Shootout Tournament Info

Dominator's Breakaway Challenge: Join Us for a Fun-Filled Fundraiser!

We are thrilled to announce the Dominator's Breakaway Challenge, an exhilarating shootout-style tournament designed to honor our founder, Dominik Hasek, and support Hasek's Heroes. This event, set to take place in August 2024, promises a day full of fun and competition. Not only will you get to showcase your hockey skills, but you will also be contributing to a fantastic cause, helping kids in our community play hockey.

What is the Dominator's Breakaway Challenge?

The Dominator's Breakaway Challenge celebrates the legendary shootout success of Dominik Hasek. The tournament features various age groups, including an adult competition, ensuring a competitive and enjoyable experience for everyone. The brackets are divided as follows:


    Kid Divisions broken down by age

    (8U -  10U)     SAT 8/31 8am -12:30pm

    (11U - 13U)   SAT 8/10 8am-12:30pm

    (14u - 16U)      SAT 8/17 8am-12:30pm

    Adult Division - SAT 8/24 8am-12:30pm

Tournament Format

  1. Round Robin Play: Each team will compete in a round-robin format within their division, playing five games against other teams in their division. This ensures every team gets ample ice time and a fair chance to compete.

  2. Wild Card Rounds: The bottom four teams from each division (East and West) will enter a Wild Card round-robin to determine one additional team to advance to the semi-finals.

  3. Semi-Finals and Finals: The top two teams from each division, along with the Wild Card round winner, will advance to the semi-finals. The winning team from each division will move on to the championship game.

What You Get from Participating

  • Guaranteed Ice Time: Each team is guaranteed to play at least six games, ensuring participants get plenty of action and enjoyment.
  • Prizes and Recognition: Winning teams will receive awards and recognition for their achievements.
  • Food and Drinks Provided
  • Fun 4 hours both on and off the ice

About Hasek's Heroes

Hasek's Heroes was founded by Dominik Hasek with the mission to provide underprivileged youth in Buffalo the opportunity to play hockey for free. We supply all necessary equipment and training, ensuring that financial barriers do not prevent kids from enjoying this amazing game. Through our programs, we not only teach hockey skills but also instill important life lessons such as sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership.

Quote from Head Coach Joe Lo Tempio, Program Coordinator of Hasek's Heroes:

"We want to create the next generation of coaches and leaders. We have an opportunity here with this great game to teach so many valuable life lessons. It's amazing to see the growth and development in our kids. They love this game."

How Your Participation Helps

By participating in the Dominator's Breakaway Challenge, you directly support Hasek's Heroes. The funds raised from this event will go towards:

  • Providing hockey equipment for the kids
  • Covering ice time and coaching costs
  • Expanding our programs to reach more children
  • Ensuring the sustainability of our free hockey programs

How to Register

Ready to join the fun and make a difference? Register your team today under the registration tab above!

For any questions or more information, please reach out to us at

We look forward to seeing you on the ice and making this event a huge success together!

Click Here to Register Your Team

Honoring Dominik Hasek: The Dominator's Breakaway Challenge

Join us in celebrating the legacy of Dominik Hasek, the legendary goaltender and founder of Hasek's Heroes, with the Dominator's Breakaway Challenge. This thrilling event pays tribute to Hasek's remarkable success in shootouts, a fitting homage to his incredible career in the game of hockey.

At Hasek's Heroes, we believe in providing opportunities for kids in our community to play hockey for free. The Dominator's Breakaway Challenge serves as a fundraising tournament to support our program and continue offering this incredible opportunity to youth in our community.

Not only does this event honor Dominik Hasek, but it also embodies the values and life lessons instilled in our program. Through hockey, we teach discipline, teamwork, resilience, and leadership—skills that extend far beyond the rink and into the lives of our players.

Join us for the Dominator's Breakaway Challenge and be a part of something truly special—an event that not only celebrates hockey but also supports the growth and development of our youth both on and off the ice. Together, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of young athletes in our community.