The One Hockey AAA tournament held in Aston, Pennsylvania brings together players each year from all over the world to compete against some of the best youth hockey teams assembled.
OneHockey was established in 1999 to provide gifted young hockey players the opportunity to compete at the highest level, improve their skills and play for reputable coaches and provide them unprecedented exposure to scouts of all levels without which, any aspirations for a college, junior, semi-pro or professional career would be impossible. OneHockey has become known as the most competitive and entertaining hockey tournaments in the world.
In past years several youth players from Florida and Georgia have forged a team that won a championship in 2008 and made it back to the finals in 2009.
Atlanta players on that team consisted of: Cannon Green (formerly TPH Thunder now Honeybaked), Mason Palmer ( TPH Thunder), Jonathan Shaw ( TPH Thunder), Clendenin Stewart ( Atlanta Fire) and Cal Mel ( Atlanta Fire).
2012 marks our program’s 9th Edition with 5 scheduled events taking place in 3 different cities, which are Vancouver, Canada, Boston and Philadelphia USA. One Hockey has also added a girls tournament!
The very best players in North America will converge to offer an entertaining display of talent according to the Tournament website.
“One Hockey ‘became popular with parents and players because from the Opening to the Closing Ceremonies, each day, each game, each minute is filled with music, announcements, mascots running in the stands, hockey expo, teams dinner and non-stop excitement. Everyone who participates remembers us forever” said Sebastian Fortier, One of the One Hockey founding Directors.
Fortier said “this is not your typical boring hockey tournament! There is never a dull moment at our events and there’s a very good reason why: Even though the OneHockey Family has seen 10 of its alumni drafted in the NHL and several go to the USHL and College, let’s be real and face facts: most of our participants will never play professional hockey. The applause, the energy and the entertainment they will experience with OneHockey will stay with them for life. They will never forget this experience.”
This year the tournament will feature The 1999 thru 1994 age groups (Silver and Gold) will compete from June 28 to July 1 while the younger boys born from 2000 thru 2004 will step on the ice from July 5 to 8.
Now in its 9th year of existence the One Hockey Tournament is often raved about as much by parents as it is by the youth players who participate.
Over 20 Scouts from Europe, Quebec, and every other province in Canada will be in attendance evaluating the youth players in attendance.
Youth players from Switzerland, Sweden, Russia and China will all be represented in Aston this year travelling far distances for a chance to win the tournament championship.
“This year we are making the tournament more competitive by dividing up the format to include a gold and silver division. This will promote a faster game and more excitement while allowing players to perform at their skill level” said Sebastian Fortier, one of the One Hockey tournament Directors.
The One Hockey program is popular with parents who are aware about the success tourney graduates have had at higher levels of competition.
“In our experience, the OneHockey Tournament contributed immeasurably and instantly to our son's improvement and seeing the high level of competition was a spectacular benefit to him.” Julia Stift
“Thanks a million, the boys said it was the best tournament they have ever been to!
I especially thought the small Stanley cup in addition to the gold medals was a nice touch. The icing on the cake was the sparkling apple juice - the most excited I have ever seen kids post game in the dressing room.”
Since 199 One Hockey has sent numerous players on to higher level programs. Some include:
OneHockey alumni drafted into the NHL:
TJ Brennan, Buffalo Sabres
Justin Daniels, San Jose Sharks
Drew Daniels, San Jose Sharks
Michael Parks , Philadelphia Flyers
Luke Monfat, Colorado Avalanche
Tyler Biggs, Toronto Maple Leafs
Rocco Grimaldi ,Florida Panthers
Troy Vance, Dallas Stars
John Gaudreau, Calgary Flames
Zach Larraza, Phoenix Coyotes
Max Nicastro, Boston University
Jordan Santana, Boston University
Rocco Carzo, University of Massachusetts
Drew Daniels Northeastern
Justin Daniels, Northeastern
Rocco Grimaldi ,North Dakota
Luke Monfat , University of Michigan
Bradley Hawkinson , Denver University
Michael Parks U of North Dakota
Tyler Biggs, University of Miami in Ohio
Justin Crandall, University of Minnesota Duluth
Bruce Reedick, Michigan Tech
John Gaudreau Boston College
Andrew Oglevie Cedar Rapids
Michael Parks Cedar Rapids
Rocco Carzo Des Moins Buccs
Shane Sooth Dubuque Fighting Saints
Max Nicastro Chicago Steel
Kenny Brooks Tri City Storm
Colton Hargrove Fargo Force
Kyle Novak Greenbay Gamblers
Christian Hilbrich Indiana Ice
Alex Baron Indiana Ice
Brad Hawkinson Lincoln Stars
Markus McCrea, Lincoln Stars
Christian Pomarico, Muskegon Lumberjack
Jonathan Liau, Omaha Lancers
David Henry, Sioux City
Drew Brevig, Sioux Falls Stampede