Howlin' Mite Classic

Join us on January 28-29, 2023 for the second annual half-ice Howlin' Mite Classic, hosted by the Dayton Icehounds. It'll be a howlin' great time!

Basic Info

Three divisions: Red, White, and Blue (depending on registered teams). 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 FIRST year players, beginner teams.

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.


Four game guarantee. Divisions are expected to be either 4 or 5 teams. Divisions of 4 teams will play 3 round-robin games followed by a championship or consolation game. Division of 5 teams will play 4 round-robin games with the top two playing for the Championship.

January 2023

USA Hockey Requirement: This tournament is USA Hockey Sanctioned - MD23-054.  Teams must have an approved USA hockey roster to participate.  A link to the official USA Hockey roster must be provided before the tournament start date.  

Dates: January 28-29, 2023 - teams will play games both days, and games could start as early as 8am.

Cost: $700 per team

Payment: A $200 deposit is due at registration.  This can be paid by Credit Card during online registration with the balance due January 6, 2023.  Contact Us for offline payment options.  The payment will be refunded if we are unable to place your team into a Division.  


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