Our men's team, The Ice Dogs, participates in a number of tournaments annually. No tournament can match the ICC! The directors of the tournament have done a phenomenal job of protecting the integrity that the tournament was founded on by keeping it an "invitational" tournament. In other tournaments we run into any number of problems that make the experience suffer from where it should be. The true barometer of how well a tournament is run is the ability of the team captain to get his or her players to commit. When it comes to the ICC, we have to turn players away! This tournament is the highlight of our hockey year!! We truly appreciate being asked to participate in the ICC!!!
Dave D. - Ice Dogs
This is by far the best tournament I have attended in my many years of playing in them. It is a well-run invitation only tournament where the players understand they are not playing for the Stanley Cup and any knuckleheads are dealt with quickly. There is such a friendly vibe to the entire event culminating in the tent party where you laugh about the games and congratulate each other on a very competitive tournament. The best part for me is that is is for charity and hockey players from all over come together to help those less fortunate.
John A. - Team PC!
The Independence Cup is all about having fun. Clean, competitive hockey games; hanging around the rink with friends; plenty of cold Molson after the games. What can be better?
The family picnic with live music is just perfect on a summer afternoon.
Domenic D. - The Wannabees
I have attended an number of tournaments in the US and Canada. This one is by far the most well run and organized of any I have attended. By keeping it as an invitational, ICC is able to maintain the original spirit of the event. It is a pleasure to play in a tournament where the main goal is to have fun and laughs with like minded players. Becuase hockey is a lifetime passion and gives us so much enjoyment, it is great to particpate in a tournament that also gives back to the community through various charities. The ICC tournament is highlighted on my calendar every year.
Randy S. - Team PC!