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Stick It to Cancer Adult Hockey Tournament

New Dates!  September 10-12, 2021

The Stick it to Cancer Tournament is a fundraising tournament to support the fight against breast cancer.

100% of proceeds from this event are donated to the Masonic Cancer Center at the University of Minnesota.

Tournament Contact

Annie Juergens

Tournament Director

Phone: 763.717.3210

Kathy Brodzinski

Fundraising Director

Phone: 763.792.7340

Cheryl Blaker


Phone: 763-717-3229


Join us for a fun-filled adult hockey tournament filled with a three-game guarantee, celebrity hockey game, pancake breakfast, bake sale, silent auctions, raffles, our Stick It to Cancer Gala, and tailgating like you've never seen! 

Need to find an excuse to drink, tailgate, and play some hockey?

Register for Stick It to Cancer TODAY!

Thanks to our supporters who helped make our 2019 tournament a fun and successful event


2019 DONATION TOTAL: $53,757.23

Make a donation now! All donations go to the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota. Our donation goal for 2021 is $100,000. Will YOU help us get there?

Text STICKIT to 71777 to make a quick and easy donation

The Stick It to Cancer Hockey Tournament is a benefit to support the fight against breast cancer. We started this event in 1999. Each team volunteers a combined total of six hours, and all referees donate their time to tournament operations, resulting in an even larger donation to cancer research.

Thank you to all of our participating teams! The 2019 Tournament was a huge success and we proudly made a donation in the amount of $53,757.23 to the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota.

Unfortunately, we were not able to hold our annual Stick It to Cancer Tournament in 2020, but we will be starting this annual event back up in September of 2021!

Click on the sections below to learn more.

Tournament Features

  • Helps support the fight against breast cancer
  • Three-game guarantee for women's, men's, and co-ed divisions
  • All games are held at state-of-the-art Super Rink
  • The top team in the tournament with the highest donations prior to the first day of the tournament are given the use of the USA locker rooms for the entire weekend! 

Divisions Offered and Player Eligibility


  • Women's A: very competitive, high-level players, some college hockey experience
  • Women’s B: high school varsity, junior varsity, and college club experience
  • Women’s C: fun division for teams with novice skill abilities
  • ALL players must be 18 or older to play


  • Men's C: fun and challenging, now older and just like to play, former high school or junior
  • Men's D: fun division for teams with a little less experience
  • ALL players must be 18 or older to play


  • Current or former college players looking to have fun playing against other high-level athletes

Adult Co-ed:

  • Co-ed: fun and challenging division for teams with more experienced players
  • ALL players must be 18 years or older to play
  • Minimum of 2 women on the ice at all times (excludes goalie) 

the fun stuff

The perfect combination of events to make it the best weekend of the year!

  • Three-Game Guarantee
  • Stick It to Cancer Gala with Comedian, Kyle Yamada
  • Pancake Breakfast
  • Bake Sale
  • Celebrity Hockey Game
  • Tailgating
  • Silent Auctions
  • Raffles
  • Drinks
  • Food
  • Games
  • ... and more!

Tournament Fees

Women's, Men's, College, and Co-ed Divisions:

  • $775 per team

No refunds if the team drops 45 days prior to the start of the event. 

Event Cancellation Policy: The following policy will be enacted IF an event hosted by the National Sports Center MUST be canceled by the directives of the State of Minnesota or the Minnesota Department of Health. Please know that our top priority on making decisions moving forward will be the safety and health of our players, coaches, referees, employees, and fans.  The team registration refunds will be processed at 100% of the registration total.  

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. Contact the Tournament Director for more information on volunteers, donations, sponsorship, and vendors. Most of our part-time staff working at the tournament are volunteers. If you would like to help this amazing cause, contact us today!

Please email the tournament director to be placed on our list.


Individual Player Pool

Looking for a team? If you are an individual who is looking for a team, we are excited to offer you a new player pool experience at NSC Event HQ! 

As a new user you will need to set up an NSC Event HQ account (must be 18 or older.) Only need one account per household.  

Click HERE to create an NSC Event HQ account

Or Click HERE to log into an already existing account

  • Once you create your account and verify your email, you will need to verify your email to set up a password.
  • Then you can add "participants" to your account  for which you can complete waivers, sign up for programs and register for the player pool
  • You only need to set up a household account once, Future events are smooth and easy. You simply click, add, and you’re done!
  • Interested coaches will contact you directly by email.
  • If you are picked up by a team:
    • Remove your name from the player pool for this event by logging in to your NSC Event HQ, find your event pool and select “Leave Pool”



What customers are saying about Stick It to Cancer:


First of all, THANK YOU so much for putting on such an amazing Stick It To Cancer tournament! We had a fantastic time as always!  Thank you for all the hard work you guys do putting on these awesome tournaments! You guys do amazing things and we are so grateful to you! We love these tournaments and can’t wait for the Chop!

  • Thanks again!  The Northern Enforcers

"Well we had the best time this weekend! Thank you for putting on such a wonderful tournament! I am proudly wearing my “Stick-It” sweatshirt today and thanking all my friends…and today would have been my mother’s birthday."

  • Angela Johnson

"Hi ladies, I can't even begin to express how wonderful your tournament was this past weekend. You are totally organized and ran a wonderful event.

Thanks for giving us such a great tournament- We will be back next year!"

  • Doreen

"Thank you all for a very well coordinated tournament. Great time had by so many."

  • Karen Carlson