FTM FEB 15-17

Statewide Amateur Hockey of Florida (SAHOF) Board has decided to implement a mandatory neck guard rule effective January 1, 2024. All teams attending the tournament will be required to play their tournament games under this new rule.

This holiday weekend is tough to pass up! Escape winter with some sun, beach, and hockey!

Play your games at Hertz Arena, a beautiful 3-pad facility, only a few miles from Fort Myers and airport!  Build your experience by choosing the hotel package best suited for your team. Want to stay within short distance to the beach and enjoy the unique beachfront restaurants and activities? Consider our properties at Ft Myers Beach and Bonita Springs. Prefer close proximity to the rink? Simply chose one of our hotel partners near the Gulf Coast Town Center and stay minutes from the rink!


Squirt (10U)

AAA/AA Major

Peewee (12U)

AAA/AA Major

Bantam (14U)

AAA/AA Major



The CAN/AM difference is clear! Participating in the Challenge Cup means we take care of the details. We arrange your hotels, games, divisions, tournament events, and let you worry about one thing: having fun, experiencing great hockey! Last year over 1,000 teams and nearly 33,000 players, families, coaches and friends enjoyed a Challenge Cup Tournament. We want you and your team to join in on the fun!

We are committed to providing the best experience both on and off the ice, using only state of the art, first class facilities and hotels. Why settle for less when CAN/AM offers so much more!

  • Unsurpassed Locations – the Challenge Cup Locations offer more than a random sampling of suburban rinks. Fort Myers offers great hotel choices, entertainment for the entire family, and superb attractions.
  • First Class Tournament Experience – we take care of the details to allow you to focus on one thing – enjoying the Tournament.
  • Convenient on-line registration and reservations for the team rep and all of your families.
  • We introduced the idea of Customer Service for Tournaments. Our goal is to make sure you and your team have a great experience.
  • CAN/AM guarantees 4 Tournament Games. Four teams in each division will advance to a Medal Game.
  • We offer competitively placed divisions based on age, strength, geography, history, and experience.
  • The Challenge Cup is run by Tournament Professionals with over 50 years of experience in organizing youth and adult events. We are always here for you, before, during, and after your event to help guide your team to the best hockey experience in North America.


Welcome to the CAN/AM Challenge Cup in exciting Fort Myers, Florida! Your ultimate Tournament experience is finally about to begin. To help you plan the greatest Tournament weekend ever, we wanted to give you an idea of what you can expect at the Tournament and in Fort Myers. You leave the planning to us, and concentrate on having the ultimate hockey weekend!

As families and players arrive in Fort Myers, they will check in directly at their hotel. Once families are checked in to their room, it’s time to check out this cool city. Everyone’s first stop is likely Hertz Arena, the coolest place in town!

The headquarters for the Tournament will be in the lobby of the arena. Here you will find posted standings, locker room assignments, souvenirs, photos, and as always, the friendly CAN/AM Staff. Tournament Central is where your Team Rep will register before your first game. Your Team Rep will receive additional tournament instructions as well as special player souvenirs for each player.

Games will be played at Hertz Arena. Your game schedule will be available about one week prior to the Tournament Date. All teams are guaranteed 4 games. The games begin on Saturday at 8:00 AM. After the round-robin games are completed, the four top teams in each division will proceed to the Monday Medal Championship games. By Sunday night, Medal matchups for your division will be set. Will your team have what it takes to make it to a Medal Game on Monday morning? The Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal Games will be completed by late afternoon on Monday.

In all Divisions, Gold, Silver, and Bronze CAN/AM Championship medals will be awarded to each player. A special Challenge Cup Championship plaque as well as a Gold Medal CAN/AM banner to hang in their home arena will be awarded to all Gold Medal teams.

During the weekend, the CAN/AM Staff is always available for you. There is always a helpful staff member to guide you where to go, answer questions, make suggestions, and assist your players and guests. We are here to help you get the most out of this special hockey holiday weekend, no matter what happens on the ice. Our goal is providing an unmatched hockey experience for your team. The Challenge Cup is a professional event for amateur players. That is why so many teams choose to make the CAN/AM Austin Tournament an annual event. We look forward to hosting your team in Florida!


Please use our interactive map to explore the greater Fort Myers area and to get venue address.




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