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2016 AAA Tournaments
Posted by: Administration
Friday, June 19, 2015

Top Guns 2016 AAA Tournament
Information
 
This year we are continuing to host our tournaments in the scenic and relaxing mountain town of Canmore, Alberta
 (*** No PARK ADMISSION required to stay in Canmore.)
 
Enjoy our stress free tournament which runs out of 1 arena, with the hotel 5 minutes walking distance from the Canmore Arena.
(leave the big city traffic and hassles behind). 
 
The downtown core of Canmore offers the ultimate Artisan Boutique shopping experience for all ages and genders.
(Yes it has the ultimate Candy Shop).
 
3 - 20 Minute Periods Stop Time Games consisting of 2 hour time slots, 5 games guaranteed (6 team draw).  Final Game to Finish by 4:00 pm on Sunday to allow safer and convenient travel back home.  See online schedule (link to left) for your specific age group.
 
The Top Guns AAA Spring Tournament is an annual event which takes place in May and June each year. 
(each age group is hosted on different weekends).
 
 
 

MAJOR ATOM (2005) - APR 15-17, 2016
MAJOR NOVICE (2007) - APR 22-24, 2016
 MINOR BANTAM (2002) - MAY 6-8, 2016
MINOR ATOM (2006) - MAY 13-15, 2016
MAJOR PEEWEE (2003) - MAY 27-29, 2016
 MAJOR ATOM (2005) - June 3-5, 2016
 MINOR PEEWEE (2004) - June 10-12, 2016
  MINOR ATOM (2006) - June 17-19, 2016

Tournament cost for 2016 is $2250 (includes GST).  Teams registered must book their hotel rooms directly with the Quality Resort Chateau Canmore (mandatory for tournament participation).  We have reserved 92 rooms to ensure that each team has enough rooms at a great price to enjoy our tournament.    Sheri/Mike are our hotel Group Booking Agents.    They will accommodate your teams requirements.   You can book your teams meals for buffet or sit down reservations at the same time with Sheri/Mike.    They can be reached at 403 678-6699 or email at sales@chateaucanmore.com.
 

Loft Rooms - $tba+taxes per night
Double Rooms - $tba+taxes per night
King Rooms - $tba+taxes per night
Queen Rooms - $tba+taxes per night
Pets (Small <15 lbs) - $tbaper night
Pet (Large <75 lbs) - $tba per night
 
This is a great deal for the Canmore area as you know, it is only 13 minutes from the Famous Banff Alberta.
 
Each tournament will host an All-Star Lineup, Participant Custom T-shirts,  Individual Game MVP Trophies, Champion Trophy with Custom Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals.
 
We will only host 6 teams maximum, so make sure you register and get in before it fills.
 
Cheques are to be mailed to Top Guns, PO Box 43144, Deer Valley RPO, Calgary, Alberta T2J 7A7.    Cheques to be sent (POST DATED JAN 1, 2016)  immediately for 2016, $500.  All Cheques payable to Top Guns Hockey.  $500 Deposit will lock in your team until January 1, 2016, at which point the remaining $1750 will be due.
 
 
If you have any questions, concerns, please feel free to call Cherryl Directly at 403 992-4867.  
 
 

 

2016 European Hockey Tour Teams
Posted by: Administration
Sunday, June 29, 2014

Canada Cowboys are currently looking for qualified players (born in 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006) interested in going to Europe in the summer of 2016.  
 
If you are interested, complete the Euro Trip Try Out form to request a scout to attend a game or practice.  
 
 
We annually send hockey teams (Novice to Midget Age players) each year on our Central European tour which includes touring through Germany, Austria, Italy, and the Czech Republic. The dates for these tours are the first two weeks of August 2016. The Central European touring teams play in a tournament in Prague, which includes teams from Russia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Finland and Sweden. 
 
A payment plan is available with monthly payments that begin with the initial deposit and will conclude June 15, 2016.
 
A $1000.00 deposit per accepted participant is required at time of acceptance to reserve the spot on the team/tour.  

We had eight Canada Cowboys touring teams in 2014. Each team represented Canada with pride, and competed hard in every game. Our teams success varied from placing first for the 2004 team in Prague, with many of the teams qualifying for the metal rounds and bringing home numerous metals. We sent 4 teams in 2015 with a silver, 2 bronze and a 4th place result.   

Actual dates and times for departure and return flights will be available in January 2016.  

This tour includes the following: 

            • European pre-departure training camp - on-ice as well as dry land training Location: Canmore, Alberta (July 18-22, 2016) (Food and Hotel not included in costs)

            • round trip airline flights from Canada to Central Europe

            • hotel accommodations, 3-4 Star Hotels with double or triple occupancy (single rooms are available at an added cost)

            • team bus transportation

            • sightseeing tours as outlined in the age specific itinerary

            • meal plan; breakfast plus one lunch or dinner daily

            • all-inclusive travel insurance (TIC) for Canadians only

            • assistance of a local english-speaking guide

            • tournament fees

            • Canada Cowboys Custom game jerseys and matching socks (Home, Away) player or goalie

            • 1 custom tracksuit jacket and pants

            • 1 custom tour T-shirt  & 1 pair of Shorts

            • Bauer custom hockey bag player or goalie

            • custom hockey gloves (player only)

            • custom hockey pant shell player or goalie

            • team and individual photos to be taken during the week in Canmore

            • all taxes and fees


I must emphasize that the Canada Cowboys tours are comprised of more than hockey, each tour has a balance of touring, site seeing, fine cuisine, entertainment and timely hockey games and practices to keep the most avid hockey fan happy.

Our tour is regarded as a trip of a lifetime. The unique hockey experience, the cultural diversity of each country and travel adventures makes for diverse memorable experiences. We encourage your entire family to accompany the player and share together in creating everlasting memories. Past participants of our tours include parents, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, as well as friends. All players must be accompanied by a guardian or designated guardian.

Please take 7 minutes out and view our YouTube videos below. The link may not work on mobile devices due to the music. Please view the video on a laptop or desktop.

Central European Tour

Rock Em Video 

Our teams are scheduled for completion by the end of February, as this is the deadline for reserving our airline tickets. 

Players on our teams are scouted from Canada (with majority from Western Canada), however players for the team will be accepted worldwide. We scout the players during minor hockey league games as well as during tournaments.   This procedure is based on the player’s hockey skills, abilities and knowledge of the game. We select the best players for our teams.  When we evaluate your player, feedback may take some time as we often have many players trying out for each position.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me directly at your convenience.

Cherryl Paulsen, 

Administrator

Canada Cowboys European Hockey Tour Teams

403-992-4867 

References from 2014’s tour 

 

Players Name: Rhett Schell, AA
Birth year: 2003
Association: Saskatoon, Sask
Parent: Terry Schell
Cell: 1 306 290-9792


Players Name: Garrett Brockmeyer, AA
Birth year: 2001
Association: Saskatoon, Sask
Parent: Angela Brockmeyer
Cell: 1 306 242-4595
 


2016 Pond Hockey League
Posted by: Administration
Sunday, June 29, 2014

Pond Hockey Program
Spring 3 on 3 Pond Hockey League Introduction

3 on 3 Pond Hockey League
Spring 2016 Monday-Thursday
    Pond Hockey is a fast paced, full ice hockey game played with small numbers of players.  This ensures that each participant gets lots of ice, a good workout and a vast amount of development in his/her game play.  The Springbank Twin arenas are being utilized for for this league.
The focus of the pond hockey league will be to advance their hockey skills
 through game play and provide a fun, social and family 
atmosphere for all. The basis of development for each of the Top Guns 3 
on 3 pond hockey teams will be a blend of practice and league play 
between April and the end of June. Each ice time will consist of a 
10-minute WARMUP, followed by a fast paced 3 on 3 Pond hockey league
 game. 

The rules of our 3 on 3 Pond Hockey League support the philosophy of 
continuous play, fast aggressive skating, fast puck movement, individual 
player creativeness and great goaltender showdowns.

On busy days when schedules with other sports occur send a friend to 
play pond hockey for you! (must be on the sub list to be insured)

 

Program consists of:

  • 11 skaters (RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPPLYING BACKUP IF SICK)

  • 1 goaltender (RESPONSIBLE FOR SUPPLYING BACKUP IF SICK)

  • Each session consists of 10 minutes of WARMUP and 50 minutes
     of 3 on 3 Pond Hockey Game
  • 20 sessions per season - averaging 2 sessions per week 
    (ice schedule permitting)
  • League jersey, T-Shirt and Helmet Stickers supplied
  • players will be grouped into appropriate levels to make it 
    competitive for all players
  • Qualified hockey skill developers will conduct each session
Players can request to be seated with specific players/buddies within the 
same division but may be asked to play with the opposing team to ensure 
league parity.
    Age Divisions:    
                             Novice - Open for Registration
                                  Atom     - Open for Registration
                                  Peewee - Open for Registration
                                  Bantam - Open for Registration
         Midget   - Open for Registration

                             

    Entry Fee is $575 (GST Included)

    REMEMBER, you can either enter players from your winter team, or enter
     a fun summer team, or even get a few friends together and come out to 
    experience the thrill and excitement.  


    ***** Subs can be registered online for player replacement (sickness, holidays, etc)   To get your player on the sub list, use the link for Sub Registration to your left.  Sub Registration will be open FOR REGISTRATION on February 1, 2016.

    2015 AAA Tournaments
    Posted by: Administration
    Sunday, June 29, 2014

    Top Guns 2015 AAA Tournament
    Information
     
    This year we are continuing to host our tournaments in the scenic and relaxing mountain town of Canmore, Alberta
     (*** No PARK ADMISSION required to stay in Canmore.)
     
    Enjoy our stress free tournament which runs out of 1 arena, with the hotel 5 minutes walking distance from the Canmore Arena.
    (leave the big city traffic and hassles behind). 
     
    The downtown core of Canmore offers the ultimate Artisan Boutique shopping experience for all ages and genders.
    (Yes it has the ultimate Candy Shop).
     
    3 - 20 Minute Periods Stop Time Games consisting of 2 hour time slots, 5 games guaranteed (6 team draw).  Final Game to Finish by 4:00 pm on Sunday to allow safer and convenient travel back home.  See online schedule (link to left) for your specific age group.
     
    The Top Guns AAA Spring Tournament is an annual event which takes place in May and June each year. 
    (each age group is hosted on different weekends).
     
     
     

    MAJOR NOVICE (2006) - May 22-24, 2015 (Full to Capacity)
    MINOR ATOM (2005) - Apr 17-19, 2015 (Full to Capacity)
     MAJOR ATOM (2004) - June 12-14, 2015 (Full to capacity)
    MINOR PEEWEE (2003) - Apr 24-26, 2015 cancelled
               MAJOR PEEWEE (2002) - May 8-10, 2015 (Full to capacity) 
     MINOR ATOM (2005) - June 5-7, 2015 (Full to capacity)  
    MINOR BANTAM (2001) - May 29-31, 2015 (Full to Capacity)
     
    Tournament cost for 2015 is $2100 (includes GST).  Teams registered must book their hotel rooms directly with the Quality Resort Chateau Canmore (mandatory for tournament participation).  We have reserved 92 rooms to ensure that each team has enough rooms at a great price to enjoy our tournament.    Sheri is our hotel Group Booking Agent.    She will accommodate your teams requirements.   You can book your teams meals for buffet or sit down reservations at the same time with Sheri.    Sheri can be reached at 403 678-6699 or email at sales@chateaucanmore.com.
     

    Loft Rooms - $134+taxes per night
    Double Rooms - $124+taxes per night
    King Rooms - $124+taxes per night
    Queen Rooms - $124+taxes per night
    Pets (Small <15 lbs) - $15 per night
    Pet (Large <75 lbs) - $25 per night
     
    This is a great deal for the Canmore area as you know, it is only 13 minutes from the Famous Banff Alberta.
     
    Each tournament will host an All-Star Lineup, Participant Custom T-shirts,  Individual Game MVP Trophies, Champion Trophy with Custom Gold, Silver and Bronze Medals.
     
    We will only host 6 teams maximum, so make sure you register and get in before it fills.
     
    Cheques are to be mailed to Top Guns, PO Box 43144, Deer Valley RPO, Calgary, Alberta T2J 7A7.    Cheques to be sent are post dated Jan 1, 2015, $2100.   All Cheques payable to Top Guns Hockey.
     
     
    If you have any questions, concerns, please feel free to call Cherryl Directly at 403 992-4867.  
     
     

     

    >> 2014 Pond Hockey League - Monday, February 24, 2014
    >> Bella Italia - Nov 7-19, 2014 - Friday, February 14, 2014
    >> AAA Tournaments - Wednesday, November 20, 2013
    >> 2014 European Hockey Tour Teams - Friday, September 20, 2013
    >> 2014 Pond Hockey League - Thursday, September 19, 2013
    >> Riley Kohonick, Tournament MVP 2013 - Friday, August 16, 2013
    >> Czech Republic Tournament Update - Friday, August 16, 2013
    >> 2004 AAA Raffle Results - Friday, July 19, 2013
    >> 2014 AAA Tournaments - Monday, July 08, 2013
    >> Pond Hockey Status - Wednesday, February 13, 2013
    >> 2013 Pond Hockey League - Wednesday, October 17, 2012
    >> 2013 AAA Tournaments - Tuesday, October 16, 2012
    >> AAA Tournaments - Saturday, June 02, 2012
    >> Todd Jones- Hockey Calgary Coach of the Year - Thursday, April 19, 2012
    >> Spring AAA Tournaments - Saturday, October 29, 2011
    >> 2001 Development - Sunday, March 27, 2011
    >> 2on2 Explosive Hockey - Saturday, January 08, 2011
    >> European Hockey Tour Teams - Friday, December 10, 2010
    >> Spring AAA Information - Friday, December 10, 2010
    >> 3on3 Pond Hockey league - Friday, December 10, 2010
    >> 2on2 Fall/Winter - Monday, December 06, 2010
    >> 2011 AAA Spring Hockey - Tuesday, November 16, 2010
    >> 1996 Canada Cowboys - Monday, September 06, 2010
    >> 1997 Canada Cowboys - Friday, August 27, 2010



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