European

Hockey Summit

July 30-August 7, 2021

Esbjerg, Denmark

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Players/Teams 

Planet Hockey Teams are comprised of skilled:

  1. Individual players from throughout North America

  2. Existing and newly formed teams

This is the ultimate family hockey vacation and at least one parent is required to accompany each player.  EIK Denmark host families are excited to spoil our players and accompanying family members.


Divisions 

 

  • Squirt       2011/12

  • Peewee     2009/10

  • Bantam     2007/08

  • Midget     2004/05/06

Exclusive Features 

  • 7 Day International Skills Training Hockey Camp

  • Tournament:  3v3, Games, Skills Competition

  • Train with International Coaches & Players

  • Extensive Cultural Exchange & Touring

  • Ultimate Family Hockey Vacation

  • Amazing Player Host Families

  • Divisions:  Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget

  • For Skilled A, AA, AAA Players

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Hockey Training, Games & Education

 

International Skills Training Camp

7 day International Hockey Academy with European players & coaches.  Daily activities:

  • 2 ice sessions

  • 2-3 hours on ice training

  • Dryland training session

  • Off ice stickhandling session

  • Classroom sessions

  • X-games (see below)

  • Athletic lunch provided by local professional team food services
     

Tournament - Planet Hockey/European Friendship Format

 

  • 2 mixed bench games with EIK Denmark Teams.  

  • 2 hours of 3 v 3 cross-ice games with mixed Planet Hockey & EIK Denmark teams

  • Skills Competition:  represent your team/country.

  • Photos following each event

  • Points awarded for each win, goaltender victory and during skills competition event

  • Top players on each team receive awards

Additional Features

 

  • Extensive social time with European players & Host Families

  • X-Games (Xtreme Games) - Players will be divided into teams comprised of players from different countries and will compete in fun, competitive, friendship-building athletic events.  Get to know your new International hockey buddies while playing:  floorball, handball, soccer, flag football, baseball, dodgeball and more.

  • Hosted and organized by Esbjerg Ishockey Klub of Denmark (EIK).

  • Medals to all participants & awards to top players in each division.

  • Special host family authentic Danish dinner.

  • Final Day BBQ Party with all teams.

  • Half day touring event to Ribe, Denmark with all tour participants (players, coaches and family members)

  • 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.

  • Player Package - Each player receives a custom sublimated Team Planet Hockey jersey (name and number on back) & socks.

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Details

 

When

July 30-August 7, 2021

What

International Cup & Camp (Tournament & Hockey Camp), International Skills training education program, family hockey vacation, Coaches International education & certification program & much more. Our 26th year.  International Hockey Training & Games for skilled North American teams/players. The hockey opportunity and experience of a lifetime!

Where

Esbjerg, Denmark - 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 8th consecutive year in Esbjerg.  We are excited for another amazing event with our incredible Danish hockey friends!

Who

You!  We have enjoyed sharing this incredible hockey education and family hockey experience with amazing hockey families for more than 20 years.  This event involves enthusiastic hockey coaches, players and families from Sweden, Slovakia, Norway, Finland, Croatia, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Canada, Serbia, USA.  Hosted by EIK (Esbjerg Ishockey Klub) of Denmark.

Planet Hockey USA Teams - 2021
4 Divisions | Youth Divisions - Competitive
 

SQUIRT Team - 2011/12 
Coach Matt Frick (CO)  Head Coach – Colorado Thunderbirds U13 AAA
Coach Simo Korpela (Finland)  Ketterä/Lappeenrannan SaiPa U16 Head Coach | Imatran Ketterä Skills Coach | Haaga-Helia University - Sport Coaching & Mgt.

 

PEEWEE Team - 2009/10
Coach Chris Lockrem (CO)  Director of Coaching & Player Development – Boulder Hockey Club & Lady RoughRiders (CO)
Coach Russell Smith (MD)  Hockey Dir - Tri-City Eagles (MD), owner/founder Dedicated Hockey

 

BANTAM Team - 2007/08
Coach Adam Powell (AK)  USA Hockey ADM Alaska Coordinator | Fairbanks Hockey Club - 10u Division Coordinator, 10u Minor Head Coach, Arctic Lions 16u Head Coach
Coach Robert Thomas (AK)  Assistant Coach Arctic Lions U-16, U-12 teams.  Skills coach for HCF & Arctic Lions Hockey Clubs.
Coach Kyle Hood (TX)  Texas Warriors Bantam '05 Head Coach | Dangle Fest Stickhandling Clinics - Owner/Instructor

 

MIDGET Team - 2004/05/06
Coach Jimmy Dexter (CO)  Monarch H.S. Head Coach (CO), GM Sports Stable (CO)
Coach Ted Cheesebrough (MN)  Centennial H.S. Varsity Coach (MN), Red Bull Crashed Ice participant & coach

 

LEAD GOALTENDING COACH
Coach Jermu Juntunen (Finland)  Head Goaltending Coach - Lahden Pelicans U18 & Lahti Sports Academy

 

OTHER COACHES & TRAINERS
Niclas Glader - Glader Power Skating (Sweden)
Coach Petri Suomela (SWE) - Sportchief Enkoping Hockey Club (Sweden)
Esbjerg Ishockey Klub - 20+ coaches (Denmark)

Hockey Training, Games and Education

  • 5 day International Hockey Academy (camp) with European players & coaches.  Daily activities:  

  • 2+ ice sessions daily

  • 2-3 hours on ice training

  • 1 hour dryland training

  • Off ice stickhandling sessions

  • Classroom sessions and video lectures

  • Athletic lunch provided daily

  • 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 (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.

 

Other Features

  • Hosted and organized by Esbjerg Ishockey Klub (EIK).

  • Medals to all participants & trophy to winning team at each division.

  • Special host family authentic Danish dinner

  • Final event BBQ with all teams

  • 1/2 Day Touring Event with all tour participants (players, coaches and family members)

  • 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 from July 30-August 7, 2021.

  • Players stay with amazing Esbjerg Ishockey Klub (EIK) hockey host families (2-3 PH players per house).  Host families will have a player(s) in the same age division. 

  • Non-Players (accompanying family members, coaches and Planet Hockey staff) stay at partner hotel  - Hotel Britannia.

  • Meals - Parents - all meals except lunch and 1 dinner 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 - include golf, wine tours, shopping, city tours, museums, pub crawls & social evenings.  We will connect you with your housing family approximately 3 months prior to the tour to meet your housing family and to begin discussing and organizing fun activities.  THIS EVENT IS AS MUCH ABOUT MOM & DAD AS IT IS ABOUT THE PLAYER.  YOU DESERVE AN AMAZING HOCKEY VACATION TOO!

 

Schedules

View our past schedules.  Our 2021 schedule will be almost identical and will be available in Spring, 2021.

Player Package

Each player will receive a custom sublimated team jersey and socks

 

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 30-August 7, 2021.  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

  • Birth years according to Division requirements (Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, Midget).

  • Each team is allowed two 'overage' players (by one birth year).

  • 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.  An 'unaccompanied fee' will be 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 Planet Hockey European Hockey Summit? We can accommodate 3 teams per division (see above) on a first come, first served basis. Please contact us.  We will follow up with you. Also, be part of the ICEP - International Coaches Education Program. Included for all coaches.

Camper and Participant Conduct
We are honored, to once again be hosted by EIK (Esbjerg Ishockey Klub of Denmark).  We have conducted thousands of hockey camps & events worldwide and it is a privilege to partner with such a world-class host.  As part of our commitment to ensure excellence both on and off the ice and our arrangement with EIK Denmark, we expect that all student and accompanying family member behavior and conduct, will ensure future Planet Hockey programs.  Throughout the event, all participants are expected to behave professionally, to adhere to all event policies and to treat their fellow participants with respect.  Participants are expected to represent themselves and Planet Hockey with integrity, maturity and behavior consistent with achieving excellence.  Planet Hockey players will be expected to be gracious guests with their host families.  Thank you in advance for being a 'professional' and for being a huge part of ensuring an amazing Planet Hockey experience for all.  
Behavior contrary to the above will be dealt with swiftly, not excluding expulsion without refund.

Tour Fees

  • Early Registration Special - SAVE $100 pp for registrations received before January 31, 2021.

  • Players: $2,595. Family members (Adults): $2,595. Family members under 8: $1,395.

  • Minimum $500 deposit per person to confirm spots.

  • Tour cost does not include air travel.  Parents - lunch is not included, nor are drinks.

  • 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.

  • Payment Methods:  Check, Money Order, Credit Cards – a 3% fee will be assessed to each credit card transaction. We accept: Visa, Mastercard and Discover.

  • Register Now

 

Deposits/Payments

  • View our 'Peace of Mind' Cancellation Policy.  

  • Deposit #1 – $500 deposit per person due upon registration. Spots are not reserved until deposit is received.

  • Payment #2 - $1,000 per person due April 1, payment not due until event is confirmed.

  • Payment #3 - Final Payment due July 1 or when event is 100% confirmed.  All tour members must be paid in full.

  • 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

  • Terms and conditions 

Register Now - Registration will open soon!


Travel 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 - you may use any of the area/regional airports including Copenhagen, Hamburg or Billund.  You are responsible for your own airport transfers to Esbjerg.

  • Hotel lodging based on double or triple occupancy (2 or 3 per room). Single room upgrade charge $499.

  • 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.

Contact Shawn Killian

 

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