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Bantam AA & Bantam A

Tournament Sponsored by Scheels Sports

Expressway Suites - GFYHA Preferred Hotel

Grand Forks Youth Hockey knows that a good hotel is a key to a great hockey tournament experience.  

Grand Forks Youth Hockey Preferred Hotels cater to the needs of hockey teams.


Expressway Suites of Grand Forks

The Expressway Suites offers special rates for the

Bantam A Hockey Tournament:

Thursday: $79.95      Friday & Saturday: $119.95

                                Phone: 701-757-7000

                                Toll Free: 800-757-7019



You will enjoy our large suites with a pillow-top mattress, pull-out sofa, Wi-Fi, microwave, mini-fridge, spacious desk and a four top table. With our large TVs and Blu-ray players you can enjoy your favorite Netflix series and movies from our front desk 24/7. Our FREE breakfast, available every morning, will get you fueled and ready to go for your busy game day.

Additional amenities open 7am-11pm daily

Game Room: Air Hockey, Shuffle Board, Foosball, XBOX 360, PlayStation 3, Board Games, Puzzles, and Books

Pool with basketball hoop and relaxing spa.

Work out room available 24/7


Our dining area is available for scheduled team meals. Please confirm availability with our sales team.

Official Bantam AA/Bantam A Tournament Rules

Bantam AA & Bantam A

2022 Tournament Date

Bantam AA: December 31st-January 2nd, 2022-16 Teams

Bantam AA: PLEASE NOTE that our tournaments will be held on Friday, Saturday & Sunday.  FRIDAY GAMES MAY START AS EARLY AS 8:00AM!

2022 Tournament Date

Bantam A: February 4th-6th, 2022-16 Teams

Bantam A: PLEASE NOTE that our tournaments will be held on Friday, Saturday & Sunday.  FRIDAY GAMES MAY START AS EARLY AS 8:00AM!

2021 Tournament Champions: 

Bantam A-Mandan Mayhem

Bantam AA-Fargo Freeze


USA Hockey Sanctioned - Grand Forks, ND

Sanction #


General Information:

•4 Game Guarantee-Pool Play
•Team trophies awarded to 1st, 2nd, 3rd.
•Individual hats for 1st & 2nd place
•Tournament Entry Fee $1150 & Gate Fee $350

Recommended Canadian Division:  US Bantam A = Canadian Bantam AA

US Bantam AA = Canadian Bantam AAA

Checking is permitted and there will be an Altru Athletic Trainer available at the Icon Arena.


Cancellation Policy:

Once you have received an email confirmation that your team has been officially accepted into the tournament, there is a 48 hour cancellation policy. If you withdraw your team within this 48 hour window, 100% of your registration fee will be refunded. However, if you withdraw from the tournament AFTER the 48 hour window for *ANY* reason, your registration fee WILL NOT be refunded.

This policy is to ensure that teams on the 'waitlist' have a reasonable amount of time to plan and make necessary travel arrangements if a team chooses to withdraw from the tournament.

Bantam AA-December 31st-January 2nd, 2022

1. Grand Forks Aviators

Bantam A-February 4th-6th, 2022

1. Grand Forks Blue
2. Grand Forks Red
3. Bismarck Capitals
4. West Fargo Stampede
5. Mandan Mayhem
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