Skate in Scandinavia 2020
19U & 16U (Girls)
Helsinki, Finland - Stockholm, Sweden
July 28 - August 7, 2020
Next Interest Meeting
Thursday, October 10th @ 7:30PM
What other hockey families like yours are saying about their
Scandinavian 2019 MVP Hockey adventure…
An Invite-Only European Hockey & Cultural Experience that includes…
Ten Day Custom Designed Tour
Competitive International Games
Play with Local Swedish Youth Teams
On-Ice Training Sessions with Top Swedish Coaches
Off-Ice Training Sessions with Top Swedish Coaches
Class Session on Skills & Philosophy
Post Game Activities/Meals with Swedish Teams
Pre-Trip Team Training Sessions
And that’s JUST the hockey side!
Join Trip Interest List
After submitting this information you will be redirected to RSVP to the interest meeting and receive an email confirming your submission
What are MVP International Trips all about?
An international tour with MVP is much more than just a hockey trip, it is an opportunity to represent North America overseas. More importantly, it is an opportunity to connect with the world at large through a shared common passion, ice hockey. You will meet and interact with players from the host teams both on and off the ice... giving you the chance to see the world through their eyes, understand how they live, and create international friendships. For some it may open your eyes, for some it may bring a new friend into your life, and for others - it may be the next stepping stone in your hockey career.
All of this while being led by a team of professionals on a 'handled for you', family-oriented, cultural vacation.
What Skate in Scandinavia offers players & their families ...
A hassle-free, once-in-a-lifetime experience…
Land only and Airfare included package options
Represent North America on the international stage
Get exposure to international clubs and programs
In-depth cultural experience with professional guides
Pre-planned restaurant meals
Gourmet breakfast buffet every morning
Pre-planned travel logistics
1-3 international training sessions
Pre-trip training with high caliber coaches
Native full time tour director who is a local expert
Flexible payment options
North America Uniforms and swag
Become an International Traveller…
Explore the beautiful cities of Stockholm, Helsinki & Copenhagen, indulge in classic Swedish, Finnish & Dutch cuisines, and experience top-notch competition against power-house Swedish teams.
A Sneak-Peek at our Skate in Scandinavia Travel Destinations …
Interested in Skating with MVP International?
Secure super early bird discount by joining interest list!
*Please Note* Due to the quality of the teams and heavy amount of interest to join this event, all players must attend a try out or be directly invited by one of the coaches. Joining the interest list does not guarantee a roster spot. Any and all players may be required to tryout.
Meet Our Talented 2020 Coaching Staff…
Coach Janiga played Division I hockey for Mercyhurst University and served as the team captain during her junior and senior year. For the Mercyhurst Lakers, she registered a career total of 72 goals and 79 assists. Her contributions helped the team to 4 regular season championships, 2 league playoff championships, 3 NCAA final eight tournament appearances and 2 trips to the Frozen Four. After graduating Mercyhurst with Bachelor of Science in Sportsmedicine, she started her professional hockey career with the Buffalo Beauts of the NWHL in 2016-2017. In her 2017-2018 season she moved to the CWHL to join the Vanke Rays in Shenzhen, China. Emily returned to the Buffalo Beauts for the 2018- 2019 season. Emily is currently a member of the Professional Women’s Hockey Players Association (PWHPA) and will represent the Buffalo region for the 2019-2020 season.
Aside from her playing career, Coach Janiga has been involved in coaching at various levels for the last 3 years and is currently the head coach for the Niagara Junior Purple Eagles girls 19U.
Coach Zafuto, a standout at the blue line for Colgate University, became the program's leading defensive scorer by 33 goals and 71 assists for 104 points in her 151 career games played. A 2019 graduate of Colgate, Zafuto ranked third nationally in points by all defenders in her last two seasons with the program and was named to the 2018 NCAA All-Tournament Team for her performance in the team's Frozen Four run. In her senior year at Colgate University, Coach Zafuto was drafted by The Buffalo Beauts of the NWHL as the 18th overall pick and was one of five players the Beauts drafted over two days. Like most draft-eligible girls, Zafuto was watching the draft unfold on Twitter. But it was a message from Colgate coach Greg Fargo that told Olivia it was for real.
Prior to Colgate, Coach Zafuto honed her skills with the Niagara Jr. Purple Eagles and at Nichols (Class of 2015)
Zafuto also participated in the 2018 Women's National Festival.
Coach Wildman was a standout defenseman for Dartmouth College. Prior to Dartmouth, he played at the Rivers School where he was league MVP and a Hockey Night in Boston All-Star and All-Scholastic player. Coach Wildman has more than 20 years of coaching experience, including both men’s and women’s teams and hockey camps, and is a certified USA Hockey Level 5 coach, the highest coaching level in the United States. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Reston Raiders Hockey Club where he has coached at every age level, from learn-to-play to 18U. Coach Wildman serves as the Chair of the Club’s Hockey Development Board, which is responsible for directing the on-ice program for the Club’s 48 travel and house teams and the learn-to-play program. In addition, he is the Director of Coach Education, leading on and off ice clinics for the Club’s 245 coaches as well as overseeing compliance with all USA Hockey coaching requirements. He has three daughters, Caroline (21), Lily (18) and Josie (13). His daughter Lily played Tier 1 U19 hockey for the Washington Pride and currently is a first-year player at St. Lawrence University. Professionally, Coach Wildman is Vice President of Government Relations for the Lupus Foundation of America in Washington, DC.
Scholarship, Fundraiser and Sponsorship Opportunities…
Sponsorships: In 2019, MVP International Athletics launched a 501(c)(3) Foundation that is oriented around providing sports opportunities for youth around the world. With this, you will have the opportunity to fundraise without limits!
The sky is the limit.
Fundraiser: Enter in the annual MVP Raffle Ticket fundraiser! MVP puts up 100% of the prizes such as Caribbean weekend getaways, restaurant gift cards, tech gadgets, and more! All YOU do is tell us how much you want to sell. Go out and raise as much as you can, and keep 100% of what you raise!