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Walleye Chop Adult Hockey Tournament

May 10-12, 2019

The Stanley Cup of Adult Hockey

Tournament Contact

Eric Besse


Phone: 763.717.3210 Cell: 763.226.3739

Cheryl Blaker


Phone: 763.717.3229

The Walleye Chop Adult Hockey Tournament is a fun-filled, relaxing weekend with plenty of intense hockey. Bring the whole family for a great tournament experience and be a part of adult hockey's largest get-together.

Tournament Features

  • Three game guarantee
  • Championship trophies
  • All games at Schwan Super Rink
  • Games start Friday at 4 pm last game starts Sunday at 5 pm.
  • Saturday fish fry from 1–5 p.m. Players will receive complimentary beer and fish, family members welcome for an additional $5
  • Free public skate session on Saturday for family members and friends
  • Walleye Chop Raffle
  • Silent Auction
  • Special golf rates at Victory Links for participants

Divisions Offered

  • A Division: very competitive, former junior, college or pro
  • B Division: fast and exciting division for players with advanced skills, just a bit older now, former high school, junior or college
  • C Division: fun and challenging, now older and just like to play, former high school or junior
  • D Division: fun division for teams with a little less experience
  • Novice: fun division for beginners with little hockey experience
  • 40+ Division: players age 40+ exception goaltenders may be 35 or older
  • 50+ Division: players age 50+ exception goaltenders may be 45 or older
  • 60+ Division: players age 60+ exception goaltenders may be 55 or older
  • Women's A: very competitive, high level players
  • 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


What customers are saying about the Walleye Chop Tournament

“This past weekend, myself and a few other Canadians made our way to Blaine for the Walleye Chop – it was far and away the most well organized and enjoyable tournament I have been a part of. I certainly hope this tourney continues as an annual event – we will definitely make our way back for years to come.”

  • Lee Bryar, London, Ontario

“Thanks for putting on a great tournament, and we plan to be back next year. The refs were adequate and facilities were in great condition.”

  • Bill Amberg, St. Paul, MN

“Thanks for the wonderful weekend. We had a blast and met a lot of really nice people. That staff at the rink were so friendly. Job well done and count us in for next year, plus a few more teams from across the border.”

  • Mike Duranceau, Thunder Bay, Ontario

“I want to thank you and your crew for putting on such a great tournament! I can’t even begin to explain how impressed I am with it! I had so much fun that I have already marked it on my calendar for next year!”

  • Ben Hendrickson, Westminster, CO

Tournament Fees

$725 per team

No Refunds will be given if team drops after Application Deadline

Tournament Rules

Game Format

  • Four minute warm up.
  • Clock starts when Resurfacer doors close. BE READY!
  • Three 17-minute running time periods.
  • Stop time will be used during the last two minutes of third period if game is within 3 goals.
  • Off sides: all players must tag up before entering zone to play the puck.
  • Red line icing
  • Penalties—go to penalty box and time will start at the drop of puck. Time will run during stoppage of play.
  • Three-penalty rule—any player receiving three penalties in one game will be asked to leave for the balance of the game.
  • No time-outs during game

Tournament Format

  • Divisions that have four teams will follow round robin format.
  • Divisions with six or eight teams will follow pool play format.

Pool Play Format

  • Pool A and Pool B. Teams will play everyone in their pool.
  • Division with 8 Teams
  • The team with most points in their pool will play opposite pool for Championship
  • Division with 6 Teams
  • The team with most points in their pool will advance to semi finals
    • Two points for a win
    • One point for tie
  • Tie in pool play—the following will determine winner:
    • Head-to-head result
    • Fewest goals allowed
    • Most goals scored
    • First team to register
    • The team that drinks the most beer


  • If in bracket play a game is tied a 3 Player shoot-out will decide the outcome.
  • If still tied, each team alternates with one shooter until an advantage is held. No player may shoot a second time until all players have shot once.

Tournament Rules

  • No Double rostering within Category
    • Players may only skate on one age level, women's, and letter team.
    • Exception Goalies
  • No checking—All levels
    • Minor penalty assessed for checking infractions.
    • Coincidental penalties—team skate full strength.
  • Slap Shots
    • Slap shots will be allowed for this tournament.
    • Be smart
  • Fighting
    • 5-minute major, game ejection, plus one game suspension. No exceptions!
    • Instigator. A two-minute penalty may be assessed to a player who “started” the fight.


  • Two officials will be scheduled for all games.
  • Players are not allowed to confront the officials.
  • Unsportsmanlike behavior will not be tolerated!

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019 or until brackets fill