It’s a magical time of year for a tournament

Make your holiday season extra special at the Winnipeg Jets Challenge Cup

There’s nothing like a minor hockey tournament to bring a team together and there’s something extra in the air at a holiday tournament. With the break from school and families having time to spend together, holiday tournaments are a time to bond with team and family, make memories and celebrate the season and a shared love of the game.

In Winnipeg, the biggest and most exciting tournament of the season is going into it’s eighth year. The Challenge Cup is a standout event throughout the hockey season and a tradition for many players and families at Bell MTS Iceplex.

We’ve compiled a list of some of the top 10 reasons to participate in the 2018-19 Winnipeg Jets Challenge Cup this season:

  1. All games are played at Bell MTS Iceplex

Instead of driving all around the city to different rinks, all Challenge Cup games are located at the same great location. In addition to the added convenience, players can watch other teams from their divisions play or look up to older players in the higher divisions.

  1. Online stats

Our professional event includes online stats, schedules and results. Want to find your team stats or your playoff schedule? Information and schedules are all available online here

  1. Professional photographs

Throughout the tournament, M2R Sports Photography will be on site taking action shots and offering individual or team portraits as keepsakes from the tournament.

  1. Goodie bags

When teams arrive for their first game at Bell MTS Iceplex and experience the excitement, coaches will receive their team package with a goodie bag for each player. To end the tournament, all players will also receive a puck to commemorate playing in the 2018-19 tournament.

  1. Pancakes

Each day breakfast is served in the Press Box Restaurant. Sysco sponsors a pancake breakfast for all players in the 5/6 and Novice divisions and families can purchase pancakes and sausages each day for only $6 throughout the tournament.

Parents and families can also enjoy watching games on the Canadian Tire or RE/MAX rinks from the comfort of the restaurant.

  1. Mick E. Moose

Mick E. will be on site cheering on the teams. Get a high five or take a photo with Mick E. throughout the tournament.

  1. Watch a pro team practice

As the practice facility of the Winnipeg Jets (NHL) and Manitoba Moose (AHL), players and coaches alike can enjoy and even learn a thing or two watching their favourite players on the ice for practice at Bell MTS Iceplex.

  1. Get an autograph

If watching the pros practice isn’t enough, players will have a chance to meet the players on Dec. 28 and get an autograph from one of the Manitoba Moose Players.

  1. Prizes!

Every tournament has awards for the winning teams but the Winnipeg Jets Challenge Cup prizing is over the top! Both the champions and finalists receive autographed Winnipeg Jets official game pucks, medals with the new Winnipeg Jets Aviators logo, and for the winning team, a championship banner to bring back and display in their home rink.

  1. Most importantly, FUN!

True North Sports + Entertainment and Bell MTS Iceplex want to provide a premium hockey experience for everyone involved in the Winnipeg Jets Challenge Cup. If your team still hasn’t signed up, what are you waiting for?

Registration is open online here