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Erie Youth Hockey Ready to Hit the Ice in September

23 Sep, 2016


2016 Fall Face Off Tournament to be Held Two Weekends Beginning September 23

The Erie Sports Commission is pleased to announce the 2016 Fall Face Off Tournament, hosted by Erie Youth Hockey Association (EYHA), is slated to return to Erie in September. The tournament will take place over two weekends – September 23-25 and September 30-October 2.

All games will occur at three locations – JMC Ice Arena, Mercyhurst University Ice Center, and the Erie Insurance Arena. Twenty-four teams from New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania are expected to participate in the tournament.

Squirt and Peewee teams (ages 4 through 7) will play the first weekend, and teams in the U14 and U16 divisions will play the second weekend. The tournament carries a four-game guarantee for all teams, and offers medals and trophies for each division winner and runner-up.

Games will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday in all locations. Saturday’s games will take place all day at the Erie Insurance Arena and JMC Ice Arena. Championship and consolation games will run on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in all locations.

“We are so ready for the return of hockey this year, and can’t wait for two weekends of exciting youth competition,” said Jamie Loehrke, Tournament Director. “With the support of the Erie Sports Commission, we’re ready to welcome these great teams to our region.”

“Erie is a city that loves its hockey, and we are thrilled to support EYHA as they kick off the 2016 hockey tournament schedule with their annual Fall Face Off,” said Ron Sertz, Executive Director of the Erie Sports Commission. “We anticipate teams from far beyond our region will participate in this tournament, as they do each year. This is a great event that all of Erie can get behind.”

For more information, visit www.erieyouthhockey.com.

The Erie Sports Commission is committed to promoting the Erie region as a prime destination for sports and recreation. The major goals of the ESC are to attract, create, support, and host sporting and recreational events that have a positive economic impact on the region, and assist in maximizing the potential of all regional sports facilities and venues. The ESC strives to enhance the image of Erie by showcasing the community, promote wellness through healthy lifestyles, and improve the quality of life for community members of all ages.

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