Adult Hockey Tournament Season is Fast Approaching!!

Our 2018 adult tournament season is fast approaching! With tournaments being hosted in close to twenty cities, we’re anticipating to see hundreds of players and guests this spring.

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Several of our locations are nearing capacity so we encourage anyone who is interested in putting in a team to do so as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

The main focus of our tournaments is obviously hockey but it’s also our great locations that make each weekend a special getaway for your team and guests.

To ensure you get an amazing experience, our tournaments are always hosted in world renowned destinations that will keep everyone entertained, on and off the ice, for the weekend.

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With the current success of the Golden Knights in their inaugural NHL season, Las Vegas has been a hot spot for us, with several teams electing to go there this year to be a part of what has become a hockey crazed city …while of course still maintaining its main moniker, Sin City. It’s always a great time in Vegas!

Also, on the west coast, we’ve got stops just above Vegas in beautiful British Columbia where we’ll be hosting tournaments in Vancouver, Whistler and Kelowna; which lies in the heart of the amazing Okanagan Valley; a must see for anyone who appreciates incredible scenery.

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Kelowna

Other tournament stops for us this year include Quebec City, Mont Tremblant, Ottawa, Niagara Falls, Halifax, Banff, Pittsburgh, Atlantic City, Lake Placid, Phoenix, Fort Lauderdale, Nashville and of course, a lot of teams’ favourite tournament stop, Montreal!

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Montreal  

Whatever destination you choose for your team, it is always a great time on and off the ice! Just make sure you don’t wait too long to register as we are already starting to fill up in some cities. For a complete list tournament locations and dates, go to http://www.chehockey.com/hockey-tournaments

See you at the rink!!

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Viva Las Vegas!!!

Sin City just might be the most exciting vacation destination in the world, with a smorgasbord of adult activities, you’re guaranteed to find one if not ten things that will make a trip to Las Vegas the adventure of a lifetime.  Known as the perfect spot for a bachelor party, it’s similarly a perfect spot for you and your teammates to get away for weekend of absolute debauchery, and as difficult as it is to boil it down, here’s the top 5 reasons to head to Vegas with your team this spring.

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November 15, 2014: CHE tournament in Chambly, Quebec.

  1. First Class Hockey Tournaments

First and foremost, you’ll be treated to a first class hockey tournament that CHE is renowned for.  A 3-game guarantee with tournament games played at the Las Vegas Ice Center Twin Rinks and Fiesta Rancho Sobe Ice Arena, both located just 5 minutes from the Las Vegas Strip.  With all of the hotel options in Vegas, we offer a tournament entry-only option where teams can book their own accommodations, as well as an all-inclusive hotel package at the Excalibur Hotel & Casino right in the center of all the action.  Our professional tournament staff will make sure you’re in a competitive division with separate age and skill levels, and even though they say “what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas!” you just might leave with the Gamblers Cup and a gold medal around your neck.

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  1. Cards, Dice and Slots!

There’s a reason that a massive city of almost a million people sprang up in the middle of the Nevada desert and it’s not their refreshing water springs.  The absolutely massive casino’s take up entire city blocks and the extreme size and over the top extravagance makes each unique casino an adventure of its own.  Places like the Bellagio try to draw you in with a stunning fountain display out front.  The new Cosmopolitan has floor-to-ceiling glass offering incredible views of the strip while you play at one of 83 tables with everything from Blackjack to War.  Then there’s the MGM Grand which takes size to a whole new level with 170000 square feet of gaming.  If you’re looking to take a break from the strip Then D Las Vegas is in downtown Vegas and is one of the only 2 level gambling establishments in the city, with 3 to 2 blackjack pay and dancing dealers.  The allure of winning big has always been the biggest draw to Vegas.

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  1. Unbelievable, one-of-a-kind shows.

Known in the 50’s and 60’s as the home to famous crooners like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, Las Vegas still has the draw to bring some of the world’s best acts into town to stay.  The World’s best musicians, magicians, acrobats and comedians all end up in Vegas.  There are currently 9 different Cirque du Soleil shows to choose from if you’re into a spectacle.  Comedians such as Carrot Top or Terry Fator are always in town, but many top name stars make stops in Vegas every weekend so you might luck out with a Louis CK or even Andrew Dice Clay show.  David Copperfield has been a staple in the Las Vegas illusion game at the MGM Grand, but for something a little smarter you can go check out Penn & Teller at the Rio Hotel & Casino.  If you’re more of a Broadway type, shows like Jersey Boys or the Book of Mormon can be caught any night of the week.

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  1. Buffets to Michelin Stars

If you consider yourself a foodie, then Las Vegas is the city for you.  One of the main ploys to get you in the door of a casino is the plethora of all-you-can-eat buffets and if you’re not concerned with spotting a celebrity chef, the buffets are a great option to eat good food for almost nothing.  The Village Seafood Buffet at the Rio is one of the only seafood only spots in town and a perfect spot to go eat crab and lobster until you explode, or head over to Caesars Palace and check out the Bacchanal Buffet which has every type of food you could want in this 25000 square-foot restaurant.  If fine dining is your taste, you can hit up Le Cirque at the Bellagio which has received a AAA Five Diamond rating for 13 straight years, or head down the strip to Caesars Palace to eat at NobuAureole in Mandalay Bay has incredible seasonal dishes prepared by acclaimed Chef                Charlie Palmer, but for those who require the best of the best, you have to go to Joel Robuchon at the MGM Grand to experience Las Vegas’s only spot to receive 3 Michelin Stars.

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  1. Incredible outdoor activities

As hard as it is to tear yourself away from the glitz and glamour of the Vegas Strip, beyond the casino’s lies a vast array of activities that will blow you away.  If you’re a golfer, there’s a ton of courses to choose from, but some of the more famous tracks include the Tom Fazio designed Shadow Creek, Coyote Springs and Cascata, which all make the most of the undulating desert terrain for dramatic views and difficult shots.  You can take a day trip and check out the Hoover Dam in just over 40 minutes, or continue to drive for a couple more hours and you’re at the Grand Canyon.  You can head to Battlefield Vegas and try shooting some fully automatic rifles or hop in an actual tank and crush a car.  If that doesn’t get your adrenaline going, Exotics Racing gives you the opportunity to max out Lamborghini’s, Porsche’s, Ferrari’s, Austin Martin’s and more.

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So that’s my list, and although there seems to be a lot of things on it, it truly is just the tip-of-the-iceberg for all of the amazing and exciting experiences Las Vegas has to offer.  That said, even if you only did 3 things on the list, there’s no doubt in my mind that this will be the most memorable weekend for your entire team, though you may not remember much.

CLICK HERE to view all details, dates and prices for our amazing Las Vegas tournaments.

Graydon Crowley

Canadian Hockey Enterprises

Tournament of Champions Season

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After 4 years of success and continuous growth at our Tournament of Champions (TOC) tournament in Las Vegas, Canadian Hockey Enterprises is thrilled to announce the expansion of our Tournament of Champion series of tournaments this November and will now be in Las Vegas, Banff, and Montreal.

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On November 6 – 9, 2014 we will once again be heading to beautiful and exciting Las Vegas, NV to kick off the TOC tournament season with winners and runner ups from our 2014 tournaments flying in from all directions.  Team can book their own accommodations, or choose to stay on the CHE package at beautiful Excalibur Hotel & Casino right on the strip.

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The following weekend, November 14 – 16, the TOC championship trophy will travel right across the continent to the wonderful and unique city of Montreal, QC.  Montreal has arguably the greatest hockey culture and history in the world, and the Habs are in town on Saturday night to play the Philadelphia flyers, and teams who participate will be staying in downtown Montreal at the Chateau Champlain Marriott.

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Once the TOC trophy has been handed to teams in the desert, then teams in la belle provence, the cup gets back on a plane and heads to the Canadian Rocky Mountains for the TOC event in spectacular Banff, AB November 21 – 23, 2014.  Teams will be able to choose a 3 or 4 day package staying at the Caribou Lodge and Inns of Banff, both walking distance from the city center.

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For more information on all of our Tournament of Champion (TOC) events, please CLICK HERE to view our 2014 Fall Tournament brochure for men’s and women’s teams.

 

Graydon Crowley

Canadian Hockey Enterprises

4th Annual Tournament of Champions

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For many years here at Canadian Hockey Enterprises we’ve run a small tournament, maybe 12 teams, that ran in November each year in Las Vegas.  We’d always had a fall event in Montreal, but decided in the early 2000’s to offer something in Las Vegas to give our western teams an option for tournaments in the fall, at least an option with cheaper flights.  Then 5 year’s ago, with tournament enrolment hitting a record low with just 4 teams teams, we decided the November Las Vegas tournament needed a makeover, and the Tournament of Champions (TOC) was born.

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The premise is simple; create an event where each division is made of of teams who either won or placed 2nd within that same division at a different tournament the previous spring.  As if people need an extra incentive to head to Vegas, we decided to give a discount to all teams that make it into the finals during our spring tournaments.  Teams that win their division receive a $500 discount and teams that finish 2nd in their division receive a $250 discount.  So in the spring of 2010 we began handing out our TOC letters to championship teams at all of our spring tournaments, and the “Let’s go to Vegas” banter began almost immediately.

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It was pretty obvious right away that our teams loved the idea.  Come November 2010 and the tournament that had just 4 teams the previous year had 24 teams ready to compete for the championship trophy.  The it grew to 28 teams.  Then 32 teams.  And as of tomorrow morning, our 4th Annual Tournament of Champions will have 39 men’s & women’s teams competing for their shot to hoist the Champions Cup.

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This year we have teams coming from all over North America and you can keep up with scores and results through our website.  Here’s a list of the teams attending.

  • Santa Barbara Rasputins – Santa Barbara, CA
  • Beaumont Fogduckers – Beaumont, AB
  • Dofasco Penguins – Hamilton, ON
  • Varsity Wings – Calgary, AB
  • OC Labatt – Santa Ana, CA
  • Moberly Lakers – Kamloops, BC
  • Las Vegas Hot Shots – Las Vegas, NV
  • Strange Brew – Caledonia, ON
  • Jadaco – Toronto, ON
  • Himark – Edson, AB
  • Pilot Butte Old Timers – Pilot Butte, SK
  • Iron Sheiks – Richmond, BC
  • Ipsco Junior Ingots – Regina, SK
  • Red Wings – High Prairie, AB
  • Drumheller Ratz – Drumheller, AB
  • Vipers – Holly Springs, NC
  • Chiefs – Victoria, BC
  • Warriors – Salmon Arm, BC
  • Millet Mulishia – Leduc, AB
  • Bulyea Bandits – Strasbourg, SK
  • Puck This – Las Vegas, NV
  • Those Guys – Concord, NH
  • L.A Chill – Malibu, CA
  • Highrollers – Stony Plain, AB
  • Hosers – Edmonton, AB
  • Phat and Slow – Calgary, AB
  • Blackhawks – Coquitlam, BC
  • Hinton Old Warriors – Hinton, AB
  • Scouts – Levittown, NY
  • Cyclones – Tampa Bay, FL
  • Ice Aged – Rossburn, MB
  • Hawks – Calgary, AB
  • White Rock Aces – Richmond, BC
  • Krumbs – McKinney, TX
  • Hatrick Heroes – Newport Beach, CA
  • Canadian Bacon – Caledonia, ON
  • Molson Canadian – Culver City, CA
  • Crimson Kings – Orange County, CA
  • Chicago Hawks – Chicago, IL

From everyone here at CHE we wish all participating teams the best of luck this weekend, and if you happen to be in Las Vegas, head over to the Las Vegas Ice Center and check out some of the action.

Graydon Crowley

Canadian Hockey Entperprises