Howlin' Mite Classic

Join us on January 29-30, 2022 for the inaugural half-ice Howlin' Mite Classic, hosted by the Dayton Icehounds. It'll be a howlin' great time!

Basic Info

There will be three divisions: Red, White, and Blue. Games are structured with four players plus a goalie with a maximum of 16 players per team. 


South Metro Sports

10561 Success Ln

Dayton, OH 45458


Red: Also known as a Select division - this will be the highest level of competition. Most teams in this division will be nearing the end of their 8U eligibility.

White: Most teams will fall here. This is for players with some experience, but not yet ready for an ultra-competitive experience.

Blue: This is for beginning teams. This could be suitable for younger teams, or possibly a Learn to Play program wanting to experience a tournament.

Stay to Play Requirement

Out of town teams (teams whose home rink is located more than 75 miles away from South Metro Sports) are required to stay at a tournament hotel.

Team managers can use the button above to hold a block of rooms to help ensure your whole team can stay at the same hotel.


Each team will play 4 games. The first 3 will be a round-robin in their division. The final game will be either a championship or consolation game. All games are half-ice.

January 2022

USA Hockey Requirement: This tournament will be USA Hockey Sanctioned.  Teams must have an approved USA hockey roster to participate.

Dates: January 29-30, 2022 - teams will play games both days, and games could start as early as 7:30 am each day.

Cost: $700 per team

Deposit: A $200 deposit is due at registration.  This can be paid by Credit Card during online  registration.  Contact Us for offline payment options.  The deposit will be refunded if we are unable to place your team into a Division.  

Final Payment: Final payment will be due January 2, 2022.  We will send final payment instructions in December.


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