#1 Tournament Operator in WNY
Thought Out Divisions.
and Team awards for Finalist and Champions.
LOWEST PRICES IN WNY
Entry fees for Mites $800. U.S.
Entry fees for Squirts $850. U.S.
Entry fees for Pee Wee $900. U.S.
Entry fees for Bantam $950. U.S.
Entry Fees for Midget $1000 U.S.
Why choose our tournament over others in the area?
Gene Carella, NST Tournament Director, has been presenting tournament
opportunities since 1990 for what was formerly known as Grand Niagara
Cataracts Hockey Association. In 1999 he started Niagara Sport tournaments
to help provide youth hockey to hundreds of teams throughout the U.S. and
Canada per year. Gene also raised four hockey players, and
through his travels to many tournaments, he understands what hockey parents
want. Gene and his son Michael put all teams through a rigors screening
process to ensure each team is placed in the proper division. As you
may know there is no exact science to paring teams. Since there are
many different classifications used by amateur hockey teams in different
regions of the United States, and Canada (see Registration Information
link). Divisions can get messy if careful consideration is not taken.
We at NST, take much time and effort to create well balanced divisions.
Nothing is more disheartening then driving to a tournament to blow out a
team or get blown out by a team. Teams also do not want to travel to
a tournament just to be place in the same side of a division as team from
their local leagues. Gene and Mike take great pride in delivering an
enjoyable tournament experience for our tournament families. This is
evidenced by an incredible return rate in tournament participation by
hockey associations. We only accept between 40-50 teams per tournament to
ensure each division of each tournament has balanced competition. We
believe in quality over quantity when it comes to our tournaments.
When comparing us to others in the area, ask our competitors the
- Are EMTs/ Medical personnel present
during the entire tournament?
- Is there a Supervisor of Officials
present during every game?
- Is there a Tournament Director
available and present during the entire tournament?
- Does the tournament run and end on
You will be surprised
by the answers