The Bauer Euro Invite is an international youth hockey tournament organized by the same directors of the World Hockey Invite (the largest AAA hockey tournament in the world held annually every November in Chicago, Illinois, USA). This will be our 5th year in a row conducting the tournament in Europe. The previous Bauer Euro Invite's were held in Moscow, Stockholm, St. Petersburg and Riga, Latvia. The tournament is now accepting team applications for the August 1-4, 2013 to be held in Prague, Czech Republic. The Bauer Euro Invite gives young people from all over the world an opportunity through the greatest sport - Hockey to experience much more than just the game itself. Playing games against teams from worldwide, attending cultural tours & events will together give your team a great experience in the summer of 2013.
Who may participate (98, 99, 00, 01, 02 and 03 age groups)
Primarily AA/AAA level with association teams, all star teams and or select clubs welcome to participate in the Bauer Russia Invite. Last year we had teams competing in Riga from all over Russia, Czech Republic, Finland, Latvia, Sweden, Slovenia, Canada and the USA.
The tournament format is based on 2 Pools of 5 teams each. Each team crosses over and plays the other teams once (4 round robin games). The first and second teams in each group qualify for the semi final round, The third, fourth and fifth place finishers in the group will also play a final seeding game for ranking. All teams will play at least 5 games, and as many as 7 games. Exhibition/Friendly Games can be arranged for all teams arriving early to either location. Playing periods (3 x 15 minutes).
Welcome Party, Opening Night Reception, Bauer Demo, Awards on Thursday, August 1st, 2013.
Opening Night Reception with Bauer Demo and Skills Competitions. Welcome Gifts for every single player, Team Leader Duffle Bags, Bauer MVP Skates and Bauer MVP Sticks, Championship/Runner Up Trophies and Medallions.
North American teams from either Canada or the USA must work directly on team registration and logistics arrangements through our main office. We promise to organize an event that will expose athletes to not only hockey, but the rich history of Prague.
European Teams can register via our web site link @ www.worldhockeyinvite.com. There will be a fee assigned by 200 x 85 for tournament, housing, meals, buses and tours.