Hockey Tournament Action Skating into Erie, Starting this Weekend

13 Sep, 2019

The Erie Sports Commission will host and support 10 hockey tournaments in the 2019-2020 season, including five new events. The events are expected to generate an estimated $1.9 million in economic impact to the Erie region.

Tournament Cup Series (TCS) Hockey will kick off its season with the Erie Ice Cup Sept. 13-15 at Erie Insurance Arena, ERIEBANK Sports Park and the Mercyhurst University Ice Center. The event will feature separate tournaments for AAU and USA Hockey sanctioning. More than 40 teams are registered to compete, more than tripling the number of participating teams from the 2018 tournament.

*For the TCS Pre-Season Erie Ice Cup schedule click here.

Lake Effect Hockey, a new Erie-based tournament series, will host four youth tournaments for the first time in 2019-20. All tournaments will be hosted at ERIEBANK Sports Park.

Hockey events to be hosted and supported by the Erie Sports Commission this season include:

  • Shriners 24-Hour Children’s Charity Cup (Sept. 13-14, ERIEBANK Sports Park)
  • TCS Erie Ice Cup (September 13-15, Erie Insurance Arena, ERIEBANK Sports Park, Mercyhurst)
  • Big Bear Tournaments: ThunderRoad Tournament (Oct. 11-13, ERIEBANK Sports Park, Mercyhurst)
  • Lake Effect Hockey Fall Challenge (Oct. 18-20, ERIEBANK Sports Park)
  • Lake Effect Hockey Veterans Day Junior Otters Showcase (Nov. 8-10, ERIEBANK Sports Park)
  • Lake Effect Hockey Iceberg Mite Challenge (Dec. 13-15, ERIEBANK Sports Park)
  • TCS Erie MLK Ice Cup (Jan 18-20, 2020, Erie Insurance Arena and ERIEBANK Sports Park)
  • Lake Effect Hockey Winter Challenge (Jan. 24-26, ERIEBANK Sports Park)
  • 26th Annual Sarah Backstrom Memorial Tournament (Feb. 7-9, ERIEBANK Sports Park)
  • Big Bear Tournaments Lincoln Memorial Tournament (Feb. 15-17, ERIEBANK Sports Park)

For a complete list of ESC events and all tournament details, visit


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