About Esso Minor Hockey Week

Esso Minor Hockey Week is the largest minor hockey tournament in the world which sees over 11,100 kids, 655 teams, 3,265 coaches and over 4,000 volunteers. Esso Minor Hockey Week is the Stanley Cup of minor hockey and is taking place between Jan. 6-14, 2017.

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 47 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 - 47 years including 2017 ** Esso sponsored the last 38**              
Number of players – more than 11,135                   
Number of teams - 655
Number of Divisions - 65
Number of associations - 21
Number of HC Directors – 19
Number of League Chairpersons & Co-ordinators - 68
Number of full time staff – 5
Number of coaches - 3265
Number of team managers - 655
Number of parents/grandparents - Countless
Number of volunteers - Countless
Number of games played - 924
Number of Championship games - 65
Number of referees - 475

2017 Opening Ceremonies

Opening Ceremonies:

Date : Friday, Jan. 6, 2017

Time: 6 P.M..

Location: Max Bell Arena 1

Feature Game - Atom 4 South league featuring Southwest 4 White (V) at Blackfoot Chiefs 3B Gold (H).

Upcoming Events

23 Oct

Seeding round begins

31 Oct

DEADLINE: Overage player applications

31 Oct

DEADLINE: Request to host a Winter Break tournament (Dec 24 to Jan 1)

31 Oct

DEADLINE: Request to host an in town Regular Season tournament (Dec 6 to Dec 23)

1 Nov

DEADLINE: Release U18 players from U21 teams

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