Big Thaw Hockey Tournament

2024 Big Thaw

The 32nd Annual Spring House Tournament Hosted By The Rochester Jr. Americans.

In memory of Willard “Bud” Parker Jr.

Registration is now closed for the 2024 Tournament.

March 1-3, 2024

8U (Mites)

A half-ice tournament featuring USAH sanctioned, cross-ice dasher boards, regulation “mite” nets, great competition at all levels of play with teams from across the Northeast. Mites will play 4 v 4.

All 8U teams will play one game on Friday, two on Saturday and one on Sunday. Sunday games will include gold medal, bronze medal and cross-over games.


March 8-10, 2024

House 10U (squirts) - 18U (midgets)

A full-ice, 5v5 House tournament based on fair, competitive, play and fun on the ice!

All games will be non-checking.

Teams should be available to play at any time on Friday.


Why Play The Big Thaw?

Group 219
  • No gate fee
  • 4 game minimum. 5 points per game scoring
  • Championship brackets for all levels of play
  • USA Hockey sanctioned tournament
  • Competitive placement by tournament officials
  • Medals, tournament awards and player MVP awards for participants
  • Each participant receives a commemorative souvenir
  • Raffle prizes (hockey equipment and supplies, and more)
  • Newly renovated first-class facility with a snack bar and fully stocked pro-shop

Out-of-town teams are welcome!

Space is limited so make your reservations soon.

A portion of the proceeds from the Big Thaw Tournaments will be donated to the Sean Shortsleeve Memorial Scholarship fund to help families in need cover their Jr. Amerks fees for the season.