Dear hockey friends,

Ice Hockey Club Leuven is pleased to invite you at the 2018 edition of its annual international youth ice hockey tournaments.

Since many years the Leuven tournaments are visited by competitive youth teams from all over Europe: Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom, and from Canada.

The Leuven youth teams play every season on the highest level of Belgian ice hockey.

The Novotel Chiefs Trophy Tournaments are held at the Leuven ice rink, located at a few minutes’ drive from the city centre. Leuven itself is situated in the centre of Belgium and is easily reachable by highway, train and plane. The city centre has lots of trendy shops, historical buildings, bars and restaurants and is certainly worth a visit. Leuven is also one of the oldest university towns in Europe, which also explains the great character of our city!


2018 Leuven tournaments




!!! U16 & U19 full !!!

Essential tournament information

  • A team must consist of minimum 10 players, 1 goalie, 1 coach and 1 team manager
  • U8/U10/U12/U14/U16: 8 teams per tournament. Every team plays at least 7 games + finals.
  • U19: 6 teams. Every team plays 5 games of 2 x 20 minutes running time + finals.
  • Every team is given a trophy; every player receives a tournament souvenir.
  • Ice rink Leuven imposes all participating teams to take the lunch on Saturday at their premises (warm meal + water, € 8.5 pp), within the provided meal pause in the tournament scheme.  At your registration we will send you the link to order the Saturday meals. Payment must be done on site with the ice rink management.
  • For the evenings and on Sunday, and together with our tournament partners we can arrange pleasant and budget friendly group meals in the centre of Leuven.
  • Read the Tournament rules. It will avoid misunderstandings during the games. If any question, do not hesitate to send a mail to gameplanner@ihcl.be.

How to apply

  1. Register your team online with the form at the bottom of the page. Club teams from outside Belgium have priority.

  2. After confirmation by the IHCL Tournament Coordinator, make sure the 150€ confirmation fee is transferred to the IHC Leuven bank account IBAN BE82 6528 3083 2768 / BIC HBKABE22, before 31 December 2017. Confirmation fees are not refundable in case of cancellation by the participant.

  3. You will then receive all necessary information to register your team and players. Registration and payment of the balance must be completed before March 1st 2018(same bank account to be used).

  4. Together with your registration, deliver your Club logo and team picture for our traditional tournament brochure.


Staying overnight in Leuven

Our main tournament partner Novotel Leuven, situated 10 minutes from the ice rink, offers a limited number of rooms at special prices, with possibility to stay in 1 room with up to 4 persons (at least 1 adult per room) from 95€ per room, generous warm and cold breakfast buffet included (normal price 20€pp per breakfast). Have a look!

If you wish to enjoy the special Novotel tournament conditions, you need to use the Chiefs Trophy reservation form. You have also the possibility to book dinner for your team. There are 2 menu’s : menu 20€/pers or menu 23€/pers.

ATTENTION: Hotel accommodation in Leuven during spring weekends is very sparse so we highly recommend booking your rooms immediately when enrolling for the tournament. Hotel prices may vary, depending on the availability.

For any questions related to hotel accommodation, Leuven city information and dinner possibilities please contact us.

The Leuven Team Managers and Tournament Directors will do the utmost to provide you with all necessary information and welcome.

Ice Hockey Club Leuven is looking forward to meet and compete at the 2018 Novotel Chiefs Trophy international youth ice hockey tournaments!

Best regards,

Chiefs Leuven