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Thanksgiving Classic Tournament


Friday - Sunday
November 24th - 26th


  • USA Hockey and Hockey Canada Sanctioned
  • Banners for Championship Game Teams
  • Individual Awards for Champion/Finalist
  • EMT at ALL games
  • No Gate Fee
  • Hospitality Room for Coaches & Managers
  • T-shirts, Photos, & Other Exciting Hockey Vendors
  • Family-Friendly Environment
  • Games Details:
    • Points: 2 points = win, 1 point = tie, 0 points = loss
    • Periods:
      8U/ADM, Girls, 10U (Squirt) & 12U (Peewee) are  12-12-12 minutes
      14U (Bantam) and 16/18U Midget are 13-13-14 minutes




19U (Girls)


16U/18U (Midget) AA, A, B


14U (Bantam) AA, A, B


12U (Peewee) AA, A, B


10U (Squirt) AA, A, B


8U (ADM/Mite)


* If paying by Credit Card, purchaser pays processing fees ($2 + 3.25%)

Click Here to Book Your Hotel

This tourney is a "Stay to Play" tournament.
ALL out-of-town teams are required to stay
at one of our approved hotels.


  • Your registration is not complete until payment in full or 50% deposit* is  received. 
    *An invoice will be emailed to the team contact within 72 hours of registration.
  • All teams are required to submit a copy of their official (USAH, etc.) team rosterto prior to the beginning of the tournament.

Payments Made by Check:
Your registration is not complete until payment is made in-full or a deposit, equal to 50% of the total fee, is received.

Final payment is required by November 1, 2017. 

All payments (except online) should be made payable to:  NHAHA

Please Mail Payments to:
Bernie Woodrow, NHAHA Treasurer
547 Chester Dr.
Lower Burrell, PA 15068

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Tournament Director, Dave Schueler


Pittsburgh Ice Arena Alpha Ice Complex Belmont Ice Complex
700 Craigdell Rd. 66 Alpha Dr. West 415 Butler Rd.
New Kensington PA 15068 Pittsburgh, PA 15238 Kittanning PA 16201
724-334-4423 412-826-0800 724-548-1067

Invitation To Play

Please let me extend a warm welcome and invite your team or organization to participate in the 2017 Pittsburgh Vipers Thanksgiving Classic Tournament. Each year our tournament draws teams of all levels from throughout the United States and Canada. 

As one of the Pittsburgh area’s premier hockey organizations, our goal is to provide teams with competitive tournament divisions and a rewarding experience for coaches, managers, players, and families.

Hope to see you in November!
Heather Ruffner
President, NHAHA/Pittsburgh Vipers


Are you visiting Pittsburgh for the tournament?  Want to know what else you can do while you are here?

All the information you need, from local events & attraction to dining choices are outlined in this one-stop shop planning guide. Check out the Visit Pittsburgh Viper Tournament page here:

Black Friday Shopping - Tournament Style!

The tournament will have plenty of shopping opportunities for Black Friday and all weekend long! Visit the vendors at Pittsburgh Ice Arena and Alpha Ice Complex, shop online, or use one of the coupons for area stores that will be included in the team manager gift bags.

Pittsburgh Ice Arena Vendors

Alpha Ice Complex Vendors


Sponsor Opportunities

Proceeds from the Pittsburgh Vipers Thanksgiving Classic Tournament support the Pittsburgh Vipers / North Hills Amateur Hockey Association (NHAHA), 501(c)3 non-profit organization .
All donations are tax deductible. (W-9 form available upon request.) 

Make the most of your advertising dollars while funding programs that provide more than 300 players the opportunity to develop on-ice skills, confidence, pride, focus, respect, healthy bodies, and a lifelong love of the game. 

In return, our organization will spread the word of your generosity and help grow your business through exposure on the Pittsburgh Vipers website, organization materials and communications, and during the Vipers Thanksgiving Classic Tournament. 

To confirm your participation, please complete and return the Sponsor Agreement Form, no later than November 1, 2017.


Vendors interested in setting up a table on one or more days of the Thanksgiving Tournament should contact the NHAHA Fundraising Director, Dana Gessler at