONTACT

Cindy Irving, Director of Operations - cindy@defenderhockey.com 

TOURNAMENT DETAILS

DATE

July 12-14, 2024

SKILL LEVEL

AA

DIVISION

8U-18U

ENTRY FEE

$1,500/team (8U)
$1,750/team (10U)
$1,750/team (12U)
$2,000/team (14U)
$2,200/team (16U)
$2,200/team (18U)

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OVERVIEW

Dive into the heat of competition at the Summer Sizzler Tournament in Chicago, where the sizzling action unfolds at Center Ice of DuPage. This premier event proudly showcases the skill and intensity of Tier II AA and Tier I AAA 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U teams, in the heart of the Windy City.

Round Robin with Playoffs (Minimum of 3 games)

ARENAS

Center Ice of DuPage
1N450 Highland Avenue, Glen Ellyn, IL, USA

Seven Bridges Ice Arena
‍6690 IL-53, Woodridge, IL 60517

PARTICIPATING TEAMS

HOTELS

Book your hotel here

As a reminder, this event is a Stay to Play Event. All teams are to utilize official event hotels. Please click on the link below to secure your team block. Please make sure to designate the number of rooms needed each night when creating the block.  You will then receive a confirmation email that contains the booking information to forward to the team families so they may make their individual reservations. All hotels are convenient to arenas. Please make sure families only book via the link provided. Families are not to contact the hotel directly to book rooms for the event. 

 
Please note, the link below will allow you to initially block a maximum of 16 rooms. Once your initial block is filled, rooms can be requested . Please email ibhcbookings@gmail.com to request additional rooms (once the initial rooms have been filled). 

RULES

All game day protocols can be found here

IN THE AREA

Restaurants in Chicago

  • Lou Malnati's Pizzeria, Address: 439 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654
  • The Purple Pig, Address: 444 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
  • Girl & The Goat, Address: 809 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60607
  • Alinea, Address: 1723 N Halsted St, Chicago, IL 60614
  • Portillo's Hot Dogs, Address: 100 W Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60654

Activities in Chicago

  • Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower, Address: 233 S Wacker Dr, Chicago, IL 60606
  • Navy Pier, Address: 600 E Grand Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
  • Millennium Park, Address: 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60602
  • Art Institute of Chicago, Address: 111 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60603
  • Shedd Aquarium, Address: 1200 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605

Shopping in Chicago

  • Magnificent Mile, Address: N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
  • Water Tower Place, Address: 835 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
  • The Shops at North Bridge, Address: 520 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
  • 900 North Michigan Shops, Address: 900 N Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60611
  • State Street Retail Historic District, Address: State St, Chicago, IL 60602

CONTACT

Cindy Irving, Director of Operations - cindy@defenderhockey.com 

TOURNAMENT DETAILS

DATE

June 21-23 2024

SKILL LEVEL

AAA/AA

DIVISION

10U-18U

ENTRY FEE

$1,395/team (10U)
$1,495/team (12U)
$1,545/team (14U)
$1,595/team (16U)
$1,595/team (18U)

NEWS

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OVERVIEW

Embrace the vibrant energy of Ann Arbor as the Spring Thaw Tournament unfolds with Tier II 10U, 12U, and 14U teams at the iconic arenas of Ann Arbor and Hazel Park.

Round Robin with Playoffs (Minimum of 3 games)

ARENAS

Ann Arbor Ice Cube
2121 Oak Valley Drive, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Ann Arbor Ice Cube

Hazel Park Viking Ice Arena
111 East 9 Mile Road, Hazel Park, MI, USA

Hazel Park Recreation Center | Saint Paul Minnesota

PARTICIPATING TEAMS

HOTELS

 
As a reminder, this event is a Stay to Play Event. All teams are to utilize official event hotels. Please click on the link below to secure your team block. Please make sure to designate the number of rooms needed each night when creating the block.  You will then receive a confirmation email that contains the booking information to forward to the team families so they may make their individual reservations. All hotels are convenient to arenas. Please make sure families only book via the link provided. Families are not to contact the hotel directly to book rooms for the event. 
 
Please note, the link below will allow you to initially block a maximum of 16 rooms. Once your initial block is filled, rooms can be requested . Please email ibhcbookings@gmail.com to request additional rooms (once the initial rooms have been filled). 

RULES

All game day protocols can be found here

IN THE AREA

Restaurants

  • Applebee's, 3819 Carpenter Rd, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Leo's Coney Island, 3644 Carpenter Rd, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Relish Restaurant, 610 Hilton Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Fleetwood Diner, 300 S. Ashley St, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Los Amigos, 625 Hilton Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Zingerman's Roadhouse, 2501 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Olive Garden, 445 E. Eisenhower Pkwy, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Tavern at The Armory, 70 Main Street, Middletown CT, 06457
  • Frita Batido's, 117 W Washington St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Activities

  • Kerrytown Market, 407 N 5th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • Nickels Arcade, 326 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
  • Museum of Natural History, 1105 N University Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
  • University of Michigan Hockey, 1116 S State St, Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Shopping

  • Briarwood Mall, 100 Briarwood Cir, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Arborland Center, 3600 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Oak Valley Center, 2803 Oak Valley Dr, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Cranbrook Village, 890 Eisenhower Pkwy, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Arbor Hills Shopping Center, 3010 Washtenaw Ave, Ann Arbor, MI
     

CONTACT

Cindy Irving, Director of Operations - cindy@defenderhockey.com 

TOURNAMENT DETAILS

DATE

April 19-21, 2024

SKILL LEVEL

AA/A/B

DIVISION

10U-14U

ENTRY FEE

$1,395/team (10U)
$1,495/team (12U)
$1,545/team (14U)

NEWS

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OVERVIEW

Get ready to feel the hockey fever in the Steel City as the Spring Thaw Pittsburgh Tournament hits the ice at Palmer Imaging Arena. Proudly showcasing the skill and tenacity of Tier II 10U, 12U, and 14U teams.

Round Robin with Playoffs (Minimum of 3 games)

ARENAS

Palmer Imaging Arena
100 Center Ice Drive, Delmont, PA, USA

Palmer - Home

 

PARTICIPATING TEAMS

HOTELS

 
As a reminder, this event is a Stay to Play Event. All teams are to utilize official event hotels. Please click on the link below to secure your team block. Please make sure to designate the number of rooms needed each night when creating the block.  You will then receive a confirmation email that contains the booking information to forward to the team families so they may make their individual reservations. All hotels are convenient to arenas. Please make sure families only book via the link provided. Families are not to contact the hotel directly to book rooms for the event. 
 
Please note, the link below will allow you to initially block a maximum of 16 rooms. Once your initial block is filled, rooms can be requested . Please email ibhcbookings@gmail.com to request additional rooms (once the initial rooms have been filled). 

RULES

All game day protocols can be found here

IN THE AREA

Restaurants

  • Bubba's, Inside Printscape Arena
  • Johnny Waffle, Inside Printscape Arena
  • Zoup!, 1900 Main St Suite 111 Suite 111, Canonsburg, PA 15317
  • Toscana Brick Oven, 1800 Main St, Canonsburg, PA 15317
  • All Star Sports Bar & Grill, 1900 Main St, Canonsburg, PA 15317
  • Jimmy John's, 1800 Main St #104, Canonsburg, PA 15317
  • Happy Badger Sports Pub, 100 Center Ice Dr, Delmont, PA 15626
  • Pittsburgh BBQ, 6625 William Penn Hwy, Delmont, PA 15626
  • Dairy Queen, 100 Greensburg St, Delmont, PA 15626

Activities

  • Sky Zone Trampoline Park, 281 Georgetown Rd, Canonsburg, PA 15317
  • Escape Room, 1007 Waterdam Plaza Dr, Canonsburg, PA 15317
  • 30 minutes from Pittsburgh

Shopping

  • Southpointe Town Center, 1900 Main St, Canonsburg, PA 15317
  • Walmart Supercenter, 6700 Hollywood Blvd, Delmont, PA 15626

CONTACT

Cindy Irving, Director of Operations - cindy@defenderhockey.com 

TOURNAMENT DETAILS

DATE

April 12-14, 2024

SKILL LEVEL

A/B

DIVISION

10U-14U

ENTRY FEE

$1,395/team (10U)
$1,495/team (12U)
$1,545/team (14U)

NEWS

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