We are very proud to announce that we have received an invitation to EUROPE'S LARGEST YOUTH HOCKEY TOURNAMENT, which will be held this Spring in ZELL AM SEE, Austria: http://www.zellamsee-kaprun.com/en
Zell am See is located in the very heart of the Alps, with some of the BEST SPRING SKIIING IN THE WORLD! It is located in the Austrian State of Salzburg: http://www.salzburg.info/en which is also one of Europe's most famous and beautiful cities! The Sound of Music was filmed there. We are close to the incredible Czech Republic Capital City of Prague, which we will tour, including Prague Castle: http://www.praguewelcome.cz/en
BONUS: We also have another invitation for a U-16 Team, (1998-99), to play in a Tournament in Prague, ALL IN THE SAME WEEK!
PJ Diana Goalie School Head Instructor Tony Raffo will be our Tour Director. Tony is the Goalie Coach for the Host Club in Zell am See, and has taken teams to European Tournaments for many years, winning a Championship in Turku, Finland, as a coach with the Advanta Panthers, a Metro Boston Hockey League team.
Tony explains: "Having coached most everywhere in Europe, I believe that this tournament offers great competition facing some of the finest clubs in Europe, while enjoying one of the most beautiful Alpine Villages and the City of Salzburg! The quality is as good as anywhere in the Alps, and the costs are very reasonable, by European standards. English is widely understood and spoken in Austria & Prague!"
We invite any coach or manager of a AAA or AA U-16 Team, (1998-99), that is interested, to please contact us as soon as possible! We are planning only one U-16 team at this time, but also have invitations for a U-14, (2000-01), and U-12, (2002-03). If any AAA or AA U-14 or U-12 Teams are interested, please contact us immediately!
Tournament Dates are as follows:
U-16: Prague: April 18-20, Zell am See: April 24-27
U-14: Zell am See: April 21-24, exhibitions prior
U-12: Zell am See: April 18-21, exhibitions prior
Tour will include sightseeing and recreational time, however between tournaments we will have exhibition games and practices scheduled with other clubs.
We anticipate the total cost per player, all-inclusive with roundtrip airfare, shared room, local transportation, most meals, and tournaments fees to be approximately $2,500 each. Family members may join us at that rate, less tournament fees, or make their own arrangements. We can include families in our group airfare discount if they choose to make their own land based arrangements.