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Finland/Sweden Hockey Tournament Summer 2024
Pro Ambitions Hockey forms teams per birth year to compete against the youth of Europe annually every summer.
All hockey trips are cultural and athletic once in a lifetime experiences for American youth hockey players. Every player must be accompanied by at least one parent but we welcome both and additional family members.
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Hockey Tournament Information and Q and A.
Who can help me make travel arrangements?
If you need help booking a flight please contact our preferred and trusted travel agent:
Where do we stay?
Accommodation at Hotel Hilton Prague, BEAUTIFUL hotel in walking distance to all old world sites on the river, restaurants, cafes, John Lennon Wall, Castles, amazing roof top lounge for happy hour for all of the Pro Ambitions teams and coaches daily (http://www.hiltonprague.com/domovska-stranka.html) for 6 nights. We can help you if you would like to extend your stay at The Hilton on either end.
Who books flights?
Each family books their own flights and sends their flight info to us to arranger transfers.
Tell me about the meals and Why we choose The Hilton Prague
Daily buffet style breakfast including omelet and pancake station, amazing food, we are very excited to be returning to one of the Best hotels in Prague for summer 2023 with American strong comforts and air conditioning and lots of ice and American full breakfast (we have eliminated other hotels we have tried over the years and feel very strongly about everyone’s happiness HERE at this hotel) This hotel has a beer garden for happy hour, steak house, spa, indoor pool, fabulous gym, a rooftop nightclub lounge restaurant overlooking the city and is in the best location.
What is included in our trip?
Daily dinner or lunch. Meals will be organized in arena restaurant or downtown or restaurants by the hotel. Professional coach for each team, Professional tour guide and coach bus for each team, hotel stay and taxes, tournament, excursions.
Sweden Finland Hockey Tournament
This hockey tournament is offered for U14 and U16.
Depart USA and arrive Stockholm Sweden, Book return home flight out of Helsinki Finland Monday Aug 10.
Clarion Sign Hotel in Stockholm and Scandic Grand Marina Hotel in Helsinki. Plus one night on Silja Symphony Cruise.
Price per person for tournament only both player and parent or guest(s) $3,199
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We just wanted to thank you guys for having Tanner on the team in Sweden and Finland. It was an amazing tournament, and such a well organized trip. We are so proud of the boys for winning the championship to end this incredible trip!
Pro Ambitions is an amazing organization, we have been so impressed with the coaching at both the development camps and the tournament. Tanner has learned so much, we look forward to more camps and tournaments in the future.
Thanks again for this amazing experience !
I wanted to let you know that Tommy and I had a great time on the Sweden/Finland trip. Both cities and the trip to Estonia lived up to my expectations.
I wanted to particularly call out our coach Henry who did a tremendous with both the boys and parents. This was particularly tricky in light of the broad age spread of the group (14-18) which resulted in some lopsided games against the true Finnish 18U teams. He struck the right balance between being competitive and having the drive to win, but also this experience as part of the hockey development process.
As a goalie, Tommy certainly saw his fair share of high-quality chances…
All the best,
I hope you had a smooth return back home. We saw you in the scramble in Munich to get to the transfer flights on the return home, but didn’t have a chance to say hi and thanks. I wanted to thank you again for the opportunity to join you in Prague. Solomon learned a lot hockey-wise and had a great overall experience. We hope to join you again next year. Please let me know when you release your schedule for next summer. We might consider joining Finland if it is earlier again and avoid the whole start of school issue. And we’ll be on the lookout for any clinics and camps you may have on the West Coast.
Thank you again.
We can’t thank you enough for such a great trip for Gardy, his mom Terry and Chip !
I think that you said before ..” a trip of a lifetime “..,you were right ! Chip loved the camp and tournament …
Safe travels !! Be well ! Kathryn C.
I wanted to take a moment to just express our appreciation to you for the opportunity and experiences we had in Prague. We ride an emotional rollercoaster with Reese and, earlier this year, we were told this trip was his last competitive hockey experience. Just prior to leaving, they added more people to his care team and discovered his level of fitness is helping his heart handle his activity far better than we expected. This allowed us to fully and thoroughly enjoy our experience with you all.
These experiences are far beyond hockey, which I know you realize. It exposes these kids to the experiences of others, teaches them history, and helps them realize the world is far bigger than their own little sphere. The hockey is just an addition of something they love to do.
Our family is already hoping that the stars align to allow us to join the Italy team next summer. We will watch your emails closely. Reese is too old for the Hockey East clinic in 2024, but would still love to be a part of the on-ice experience in any capacity you will have him. Henry – your words to Reese over this week have meaning and were not taken lightly by him, just so you know. Thank you for your kindness.
Jeff and Christine – thank you for the hard work you put into this. It is obvious you enjoy these experience as much as we all do. It was a pleasure meeting your daughter and I hope we get to join you in Italy. Reese really took to heart what you said to him, Jeff, and he will work on his confidence on the ice to bring it all with him next year.
Thank you is not enough, but it is all I have to offer.
I am writing to express my sincere gratitude for organizing the incredible hockey tournament and tour in Sweden and Finland that my son had the privilege to participate in. It was an absolute thrill for him to compete against talented teams from different countries and experience the vibrant hockey culture in these beautiful countries.
The entire trip was flawlessly planned and executed, leaving no room for disappointment. From the top-notch accommodations to the well-organized transportation, every aspect of the tour was meticulously arranged. The cultural excursions and sightseeing activities added a wonderful touch, allowing the players to immerse themselves in the local traditions and create lasting memories.
Furthermore, I would like to extend my heartfelt appreciation to the coaches and all the staff members who dedicated their time and efforts to ensure the success of this tournament. Their commitment, professionalism, and genuine passion for the sport were truly commendable. The camaraderie and sportsmanship displayed by the teams made the whole experience even more enjoyable and memorable.
Once again, thank you for providing my son with an unforgettable experience. Your dedication to promoting youth hockey and fostering international connections is truly inspiring. We are sincerely grateful for the opportunity and look forward to future camps, tournaments and tours organized by ProAmbitions.
We can’t thank you enough for such a great trip for Gardy, his mom Terry and Chip !
I think that you said before ..” a trip of a lifetime “..,you were right ! Chip loved the camp and tournament …
Safe travels !!
Be well !
Hi Coach Jeff,
I want to thank you for organizing the fantastic Sweden/Finland trip! It provided a great experience for both the kids and adults and are very well organized. We all had a great time!
Our son did the Pro Ambitions camp and tournament in Prague this summer. It greatly exceeded our expectations! The entire trip was a great experience for him and us as a family. The staff was great and always willing to help, the kids and families were ready to meet new people and have fun and on top of that we had a great hockey experience playing against strong Czech and Slovak teams. Great job and Thank you, Pro Ambitions!
An amazing trip to Prague with Pro Ambitions. Great learning and cultural experience with the entire group.
Hope all is well – we had a great time in Prague as a family and grateful to you for the experience.
Good Evening Jeff and Mike,
Well it’s been a week since we’ve returned from Prague, CZ. Although it is my second trip in a year to that beautiful city, what was much more captivating was the sportsmanship and cohesiveness of the makeshift team. And what pulled at my heartstrings and left me speechless was the kindness and support that the players and their parents showed to our son Jewels. We travel a LOT, but this trip was particularly tough on Jewels. Yes he has autism, and yes we frequent large cities like New York, Philadelphia and even LA. What was new was the amount of time spent at hockey rinks, Also being on a bus with the players and families. Despite his challenges, Jewels bonded with parents and players alike. Eloping was very difficult for us, as he’s older and faster. I’m sure as a parent, you know how scary it is to have a child missing. We are extremely grateful to every single individual who was on our bus, to the young men and their parents who helped out during the week.
Your lovely wife was gracious and extremely encouraging. Sometimes we wonder whether to take Jewels to certain places. In the end we know we did the right thing. As we packed our bags for our journey back home, Jewels let us know that he wanted to be back on the bus with the ProAmbitions hockey team, and he wanted to go to the hockey rink. He wanted those suitcases unpacked.
Dave and I particularly appreciate the feedback concerning Nathaniel’s development as he enters the high school scene. He is a caring and considerate boy, fast becoming an adult. He bonded seamlessly with members of the team that a few days prior were total strangers.
We can truly say that playing with the ProAmbitions team in Prague was the highlight of not only our summer, but of the entire year. Thank you for the memories. In just a few weeks, Nathaniel will have another shot at playing hockey with some of the boys he met in Prague. And I, mom from the Caribbean, look forward to cheering him on in a freezing hockey rink at the Boston Breakout tournament.
Take good care; until next year. And do enjoy what remains of summer 2019.
Mary and David Harrison
Thank you Jeff for the great opportunity that we had in Prague, although Hammad got injured, we had a blast, Coach Sones was awesome, and if we have an opportunity to do Prague again, we would very happy to go again. Thank you, Jeff, great tournament and opportunity, he had a great time.
Jeff, I want to thank you for the wonderful trip you put together every year for these boys. John has the time of his life and we are so happy he went with you.
Enjoy the rest of Summer.
Cindy and Joe Joyce
I just wanted to thank you for putting together the Prague trip. Our family had a great time and made memories our kids will always have. We had an 04, 06 and 07 playing and we were able to balance each kids time with their teams as well as separate family time at places like the Prague zoo. Everything was organized, the guides were top notch and it could not have gone more smoothly.
Thanks to Michael for answering all my questions ahead of time and for Garrett and Billy for coaching. All of my kids received positive feedback and coaching, which was great. I would highly recommend this trip for anyone that wants to see a beautiful city and also enjoy some local hockey.
Thank you again,
My son, who is a 2004 Goalie and I attended the 2016 Czech Challenge Cup in Prague in August. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity. ProAmbitions did a tremendous job coordinating all the transportation, meals and sightseeing. The hockey experience was amazing. It was great for our USA kids to witness international hockey. The hockey community in the Czech Republic was very cordial and made our visit very enjoyable. I would recommend the trip
Steve Sullivan and (Alec Sullivan) Reading, Massachusetts Best, Steven R. Sullivan
The Pro Ambitions Prague trip was the perfect balance of hockey and international travel. The competition was great, families were amazing and seeing a new European city was a lifetime experience. It was a trip my family will never forget. Thank you for including us!
Thanks Pro Ambitions The Madden Family!
Thanks so much for taking all of them! Best tournament for meeting great kids and people!!! Hope to watch our kids play together again!!
The Dunnes had a terrific experience, and good luck to all the boys with their upcoming seasons.
Warm regards to all, Chris & Kelly Dunne
Jeff, Thank you so much for giving Indiana an experience he will cherish the rest of his life. He made lifelong friends on the trip and I did as well. It was great hockey and every game we had was competitive- which is all you can ask for. Indy and I really enjoyed meeting your amazing wife and daughter and wish her the best of luck at Harvard. Indy is friends with her on all social media and will be keeping a close eye on her and cheering her on! ALL the Best until our next great adventure.
Melanie and Indy
Hi All, It was greeting meeting everyone. Casey had a great time. I posted about 150 pictures up on my website. You can find them at 85×200.com under the Spring Hockey tab. Feel free to download and share however you like.
Hope to run into you again Thom
No doubt Zach and I had an absolute blast. I called Zach’s group the Posse. The boys jelled so well they had a ball walking together to the pizza place and probably knows that hotel from rooftop to basement. Testosterone kicked in at these games. Confidence was there but we obviously were also playing against referees. One game had if I am not mistaken almost or over 21 minutes total in penalties for the game. Zack loved all the penalty kills he skated. Zach says the boys plan to reunite for next summer. I told him it is up to the parents. On that thought, count the Cestero’s in for Sweden and Prague maybe even Italy. This time wife Milli has to come.
Bob, Just wanted to put in writing and let you know Dominik and I had a great time with Pro Ambitions in Prague. Your PA team and event planners were super with the weeks events and Darina did a fantastic job meeting and following up with everyone. Especially want to let you know that our coach, Matt Nee was amazing the whole trip and really made our experience both on and off the ice a memorable one. From him running our two practices seamlessly after just arriving and incessantly ‘coaching’ our boys from the bench it was a great hockey experience. Even more importantly, I witnessed Matt bonding with each and every kid on our ’07 team off the ice; not picking any favorites in the short time we had together – which after experiencing dozens of coaches I can say is a rare thing. Even with his wife and new baby there, Matt went out of his way to always be with the team for everything and every ride. I think I can speak for our entire ’07 families in that Pro Ambitions has a great asset in Coach Matt.
Best Regards, Darren Braude
Hi Jeff, We had an amazing time in Prague and couldn’t have imagined having a better coach than Matt! Thank you so much for the opportunity for Evan to play on the 07 Seal Team!! We are very interested in the Italy opportunity in April! We look for to additional communication!
Thank you again – we couldn’t have imagined a better experience!! Barbara Noble
Jeff and ProAmbitions Prague team I wanted to thank you for a truly wonderful weak. As you stated we had some challenges that we had to overcome. We were one of the families that got their equipment on Tuesday as it arrived during the 1st period of our first game. Your wife, Dairine and your team behind the scenes went above and beyond to assist us in getting his equipment back. My wife Ami and I can’t thank everyone enough! With that said, I think that losing the equipment for two days, helped our team create a tighter bond. Everyone on our team and families on other teams immediately started offering up extra equipment. Next thing I knew we had skates, elbow pads, shoulder pads, pants and a stick. If I had to purchase equipment it would have been very limited due to the generosity of everyone on the trip. Ultimately we did not as Dairine came flying up to the rink and the crisis was averted. Brett has been speaking non-stop with his Prague teammates since getting back and not only do they want to play in another overseas tournament together they want to attend an overnight camp together. A unique bond for life. Having Billy as a coach was a real treat as the boys loved playing for him. We had a trip of a trip of a lifetime and it was directly related to all the little things you and your staff did!
Thanks, Chris, Ami, Anna and Brett Edgren
Good Morning! I just wanted to tell you our family had an amazing time last week. Not only was the city beautiful, but the hockey was great. Brendan loved every minute on ice and we discovered that our forward might just be a natural born defenseman— knew there was a reason we still send him to your defense camp every summer as a forward. We enjoyed our time so much, that Brendan is already talking about getting his buddies to come along next summer. Mike was a great coach. Brendan liked him so much that when I just mentioned he’d be coaching an 06 team in Italy, he asked if he could play down again— so if 05’s are allowed, count him in … as a D 🙂
Best Hillary Morrissy
Jeff , Just wanted to tell you how much fun the Boys had in Prague playing hockey and making new friends. It was a family experience we will never forget ! The hockey was awesome and I think the European style was very important for them to get to play and experience first hand . Maura and I also made a lot of new friends including your Wife and daughter! If you get a 03 & 05 team together for Italy next summer count the Casey’s in ! Hope to see you at the club sometime soon .
Very Best , Tom
Hello. How are you?
I wish you can remember me.
Time is too fast.
We had such a great time in Praha , Thank you !
We’re happy with you and good friends.
I’m thinking about that Brian transfers his school in Canada to another school in USA.
If you don’t mind, could you help us?
I’ll be happy to hear any tips or information from you.
Thank you so much !!
Hanna hyojung Kim
I wanted to share these pictures with you. Jason, Shane, Brodie, Jack and Josh all played together on the 06 team this past summer in Prague! The parents and kids have all have stayed in contact, and we were all able to see each other in Marlboro today! These kids represent three different teams on both the East and West coast. They will be forever friends after playing together in Prague. Thank you for the opportunity. I’m trying to convince them to join us in Sweden/Finland!
Hope to see you soon,
JoAnna and Josh
Larry, have you worked with Jeff before? He is one of the few men in this whole big hockey world that TRULY CARES about everyone of his players. He is an exceptional human that is a gem among the unfortunate money grab that has gone on in the hockey system in our area(Massachusetts). I think the trip was excellent for our son on many levels:
1. Chance to go to Europe
2. Thrill and excitement of playing teams from other countries on the Russian/Czech turf: John just wanted to beat them from the rivalry that dates back from so long ago in US history. I think this was one of the best parts for him: He has loved the Herb Brooks story and watched Miracle so many times. In a way it let him be a part of this History.
3. Gave him a sense of self in this huge hockey world: showed him that he can play at a level against the Czech team AND WIN!
4.His Team Camaraderie Has been formed with players all over US that I believe will be life long friends. They formed a STRONG bond. They are STILL in a group chat after 13 months later and they see each other at major tournaments or camps and root for each other’s success. When they see each other it is the unspoken connection there always.
5. They left me home and it was a good thing because his Dad let him run the streets of Prague with his team and BOY ????did they have fun. THE STORIES are endless and priceless!!!!!
6. He begs me to go again all the time !
So yes the trip is amazing and your son will gain much from it. I hope this helps. Reach out if you need anything else or any specific questions to my husband.