As part of ERC Ingolstadt trainingcamp from 8th-14th August 2016, a pre-season tournament in collaboration with the ERC was organised. For the first time the „Vinschgau Cup“ took place from 12th -14th August 2016. Three top class ice hockey teams could be named for the tournament. Next to the German champion of 2014, ERC Ingolstadt, the other teams were EHC Black Wings Linz from Austria and SCL Tigers Langnau from Switzerland. Winner of the tournament 2016 was ERC Ingolstadt. Brandon Buck was named best player of the tournament.