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THE SHOW

 

Unlike any tournament in North America, the North American Hockey Showcase allows every hockey player in North America an opportunity to represent their province or region. Players are not allowed to play for teams outside of where they live or play during the Winter season. 

NO EXCEPTIONS 

The top players by Region or Province will be selected or asked to tryout for our great event held in June of 2017. The Show will give elite players an opportunity to test their skills against the other best players on the continent. 

 2016 the Blue Chip Selects went 7-1 playing against the best teams and players from all over the United States.  The tournament was considered by many of our parents the most competitive tournament their son has ever played in.

WHO 

US Teams will be divided by into eight regions. Each region is listed with their corresponding states. 

West Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, Utah, Washington and Wyoming 

Great Plains Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and (N) Wisconsin 

Midwest Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and (S) Wisconsin 

Great Lakes Michigan and Ohio 

Mid Atlantic Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia 

New England Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont 

East Coast Connecticut and New York 

Southeast Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee

Canada Canadian teams will be divided into 8 teams by Province, Ontario will carry two teams Red/Black: 

• Atlantic Provinces • Alberta
• British Columbia • Saskatchewan 

• Manitoba
• Ontario (Red) • Ontario (Black) • Quebec 

WHAT 

The North American Hockey Showcase...also known as The Show. Is a premiere hockey event for Elite 2006 birth year hockey players who will represent a specific Region or Province for a great week of hockey. Each organization chosen by The Show will select players from their Region or Province on first hand knowledge or a tryout. 

The event will be held in the State of Hockey – Minnesota – at Bloomington Ice Garden in Bloomington, . Teams will play 8 games, all against the opposing country including a 1 period mini-game played as part of a continuous US/ Canada Championship Sunday. 

Games will be 15 minute stop periods with a resurface after two periods. 

All games will have respective National Anthems played prior, in-game music, Public Address announcements of goals, assists, saves and a Player of the Game Award.  

All game will be streamed live on Youth Hockey Hub (www.YouthHockeyHub.com) and professionally announced and covered by their crew of writers and broadcasters. 

REQUIREMENTS 

• Teams must carry 9 Forwards, 6 Defensemen, and 2 Goalies 

WHERE 

Bloomington Ice Garden (BIG) in Bloomington, Minnesota will be the host arena of The Show. Built in 1970, BIG was the practice facility of the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey team and several prominent USHL Junior teams. It is currently the home of storied hockey teams Bloomington Kennedy and Jefferson. BIG was the home youth rink for current NHL stars Zach Parise and Erik Johnson and several more prominent former NHL stars like Mark Parish, Tom Gilbert and Toby Peterson. Tom Kurvers, 1984 Hobey Baker Award Winner, cut his teeth on the grounds of BIG back in the 1970’s. BIG is equipped with two NHL sized rinks, andan Olympic sheet (Opening Ceremonies), a full concession area, and great site lines for it’s fans. 

The rink is minutes away from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, the Mall of America, and several hotels. In addition to these many conveniences, guests of The Show will also have easy access to area shopping, restaurants, downtown Minneapolis, and many other great tourist destinations in the Twin Cities Metropolitan area.