Pittsburgh Thanksgiving Classic
Pittsburgh Elite Girls presented by Dick's Sporting Goods


US Sanction Number MD20-074

November 29, 2019 - December 03, 2019


U10T1 Champions ~ Pittsburgh Pens Elite  Finalists ~ Ancaster Avalanche

U10T2 Champions ~ Skaneateles Lakers  Finalists ~ Ohio Cleveland

U12-T1 Champions ~ Little Caesars  Finalists ~ Pittsburgh Pens Elite

U12-T2 Champions ~ Little Caesars  Finalists ~ Cambridge Roadrunners

U14-T1 Champions ~ Pittsburgh Pens Elite  Finalists ~ Whitby Wolves

U14-T2 Champions ~ Oakville Hornets  Finalists ~ Ancaster Avalance

U16-T1 Champions ~ Little Caesars  Finalists ~ Pittsburgh Pens Elite

U16-T2 Champions ~ Steel City ~ Finalists ~ Nova Ice Dogs

U19-T2 Champions ~ Brampton Canadettes  Finalists ~ Markham Stouffville Stars




REPORT WRONG SCORES SEND TO us at info@sportacularevent.com  Please include the GAME# and Arena



OVERDUE 21 days before Finalize online teams Bench staff / Player rosters inside the Sportacular Event Online Team Acct


FINAL NOW POSTED Tournament Schedule in Document Section

FINAL NOW POSTED Tournament Rules to post in Document Section


SENT VIA EMAIL Coach & manager final information registration package 


Coming Soon WELCOME TO PITTSBURGH which contains everything you will need to be ready for our City!


ALL Ontario teams while in the USA must follow OWHA Rules, Bylaws in compliance, no deviations permitted.

All teams please observe the RMU Locker Room Policy details located in the document section 


NOW AVAILABLE FREE SCORES TEXT TO PHONES FEATURE: Hello Teams and families. We are pleased to provide this FREE Service to our guests to receive all  scores and team advancement notifications sent directly to your personal mobile devices.

Super Simple that allows parents and relatives to enjoy their time at the event with updates coming directly following each game. Not only is it easy to use, the advancement notifications tell you who you are playing, at what arena and at what time. This system will also notify you of vendors /sponsor specials / silent auctions and other important reminders while the event is taking place. It really can’t get much simpler than this amazing free feature! If you would like to see box scores of the event, please visit the events main page at www.Sportacularevent.com

Please note it is a minimum requirement that 3 Team Staff sign up for this feature. Reminder all texts are free to receive, we respect your privacy and your information is never shared.
To subscribe for text messaging or to find out more, please click this link: http://www.tourneysms.com/Mobile/MRegister.aspx?TrnSMS=16dac074




REMINDER TOURNAMENT HEADQUARTERS OFFICE IS LOCATED UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex All Team Managers must drop by on Friday with teams Official Rosters and any player pickup forms and roster adjustments


REMINDER Only Coaching Staff Sign Game sheets


REMINDER All Teams provide 1 Adult in the Penalty Box for all games


Check out the Document Section for all other important information



All Teams are requested to register for the actual tournament through this Sportacular Event Webiste first. How to register info is located in the document section. 

Once Registered and acceptance emails arrive you may then Make PAYMENTS BY CREDIT CARD- Please go to the Legacy site to make payment www.legacyglobalsports.com/event/?id=15569

All entry fees $1350 are only paid in USA Funds.


HOTELS Live link https://pse.tournamenthotels.com/pse/Event/2113 


Welcome to this year’s event we would like you to know it is our goal annually is to Offer a 50-50 split on USA + Canadian teams. However, this is not always possible in every age division.

All USA team please use your normal "U" - Division and Tier 1 or Tier 2 when registering. Please Note MIDGET A Ontario teams play under the U19-Tier 2 division as that is the only division NAME Available under USA Hockey to categorize the teams, you are NOT Competing with U19 it is a Division name only.

We also try to ensure the blend of Ontario teams that we accept either from the North, South, East, West or Central. We attempt to make it so that teams competing in the Lower Lakes Female Hockey League are not placed into a division with teams from their LLFHL loop


Need a Spot only USA teams are secured and immediately accepted ALL Ontario and other provincial teams are not guaranteed a spot based on paragraph above however please register to get into the system....Questions? Email at info@sportacularevent.com


$1350.00 USA Dollars ~ FOUR Game Guarantee Paid in USA Dollars with Credit Card Payment Option available once accepted


ALL Games are 12-12-12 Minute Periods, with the exception of the U12 T1 -U14 T1 - U16 T1 - U19 T1 as they will play 15-15-15 games CORRECTION U12T1 is 12-12-12

Compete against top level teams from the US and Canada. 

Last year included teams from Toronto, Colorado, Chicago, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey, Michigan, North Carolina, Wisconsin and more.


Tournament games played in the state-of-the-art RMU Island Sports Center, home of the D-1 RMU Colonials; The New practice facility for the Pittsburgh Penguins UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex located in Warrendale as well the Warrendale Bladerunners rinks.




All ONTARIO & CANADIAN teams must be prepared to play starting Friday morning *8am unless otherwise approved by Tournament Director.

All teams guaranteed FOUR games Min Many will have FIVE - SIX games possible for some divisions




All Players must wear protective equipment according to their governing body’s rules.

Ontario Teams will wear their BNQ Neck Guards

USA teams will wear their mouth guards



All Sunday games (Finals and Consolations) played to a WINNER (including OT and Shootout!)

Major US Shopping weekend – Biggest Sales of the Year – No sales tax on clothing in PA!



EVENT CLOTHING will be on sale starting Friday - Sunday Arenas to be identified.

EVENT PHOTOGRAPHER "The Poster Guyz" will be on sale starting Friday - Sunday Arenas to be identified.


Congratulations to our 2018 Champions and Finalists

U10T1 Champions ~ Pittsburgh Penquins Elite  Finalists ~ Guelph Gryphons

U10T2 Champions ~ Oakville Hornets  Finalists ~ Barrie Sharks 

U12T1 Champions ~ Little Caesars  Finalists ~ Pittsburgh Penquins Elite 

U12T2 Champions ~ Guelph Gryphonss  Finalists ~ Markham Stouffville Stars

U12T2B Champions ~ Bluewater Hawks  Finalists ~ Wilmot Wolverines

U14T1 Champions ~ Pittsburgh Penquins Elite  Finalists ~ Belleville Bearcats

U14T2 Champions ~ Leaside Loft  Finalists ~ Steel City

U14T1A Champions ~ North Halton Twisters  Finalists ~ Little Caesars

U16T2 Champions ~ Aurora Panthers  Finalists ~ Mississauga Chiefs

U19T2 Champions ~ Mississauga Chiefs  Finalists ~ Oakville Hornets








To register for this event, please either login to your existing team account or, if you do not have an account yet, create a new team account.

Available Divisions and Prices

Division Levels Prices Guaranteed Games Period Lengths
Atom AA, A, BB, B, C $0.00 CAD
$1,350.00 USD
4 12 - 12 - 12
Peewee A, BB, B $0.00 CAD
$1,350.00 USD
4 12 - 12 - 12
Peewee AA $0.00 CAD
$1,350.00 USD
4 15 - 15 - 15
Bantam A, BB, B $0.00 CAD
$1,350.00 USD
4 12 - 12 - 12
Bantam AA $0.00 CAD
$1,350.00 USD
4 15 - 15 - 15
Midget A, BB, B $0.00 CAD
$1,350.00 USD
4 12 - 12 - 12
Midget AA $0.00 CAD
$1,350.00 USD
4 15 - 15 - 15
Intermediate BB and B $0.00 CAD
$1,350.00 USD
4 12 - 12 - 12
Intermediate AA and A $0.00 CAD
$1,350.00 USD
4 15 - 15 - 15
U10 T1, T1A, T2B $0.00 CAD
$1,350.00 USD
3 12 - 12 - 12
U10 T2 $0.00 CAD
$1,350.00 USD
4 12 - 12 - 12
U12 T1 and T1A $0.00 CAD
$1,350.00 USD
3 12 - 12 - 12
U12 T2 and T2B $0.00 CAD
$1,350.00 USD
3 12 - 12 - 12
U14 T1 and T1A $0.00 CAD
$1,350.00 USD
3 15 - 15 - 15
U14 T2 and T2B $0.00 CAD
$1,350.00 USD
3 12 - 12 - 12
U16 T1 and T1A $0.00 CAD
$1,350.00 USD
3 15 - 15 - 15
U16 T2 and T2B $0.00 CAD
$1,350.00 USD
3 12 - 12 - 12
U19 T1 and T1A $0.00 CAD
$1,350.00 USD
4 15 - 15 - 15
U19 T2 and T2B $0.00 CAD
$1,350.00 USD
4 12 - 12 - 12

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