About Esso Minor Hockey Week

Esso Minor Hockey Week is the largest minor hockey tournament in the world which sees over 11,000 kids, 655 teams, 3,200 coaches and over 4,000 volunteers. Esso Minor Hockey Week is the Stanley Cup of minor hockey and is taking place between Jan. 10-18, 2014

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 44 years. Esso Minor Hockey Week 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.

Esso Minor Hockey Week By The Numbers:

Years in existence - 44 years including 2014 ** Esso sponsored the last 35**              
Number of operating streams - 4
Number of players – more than 11,000                     
Number of teams - 657
Number of Divisions - 70 
Number of associations - 24
Number of HC Directors – 22
Number of League Chairpersons & Co-ordinators - 70         
Number of full time staff – 5
Number of coaches - 2,600
Number of team trainers - 657
Number of team managers - 657
Number of parents - LOTS
Number of volunteers - 4,000
Number of games played - 927
Number of Championship games - 70
Number of ice sheets – 54
Number of referees - 475

2014 Opening Ceremonies

Opening Ceremonies:

Date : Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

Crowchild Twin Arenas

Feature Game

Crowchild Blue – game time 6:45 - 7:45 p.m.

Novice North 4 featuring Crowfoot 3 vs. Bow River 4 Black

Upcoming Events

6 Oct

U13AA Thanksgiving Classic

NESS, Max Bell and Seven Chiefs

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12 Oct

DEADLINE: Request to host an in town Season Break tournament (Nov 20 to Dec 3)

13 Oct

DEADLINE: Overage player applications

15 Oct

DEADLINE: Flames EvenStrength Program Applications

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