6 Reasons Why Hockey Fans Love Mac’s Midget Hockey Tournament

Every hockey superstar gets their start somewhere and for many NHL players the Mac’s Midget Hockey Tournament is part of that story. With a long list of today’s NHL superstars and NHL legends of the past among the alumni, this annual Calgary tournament is every hockey fan’s dream.

Celebrating 40 years of the best midget hockey players in the world competing for championship glory, hockey fans can cheer on stars of tomorrow at the Mac’s Midget Hockey Tournament in Calgary.

Here’s six reasons you should attend the Mac’s Midget Hockey Tournament over the holidays.

Mac's Midget Hockey Tournament in Calgary

1. You’ll Scout Future NHL Superstars

Did you know that over 125 players from the Mac’s tournament have played at least one game in the NHL? Current NHL superstars like Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Jonathan Toews, Jordan Eberle, Braden Holtby, and Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby have stepped onto the ice at this prestigious tournament. Who knows? You might be watching the next great NHL superstar at Mac’s this year.

Check out the full men’s division schedule here.

Mac's Midget Hockey Tournament in Calgary

2. Tournament Pass for $40 = Best. Hockey. Gift. Ever.

What gift do you get for the hockey fan who has everything? How about a Tournament Pass for all the hockey action you can handle this holiday season. Tournament passes start at $40 for an action packed week of hockey in Calgary. Single day passes are also available for $10, with free admission for kids under 12 when accompanied by an adult (excluding championship day).

Mac's Midget Hockey Tournament in Calgary

3. Hockey Stars from Around the Globe

The Mac’s tournament is one of the most competitive tournaments for midget-aged players in the world. Top level teams from North America and Europe make the trek to Calgary for a chance at the championship trophy. The Hungarian National U18, Belarus National U17, and New York Jr. Islanders are just a few of the international teams looking for a big win in this year’s tournament.

Mac's Midget Hockey Tournament in Calgary

4. Honour NHL Legends on the Wall of Fame

Wander past the Wall of Fame at Max Bell Centre for a trip through the NHL history books. NHL legends like Ryan Smyth, Mike Modano, Trevor Linden, Wendel Clark, and former Calgary Flames captain Jarome Iginla got their start at the Mac’s Midget Hockey Tournament in Calgary. That’s highlight reel talent every hockey fan can appreciate.

Mac's Midget Hockey Tournament in Calgary

5. Cheer for the Women’s Hockey Superstars of Tomorrow

Eight women’s teams take to the ice to compete for championship glory at this year’s tournament. Cheer on the Vancouver Island Seals, Rocky Mountain Raiders, or the Regina Rebels for fast paced action from some of the top midget female players in the world. That’s something to cheer about!

Check out the full female division schedule here.

Mac's Midget Hockey

6. Get Championship Seats at the Scotiabank Saddledome

Home to the Calgary Flames, Calgary Hitmen, and Calgary Roughnecks, the Scotiabank Saddledome always sets the stage for big time sports moments. Get your tickets to the Mac’s Midget Hockey Championship Game on January 1, 2018, and see the best young hockey talent compete for glory at the Scotiabank Saddledome. Championship day tickets are $12 each and available at Mac’s Convenience Store locations or at the Saddledome on game day.

The 40th annual Mac’s Midget Hockey Tournament comes to Calgary December 26, 2017 to January 1, 2018.


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