FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
In a press conference scheduled for Thursday, September 21st at 11:00am at the Leafs Ice Centre in West Dundee, the Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau will announce a highly anticipated Youth Ice Hockey Tournament.
The Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is partnering with OneHockey to host the Central State Boys’ #1 AA hockey league. This tournament will take place September 22-24, 2017 at the Leafs Ice Centre in West Dundee, IL and includes boys ages 14-18 who are ELITE players and all aspire to play in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) or the American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA).
Almost 60 teams from all over the country including Colorado, Texas, Arizona, Pennsylvania and Iowa are converging on the Elgin Area. This tournament represents hundreds of hotel rooms over this three-day period with an estimated economic impact of almost $400,000.
“A tournament of this size has a huge impact on the Elgin Area”, stated Kimberly Bless, President/CEO of the Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau (EACVB). “Sporting events are an important component of our tourism efforts at the EACVB. We meet with tournament directors from around the country at various tradeshows and this tournament is a result of our efforts. We are very excited and honored that OneHockey chose the Elgin Area to host this prestigious event.”
Since 2003, OneHockey has been hosting competitive and entertaining ice hockey tournaments in North America with players from 24 countries participating.
The mission of the Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is to encourage, foster, promote and stimulate tourism in the Elgin Area. Our mission is to promote the Elgin Area as a premier visitor destination generating business for our partners in the hospitality industry.
For additional information, please contact Kimberly Bless at firstname.lastname@example.org