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Bemidji Youth Hockey Tournaments

2023-2024 Tournament Dates

There may be limited tournament spots available in the future.  If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, email bemidjiyouthhockeytournaments@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

 

2024-2025 Boys Tournament Dates (See Girls Tourney Dates Below)

Level No. of Teams Date Status
George Pelawa Memorial Bantam AA/A 8 TBD Registration Coming Soon!
Bantam B2 8 TBD Registration Coming Soon!
Bantam B1 16 TBD Registration Coming Soon!
PW AA/A 16 Please email pbihtchair@gmail.com for waitlist.
PeeWee B1 12 TBD Registration Coming Soon!
PeeWee B/B2 (No B1 Teams) 16 TBD Registration Coming Soon!
Squirt B/B2 (No B1 Teams) 16 TBD Registration Coming Soon!
Squirt B1 12 TBD Registration Coming Soon!

2024-2025 Girls Tournament Dates

Level No. of Teams Date Status
Girls 15UB 8 TBD Registration Coming Soon!
Girls 12UB 8 TBD Registration Coming Soon!
Girls 10UA 8 TBD Registration Coming Soon!
Girls 10UB2 (B2 Only) 8 TBD Registration Coming Soon!

All registrations are final. If your team cannot attend, you should attempt to find a replacement team that is willing to pay the entry fee. BYHA reserves the right to give away your tournament spot and retain your registration fee if you cannot attend.  Our registration system does not allow us to hold spots, the only way to hold a spot in the tournament is to register online.  BYHA recommends that you set up your hotel blocks immediately upon registration.

PLEASE NOTE THAT OUR TOURNAMENTS ARE FRIDAY, SATURDAY, AND SUNDAY EVENTS. GAMES ON FRIDAYS MAY START AS EARLY AS 8:00 AM. WE GENERALLY START TOURNAMENT GAMES IN THE EARLY AFTEROON, BUT DUE TO ICE AVAILABILITY WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO START GAMES AS EARLY AS 8:00 AM ON FRIDAY.

Paul Bunyan International Peewee AA/A Info

For registration or info for the Peewee AA/A Tournament, go to www.paulbunyanhockey.com

Canadian & North Dakota Team Level Recommendations

MN Tournament Level Canadian Level Recommendation ND Level Recommendation
Bantam AA/A Bantam AAA / AA Bantam A/AA
Bantam B1 14A1 Bantam B1
Bantam B2 13A1 / 14A2 Bantam B
Peewee AA/A Peewee AA PeeWee A/AA
Peewee B1 12A1 PeeWee B1
Peewee B2 11A1 / 12A2 PeeWee B
Squirt A Atom AA Squirt A
Squirt B1 Atom A1 / A2 Squirt B1
Squirt B Atom A2 / A3 Squirt B
Girls U12A Peewee AA / A1 Girls U12A
Girls U10A Atom AA / A1 Girls U10A

Tournament Fees

  • Cost for all BYHA tournaments for 2024-25 is TBD(no additional gate fee). 
    • processing fees through Sports Engine are the responsibility of the registering team and cannot be refunded under any circumstance.
  • U.S. funds only please, non-refundable.

Frequently Asked Questions

When will the schedule be available?

The schedule will be available approximately two weeks prior to the tournament.  Although we reserve the right to start games as early as 8:00AM, we strive to schedule games in the afternoon or evening to accommodate our visitors.  Some teams elect to travel to Bemidji on Thursday prior to the tournament, but generally teams play late enough to travel Friday before the games.

Is tournament clothing available?

Skeeter Stitch in Bemidji provides tournament clothing. Our tournament staff pick up the clothing and will have it available at the rink.  An ordering link will be available on the tournament website. Clothing questions and concerns should be directed to Skeeter Stitch.  www.skeeterstitch.com

Is there a gate fee?

No.

How many games will we play? 

We have always tried to guarantee 4 games of play over the weekend. The number of teams participating in the tournament will determine how early we have to start on Friday and how late we need to go into Sunday in order to get in the 4 games. We try to accommodate teams that have to travel further, but that may not always be possible. Please make parents aware of this ahead of time!!

Where are the rinks located?

You can find this by clicking on "Bemidji Arena Locations". It has maps to the Bemidji Community Arena (1st National & Sanford Power), Nymore Arena, and Sanford Center.

What level do we play in?

Because our tournaments are sanctioned through MN Hockey, we are required to follow their guidelines. We welcome teams from everywhere.  If you have questions about which level is appropriate, you should contact the tournament director.  There is also a chart listed about that will help Canadian and North Dakota Teams.

 When do you need our roster and where do we send it to?

The tournament chairperson for each tournament will contact you to request your team's official roster and provide other information for the weekend.  

What hotels are available in town?

You can find a list of hotels that help sponsor our youth program at the bottom of this page along with great places to eat, shop, and more. For all other hotels and information about Bemidji please go to www.visitbemidji.com or call 1-877-250-5959.

Do we need birth certificates?

Players do not need birth certificates. You should bring your tournament book with USA Hockey roster. Teams from Canada will need their travel permit for check-in.

Rob Fraik

BYHA Tournament Director- bemidjiyouthhockeytournaments@gmail.com

Re: PWA/AA International

Email pbihtchair@gmail.com regarding the PWA/AA International Tournament.

Waiting List:

If the tourney you are interested in is already full, feel free to email bemidjiyouthhockeytournaments@gmail.com to be placed on a Waiting List.  If a team cancels, I will contact you to see if you are still interested.  

 

Bemidji Arena Locations

Maps to the Bemidji Community Arena (BCA), Neilson Reise Arena (City Rink), Nymore Arena and Sanford Center.

The following hotels are proud sponsors of Bemidji Youth Hockey!

DoubleTree
218-441-4400

Hampton Inn and Suites
218-751-3600

Super 8
218-751-8481

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