About EMHW

Esso Minor Hockey Week is the largest minor hockey tournament in the world which sees over 8,600 kids, 507 teams, 2,500 coaches and over 4,000 volunteers. Esso Minor Hockey Week is the Stanley Cup of minor hockey is taking place between Jan. 12 – Jan. 21, 2012.

For minor hockey players in Calgary, Esso Minor Hockey Week is the most exciting week of hockey during the season. This week determines the best teams in every division. The competition, excitement and anxiety has the whole city on the edge of their “benches.”

Hockey Calgary has been putting this tournament on for 41 years. Esso Minor HockeyWeek has a spot in the hearts of all Calgarians. People who played, coached, officiated and cheered during this event 30 years ago, are now cheering on the next generation of athletes. This tournament brings people together and creates minor hockey memories for years to come.


Years in existence - 42 years including 2012 ** Esso sponsored the last 32**               
Number of operating streams - 4
Number of players – more than 8,600                       
Number of teams - 507
Number of Divisions - 52  
Number of associations - 24
Number of HC Directors - 22
Number of League Chairpersons - 49           
Number of full time staff – 4
Number of coaches - 2,500
Number of team trainers - 507
Number of team managers - 507
Number of parents - LOTS
Number of facility operators - 102
Number of volunteers - 4,000
Number of games played - 719
Number of Championship games - 59
Number of rinks - 37
Number of ice sheets – 48
Number of referees - 475

Upcoming Events

14 Apr

Hockey Calgary Volunteer Appreciation Night

7:00pm at Calgary Zoo

19 Jun

Hockey Calgary FESP Cup Golf Tournament

1:30pm at Silver Springs Golf Course

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