Preseason Erie Cup Updated Divisions!

by Marc Costanza

On behalf of TCS Hockey, we would like to invite your team(s) to our Preseason Erie Cup this September 14th-16th, 2018 at the beautiful Erie Insurance Arena in Erie, PA.

The Erie Insurance Arena is Northwestern Pennsylvania’s premier sports and entertainment facility. It opened in 1983 and recently underwent a $47 million renovation and expansion. With over 9,000 seats, it is home to the OHL Erie Otters (Formerly Connor McDavid's Home Rink in the OHL) the NBA-D League Erie BayHawks. It also hosts numerous concerts, family shows, graduations and other community events.
The renovation & expansion included the following: New club level & luxury suites, expanded concourses, new seats with cupholders, expanded capacity, additional restrooms, larger box office, fully ADA accessible facility, additional concession areas, 50 tv monitors, new show office & star dressing rooms and new heating & ac systems.
From September through April, the Erie Insurance Arena’s concrete floor turns to ice. For concerts, basketball and trade shows during this period, the ice is covered with synthetic, insulated floor panels.

National performing artists such as Elton John, Rod Stewart, Cher, KISS, Barry Manilow and Alan Jackson, along with Disney on Ice, World Wrestling Entertainment, the Harlem Globetrotters and Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus have performed at the Erie Insurance Arena.
There are a maximum number of teams allowed for this tournament.  Teams are accepted on a first come, first serve basis.  It is highly recommended that you register early to reserve a spot for your team as we expect this event to fill up quickly.

Preseason Erie Cup - September 14th-16th, 2018
Youth Divisions - Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam, & Girls (12U/14U/16U)
Youth Skill Levels - AA, A, B, House Select, House


  • Squirt, PeeWee, & Girls 12u/14u - $1275 USD
  • Bantam - $1300
  • Girls 16u - $1325 USD

*Early Bird Discount* - All teams paid in full by 7/20/18 will receive $50 off entry fee


  • USA Hockey Sanctioned Event
  • All teams must be registered with USA Hockey or a member organization of the IIHF
  • 4 Game Guarantee
  • Squirt, PeeWee, Girls 12u/14u, & Bantam - 3 x 12 minute periods stop time 
  • Girls 16u - 3 x 13 minute periods stop time


  • 1st & 2nd Place Teams - Receive Custom Medals & Team Trophy
  • Free Tournament Raffle 
  • On-Site Professional Photographer (Customized Team Photos)
  • Schedule, Scores, Photos, Team Stats, & Results on Internet
  • Division MVP Player Awards
  • No Gate Fees
  • Tournament Custom Apparel for Souvenirs
  • Giant Scoreboard & Playoff Brackets
  • Discounted Hotel Rates for local Hotels 
  • Game Sheets Prepared by Tournament Staff for each Game
  • Experienced Officiating
  • Friendly, Courteous Staff with a Tournament Director Present at all times


  • All teams must be ready to start Friday AM.  Sunday Championship games may start as late as 5:00pm.  
  • This is a stay to play event.  It is required that all teams traveling to this event reserve their hotel accommodations through TRAVELING TEAMS®. Thank you in advance for your cooperation!  Click here to make your hotel reservations
  • Due to the limited ice time at Erie Insurance Arena, there is a possibility your team may play 1 or 2 games at Mercyhurst College.
  • Team deposits & payments are considered non-refundable.  Refunds for teams will be provided if TCS Hockey cancels the tournament or the division your team is registered for gets canceled.  Any mistakes or errors made by the applicant during the registration process shall be construed against the applicant and may disqualify applicant’s team or individual player from a refund
  • TCS Hockey is not responsible for a team refund in the event of a national or natural disasters or travel complications.
  • Full payment should be mailed to our office no later than 1 month prior to the event.
  • Certified Rosters & Travel Permits should be submitted no later than 2 weeks prior to the event to:
  • 15 game sheet stickers should be mailed to our office no later than 2 weeks prior to the event.
  • Entry Forms, Payments, Certified Rosters, & Game Sheet Stickers can be mailed to our office at:
    TCS Hockey, Inc.
    1089 Hartmann Plantation Cir.
    Lebanon, TN 37090

CLICK HERE to register online OR to print and mail your registration CLICK HERE