Pittsburgh Presidents Cup

Friday February 16, 2018 - Monday February 19, 2018

Pittsburgh's central location, within driving distance of Ontario, the East Coast, Southeast and Midwest, makes it one of our most popular tournament sites. The Pittsburgh area also offers a large variety of sightseeing, shopping and entertainment opportunities, such as the Pittsburgh Penguins, Steelers and Pirates and many college sports, the Carnegie Science Center, Mt. Washington and the Gateway Clipper Fleet.

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Games will be played at Ice Castle Arena, Iceoplex at Southpointe and South Hills YMCA.

Levels: Squirt thru Midget: AA, A and B; HS Varsity and JV

Hotels

Click anywhere in hotel listing area for more details on that specific hotel.

  • DoubleTree by Hilton Pittsburgh/Green Tree

    500 Mansfield Ave,
    Pittsburgh, PA 15205

    $139/night*

    *plus tax (currently 14%)

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  • The Pittsburgh Airport Marriott

    777 Aten Rd,
    Coraopolis, PA 15108

    $129/night*

    *plus tax (currently 14%)

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  • Sheraton Pittsburgh Airport Hotel

    1160 Thorn Run Rd,
    Coraopolis, PA 15108

    $129/night*

    *plus tax (currently 14%)

    breakfast pool restaurant lounge
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  • Hyatt Place Pittsburgh Airport

    6011 Campbells Run Rd,
    Pittsburgh, PA 15205

    $139/night*

    *plus tax (currently 14%)

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  • Hampton Inn & Suites Pittsburgh Airport South-Settlers Ridge

    5000 Campbells Run Road,
    Pittsburgh, PA 15205

    $139/night*

    *plus tax (currently 14%)

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  • The Westin Convention Center Pittsburgh

    1000 Penn Ave,
    Pittsburgh, PA 15222

    $155/night*

    *plus tax (currently 14%)

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Hotel Policies

  1. Any team whose home rink is greater than 70 miles from the tournament rink, will be considered and out-of-town team, and will be required to comply with MYHockey Tournaments' hotel policies and procedures.
  2. Do NOT contact hotels directly! Reservations must be done through MYHockey Tournaments.
  3. As a condition of acceptance to the tournament, all out of town teams MUST reserve rooms through MYHockey Tournaments and stay in an authorized hotel, at tournament rates. No other rates, discounts or hotel reward points, regardless of how obtained will be honored. No exceptions. Failure to comply and/or attempts to circumvent procedures and obligations will result in expulsion from the tournament. In this situation, registration fees will not be refunded.
  4. A minimum of 20 room nights is mandatory (i.e. an average of 10 rooms for 2 nights each is 20 room nights.) Teams with less than 20 total room nights will be ineligible for semi-final or championship play during the tournament. Teams with less than 20 total room nights may have their eligibility for semi-final or championship play reinstated by paying a penalty totaling $50 multiplied by the difference between 20 and the total number of room nights used by that team.
  5. Lists should be completed as soon as possible. After a completed list has been submitted to MYHockey Tournaments, your list will then be forwarded to the first available tournament hotel, based on your preferences.
  6. Information on your team's hotel, hotel contact person and game schedule will be available at least 14 days prior to the start of the tournament. Changes to the rooming after this time will be coordinated directly with your team's hotel contact at that time.
  7. Room additions, deletions and special requests or instructions regarding your team's room block should be coordinated through your hotel contact person. All hotels attempt to keep your team as close together as possible. However, keep in mind that special requests and rooming list changes may tend to fragment your block.
  8. The hotel will accept individual cancellations until 6:00 pm 72 hours (3 days) prior to arrival for the listed party. Individuals not canceling more than 72 hours in advance will be considered a "no show" and will be charged for one room night plus tax. Early departures (parties checking out earlier than the departure date listed on the rooming list form) are subject to fees determined by the hotel (typically one nights room and tax).
  9. Teams cancelling more than 50% of their entire room block within one (1) week of the tournament start date will be subject to charges for one night per room plus tax, for their entire block of rooms originally listed on the rooming list.
  10. At check-in a representative of each room should leave a credit card imprint to cover incidental charges (i.e. phone calls, room service, movies, etc.) incurred throughout the weekend.
  11. Teams and individuals may check in throughout the day or evening. Hotel check-in times are typically 3:00 - 4:00pm and are posted on the Hotel Information Page. All rooms are guaranteed for late arrival.
  12. Most Hotels will provide a complimentary guestroom per team based on the team meeting a specific number of paid guestrooms. This should be used for either the coach, manager or bus driver. Maximum 1 comp room per team per night. Please indicate on the rooming list form, the room that is to be designated as the complimentary room if your team meets the hotel's requirements. Please refer to the Hotel Information Page for each hotel's specific Complimentary Room Policy. It will be indicated in each of the hotel's descriptions.
  13. Room types will be either 2 double beds or a King bed with a pullout sofabed, unless otherwise notated. There is no guarantee of room type, only that you will have one of these two types. Most room types can accommodate up to four individuals.
  14. Rollaways/cots are available at most hotels. Extra charges may apply (typically between $10-$20 per cot per night).
  15. Teams requesting lodging at the same hotel with other teams should indicate this to MYHockey Tournaments on the Hotel Preferences Page. It is best if teams requesting to stay together submit their lists on the same day. MYHockey Tournaments will accommodate these requests whenever possible, but cannot guarantee that suitable blocks will be available when the rooming lists are submitted.

Features

Traditional MYHockey Tournament Events
  • All Tournaments: USA Hockey Sanctioned and roster requirements strictly enforced to protect all teams and participants
  • All Tournaments: Four Game Minimum, Five to Six games Maximum
  • NO GATE FEES; Free entry - all tournament games
  • All Games - Three stop-time periods
            Mite, Squirt, Pee Wee and Bantam - 13 minute periods
            Midget and High School - 14 minute periods
  • No curfews, all games played to completion
  • Individual and team awards for 1st and 2nd place teams
  • Continuous, real time scores and standings direct from the tournament rinks to our website
  • Complimentary hotel rooms for team manager or coach when 15 rooms or more are reserved and utilized by the team
  • Discount programs are available for individual teams participating in multiple tournaments,for organizations with multiple teams in the same tournament and for early registrations
MYHockey Rankings Elite Invitational Event Enhancements
  • Three 16 minute stop-time periods for all age levels
  • Ice cuts every two periods at midget levels
Mite ADM Event Changes
  • Three 15 minute running-time periods

Tournament Divisions / Team Placement

It is our goal at MYHockey Tournaments to place teams in divisions which provide the closest match to your team's age and skill level. This goal is made more difficult because age divisions and skill classifications vary from state to state and between the US and Canada. It is possible that your team may play teams that are slightly older or younger than those in your home playing area or with a different designation, AA, A, B, AE, etc. for skill level.

Age groups for teams from the US and Canada are largely the same, however areas with larger numbers of players, Ontario, Michigan and Western New York, for example, separate major and minor aged players within the age group. When evaluating placement the age make-up of a team is one of the first factors we explore.

2017-18 USA Hockey age groups (effective April 2017):
Level Player Birth Years
Mite/Novice 2009 & Younger
Squirt/Atom 2007 & 2008
Peewee 2005 & 2006
Bantam 2003 & 2004
Midget Minor 2001 & 2002
Midget Major 1999 & 2000
Skill Levels

Most teams and associations are now familiar with the website, www.myhockeyrankings.com. The rankings website includes game scores for teams of many levels across North America and calculates ratings and rankings for teams based on their scores and the scores of their opponents. Differences between ratings are useful in predicting competitiveness between teams. The rankings website is the single best resource for comparing and placing teams and we will place teams primarily based on their rankings and ratings at www.myhockeyrankings.com. In some cases a AA team from one league may fit best into an A division based on their ranking/rating and an A team from another league may fit best into a AA division based on their ranking/rating and we will make these types of placements when appropriate. For early season tournaments, we may utilize ranking and rating info from previous seasons as well as our experience with organizations, teams and leagues to guide placements. As the season progresses, the rankings and ratings become more accurate and this information becomes the primary reference source used to place teams.

We will place your team based on all of the information available to us. We have extensive experience in placing teams from throughout North America and we reserve the right to make the final decision on placement. We are very happy to discuss your team's placement, based on all of the information we have, and the rankings/ratings of the other teams within your team's division.

Examples of divisions that we often field:

  • AAA Divisions - These are "Elite", Tier I or AAA teams and are generally the top teams chosen with their region or city. AAA divisions are almost always fielded as single birth year, Major or Minor, divisions.
  • AA or Major divisions - Teams in AA or Major divisions will often be the "best" or first picked travel team within a Tier II organization. These teams will often consist primarily of "second year" or "major" aged players within the age group. In some cases, Major aged "A" teams, with an appropriate ranking/rating will fit best into these divisions. We will sometimes field multiple AA or Major divisions within a tournament and will designate these as AA1, AA2, etc. or Major 1, Major2, etc. The idea behind fielding multiple divisions is to provide a narrower range of competition. There will be separate champions for each division.
  • Minor divisions - when divisions are labeled as "minor" they will include only minor aged players within the age group. In areas close to many minor aged teams, we will commonly field minor aged divisions. The teams in the minor divisions may include Minor AA, Minor A or Minor AE teams and will be grouped based on their MYHockey rankings/ratings into competitive divisions. We will sometimes field multiple Minor divisions within a tournament and will designate these as Minor 1, Minor 2, etc. The idea behind fielding multiple divisions is to provide a narrower range of competition. There will be separate champions for each division.
  • A Level - Teams in the A divisions will generally be the second, and possibly lower, travel level teams chosen within a Tier II organization. These teams will often consist primarily, but not necessarily exclusively, of "first year" or "minor" aged players within the age group. In some cases, AA teams with lower rankings/ratings may fit within the A divisions. We will sometimes field multiple A divisions within a tournament and will designate these as A1, A2, etc. The idea behind fielding multiple divisions is to provide a narrower range of competition. There will be separate champions for each division.
  • B Level - Teams in the B divisions will generally be the third, or lower, travel level teams chosen within a Tier II organization or teams that are classified as Tier III. In many leagues, there are multiple A levels designated in different ways, Gold, Silver Bronze, Upper A, Lower A, A1, A2, etc. and in some areas the third level of play with in a league is designated as B In some cases, these "lower A", "A2" or other "A" labeled teams may compare directly to B level teams from other areas. We will utilize rankings/ratings information to compare these teams and leagues to make appropriate placements and so some of the teams within the B divisions may play under an A level in their home area. We will sometimes field multiple B divisions within a tournament and will designate these as B1, B2, etc. The idea behind fielding multiple divisions is to provide a narrower range of competition. There will be separate champions for each division.
  • House Level - House divisions are fielded exclusively in our Chicago, IL, Holland, MI and Rochester, NY locations and will include only teams chosen through a draft, in which all players within an organization are assigned to a team, with the goal of creating teams of equal skill level, within their own organization, with no players "cut". We will sometimes field multiple House divisions within a tournament and will designate these as House 1, House 2, etc. The idea behind fielding multiple divisions is to provide a narrower range of competition. There will be separate champions for each division.

Rosters

Roster Requirements

All teams are required to present a copy of their official roster that is issued by their respective sanctioning body, either USA Hockey or Hockey Canada. For tournaments in Illinois, rosters must be received 72 hours prior to the tournament. For all other locations please provide a copy of your official, certified roster to our on-site director at the site of your first game.

Only players included on your team's official roster may participate in the tournament. This is a requirement of our USA Hockey sanction so that all team's insurance will be in force. This rule also protects all teams from the possibility that players of a higher level would be added to any team. If you must add players to your roster due to injuries or other issues, these players must be formally added to your official roster by USA Hockey or Hockey Canada. Please contact your local associate registrar or your organization's registrar with questions on rules and procedures for adding players to your certified roster.

Entry Fees & Payments

Age Level Period Length USD CAD
Squirt/Atom 13 min. $1225 $1395
Peewee 13 min. $1250 $1435
Bantam 13 min. $1275 $1465
Midget/High School 14 min. $1495 $1695
Deposits, Payment Due Dates and Cancellation Policies

Teams may register by completing the registration form and sending with full payment or a $250 non-refundable deposit. Payments may be made by check or credit card.

Teams canceling their tournament entry within thirty days of the tournament start date are not entitled to any type of refund. If we are able to fill your team's spot with a team that is paying an entry fee to play in the tournament, we will apply a credit to entry in a future tournament. No refunds, by cash or check, will be made.

Discount Program

Multi-Tournament Discount

Individual teams traveling to two or more tournaments, requiring a hotel stay for each tournament, will receive the discount listed below for each tournament:

  • 1st tournament - Full Entry Fee
  • 2nd tournament - 20% discount on 2nd tournament entry fee
  • 3rd tournament - 40% discount on 3rd tournament entry fee
  • 4th Tournament - 60% discount on 4th tournament entry fee

This offer is valid only when a team requires and books hotel rooms through MYHockey Tournaments for each event and may not be applied to any "local" or "home area" tournaments.

Multi-Team Discount

Organizations bringing multiple teams to an "out-of- town" MYHockey Tournament requiring the use of hotel rooms will be rewarded through our multi-team discount program. Discounts will be applied as follows:

  • Three to Five teams in one tournament - $75 discount on each team's entry fee
  • Six to Eight teams in one tournament - $100 discount on each team's entry fee
  • Nine or More teams in one tournament - $125 discount on each team's entry fee
Three or Four Tournament Bundles

Individual teams will receive the greatest savings by playing in the three or four tournament bundles outlined below. Bundles may include up to one "local" or "home area" tournament and two or three "out-of- town" tournaments requiring a hotel stay.

  • 1st tournament: Full Price (local or out-of- town)
  • 2nd tournament: 25% off for "out-of- town" tournament or $75 off for "local" tournament
  • 3rd tournament: 35% off for "out-of- town" tournament or $100 off for "local" tournament
  • 4th Tournament: 45% off for "out-of- town" tournament or $125 off for "local" tournament

Three Tournament Bundle #1 (including up to one "local" tournament)

  • 1 tournament in September or October 2017
  • 1 tournament November 24-26, 2017
  • 1 tournament in January or February 2018

Three Tournament Bundle #2 (including up to one "local" tournament)

  • 1 tournament November 24-26, 2017
  • 1 tournament in January or February 2018
  • 1 tournament in March 2018

Four Tournament Bundle (including up to one "local" tournament)

  • 1 tournament in September or October 2017
  • 1 tournament November 24-26, 2017
  • 1 tournament in January or February 2018
  • 1 tournament in March 2018

Multi-Tournament and Multi-Team Discount offers may not be combined for a single tournament entry fee. A MYHockey Tournaments representative will work with you to determine the maximum discount to which your team is entitled.

General Policies

Roster Requirements

All teams are required to present a copy of their official roster that is issued by their respective sanctioning body, either USA Hockey or Hockey Canada. For tournaments in Illinois, rosters must be received 72 hours prior to the tournament. For all other locations please provide a copy of your official, certified roster to our on-site director at the site of your first game.

Only players included on your team's official roster may participate in the tournament. This is a requirement of our USA Hockey sanction so that all team's insurance will be in force. This rule also protects all teams from the possibility that players of a higher level would be added to any team. If you must add players to your roster due to injuries or other issues, these players must be formally added to your official roster by USA Hockey or Hockey Canada. Please contact your local associate registrar or your organization's registrar with questions on rules and procedures for adding players to your certified roster.

Schedule Release

Schedules are generally released and sent to team contacts, along with final hotel information and confirmations, two weeks prior to the tournament start date. It is important to note that entry fee balances and all required documentation must be received prior to release of the schedule to your team. We will contact you if additional information is required. The schedule will generally be published to our website for public viewing four to five days prior to the tournament start date.

Tournament Start and Finish Times

Tournaments held Friday through Sunday could begin as early as 7:00am on Friday and all championship games will be concluded by approximately 6:00 pm Sunday.

For Saturday through Monday tournaments, held over various holiday weekends, play will begin on Saturday at 7:00 am and all championship games will conclude by 6:00 pm Monday.

Generally, younger teams (mites, squirts, pee wees) begin play earlier each day and will complete their championship games earlier on Sunday or Monday. Bantam and Midget teams will begin later on Friday or Saturday and will play the later championship games on Sunday or Monday.

We will always be candid with you team contacts regarding what we can and cannot do in regard to the schedule and we ask team contacts to be candid with their parent groups in regard to scheduling guidelines and parameters. Plan for success when making flight arrangements; assuming that your team will play in the championship game on the last day of the tournament.

Air Travel and Scheduling Requests

Teams traveling by air should provide us with flight times no later than 21 days prior to the tournament start date. If you are considering flight times that conflict with the guidelines listed above, please contact us to discuss the times before booking.

If your team is planning a team function or would like to attend another event, please provide us with that information at least 21 days prior to the tournament start date. It is generally best to check with us before purchasing tickets or making reservations and we will confirm our ability to meet your schedule request.

Once the schedule is released, it is unlikely that we will be able to make changes to accommodate your schedule request. Please remember that once the schedule is released, your request to change the schedule will affect your opponent and probably several other teams. We will do our best to accommodate your schedule requests prior to release of the schedule and we will be candid with you about what we can and cannot do, but most teams prefer that the schedule remains stable once it is released.

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