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Western States 2019 Preview

By Peter Odney , 09/12/19, 2:15PM CDT

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Capsules for each team detailing strengths and players to watch across all levels.

2019 Marks Third Year For Tournament

Entering its third year, the Western States Invite has expanded to three divisions, adding a Peewee level in addition to its Bantam Divisions. Teams from Minnesota, Arizona, Wisconsin, and North Dakota will make their was to the western suburbs of Minneapolis for a weekend of games, played at both Bloomington Ice Garden and the Burnsville Ice Arena. 

Great Plains, based in Minnesota, took home the championship in both the 2004 and 2006 Divisions. With no Great Plains team competing this year at the Bantam level, the field is wide open for a new program to claim the crown.

For full tournament schedules, standings, and player stats, click here


Great Plains swept both championships last season at the Western States Invite.

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