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  • European Hockey Summit 2020 Esbjerg, Denmark July 31-August 8, 2020.

European Hockey Tour

Squirt 2010/11
Peewee 2008/09
Bantam 2006/07
Midget 2003/04/05

2020 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 6th 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.

Travel Information
History & Castles
Map of Esbjerg & hotel to rink
Hotel Britannia

July 31-August 8, 2020

Countdown to Denmark 2020


International Cup & Camp (Tournament & Hockey Camp), International Skills training education program, family hockey vacation, Coaches International education & certification program & much more. Our 25th 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.
* Ready to confirm your spot - Register now

Participating players/coaches expected from:  Sweden, Slovakia, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, Holland, Denmark, Canada, Serbia, USA.

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Reserve your spot now:

  1. Register Online - reserve your spot now
  2. View registration, step by step
  3. Questions?  email Tour Director Shawn Killian
  4. Call - Shawn Killian:  720-304-3880 (Colorado, USA)

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Planet Hockey USA Teams - 2020
4 Divisions | Youth Divisions - Competitive

SQUIRT 2010/11 Team
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 2008/09 Team
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 2006/07 Team
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 03/04/05 Team
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

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

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
    • 2-3 hours on ice training
    • 1 hour dryland training
    • Off ice stickhandling sessions
    • 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 (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

Included for all participants from July 31-August 8, 2020.
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 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!

Schedule - view our 2019 schedule below.  Our 2020 schedule will be very similar and will be available Spring, 2020.

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 31-August 8, 2020.  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 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

  • Early Registration Special - SAVE $100 pp for registrations received before December 31, 2019.
  • 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.


  • Deposit #1 – Non-refundable $500 deposit per person due upon registration. Spots are not reserved until deposit is received.
  • Payment #2 - $1,000 per person due March 1.
  • Payment #3 - Final Payment due June 1.  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 - 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 $495.
  • 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.

How are players selected?

  1. Invited - by a Planet Hockey Coach.
  2. Recruited - during a Planet Hockey Camp or by a Planet Hockey Area Representative or Planet Hockey 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 category).  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

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