My question is: are adult amateur hockey tournaments in Europe common? So as a recent grad (god, has it been 2 years already?) and current college hockey coach (ACHA level), I’ve been thinking of ways to finance traveling to Europe. The idea of the day is to take a group of 14-16 college/recent college players to play in a men’s league tournament somewhere in Europe and also rent a house and spend about a week touring the area.

My instincts would be that Germany, northern Italy, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, or the Czech Republic would have men’s or adult tournaments fairly often during the summer like we do here in the US. So, do any European Oppos play hockey and have experience with tournaments? Have any North American Oppos played abroad?

Am I crazy for wanting to do this?