America's Showcase was founded in 1985 to provide the nation’s premier high school players an opportunity to be scouted by high-level programs so those players may further their hockey careers in prep school, juniors, college, and beyond. Presently, our five day showcase consists of boys and girls divisions represented by at least 24 boys teams and 8 girls teams that compete in over 50 competitive hockey games gives the scouts on-hand (and watching online) plenty of opportunities to recruit from the wealth of talent on the ice. The success of our event is ultimately measured by how many of those players are able to use America's Showcase as a springboard to a successful future in the upper echelon of hockey programs in North America.
For the first time, this tournament will be held in what is deemed, The "Heartland of Hockey", St. Louis, MO. The host rink, the St. Peter's Rec Plex is conveniently located 20 minutes from St. Louis International Airport and is nested in an area that includes Hospitality, shopping and restaurants. The Rec-Plex is a world class facility featuring two separate Complexes, the North building which includes 1 rink and the South Building which includes 2 rinks. The Girls showcase will take place in the North building and boys in the South.
1985 - Founded as the Chicago Showcase
2009 - 25th and Final Year of the Chicago Showcase
2010 - Moved to Pittsburgh and renamed America's Showcase
2013 - Added a Girl's division, consisting of six teams of female hockey players.
2014 - 5th year of America's Showcase in Pittsburgh
2017 - Unique facilities will be used for each Boys and Girls Tournament - RMU for the Boys and Baierl Ice Complex for the Girls.
2018 - The America's Showcase has been relocated to St. Louis and renamed America's Showcase St. Louis. The games will be played at the Saint Peters Rec-Plex. The Rec-Plex has three NHL-sized indoor ice rinks all with spectator seating.