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Pittsburgh Adult Hockey Draft Experience Tournament

BLPA Pittsburgh Draft Experience

Welcome to the BLPA DEX Pittsburgh Draft Experience Hockey Tournament! From July 12th to 14th, the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center will be buzzing with exciting hockey action, camaraderie, and fun. Whether you’re a third line hockey player, a fan, or a family member, this post will provide all the information you need to make the most of Draft Tournament visit.

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 Venue: Robert Morris University Island Sports Center

Address: 7600 Grand Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15225, United States

  Tournament Schedule

– July 12: Draft Party
The Draft party check-in will start a 7pm. The Pittsburgh Draft Experience Draft Party will start promptly at 8pm. If this is your first time you are in for a treat. Here is how we draft.




Last summer is a tradition as old as time itself. It’s our last group outing before the tournament is over. We do this on Saturday night as opposed to Sunday night because most people head home right after their games on Sunday. The location for this is still being determined but will be added here once it is booked. We will also talk about it at the Pittsburgh Draft Experience party and before games on Saturday.


Tournament Theme

This year’s Pittsburgh Draft Experience theme is LEGO NHL. It’s our incredible take on if NHL teams decided to legoify thier  jerseys. These uniforms will make your look good no matter if you’re a superstar or a 3rd line hockey player. 


Recommended Hotel Accommodations

Here are two excellent hotel options to consider for your stay:

  1. Hyatt Place Pittsburgh Airport

Address: 6011 Campbells Run Rd, Pittsburgh, PA 15205 Hyatt Pittsburgh Draft Experience

Distance from Venue: 4.5 miles

Hyatt Place offers comfortable rooms, free Wi-Fi, a 24/7 fitness center, and a complimentary breakfast. It’s conveniently located near shopping centers and dining options.


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  2. Courtyard by Marriott Pittsburgh Airport


Address: 450 Cherrington Pkwy, Coraopolis, PA 15108 
Distance from Venue: 2.5 miles

Courtyard by Marriott provides modern accommodations with an on-site restaurant, free airport shuttle service, and a fitness center. It’s ideal for travelers looking for comfort and convenience.

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3. Fairfield Inn & Suites

Address: 5850 Grand Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, 15225

Distance from Venue : 1.2 Miles

Riverfront hotel with free breakfast and fitness center This is the closet hotel to the tournament hotel This is where the Draft Tournament Staff will be staying so there’s sure to be some Draft Experience shenanigans and after game hangouts happening here. 

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Things to Do, Eat, and See

While you’re in town, be sure to explore the local attractions and dining options around the Robert Morris University Island Sports Center.

  Things to Do

1. Moon Park

   Address: 1350 Joe DeNardo Way, Moon, PA 15108 

   Distance: 3 miles 

   Enjoy outdoor activities like hiking, picnicking, and playing sports in this spacious park.

2. The Mall at Robinson

   Address: 100 Robinson Centre Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15205 

   Distance: 4.7 miles 

   Shop for your favorite brands, watch a movie, or grab a bite to eat at this large shopping mall.

3. RMU Island Sports Center

   Address: On-site 

   Check out the public ice skating sessions, mini-golf, and driving range available at the tournament venue itself.

Places to Eat

Quick Eats

1. Primanti Bros.

   Address: 8651 University Blvd, Moon, PA 15108 

   Distance: 2.3 miles 

   Famous for its sandwiches stacked with fries and coleslaw, this is a Pittsburgh must-try.

Sit Down Restaraunt

2. BRAVO! Italian Kitchen

   Address: 211 Summit Park Dr, Pittsburgh, PA 15275 

   Distance: 4.2 miles 

   Enjoy classic Italian dishes in a family-friendly atmosphere.

Beer League Fancy!

3. Hyeholde Restaurant

   Address: 1516 Coraopolis Heights Rd, Moon, PA 15108 

   Distance: 3 miles 

   For a fine dining experience, visit this historic restaurant offering exquisite American cuisine.

  Local Attractions

1. The Andy Warhol Museum * ( COMMISH’S PICK)

   Address: 117 Sandusky St, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 

   Distance: 9 miles (a bit further, but worth the visit) 

  The Andy Warhol Museum is the largest museum in North America dedicated to a single artist, showcasing the extensive works of pop art icon Andy Warhol. In addition to its fascinating exhibits, the museum’s dynamic calendar includes viistors and unique community events such as adult hockey tournaments, blending sport and culture in a vibrant urban setting. Visitors can explore Warhol’s revolutionary art while participating in or cheering on competitive hockey matches, making for an exciting and diverse cultural experience.

2. Carnegie Science Center

   Address: 1 Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212 

   Distance: 8.5 miles 

The Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh is a premier destination for interactive science exhibits and educational fun for all ages. Located along the banks of the Ohio River, it frequently hosts vistors from exciting events like the Pittsburgh Draft Experience Hockey Tournament, combining the thrill of sports with the wonders of science. Visitors can enjoy exploring the science center’s hands-on exhibits before or after catching the action of a competitive hockey game. This unique blend of science and sports creates an engaging experience for both science enthusiasts and hockey fans.

3. Point State Park

   Address: 601 Commonwealth Pl, Pittsburgh, PA 15222 

   Distance: 9 miles 

Point State Park, located at the confluence of Pittsburgh’s three rivers, is a historic and scenic urban oasis. Known for its iconic fountain and stunning views of the city skyline, the park offers a perfect setting for outdoor activities and community events. Visitors can enjoy leisurely strolls, picnics, and cultural festivals while soaking in the rich history and natural beauty of this landmark location. With its blend of tranquility and vibrant city life, Point State Park is a must-visit destination in Pittsburgh.


We hope you have a fantastic time at the BLPA DEX Hockey Tournament in Pittsburgh. Enjoy the games, explore the area, and make lasting memories. Safe travels and good luck to all the teams!

Feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need further recommendations. See you at the rink!

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