Coaches or Team Managers are responsible for setting up tournaments for their teams each year. Below are some tournaments our teams have participated in and recommend. Coaches or Team Managers will register their team and collect registration fees from their team independently of the GLYSA org, as tournament fees are not included in the GLYSA dues.
Cape Cod Hockey
Cape Cod Hockey tournaments are a great tournament for the 8U/Mite age group, and also offer older age groups. Tournaments are run multiple times a year and are out of rinks in Dennis, Orleans, and Hyannis. Register early in the season to guarantee a spot as they sell out fast.
Falmouth Youth Hockey runs multiple tournaments each year out of the Falmouth Ice Arena. These are mostly for the 8U/Mite age group, but also have older age groups available. These fill up quickly, so choose a date and register early.
The Lobster Pot
The Lobster Pot is one of the best tournaments for the 8U/Mite age group. It takes place at the end of March in Hyannis, which may interfere with VHL playoff dates, but if you are able to play in this tournament, it won't disappoint. Register at the start of the season as they sell out early.
Waterville Valley Hockey Tournaments are a great tournament for families. There are 10U/Squirt and above divisions, no 8U/Mite division. The hotels and rinks are all located centrally in the Waterville Valley Village and families always have a great time at this tournament. The Black Bear Lodge is one of the better hotels in the area to try to get into. Tournaments are run throughout the year at all age levels. Register early to guarantee a spot in your age/skill level.
The Green Mountain Avalanche Tournament Series at Jay Peak is another family favorite due to the attached indoor waterpark at the Jay Peak Hotel. There are 10U/Squirt and above divisions, no 8U/Mite division. Tournaments are run year round, but try to get into one early in the season as lodging rates get expensive during ski season.
CAN/AM Hockey Tournaments are an all-inclusive tournament package that includes 3 night hotel stay, breakfast and dinner, and tournament fees all in one package. These can get pricey, but the experience is hard to beat, playing in Lake Placid at the Olympic arena. These are very well run tournaments, but expect to pay around $1500 per family (all-inclusive) for a Thursday-Sunday tournament.