About Esso Minor Hockey Week

Esso Minor Hockey Week is the largest minor hockey tournament in the world which sees over 12,400 kids, 646 teams, 3500 coaches and over 5,000 volunteers. Esso Minor Hockey Week is the Stanley Cup of minor hockey and is taking place between Jan. 10-18, 2020.

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 49 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 - 50 years including 2020 ** Esso has been the Proud Sponsor for the last 41**              
Number of players – more than 12,400                   
Number of teams - 646
Number of Divisions - 57
Number of associations - 20
Number of HC Directors – 11
Number of League Chairpersons & Co-ordinators - 63
Number of full time staff – 5
Number of coaches - more than 3,500
Number of team managers - 646
Number of parents/grandparents - Countless
Number of volunteers - Countless
Number of games played - 902
Number of rinks - 54 ice surfaces at 35 venues
Number of Championship games - 57
Number of referees - over 950

2020 Opening Ceremonies:

Date : Friday, Jan. 10, 2020

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Location: Don Hartman North East Sports Plex - 5206 68 Streen NE

Feature Game -

  • TBD - 6:00 to 7:00 p.m.
  • Opening Ceremonies kick off game featuring a Midget division - 7:30 p.m.

Upcoming Events

8 Aug

DEADLINE: Request to host an in town Preseason tournament (Sep 24 to Oct 22) U11+

12 Aug

DEADLINE: Request to host a tournament in September

23 Aug

U7 Timbits Learn to Play Program starts

Optimist Arena

26 Aug

U7 Timbits Learn to Play Program ends

Optimist Arena

30 Aug

Player Pathway - prep phase begins (NOTE: players must have a minimum of 4 practice/skill sessions)

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