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Stick It to Cancer Hockey Tournament

October 9-11, 2020

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

Kathy Brodzinski


Phone: 763.792.7340

Kelly Distad


Phone: 763-792-7353

Cheryl Blaker


Phone: 763-717-3229

Thanks to our supporters who helped make last year 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 2020 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.

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 at state-of-the-art Super Rink

There will be a lot of fun activities going on throughout the weekend!

  • Pancake Breakfast - Saturday 7am-11am - more details to come
  • Bake Sale - Saturday 10am- 4pm
  • Silent Auction and Raffle - Friday 5pm through Saturday 6pm - raffle ticket sales starting Friday 5pm
  • Opening Ceremony - Saturday 2pm
  • Celebrity Game - following opening ceremony

Tournament Rules

Divisions Offered and Player Eligibility


  • 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 (based on Walleye Chop divisions):

  • 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

Adult Co-ed

  • Co-ed B:
  • Co-ed C:
    • 18 years or older; minimum 2 women on the ice at all times (excludes goalie) 

Tournament Fees

Women's, Men's, and Co-ed Division:

  • $775 per team

Current NSC Refund Policy: HERE

Volunteer Opportunities

Each team is asked to provide one volunteer to work in the score box at each of their games. Volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. Contact Tournament Director for more information on volunteers, donations, sponsorship and vendors. We're working on trying to cover all the game for timekeeping and announcing however we may need your help. 

If you would like to register for next years volunteer opportunities, please email tournament director to be placed on our list.

Once again, Dr. Lance Maki will be donating his time and providing our trainer services for the tournament!  Please consider him when in need of the many services his clinic provides.  For a list of his services Click Here


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