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Welcome To The 8th Annual...

Melee In The Mountains

Family. Friends. The Beautiful Mountains. With a Little Hockey On The Side.

June 7th-9th, 2024 @ Dobson Ice Arena

8U (2016-2019)

10U (2014 & 2015)

12U (2012 & 2013)

14U-16U (2008-2011)

What Is It?

Melee In The Mountains is a “mini-tournament” in beautiful Vail, Colorado. It is entirely free-agent based meaning players will register as individuals and will be placed on a team. Teams are drafted as evenly as possible to promote the best and closest competition.

Age Groups

We have nearly every level including 8U, 10U, 12U and 14/16U. Our 8U division will play jamboree style half-ice games while the 10U-14/16U divisions will play 5 on 5 full ice hockey as usual. Seeing as this tournament is built with fun in mind, our 14/16U division is entirely non-checking with no slap shots.

Why Was This Created?

The sole purpose of this tournament is literally to forget about everything. Forget about taking hockey too seriously. Honestly, this isn’t even about the hockey (okay, well maybe the tiniest bit), but forget about stress at work for one weekend.  Just head up to Vail, relax, let loose, hang out with family & friends and have fun while meeting new hockey families. The scoreboard? Who cares! You’re in one of the most beautiful mountain destinations – the hockey is just a little bonus on the side! Take the time to just have….FUN. This is a huge social event and one of my favorite parts is meeting new faces and hanging out with everyone. The additional benefit is seeing kids from so many different clubs playing together and making friendships realizing other club’s colors and logos do not automatically mean they are “enemies.”

Four Games

Each player will get four games plus a Hull Hockey team jersey.

Family Skate

I will be hosting a family skate which is completely free. This is a public skate for kids, relatives, parents, grandparents, etc.

Parent Scrimmage

I will also be hosting a parent’s scrimmage! The kids aren’t the ones getting all the fun…

📍Dobson Ice Arena

321 E Lionshead Cir, Vail, CO 81657