EUROPEAN HOCKEY SUMMIT '17
European Hockey Tour
2017 Tour Information
Esbjerg, Denmark's fifth largest city, is a prospering city of nearly 75,000 people, about 300 km (185 miles) west of Denmark's capital city of Copenhagen and 300 km north of Hamburg, Germany.
EIK (Esbjerg Icehockey Klub) is proud to have developed many top hockey players including National, Olympic and NHL players and is excited to host the Planet Hockey European Hockey Summit again this summer.
July 28-August 5, 2017
International Cup & Camp (Tournament & Hockey Camp), International Skills training education program, family hockey vacation, Coaches International education & certification program & much more! Our 20th year! International Hockey Training & Games for skilled North American teams/players. The hockey opportunity and experience of a lifetime!
Coaches/Managers - Contact Planet Hockey to submit a team for participation. You may (1) bring an existing team or (2) assemble your own tournament team. Team spots are LIMITED.
Players/Families - you may join Planet Hockey as an individual player, based on skill, character and availability.
* Interested players, please fill out a Player Profile.
* Ready to confirm your spot - Register now
Participating players/coaches expected from: Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Canada, Serbia, USA.
Competitive Teams / 4 Divisions. Youth Divisions - Skilled Players Only
2017 Planet Hockey USA Teams:
SQUIRT 2007/08 Team
Coach Steve Strunk (CO) | V.P. and International Skills Director – Planet Hockey Inc.
Assistant Coach Petri Suomela (Sweden) | Sportchief Enkoping Hockey Club (EIK); Enkoping, Sweden
PEEWEE 2005/06 North Team
Head Coach Matt Frick (CO) | Head Coach – Colorado Thunderbirds AAA U12
Assistant Coach Kyle Hood (TX) | Texas Warriors Peewee Head Coach
PEEWEE 2005/06 South Team
Head Coach Kyle Hood (TX) | Texas Warriors Peewee Head Coach
Assistant Coach Matt Frick (CO) | Head Coach – Colorado Thunderbirds AAA U12
BANTAM 2003/04 Team
Head Coach Aaron Grosul (CO) | Northern Colorado Hockey Director
Assistant Coach Brian Sutton (CO) | Strength Coach, Midget Minor AA Head Coach – Coach in Chief - USA Hockey (Colorado). National Marketing Director and Lead Instructor - Planet Hockey, Inc.
MIDGET 00 /01/02 Team
Head Coach Brian Sutton (CO) | Strength Coach, Midget Minor AA Head Coach – Coach in Chief - USA Hockey (Colorado). National Marketing Director and Lead Instructor - Planet Hockey, Inc.
Assistant Coach Steve Strunk (CO) | V.P. and International Skills Director – Planet Hockey Inc.
Hockey Training, Games and Education
Xtreme Games (X-Games) - Players will be divided into teams comprised of players from different countries and will compete in a FUN, competitive, friendship-building environment. Get to know your new International hockey buddies while playing: Floorball, Team Handball, Soccer, Flag Football, Baseball and Dodgeball.
ICEP (International Coaches Education Program) - All coaches from all teams/countries will participate in the annual ICEP, consisting of classroom sessions, meetings, socials, training materials exchange, off ice training and on ice training sessions. more
Player Package - Each player receives a custom sublimated team jersey (name and number on back) & socks. more
Included for all participants from July 28-August 5, 2017.
Players stay with Esbjerg Ishockey Klub (EIK) hockey host families (2-3 PH players per house).
Non-Players (accompanying family members, coaches and Planet Hockey staff) stay at partner hotel - Hotel Britannia.
Meals - Parents - all meals except lunch are included. Players - all meals are included.
Host Family Dinner - Join your child's host family, in their home, for a great night of Danish food, spirits and hockey conversation. A tour highlight.
Transportation - All participants are responsible for their own air travel and transfers to/from the airport to Esbjerg.
Adult Activities - may include golf, wine tours, shopping, city tours, museums, pub crawls & social evenings. We will connect you with your housing family approximately 10 weeks prior to the tour to meet your housing family and to begin discussing and organizing fun activities.
Schedule - view our 2016 schedule below. Our 2017 schedule will be very similar and will be available Spring, 2017.
Tour Information - Planet Hockey is currently recruiting skilled teams, players and hockey families to represent TEAM Planet Hockey at all levels (Squirt, Peewee, Bantam & Midget) in the Planet Hockey International Cup & Camp in Esbjerg, Denmark July 28-August 5, 2017. All teams will be comprised of skilled players. Rosters/teams are limited and will be filled by qualified players on a first committed, first served basis.
Tour Objectives - To expose skilled North American players to European Hockey through Competition (Games) and Skills training (Camp) both on the ice and off the ice. Also, to provide quality European competition, training, cultural exchanges, touring and a memorable international experience for both players and family members.
Do players have to be invited/recruited by Planet Hockey? - No. Roughly half the players on each of our teams are new to Planet Hockey and we welcome new players and hockey families to join us.
Coaches - Enter your team! Are you interested in bringing your current team or in organizing your own select team to participate in the Planet Hockey European Hockey Summit? We can accommodate 3 teams per division (see above) on a first come, first served basis. Please fill out a Team Interest Form . We will follow up with you. Also, be part of the ICEP - International Coaches Education Program. Included for all coaches.
Individual Players/Family Members
Bring your team or organize a team to participate. Team pricing is defined as your total number of tour participants including players & family members, but excluding participants 8 & younger and the team coach. To begin, please submit a Team Interest Form.
How are players selected?
Do I have to attend a Planet Hockey Camp to be evaluated and selected?
No, many players and families join us each year who are new to Planet Hockey.
When are Planet Hockey European Tours?
Typically in the Summer. Periodically we offer Christmas/Holiday Tours and Spring Tours. We organize Custom Tours any time of the year.
Can I bring my team?
Yes. You can even organize your own All-star team. Space permitting. Contact Shawn Killian
Register Now Online
Tour questions, contact:
Planet Hockey European Tours Director