Buffalo Winter Classic Cup - Buffalo, NY

Your team is invited to our Buffalo Winter Classic Cup this November 29th-December 1st, 2019. Riverworks, The Healthy Zone, Harborcenter, & Northtown Center will be the host rinks to this unique event. Some of the best venues around the country - to give you and your team the best and the most unique experience possible.try - to give you and your team the best and the most unique experience possible.

RiverWorks is the city’s premier waterfront, boating, sports, music and entertainment destination located along the banks of the Buffalo River.  RiverWorks features two state of the art ice rinks that are covered by a metal pavilion with open sides to provide shelter while maintaining an outdoor feel which includes spacious, heated locker rooms steps away.  RiverWorks also features a 60,000 square foot multi-purpose area that offers great food and entertainment.

The Healthy Zone Rink has become a true asset to not only East Aurora, but also the entire Western New York community. Since opening in the fall of 2008, this outdoor venue has added a pavilion-style roof, locker rooms and a warming hut that includes - snack bar, fireplace, & television. The Healthy Zone features one state of the art ice rink that is also covered by a metal pavilion with open sides to also deliver a “one of a kind” setting. The Healthy Zone is located only a short distance from Main Street, home to many charming local shops and restaurants.

Harborcenter is a mixed-use development that occupies a full 1.7 acre city block that is connected to the KeyBank Center - Home of the Buffalo Sabres. Harborcenter features two NHL-size rinks with Rink 1 having a seating capacity of 1,800+. The rinks are the home of the Buffalo Jr. Sabres, the Canisius Golden Griffins of the NCAA, the Buffalo Beauts of the National Women's Hockey League and the Erie Kats of the National Junior College Athletic Association. This development also features retail and restaurant space, plus a 205-room Marriott Harborcenter Hotel.

The Northtown Center at Amherst is Western New York's feature multipurpose sports facility located in Amherst, New York. The facility includes three NHL regulation ice pads (200" x 85'), one Olympic size ice pad (200' x 100'), a full service pro shop, restaurant and sports training facility.

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.


  • 4 Game Guarantee
  • USA Hockey Sanctioned Event: NYT192068
  • Offering Checking and Non-Checking Divisions


  • Mite Half-Ice
  • Boys - Squirt, Pee Wee, Bantam, & Midget (16U/18U)
  • Girls - 12U, 14U, 16U, & 19U
  • AA, A, B, Select, & House


  • Men's (19+)
  • B, C, D


  • Mite Half-Ice = (2) x 20 Minute Run-Time Periods - Horn will sound every 2 minutes for line changes
  • Squirt, Pee Wee, & Girls 12U = (3) x 12 Minute Stop-Time Periods
  • Bantam, Midget 16U/18U, Girls 14U/16U/19U, & Men's = (3) x 13 Minute Stop-Time Periods


  • Mite Half-Ice = $700 USD
  • Squirt, Pee Wee, & Girls 12U = $1275 USD
  • Bantam, & Girls 14U/16U = $1350 USD
  • Midget 16U/18U, Girls 19U, & Men's = $1375 USD

 *Planning on participating in more than one TCS Tournament this upcoming season?  
   If so, ask about our multi-tournament discount!


  • 1st & 2nd Place Teams Receive: Cup & Medals
  • On-Site Professional Photographer (Customized Team Photos)
  • Championship Game MVP Awards
  • NO Gate Fees
  • Scores, Standings, Team Stats, Photos, & Results Posted On Website
  • Giant Scoreboard & Playoff Brackets
  • Scoresheets Prepared By Tournament Staff For Each Game
  • Discounted Hotel Rates For Area Hotels
  • Top-Notch Officiating
  • Experienced, Friendly, & Courteous Staff With A Tournament Director Present At All Times


  • All teams must be ready to start Friday at 7am.  Sunday games may end as late as 6pm.  It is advised that you acquire hotel rooms for Thursday Night.
  • This is a Stay to Play Event.  It is required that all teams traveling 90+ miles to this event must 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 Riverworks, Healthy Zone, Harborcenter, & Northtown Center there is a possibility your team plays some games at another facility.  However, all championship games will be played at either Riverworks or The Healthy Zone.
  • Full payment is due no later than one month prior to the event.
  • Certified rosters should be submitted (via email/mail) no later than two weeks prior to the event.
  • Registration forms, payments, & certified rosters can be mailed to:
    TCS Hockey, Inc. | 663 Pemberton Dr. | Lebanon, TN 37087
  • You will be required to bring a total of (18) score-sheet stickers with you to the event.  You will need to see our tournament director before each game to turn in (3) score sheet labels that has your correct game line-up.

 CLICK HERE to register online or to print & mail your registration CLICK HERE

*Check out a Buffalo Sabres Game while in town!
-Friday, November 29th vs. Toronto | 4pm

*Also, check out our other Buffalo Winter Classic Cup to be held on January 31st-February 2nd, 2020!*