QEMHW2023 (3)

Quickcard Minor Hockey Week is just around the corner! Things officially kick off on Friday, January 13th. SAMHA has 70 teams participating in this ten-day tournament.

Schedule & Results 
All teams can find their game schedule and results on the Quickcard Minor Hockey Week website.
Parent and Coach Information
The Hockey Edmonton Quickcard Minor Hockey Committee has developed two documents with information about the tournament and what to expect. 


Quickcard Minor Hockey Week Arena Abbreviation Guide

Adult spectators must pay admission to attend Minor Hockey Week games. Adult Admission (18-65 years) is $5 for a Tournament Access Button.
*Update* Single-game admission is no longer available.
Purchasing a button gives you access to all Minor Hockey Week games and a small premium-roast coffee at participating McDonald's Restaurants.
Please stop at the entrance to buy your button. SAMHA purchases four buttons for each team; these are intended for coaches and will be available to pick up before your first game.
Social Media 
Stories from Quikcard Edmonton Minor Hockey Week have been shared between families for decades ever since the event started in 1964. If your team is sharing QEMHW stories on social media, please tag Hockey Edmonton and SAMHA and use the hashtag #QEMHW. This is the easiest way for us to see the post and share it.
There is a tremendous volunteer commitment required to execute this tournament successfully. This year SAMHA volunteers will support over 300 working hours. The St. Albert Minor Hockey community has wonderful volunteers who dedicate their time throughout the hockey season, and they will be out in full force during this tournament.
If you are interested in volunteering this year please contact us at admin@samha.ca.
Tournament Rules 
The rules of play during Minor Hockey Week are different than league play.
Some key differences are:
  • Games are shorter
  • Games are straight-time/running-time
  • Penalties are straight-time from the drop of the puck (2, 5 or 10 minutes)
If you are a coach or volunteer, please familiarize yourself with the Tournament Rules. 
Did you know? 
Referees that participate in Minor Hockey Week volunteer 100% of their time; this helps keep the cost of this tournament low.
Minor Hockey Week is one of the largest and longest-running hockey tournaments in the world!
This year there will be close to 10,000 players participating in Minor Hockey Week, U9-U18.

At the Rink

Minor Hockey Week games will be played at various facilities throughout the region.

City of St. Albert Facilities
  • Please allow extra time to find parking
  • Ensure your team is familiar with the designated warm-up spaces at the City of St. Albert Facilities.


Participation in MHW has been part of our hockey community since 1964. Please embrace this experience and enjoy the opportunity to be part of this unique event. Participating SAMHA teams are expected to uphold the tournament rules and abide by the SAMHA Code of Conduct. Additionally, all coaches are expected to maintain the highest standards of personal conduct and support the principles of fair play.