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Walleye Chop Adult Hockey Tournament

May 8-10 2020

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 Super Rink
  • Games start Friday at 3 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
  • 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
  • Please have your players fill out their tournament waivers promptly. Their is a ranking system attached to the waivers that will allow your team to be matched with those at a similar competitive level. 


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

Team fee information will be available soon. Please check back.

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, 2020 or until brackets fill


NSC Fund For Play

The NSC Fund For Play is the contribution and donation arm of the National Sports Center Foundation. We are dedicated to improving the lives of Minnesota residents by creating programs and initiatives that support a diverse and engaged community. If you would like to make a donation to improve the health, well-being, and outlook of participants through access to sports and healthy, safe environments, please click HERE.

Thank you for considering!