Introducing The Cup AA

The CUP AA North American Championship. North America’s premier AA tournament! THE CUP AA is held annually in Buffalo N.Y. This year THE CUP AA will take place December 7-9, 2018.

THE CUP AA grew from 32 teams in 2016 to 77 teams in 2017! It’s unique features have made
THE CUP North American Championship the fastest growing AA tournament in North America. With brand new arenas being added to the tournament, THE CUP is expecting over 100 teams at the 2018 tournament!

THE CUP brings teams from all over North America!  2017 brought teams from Colorado, Montreal, Toronto, New York, Boston, Philadelphia, and Anaheim just to name a few! THE CUP gives an opportunity for the top AA teams from Canada and the USA to meet in one place and go head to head with the best North America has to offer!

Our commitment is to provide the ultimate hockey tournament experience.  Starting with the competition on ice to hotel selection we promise to use our experience to make yours a memorable one.

  • Age Groups!

    03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09

  • 4 Game Minimum!

    2 games Friday, 2 games Saturday

  • Outdoor Games!

    Riverworks Complex & East Aurora

  • Sticker Trading Contest!

    Prizes include TV’s, PS4’s, iPads and More!

  • North America’s Best!

    Top teams from across North America!

    • Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa
    • Boston, New York, Chicago
    • Philadelphia, Detroit, Florida
    • Colorado, Anaheim, Vancouver
    • And Many More!

Register Your Team for The Cup AA Today!


Buffalo RiverWorks the city’s newest premier waterfront, sports, and entertainment complex along the banks of the Buffalo River. It features 2 outdoor ice rinks covered by a metal pavilion.

Directions To Riverworks Arena


Lockport Ice Arena & Performance center will be home to The Cup AA North American Championship. This brand new, state of the art facility features 2 NHL-sized ice rinks with seating for 630.

Directions to Lockport Ice Arena

Be Sure Not to Miss Our Sticker Trading Contest!

Hotel Reservations

For your team’s hotel reservations, please have your manager contact:

Drew Schmitt
Tournament Housing