Salt Lake City, UT, March 18, 2015– Utah will host the highest profile hockey tournament since Salt Lake City hosted the 2002 Olympic Winter Games.  Due to the size of this event, games will take place March 26-30 at both the Salt Lake City Sports Complex, adjacent to the University of Utah, and the Utah Olympic Oval in Kearns.

The Utah Sports Commission is pleased to partner with USA Hockey, Utah Amateur Hockey, venue partners, local area hotels and local participating restaurants and businesses to host approximately 2,600 players, coaches, game and national hockey officials and fans from as far away as Florida, Maine, California and Alaska. 

It is our goal to ensure that all participants enjoy the same great experience as our guests had during the 2002 Winter Olympics”, said Jeff Robbins, president and CEO of the Utah Sports Commission.  “This event brings an economic benefit to Utah and continues to add to our state’s robust Olympic legacy.”

Forty of the top 14U youth hockey teams, which include both boys and girls, from around the United States will converge on Utah to vie for the National Championship in their Division.  Utah will have two teams compete for a national title, the Utah Jr. Grizzlies and the Davis County Golden Eagles. 

“This is a great opportunity for Utah hockey fans to come out and see the finest 14 and under hockey players in the country during this five-day tournament,” said Kathleen Smith, president of the Utah Amateur Hockey Association.

Tournament passes are $35 for adults and $10 for children under 12 for all games.  Daily tickets are also available at a reduced price.  The host organization, Utah Amateur Hockey Association, is a non-profit 501(C)3 organization and is looking for sponsors in the community to help with the tournament. If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Chrissy Olsen at chrissy@coacholyhockey.com.

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