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EUROPEAN HOCKEY SUMMIT '15
European Hockey Tour
Divisions:

Peewee: 2003/04
Bantam: 2001/02
Midget: 1999/00
Junior: 20U

2015 Tour Information
Where

Esjberg, 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 this summer.

Travel Information
History & Castles
Map of Enköping (hotel to rink)

When
August 1-8, 2015

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What
International Cup & Camp (Tournament & Hockey Camp), International Skills training education program, family hockey vacation, Coaches International education & certifacation program & much more! Our 18th year! International Hockey Training & Games for skilled North American teams/players. The hockey opportunity and experience of a lifetime!

Who
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.

Countries
Participating players/coaches expected from:  Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Denmark, Canada, Srbia, USA.

Videos
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Sweden 2014


Hockey Summit Promo


2012 Hockey Summit


Competitive Teams / 4 Divisions.  Youth Divisions - Skilled Players Only
We operate under next season's (2014/15) USA Hockey birth years:

  • Peewee (02/03)
  • Bantam (00/01)
  • Midget (98/99)
  • Junior (22U)

Hockey Training, Games and Education

  • 5 day Swedish Hockey Academy (camp) with European players & coaches.  Daily activities:  
    • 3 hours on ice training
    • 1 hour dryland training
    • Classroom sessions and video lectures
    • X-games (see below)
    • Athletic lunch provided
  • Tournament:  Planet Hockey Cup.  Minimum 5 games.
  • Friendly Games:  2 mixed bench games with European players.
  • All-Star Game & Skills Competition:  represent your team/country.
  • Pre-game warm ups with European teams.
  • Extensive social time with European players

Xtreme 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.

Other Features

  • Hosted and organized by Enköpings SK Hockey Club (ESK)
  • Medals to all participants & trophy to winning team at each division.
  • Special host family authentic Swedish dinner
  • Final event BBQ with all teams
  • Guided city tour of Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Castle Tours - visit area castles.
  • View videos & photos

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

Accommodations
Included for all participants.
Players stay with Enköpings SK Hockey Club (ESK) hockey host families (2-3 PH players per house). 
Non-Players (accompanying family members, coaches and Planet Hockey staff) stay at First Hotel Park Astoria.

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 Swedish food, spirits and hockey conversation. A tour highlight.

Transportation - Tour includes airport transfers (ARN - Stockholm Arlanda Airport) and all tour transportation is included. 

Adult Activities - may include golf, wine tours, shopping, city tours, museums, pub crawls & social evenings.  We will connect you with your housing family approximately 8 weeks prior to the tour to meet your housing family and to begin discussing and organizing fun activities.

Schedule - view our 2013 schedule below.  Our 2014 schedule will be very similar and will be available Spring, 2014.

Tour Information - Planet Hockey is currently recruiting skilled teams, players and hockey families to represent TEAM Planet Hockey at all levels (Peewee, Bantam, Midget, Junior) in the Planet Hockey International Cup & Camp in Enköpings, Sweden July 27-August 4, 2014.  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.

Player Requirements

  • Birthyears according to Division requirements (Peewee, Bantam, Midget, Junior).
  • Each team is allowed two 'overage' players (by one birthyear).
  • Currently play at the travel/competitive level.
  • Strong individual and team skills, including character, leadership, sportsmanship and maturity.
  • At least one parent must accompany each player. This is a first rate family hockey tour. There will be a significant fee assessed to any player who is cleared to participate without accompanying 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 Slovenian Summit Series? 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.

Tour Fees
Individual Players/Family Members

  • Prior to January 15, 2014 - Players: $2,295. Family members (Adults): $2,195. Family members under 8: $1,295.
  • After to January 15, 2014 - Players: $2,395. Family members (Adults): $2,295. Family members under 8: $1,295.
  • Tour cost does not include air, lunch, drinks at dinner.
  • All Tour components subject to change. Tour schedule to be provided prior to departure.
  • Booking Airline Tickets - Each player/family is responsible for planning and booking their airline tickets.  more
  • Fundraising.  Player Fundraising Letter - to download, click here.

Team Pricing
Bring your team or organize a team to go to Sweden!  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.

  • 20+ team participants - less $50 pp.
  • 30+ team participants - less $75 pp.
  • 40+ team participants - less $100 pp
    • BONUS at 40+.  Each player receives a custom sublimated team jersey & socks.
    • BONUS at 40+.  Earn (1) complementary Tour package (airline ticket and ground package)

Payment Methods

  • Check
  • Money Order
  • Credit Cards – a 2.5% fee will be assessed to each credit card transaction. We accept: Visa, Mastercard and Discover.

Deposits/Payments

  • Deposit #1 – Non-refundable $500 deposit per person due upon registration. Spots are not reserved until deposit is received.
  • Payment #2 - $500 per person due February 1, 2014.
  • Payment #3 - $500 per person due March 31, 2014.
  • Payment #4 - Final Payment due May 31, 2014.  All tour members must be paid in full.
  • No refunds within 90 days of tour.
  • Late payments subject to a 15% late fee
  • Players/families may be removed from team list and all monies forfeited for late or non-payment
  • View terms and conditions 
  • Register Now

Tour Notes

  • Air Travel – airline tickets, reservations and planning is the responsibility of each family. You may choose to arrive early, or leave late to see other parts of Europe (many families do). Click here for travel information.
  • Airport - use the Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN).  Airport transfers provided for this airport only.
  • Hotel lodging based on double or triple occupancy (2 or 3 per room). Single room upgrade charge $895.
  • Tour details and a check list of suggested ‘things’ to bring will be sent to you prior to the tour.
  • Passports are required of ALL participants.

FAQs
How are players selected?

  1. Invited - by Shawn Killian, Steve Strunk (Planet Hockey Directors) or by the coach of your participating Swedish Hockey Summit Team.
  2. Recruited - during a Planet Hockey Camp or by a Planet Hockey Area Representative or European Recruiter.
  3. Cleared - players who have not participated in a Planet Hockey camp, and who have not been invited or recruited may still participate (roughly half of our players fall into this catagory).  Please contact Shawn Killian to discuss current availability and tour details.  We may request up to 2 letters of recommendation from past/current coaches.

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: 

Shawn Killian

Planet Hockey European Tours Director

Phone: 720-304-3880