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Tee It Up for the Troops’ mission is to honor, remember, respect and support all those who serve(d) in the Armed Forces for this great nation.


The 2020 MN Armed Forces Hockey Tournament is Postponed

Due to the health concerns of our players and families along with the Executive Order issued by the Governor of Minnesota the tournament is postponed.  We will communicate with team managers on the future date of our tournament and will make an announcement NLT 15 APR 20 on the new date.  

2020 Tournament Registration Information

2020 Registration Information for Teams and Players.  The overall process is outlined below:

  1. Team Registration opens on 18JAN20. Team registration is mandatory prior to player registration.  Team Registration will be open until 01MAR20.  All teams will be invoiced for full payment on 01MAR20.  Failure to pay will remove your team from the tournament.
  2. Player Registration starting on 18JAN20 as long as your team has registered and will stay open through 13MAR20.  Players that fail to register during this time period will not be allowed to play during the tournament.  Any exception will be handled by the tournament directors.
    • SPECIAL NOTE: All military personnel should be ready to upload proof of military service (if they have NOT previously registered with the tournament) prior to moving forward with registration.  If you upload your ID or any military document please make sure to blank out SSN.
    • Once players have been registered, they will be rostered to the correct teams and then managed by the coach or team manager.
    • You can only carry 19 Skaters (15 active skaters and 4 subs) on your rosters.  There is no exception to this policy.
    • Individual players can register for the tournament.   Team managers and coaches requiring more skaters will be notified of these players and can accept them onto their roster.  The team is responsible for these players and how they play during the tournament.
  3. Team Payment will be invoiced for payment NLT 01MAR20.   All exception will be handled by the tournament directors.
  4. The tournament is current CAP'd at 24 Teams so make sure you register and pay to reserve a spot in the tournament.

Step 1. Register Your Team

Step 2. Player Registration

Step 3 - Payment

All team captains/managers will be invoiced for payment upon registering their team.

Payment is due NLT 01MAR20.

Tournament Information

MARCH 20-22nd, 2020- Dakotah Ice Center - Mystic Lake Casino, Prior Lake, Minnesota.

Tournament features

24 Military teams in four divisions

Three games guaranteed

Three 17-minute (run-time) periods

Certified officials at all games

Each player will receive a tournament t-shirt

19 Player Rosters (15 Active, 4 subs) + goalies

Note: Military teams may have up to three civilians on their roster. Team goalie can be a civilian and won’t count as one of the three civilian skaters.


Divisions offered

B      Highest level offered     •     Player experience - high school varsity, juniors, college

B2   Second Highest level offered  •     Player experience - high school varsity, juniors, college (but generally older players 40+)  

C      Second tier of players    •     Player experience - youth hockey and HS junior varsity, Junior Gold

C2      Third tier of players    •     Player experience - youth hockey and HS junior varsity, Started playing as an Adult


$900 + Tax (should be roughly $28.00) Total = $928.00

Dakotah Ice Center

    Heather Lindsay

    Volunteer Coordinator

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    A block of rooms will be reserved at Mystic Lake Hotel under United Heroes League for the tournament


    Reservations: 952-445-9000, reference United Heroes League or Group Code: ARMED20

    Block is held until: 26 FEB 2020

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    Please direct questions to Mark Gile or Darrin Janisch

    Darrin Janisch
    Tournament Director

    Mark Gile
    Tournament Director