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2021 Winter Classic

West Fargo Hockey Association will be hosting both a Peewee B1 and Bantam B1 hockey tournament as a part of the Essentia Health West Fargo Winter Classic, a new six-day celebration of the sport of hockey! WFHA will be partnering with West Fargo Events,  City of West Fargo, Essentia Health, West Fargo Packer Hockey, Sheyenne Mustang Hockey, West Fargo United Hockey, and Midco to host games at varying levels from Dec. 28, 2021, through Jan. 2, 2022, the City of West Fargo’s Essentia Health Plaza at The Light and West Fargo Public School’s Sports Arena. 

TOURNAMENT INFORMATION

TEAM FEE
WFHA believes that our friends and family should be able to watch as many of our games in-person as possible therefore we have combined both the registration fee and gate fee for each team into one! 

  • $1200 per team (both Bantam and Peewee levels)
  • Team fee must be paid in US dollars.
  • Team fee must be paid in order for a team to be accepted into our tournament.
  • There is an option to pay via credit card during registration or you can select the Pay Offline option in the shopping cart to pay via check. 

ATHLETIC TRAINERS/MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS
Athletic Trainers or Medical Professionals will be on site for all tournaments. 

BROADCAST GAMES
With Midco being a partner of the Winter Classic, select games will be broadcast on Midco.  WFHA has no control over which games Midco chooses to broadcast and which they don't. 

HOLIDAY CELEBRATIONS
Our partners will be hosting events for players, parents, and spectators alike throughout this tournament as it's hosted over the holiday break.  They never disappoint! 

CANCELLATION POLICY
Teams have thru October 1 to cancel for a full refund.  Any team that cancels after October 1 will receive a full refund only if we are able to replace that team's slot in the tournament.  Payment would be returned in the same format it was received (electronic payment or check). 

REFUND POLICY
In the event WFHA is unable to reschedule or host a tournament, a refund will be provided. WFHA is NOT responsible for a team refund in the event of inclement weather or travel complications. There will be NO REFUND for teams who are not able to have an outdoor game at The Lights due to weather conditions. 

HOTEL INFORMATION
WFHA knows that personal choice is king when it comes to the overall experience each team prefers when booking a tournament!  We welcome all of our tournament participants to check out any one of the many hotel options in the West Fargo, Fargo, Moorhead and surrounding areas. Check out the Fargo-Moorhead Convention and Visitors Bureau for more information on local tourism!

Tournament Details

  • NDAHA sanctioned
  • 12 Teams each 
  • 3 days
  • 4 Game Guarantee Including 1 Outdoor game at The Lights (weather permitting)
  • Each game will consist of 3-15 minutes  stop time periods with ice resurfaced every 2 periods of play. 
  • A goal differential of 6 or more in the 3rd period will generate running time.  If the differential become 4, stop time will resume.  
  • CI Apparel will be selling tournament merchandise throughout the tournament. 
  • Checking will be allowed during Bantam B1 tournament. 

WHAT DIVISION DO I SIGN OUR TEAM UP FOR?

"Class of Play" Guidelines
To ensure the best matchups and most competitive tournaments possible, we ask all teams registering for this tournament follow the "Class of Play" Guidelines below. If you are unsure, please contact wfhatournaments@westfargohockey.com for assistance. 

For teams outside of North Dakota please be sure to gauge the strength of your team before selecting the appropriate division. For example, if you are a Minnesota B2 team, you may consider both B1 and B divisions based on the projected strength of your team. 

If your team is from Minnesota, here are some things to consider based on our experience...

  • Outstate MN B1 teams are typically a good fit for the B1 division.
  • MN Twin Cities B2 teams are typically a good fit for the B1 division.
  • Stronger MN Twin Cities C teams are typically a good fit for the B division.   

If necessary, West Fargo Hockey holds the right to move a registered team to the division we deem appropriate based on game results and competition leading up to the tournament.

Class of Play Guidelines

BANTAM B1

  • ND - B1 Teams
  • MN - B1/B2 Teams
  • Canada - AA Minor, 14A1 Teams

PEEWEE B1

  • ND - B1 Teams
  • MN - B1/B2 Teams
  • Canada - AA Minor, 12 A1 Teams

PAYING ONLINE VIA CREDIT CARD or OFFLINE PAYMENT

If your association wants to pay by check offline, please register your team and submit payment as soon as possible.  Payments not received by OCTOBER 1st will have their place removed and a waitlist team will be placed. 

MAIL PAYMENTS TO:

West Fargo Hockey Association
1150 Prairie Parkway Suite 100
West Fargo, ND 58078 

Please include a copy of your registration receipt with  your payment so we ensure it's applied to the correct tournament and team.

 

TOURNAMENT CONTACT INFO

wfhatournaments@westfargohockey.com

OR

701-281-4791 


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FUN events happening during the Winter Classic!


GLOW SKATE AT THE LIGHTS

Join us at The Lights Ice Rink at Essentia Health Plaza for a special evening of ice skating! Glow sticks will be available in the warming house!

Location: Essentia Health Plaza at The Lights, 3150 Sheyenne Street, West Fargo, ND 58078


APPAREL SALES BY CI APPAREL

Apparel Sales will be provided on-site by CI Apparel for all tournament participants and spectators!


We want you!

For dasher board and in-ice logo sponsorship opportunities please contact mike@westfargoevents.com

Game and Player of the Game sponsorships please contact swilson@westfargohockey.com


winter classic sponsors