The Cup - Prospects Cup Series

Jan 13th 2022 - Jan 16th 2022

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AGE GROUP

2006-2012

LEVEL

AAA/Elite

Location

Buffalo, NY

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COST

$2100 USD

PSI RANKINGS

The Biggest AAA Event in North America and Record Attendance! 


One of the favourite locations for the Prospect Cup Series, The Cup - AAA Buffalo is sure to deliver. Buffalo is highly anticipated as this is the staple event and one of the biggest AAA events in North America. This tournament was previously known as “North American Championship - The Cup” which was the number one AAA event in North America and is famous for bringing teams from all over North America from areas such as: Colorado, Montreal, Toronto, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Anaheim and more! This event is close to the border which allows for high attendance from teams from both sides of the border.  

This tournament brings together top competition and offers a very unique attraction which is outdoor ice. Prospects by Sports Illustrated creates and executes superior quality events which is based around the experience for players, parents, coaches and participants. Our experienced staff and engaging activities like the infamous sticker trading contest make for an extraordinary experience. Prospects by Sports Illustrated partners work with several local businesses, attractions, and restaurants to ensure teams and their families receive amazing deals around the city. We look forward to hosting your teams at this series!

Tournament cost: $2100 USD - HOLD YOUR SPOT TODAY (TOURNAMENT FILLING UP FAST)

Deposit of $500 required at the time of registration ($100 non refundable)

** DUE TO COVID CIRCUMSTANCES, THE TOURNAMENT WILL BE CAPPED AT 150 TEAMS, SECURE YOUR SPOT TODAY**


GATE FEES APPLY.  There is a gate fee $20 for weekend pass, $10 daily pass.  People paying for the weekend pass will receive an official THE CUP hat valued at $29.99  and an official Tournament Program valued at $5 until supplies run out.

 

There is no charge to attend THE CUP for players, children 16 and under and those over the age of 65

 

​Buffalo NY allows easy access to most US teams and Ontario based teams.  Buffalo is a large metropolitan city with much to offer in terms of shopping, site seeing and restaurants.  Located only minutes from one of the wonders of the world Niagara Falls, families can find time to make this weekend a memorable experience


UNIQUE FORMAT 

 

THE CUP North American Championship has been specifically designed to allow entrance only to teams who have been qualified by our selection committee.  We pre-select the top ranked US and Canadian teams trying for relatively equal amounts representing each country.  Our scheduler will create equal round robin pairings taking into consideration teams you've faced previously during the season to accommodate your team playing new teams.  Divisions will be weighted evenly to assure fairness to all participating teams.  This is a tournament like no other, THE CUP will feature some of the absolute best teams in North America all trying to hoist THE CUP.  In the end there will be one champion.  WILL IT BE YOURS?

TOURNAMENT DETAILS 2006 AAA

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4 game minimum 

TOURNAMENT DETAILS 2007 AAA4-17, 2021

 

4 game minimum 

TOURNAMENT DETAILS 2008 AAA17, 2021

4 game minimum 

USA Hockey sanctioned 

 

TOURNAMENT DETAILS 2009 AAA4-17, 2021

 

4 game minimum 

USA Hockey sanctioned  (non contact for 2009)

TOURNAMENT DETAILS 2010 AAA-17, 2021

4 game minimum 

USA Hockey sanctioned  (non contact for 2010)

TOURNAMENT DETAILS 2011 & 2012 AAA4-17, 2021

 

4 game minimum 

USA Hockey sanctioned  (non contact for 2011 & 2012)


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EVENT FEATURES

Outdoor Ice

Buffalo is home to multiple outdoor rinks, offering a unique experience to all teams.

Sticker Trading

The purpose of the embroidered sticker trading is to create an environment of cooperation, sportsmanship and friendship.​

North America's Best

Top AAA/Elite teams from across North America! Over 400 teams apply for 200 spots.

PSI Youth Power Rankings

Prospects Cup Series have a higher weight then other tournaments in the Official PSI Youth Power Rankings.
  • MAIN VENUE
    Buffalo RiverWorks

    Buffalo RiverWorks, 359 Ganson Street, Buffalo, NY

    'The Ward' Restaurant

    Riverworks' own restaurant, featuring savory dishes and a craft micro-pub! Enjoy a delicious meal.

    Top Tier Venue

    A newly developed state-of-the-art hockey arena! Well maintained and a stunning outdoor rink.
HOST CITY

Buffalo,
NY

A Sports City

Well renowned as the home to the Buffalo Sabres and Buffalo Bills; Come watch a game with your family and try their world famous wings.

Check out Niagara Falls

No trip to Upstate New York could be complete without visiting the region’s most breath-taking sight: the crashing Niagara Falls.

Buffalo, NY

SEE OUR PRELIMINARY RANKINGS FOR YOUTH HOCKEY


Our team at Prospects to compiled a list of the top 200+ players to keep your eyes on. We used the best statistics & data we could source; getting  data from Minor Midget Coaches, tournament organizers, player advisors, agents, and OHL scouts, team associates and General Managers. As well as live game coverage and game videos

YOUTH HOCKEY RANKINGS

  • #16

    MARCO MIGNOSA

  • #39

    ANTHONY ROMANI

  • #58

    LUC MALKHASSIAN

SEE THE TOP 200+ PLAYERS

HOCKEY RANKINGS

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