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The perfect setting for international competition! Come to Montreal and represent your country and your team. Enjoy the thrill of traveling to a city that holds the ultimate hockey tradition.

Play at the best arena in town, the Sportplexe Pierrefonds Arena. Stay in the heart of downtown where you can enjoy the sights and do some incredible shopping or in the suburbs, only 10-15 minutes from the rink and located amidst shopping, entertainment, theaters, and family dining. Make this hockey roadtrip a real holiday!

Montreal will provide the perfect on ice and off ice experience!


AGE DIVISION NAMES (click on image to enlarge)

Age Chart

AGES AND PLAYING LEVELS

Atom (U11)

A (no body checking)
B (no body checking)

 

Peewee (U13)

A (no body checking)
B (no body checking)

 

Bantam (U15)

A (no body checking)
B (no body checking)


THE CAN/AM DIFFERENCE

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!

  • Accommodations at first Class Hotels – we make the arrangements for your team so that you don't have to worry about where to stay or if you can find rooms together!
  • Unsurpassed Locations – the Challenge Cup Locations offer more than a random sampling of suburban rinks. Montreal offers history, a state of the art arena, first rate hotels, and attractive destinations.
  • First Class Tournament Experience – we take care of the details to allow you to focus on one thing – enjoying the Tournament.
  • We introduced the idea of Customer Service for Tournaments. Our goal is to make sure you and your team have a great experience.
  • 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.

WHAT'S INCLUDED

    • Four Game Guarantee. Four teams in each division advance to a medal game. Games begin on Friday morning and medal games end on Sunday early afternoon.

    • Hockey Quebec Sanctioned Tournament.

    • 3 days 2 nights accommodations in the heart of downtown Montreal, or in the suburbs only 10-15 minutes from the rink and located amidst shopping, entertainment, theaters, and family dining.  Check-in on Friday and check-out on Sunday.

    • 2 meal vouchers redeemable at the arena on the days of your choice for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.

    • Individual Player Photo Package that includes 8x12, 4x6, and 2x3 photos.

    • Games played at the newly renovated 4-pad Sportplexe Pierrefonds the finest and most unique facility in all of Montreal!

    • Sportplexe has huge locker rooms, an extensive lobby with dozens of TVs replaying game action, an Olympic size arena, 3 NHL sized arenas, spectator seating in each rink, restaurant, pro shop, and daily equipment storage.

    • CAN/AM Shoot-Out and Team Relay Competition with awards.

    • Player Souvenir for each participant.

    • Free e-program and admission to all games.

    • Championship Gold-Silver-Bronze medals, team winning plaque, and arena banners for all gold medal teams.

    • Results posted after each game on canamhockey.com.

    • Exchange of commemorative gifts between teams.

    • $50 credit toward a CAN/AM Hockey Camp for each tournament player, coach and parent.

    • One Complimentary Coach or Team Rep Package when you bring 40 players, parents, and guests (value equal to 1 Adult at Double Occupancy)

    • Assistance with arranging Montreal Centre Bell tour and purchasing NHL tickets for Montreal Canadiens and AHL Laval Rocket games. 

    • Special assistance in planning hotel to arena transportation for teams needing travel arrangements while in Montreal. Call for details!

    • And most importantly a highly competitive Tournament operated by experienced professionals.

PACKAGE EXPLANATION

The Montreal Challenge Cup is available in a Package format where prices are charged on a per person basis depending on the number of Adults and Players in each room. This per person cost includes hotel accommodations, the tournament fee, and all of the package benefits listed for the tournament. All tax and gratuity is included in prices. Hotel parking is not included. The price is per person for the weekend. There are no additional fees.

To calculate costs for the packages, add the number of adults and players in a room. This determines the occupancy i.e. 2 adults + 1 player = triple occupancy. Once you know the occupancy, simply add the corresponding per person cost for each adult and player in that room. Double occupancy rate is based on one adult and one player in the room. All non-playing minors are free and do not receive any package benefits. Minors do not affect the occupancy. Minors stay with parent(s) in existing bed space.

For teams traveling a long distance, we suggest a Thursday arrival. Select additional night during checkout process.

RATE CHART EXPLANATION
Quad: Any combination of four adults and players.
Triple: Any combination of three adults and players.
Double: Two adults or one adult and one player.

Prices are per person for the whole weekend and include applicable taxes and gratuities. There are no additional team or entry fees. All tournament fees are included in the package fees.

PARTICIPATION REQUIREMENTS

For a team to participate, all rostered players, coaches, managers, and guests must subscribe to one of these packages. Rates are based on 14 or more rostered players. Teams with less than 14 players will be charged $50 for each missing player.

TEAM DEPOSIT

A non-refundable $500 deposit will be charged to your credit card when your registration is accepted. The $500 team deposit is not an extra fee.  If you paid the team deposit, you can apply it to your balance or it can be divided between the families. If the team paid the $500 deposit, it can be returned to the team 30 days after the tournament is over. Refunds of team deposits paid by credit card are subject to a 5% service fee. Please contact one of our customer service representatives to discuss your options more fully.

HOTEL DEPOSITS AND PAYMENTS

If your team has a particular hotel preference, you will need to submit the room deposits promptly.  Hotel choices are honored on a first come-first served basis, based on the receipt of your $100 per room hotel deposits.  All of your team's deposits must be submitted before hotel placement is made. Once all deposits have been submitted, your team will be assigned a hotel. Families will then be able to proceed with the remainder of the registration process.  Any family that pays the $100 deposit by credit card will automatically be charged their remaining balance 30 days prior to the Tournament date. We will not accept any checks within 30 days of the Tournament.

DEADLINES

All tournament related materials are due 45 days prior to the Tournament Date.  All final balances are due 30 days prior to the Tournament Date.

CANCELLATION POLICIES AND INSURANCE

PANDEMIC CANCELLATION POLICY
Should CAN/AM Hockey be forced to cancel an event due to the pandemic, 100% of all fees paid will be credited to a future event.

STANDARD CANCELLATION POLICY

Deposits are non-refundable. There are no refunds on payments for cancellations within 30 days of the Tournament.

RESERVATION INSURANCE

All fees and reservations may be insured against cancellation. Any reservation for which the insurance was purchased will be entitled to a full refund of all fees paid less the cost of the insurance. Click here for more information on reservation insurance.

TOURNAMENT SANCTIONING

The Montreal Challenge Cup is a Hockey Quebec sanctioned tournament. Hockey Canada and Hockey Quebec rules will be followed with additional CAN/AM tournament rules. Once you register, a copy of the CAN/AM rules will be available for review. US teams must provide a signed Official USA Hockey Roster at least 60 days prior to the tournament (some states also require a Travel Permit). Canadian teams must submit the required Travel Permit and Official Hockey Roster issued by their governing body (i.e. GTHL, OMHA, Hockey Quebec, etc…). No team will be allowed to participate in the tournament without submitting this information.

HOTELS

Stay in the heart of downtown where you can enjoy the sights and do some incredible shopping or in the suburbs, only ten minutes from the rink and located amidst shopping, entertainment, theaters, and family dining.

During your registration you will be asked to select your top two choices for hotels. Our staff will assign team hotels on a first come first serve basis once all families have submitted their $100 per room deposits.


DOWNTOWN PACKAGE HOTELS

LE CENTRE SHERATON MONTREAL

1201 Boulevard Rene-Levesque West 
Montreal, Quebec, Canada, H3B 2L7
514-878-2000

Offering unparalleled Montreal accommodations, our hotel boasts a prime location steps from world-class shopping, exquisite dining, and the entertainment district. Le Centre Sheraton offers self parking for $29 per day and valet parking for $39 per day. Rates subject to change. Max occupancy: 4 people per room. For teams arriving by bus, please note that there is a bag handling charge payable directly to the hotel at time of check in. This is $6.00 + taxes, round trip, per bag (this applies only to luggage, not equipment bags, rate is subject to change). The total luggage charge per team will be charged in a lump sum to the room of the Team Rep.. Read more...




RESIDENCE INN MONTREAL DOWNTOWN

2045 Rue Peel
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1T6
514-982-6064

Stylish comfort and modern convenience await at Residence Inn Montreal Downtown. The hotel in the heart of the city places you near all the action, with many of the area's top attractions within close proximity. The Residence Inn only offers off-site indoor parking for $25 per day + tax (located behind the hotel on Rue Metcalfe). Rates subject to change. Max occupancy: 4 people per room. Read more...

Residence Inn Downtown Montreal


WEST ISLAND - PACKAGE HOTELS

HAMPTON INN & SUITES MONTREAL-DORVAL

1900 Trans-Canada Highway
Dorval, QC, H9P 2N4
514-633-8243

At Hampton Inn, we want our customers to really feel their presence is appreciated. Our hotel features a heated indoor pool and free parking for cars, buses and shuttles. We also offer a full breakfast buffet served daily. Max occupancy: 4 people per room. Read more...

 


DOUBLE TREE POINTE-CLAIRE

6700 Trans-Canada Highway
Pointe Claire, Quebec H9R 1C2
514-697-7110

In the heart of the West Island of Montreal, seven miles from Montreal-Trudeau Airport, the Holiday Inn Pointe-Claire Montreal Airport Hotel boasts the ideal location of convenience and comfort Read more...

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MARRIOTT COURTYARD

2000 Trans-Canada Highway
Baie D'Urfe, Quebec H9X0B3
514-697-7110

Spacious rooms combine comfort and functionality, with high-speed Internet access and flat screen TV. The well-equipped fitness center, indoor pool and whirlpool will help you stay refreshed and Read more...





EMBASSY SUITES PACKAGE HOTEL


EMBASSY SUITES BY HILTON MONTREAL AIRPORT

6300 Trans-Canada Highway
Pointe Claire, Quebec, H9R 1B9
514-426-5060

The hotel offers a complimentary made-to-order breakfast and complimentary Evening Reception, fitness room, and business centre. Located less than 15 minutes from the Sportplexe Pierrefonds Arena and the Montreal Airport. Read more...

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AT THE TOURNAMENT 

Welcome to the CAN/AM Challenge Cup in beautiful Montreal, Quebec! Your ultimate Tournament experience is finally about to begin. As your families and players arrive in Montreal, they will check in directly at their hotel. Once families are checked in to their room, it’s time to check out Montreal. Everyone’s first stop is likely the Sportplexe Pierrefonds, where they will find one the top 10 arenas in North America! The newly renovated Sportplexe features an Olympic size arena, 3 NHL sized arenas, spectator seating in each rink, an extensive lobby with flat screens throughout replaying game action, standings, and live TV, restaurant, bar, pro shop, and daily equipment storage.
 
The headquarters for the Tournament will be in the upstairs lobby of the Sportplexe. 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.  

All games will be played at the Sportplexe Pierrefonds. Your game schedule will be available about one week prior to the Tournament Date.  All teams are guaranteed 4 games. The games begin on Friday at 9:00 AM.  After the round-robin games are completed, the four top teams in each division will proceed to the Sunday Medal Championship games. By Saturday night, Medal matchups for your division will be set. Will your team have what it takes to make it to a Medal Game on Sunday morning? The Gold, Silver and Bronze Medal Games will be completed by 2:00 PM on Sunday. 

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 first place 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, assist your players and guests, even lock and unlock your team's dressing room door! Our goal is to help you get the most out of this special hockey holiday weekend, no matter what happens on the ice. Our goal is to provide 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 Montreal Tournament an annual event. We look forward to hosting your team in La Belle Province.

DIRECTIONS

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

 

PAST HIGHLIGHTS

Check out our Facebook page for past winners and candid shots.


TESTIMONIALS

Thank you all for a great event in Montreal this past weekend!  Our kids had a blast!  It was a great experience for them.  The tournament was extremely well organized! - Ken Y.

I just wanted to drop a note for you and the whole staff.  Thank you for a wonderful experience once again.  You guys are great, from the office to everyone at the rink.  Thanks again and see you next year. - Ken J.

Just wanted to say thank-you for a wonderful tournament weekend. Our team had a fantastic time. The boys bonded and came away with memories for a lifetime! - Liana F.

Good morning, on behalf of the Newmarket Redmen team we would like to thank  you for organizing an amazing tournament. The boys enjoyed themselves and will have memories that will last a lifetime. Also all of your staff have been a pleasure to deal with since day one. You made everything so easy for us. Thank you! - Melissa R.

I just wanted to drop a note to you to thank you for the well organized and entertaining tournament that just ended. We had an excellent time and even though we didnt win any games still enjoyed the facilities, competition and fellowship afforded by the other teams. - William D.

I want to thank you for another great CAN/AM experience!!!  The Islanders Hockey Club had an amazing time.  The boys (and parents) are still talking about it. - Jeanine C.

This tournament was probably one of the best organized events our team has participated in over the years. All the staff - tournament, hotel and arena facility - were very accommodating and always pleasant. - Martha T.

I wanted to send a big Thank you to you and your team for all of the work you did putting this tournament together.  It's an experience that all of the girls will never forget and all of the parents could not say enough about how well it was run and the fun everyone had. I can imagine the work that went in to making this a successful tournament so again….Thank you.  You did a great job! - Carolyn B.