Hecklers Hockey presents an amazing opportunity for high school hockey players to compete internationally. Playing hockey in Europe is a lifelong memory that you will cherish forever.
This tour features competitive exhibition games and tournaments across Holland, Germany, and the Czech Republic and includes much more than just hockey. Tours of historic, European cities, castle ruins, historic churches, a concentration camp and Dutch windmills! Social events and on-ice clinics with local teams & communities in Europe are included in the package. There will even be an opportunity to lace up a different skate and try the famous Dutch speed skating track in Enschede, Netherlands. This is a trip that will be as educational as it is fun!
Netherlands, Germany, Czech Republic
Friday March 22-Monday April 1, 2019
Friday: – Depart San Diego for Amsterdam
Saturday: – Bus to Germany, lunch, first game at 6pm
Sunday: – Breakfast. Game at 8:30am, 11:30am, 2:30pm, 4:00pm
Monday: – Bus to Enschede. Speed skating trial. Mix game at night
Tuesday: – Bike tour of Enschede, windmills and the market
Wednesday: – Bus to Czech. Tour of concentration camp in Germany
Thursday: – Tours of castle ruins, city of Kadan& 2 games in evening
Friday: – Train to Karlovy Vary. 2 games at night. Opening ceremonies
Saturday: – 2 games in day, ceremony dinner at night
Sunday: – Bus to Prague. Tour of Prague castle and Old Town
Monday: – Depart Prague for San Diego
Current male & female high school age ice hockey players. Two teams will be formed based on skill level. Must have a valid passport to travel.
The tour will travel from the Netherlands, through Germany and finish in the Czech Republic
The tour leader will be Chris Heaney, organizer of each of the past 25 years of hockey tours through Europe. Head coach will be Dan Wagner, director of La Jolla Country Day School’s hockey program and Global Education Coordinator. Additional coaches & chaperones will be added.
In 1991, the San Diego Hecklers formed as an adult league ice hockey team competing at San Diego Ice Arena. The team started playing tournaments throughout the United States and eventually, in 1993, began playing exhibition games and tournaments in Europe. With over 25 years of experience sending players and teams to Europe, we are experts in the logistics of transporting hockey teams with ease and comfort to the big cities and small villages of Europe. We offer a social and cultural experience in a sports tour format specifically designed for high school hockey players.