EUROPEAN HOCKEY SUMMIT 2018
European Hockey Tour
2018 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. This will be Planet Hockey's 4th consecutive year in Esbjerg. We are excited for another amazing event with our incredible Danish hockey friends!
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 27-August 4, 2018
International Cup & Camp (Tournament & Hockey Camp), International Skills training education program, family hockey vacation, Coaches International education & certification program & much more. Our 21st 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.
Planet Hockey USA Teams '18
4 Divisions | Youth Divisions - Competitive
SQUIRT 2008/09 Team
Coach Matt Frick (CO) | Head Coach – Colorado Thunderbirds U13 AAA
Coach Adam Bartholomay (CA) | Former Director West Coast Renegades, WHL, USHL scout
PEEWEE 2006/07 Team
Coach Adam Powell (AK) | Head Coach - Hockey Club Fairbanks (AK)
Coach Kyle Hood (TX) | Texas Warriors Peewee Head Coach
BANTAM 2004/05 Team
Coach Petri Suomela (SWE) | Sportchief Enkoping Hockey Club (EIK); Sweden
Coach Anthony Monte (IL) | Chicago Blues Hockey Club - Hockey Director
MIDGET 01/02/03 Team
Coach Brian Sutton (CO) | Coach in Chief - USA Hockey (CO). National Marketing Dir. & Lead Instructor - Planet Hockey, Inc.
Coach Russell Smith (MD) | Hockey Dir - Tri-City Eagles (MD), owner/founder Dedicated Hockey
OTHER COACHES & TRAINERS
Niclas Glader - Glader Power Skating (Sweden)
Derek Miller - Next Generation Hky (Canada)
Esbjerg Ishockey Klub Coaches - Esbjerg, Denmark
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 27-August 4, 2018.
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 2017 schedule below. Our 2018 schedule will be very similar and will be available Spring, 2018.
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 27-August 4, 2018. 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