The Cup Buffalo

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Hockey Tournament
January 11-14, 2024
34 Chestnut St, Lockport, NY 14094

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Champions

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Fall 2022 - Summer 2023

AAA
2008: Upper Canada Cyclones AAA Hockey Club logo Upper Canada Cyclones AAA Hockey Club
2009: Toronto Titans AAA Hockey Club logo Toronto Titans AAA Hockey Club
2011: Elgin Middlesex Canucks logo Elgin Middlesex Canucks
2012: Barrie Colts AAA logo Barrie Colts AAA
2013: Philadelphia Hockey Club logo Philadelphia Hockey Club

Overview

One of the favourite locations for the Prospect Cup Series, The Prospect Cup Series - AAA Buffalo is sure to deliver. Buffalo is highly anticipated as this is the staple event and one of the biggest AAA events in North America. This tournament was previously known as “North American Championship - The Cup” which was the number one AAA event in North America and is famous for bringing teams from all over North America from areas such as: Colorado, Montreal, Toronto, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, Anaheim and more! This event is close to the border which allows for high attendance from teams from both sides of the border.

This tournament brings together top competition and offers a very unique attraction which is outdoor ice. Prospects by Sports Illustrated creates and executes superior quality events which is based around the experience for players, parents, coaches and participants. Our experienced staff and engaging activities like the infamous sticker trading contest make for an extraordinary experience. Prospects by Sports Illustrated partners work with several local businesses, attractions, and restaurants to ensure teams and their families receive amazing deals around the city. We look forward to hosting your teams at this series!

Tournament cost: $2100 USD - HOLD YOUR SPOT TODAY (TOURNAMENT FILLING UP FAST)

Deposit of $500 required at the time of registration ($100 non refundable)


** DUE TO COVID CIRCUMSTANCES, THE TOURNAMENT WILL BE CAPPED AT 150 TEAMS, SECURE YOUR SPOT TODAY**


GATE FEES APPLY. There is a gate fee $20 for weekend pass, $10 daily pass. People paying for the weekend pass will receive an official THE CUP hat valued at $29.99 and an official Tournament Program valued at $5 until supplies run out.



There is no charge to attend THE CUP for players, children 16 and under and those over the age of 65



​Buffalo NY allows easy access to most US teams and Ontario based teams. Buffalo is a large metropolitan city with much to offer in terms of shopping, site seeing and restaurants. Located only minutes from one of the wonders of the world Niagara Falls, families can find time to make this weekend a memorable experience



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THE CUP North American Championship has been specifically designed to allow entrance only to teams who have been qualified by our selection committee. We pre-select the top ranked US and Canadian teams trying for relatively equal amounts representing each country. Our scheduler will create equal round robin pairings taking into consideration teams you've faced previously during the season to accommodate your team playing new teams. Divisions will be weighted evenly to assure fairness to all participating teams. This is a tournament like no other, THE CUP will feature some of the absolute best teams in North America all trying to hoist THE CUP. In the end there will be one champion. WILL IT BE YOURS?

Format: 5x5

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Panera Bread
Lockport, NY

(1.89 miles)

Chipotle Mexican Grill
Williamsville, NY

(13.01 miles)

Buffalo Wild Wings
Tonawanda, NY

(13.78 miles)

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