New York – Jan 2025 – Dates TBD – NST – Niagara Falls Blizzard Challenge Tournament – Niagara Falls USA

Niagara Falls Blizzard Challenge Tournament

Call us @ 716-316-1526

January 13th – 15th, 2024

This year’s event will be held at the completely renovated Hyde Park Ice Pavilion (see photo section) in Niagara Falls, NY and usually sell out by mid November. Over the last few seasons, the rink has been completely overhauled. Both rink have new locker rooms, ices surfaces, scoreboard, benches and stands, plus the Stoneroom bar and restaurant is a great addition to the rinks. With 48 teams in attendance, last year’s event delivered plenty of memories and excitement for all who attended. Five of our Championship games were decided by one goal or less, with the average goal differential for the entire tournament was 2.15

This year’s tournament will feature AA, A, B, AE, Select and MOHL level teams in the Mite, Squirts, Pee Wee, Bantam and Midget Divisions. Teams from Florida, Texas, Massachusetts, Ohio, Pennsylvania , NY, NJ, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire, Michigan, Illinois, Rhode Island , Washington DC, Maryland, Maine, and Ontario, Canada have attended in the past. A maximum of 54 Teams will be accepted.

Each Team will have a minimum of four games and the maximum number of games is dependent on the number of teams in your division.

Teams should be ready to play as early as 7:00 AM January 13th with Final Championships concluding by 7:00 PM January 15th.

For more information about the rules, screening process for teams, and tournament features, please click on the Information button below. If you are ready to apply, click on the Register now button or give Mike a call for more info. 716-316-1526

NST Tournaments Features:

A friendly, courteous staff with a tournament director present at ALL times.

Experienced Referees with the Supervisor of Officials present for EVERY game.

First Class hotel rooms at the LOWEST rates in WNY.

ONLY Tournament operator in WNY to have an EMT present at every game.

Great restaurants, tourist attractions, casino gambling.

Convenient Tournament dates so the LEAST amount of school is missed.

Buffalo Sabres and Niagara University Division I hockey.

Game sheets prepared by tournament staff for every game.

We will have a parents party at the rink from 9pm-1am. Complimentary beer and entertainment will be provided.

After one game, NST will provide a tray of pizza that can be enjoyed in J.R. Stone room, which is attached to the rink.

Why play with NST?

Voted #1 Tournament Operator in WNY

We spend hundreds of hours screening each application, and unlike other organizations that run 20-30 tournaments per year, we run 5 tournaments. With more than enough applicants, we carefully place each team, where the objective of these larger tournament venues is to fill their tournaments with as many teams as possible.

With 25 years of experience, we have learned over the years that keeping things organized makes it easier for everyone. and for our attendees.

We provide a tournament schedule 3-4 weeks prior to the tournament event. Schedules seldom change since we put our schedules through a rigorous approval process, not to mention that all teams have already paid in full, and we typically have a waiting list.

USA Hockey Sanctioned

Each player receives thank you gift (bag tag, puck, etc) for entering the tournament. The gift changes every tournament. Teams that advance to the championship game receive either individual runner-up or championship trophies. Champions will also receive a team trophy. Understanding kids expectations when making it to the Championship game; we spare no expense when it comes to our trophies.

Multiple Team/Tournament Discounts

Balanced, Competitive, well thought out Divisions

Individual and Team awards for Finalists and Champions

3 – 5 games guaranteed

Complimentary Bag Tag for each Player

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