We host divisions for every classification, and at all age levels. So whether your team is a house or an elite travel team up to AA, we can find a spot for your team to compete.
Our detailed screening process goes beyond the typical tournament. Every team’s record, team’s played and if needed, we’ll contact you to talk more about the best placement. We do this to insure teams can respectfully compete.
“To win the game is great. To play the game is greater. To love the game is the greatest of all.” — Bob O’Connor
The hotel process begins with teams completing the hotel rooming list as part of the application process.
About 4-5 weeks prior to the tournament team managers receive a list of the hotel choices to rank in priority order.
About 3-4 weeks prior to the tournament, Showdown Tournaments submits the rooming list to the sales contact at each respective hotel. Shortly after that, the hotel sales contact will reach out to the team manager to finalize hotel rooms and needs, as well as credit cards.
This screening process takes about 4-6 weeks to complete. The schedule itself takes about 1 week to complete as many reviews are performed to ensure the schedule is error-free. Showdown Tournaments will issue the schedule to rinks first for approval, then to the teams and referees. This occurs about 2-3 weeks prior to the tournament.
Because the screening process has many phases it takes countless hours to finalize the divisions to ensure competitive play for everyone.
The Showdown Olympics is a team skills event with multiple activities happening at the same time. Awards: Souvenir for all players, plus medals for first, second, and third place.
We highly recommend teams participate in the Showdown Olympics as this is the highlight of the tournament and a most unforgettable event. While we recommend this event, teams are not required to participate. If your entire team is not available you can participate, just contact us. The Showdown Olympics occur in the evening, ranging from 5pm-10pm, of the first and second day of tournament. Your team will be assigned to participate one of those days.
For more information and details about the Showdown Olympics
There are two sessions for your team during the Showdown Olympics. The Skills Competition Session and Showdown Relay.
Skills Competition Session- you cannot double up players, they can only do one event. If your team does not have enough players to do all skills competitions, realign your players so each event is covered and tournament staff will work with your team accordingly.
Showdown Relay – If you do not have enough players, your team will be permitted to double up. Be sure to let the tournament staff know, so your team relay lineup is set.
Or, if you need assistance in purchasing pins or other giveaways (e.g. pucks, patches) contact us or Adam Gustafson from Mission Awards.
The pins will need to be ordered well in advance of the tournament. The best practices for team hockey pins are to have a pin parent or club representative order pins to have at the beginning of the season. If you are looking for hockey pins for a single tournament, give 6-8 weeks at a minimum.
The Pin Exchange is an optional event. Let us know if your team will participate and as the tournament date approaches a list of teams participating will be available for your team to know who is participating.