Tournaments of AAA Elite class are held in Chicago every year, state Illinois, the USA. This year „Bauer Tretyak Latvia Invite” tournament takes place in Riga from 2.08.till 5.08. 2012 on such high level AAA Elite with the great support of the Latvian Hockey Federation, Bauer International Invite and International Sports Academy by Vladislav Tretyak
In tournament are involved 56 teams from USA, Russia, Finland, Sweden, Latvia at the `96, `97, `98, `99, `00, `01 and `02 age groups- about 1250 players and the same amount of accompanying people. On this tournament Latvia is presented by 14 teams (about 220 players), i.e. with 2 teams in each age group.
This tournament gives an opportunity to the young hockey players to play and to share their experiences with sportsmen from USA, Finland, Sweden, Russia, Slovenia etc.