Ice Hockey

President's Day Weekend
February 17-20, 2017
USA Hockey Sanction # 16.17-CS-23




8U Mites, 10U Squirt B and 12U PeeWee B have been divided into multiple divisions. Please click on the division links to find your team.

 Click Here for venue directions.


The below divisions will be accepting entries. Some divisions may be combined and some may be split due to the number of entries. If your team's division does not fill, you will be contacted to play up or receive a refund. Many divisions fill quickly and the tournament normally fills completely by early December, so register early.

  • 8 & Under (Mite) (Cross-Ice)
  • 10 & Under (Squirt) A, BB, B 
  • 12 & Under (PeeWee) A & B
  • 14 & Under (Bantam) AA, A & B
  • 16 & Under (Midget) AA
  • 18 & Under (Midget) AA & A


Entry Fee includes guarantee of 4 games, great competition, top referees, Gold, Silver & Bronze medal presentation, and opportunity for your team to participate in a Torch Lighting Ceremony before the San Diego Gulls game. Fees are non-refundable after December 15, unless a division does not fill.

  • $1000 - Mites (Cross-ice)
  • $1600 - Squirts, PeeWees, Bantam A & B
  • $1650 - Bantam AA and Midgets
  • Register Online
  • Mail In Entry Form


January 1, 2017
Sign up early - many divisions fill up quickly

  • Cancellation deadline - December 15, 2016
    • If a team cancels before Dec. 15, there is a $100 cancellation fee
  • Non-refundable after December 15, 2016



To participate in the 2017 California Winter Games, all teams are required to book hotel accommodations at one of the listed CSG host hotels offered at discounted prices. See Hotel Discount page for details on rates and how to book your rooms. 

Teams choosing not to book hotel rooms at our host hotels are required to pay a $75 Deviation Fee per team made payable to California State Games. Upon completion of paid Deviation Fee, teams are accepted into the tournament.  Deviation fees may be mailed in or paid online through our registration system.

Exemptions: Teams residing in San Diego, Orange or Riverside County are exempt from the mandatory Hotel Booking Policy.

Additional hotel near Ice-plex Escondido:

Fairfield Inn & Suites: 227 W San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos, CA
$149 Double Queen; $169 King Suite
based on availability


Torch Lighting Ceremony at San Diego Gulls Game
Saturday, February 18, 2017
Valley View Casino Center | 3500 Sports Arena Blvd, San Diego, CA

5:00pm – Torch Lighting Ceremony (Teams arrive at 4:30pm)
5:30pm – Chick-fil-A Pre-Game Party & Opportunity Drawing (parking lot)
7:00pm – San Diego Gulls vs Tucson Roadrunners

Torch Lighting Ceremony:
The first 30 teams to purchase tickets will have the opportunity to participate in the Torch Lighting Ceremony and other in-game activities.  Teams will be recognized on the ice where captains pass the torch to light the cauldron.  Teams wear their team jersey and tennis shoes- no skates.  Please note that there will not be a skills competition due to game and ice preparations.  To attend the event and have your tournament schedule accommodated, please return this TICKET ORDER FORM with payment to the San Diego Gulls by Thursday December 15.  

Chick-fil-A Pre-Game Party:
After the Torch Lighting Ceremony and before the Gulls game starts, join us at the Chick-fil-A Pre-Game Party (in Parking Lot) with express box meals, games, opportunity drawings and more.  Pre-order your Chick-fil-A Express Box Meals for quick pick-up service.  Click below to order meals as a team or forward this email to parents. 

Order Chick-fil-A Express Box Meals
$9.45 - Choice of Original Chick-fil-A Sandwich or 8-count Nuggets
Includes chips, cookie and a bottled water or can of soda.

Opportunity Drawing Tickets:
Purchase Opportunity Drawing Tickets for a chance to win unique prizes from Chick-fil-A, San Diego Gulls, Anaheim Ducks and more!  Winners will be announced at the Pre-Game Party and you don’t have to be present to win.

Order Opportunity Drawing Tickets - 20 Tickets for only $5!

Additional Tournament Information:
  • BRING ROSTER STICKERS FOR SCORESHEETS (16 stickers- enough for 4 games)
  • First games will be held in the morning on Friday at 9am. Schedules will not be revised for a team's specific travel plans. Teams may submit a schedule request before the entry deadline via email.
  • Cal State Games reserves the right to close a division before the registration deadline. Many divisions fill up fast.
  • Championship games will be played on Monday. Final game on Monday is estimated to be finished by 4pm.
  • All teams must show proof of USA Hockey team registration, team roster and release forms for each player prior to their first game.
  • Most teams will play 15 minute stop time periods. 5 minute warm up time. No over time shall be permitted.
  • See Mite Cross-Ice rules for their details above.
  • Rosters should be submitted with the entry form. Birthdate of each player needs to accompany the roster.
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