July 29, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

Show-Me-State Adult Ice Hockey Tournament

The Springfield-Greene County Park Board’s Mediacom Ice Park will host the 2009 Show-Me-State Adult Ice Hockey Tournament on Friday, July 31 – Sunday, August 2.

Eight teams will compete in the non-checking tournament, including those from Arkansas, Illinois, and Missouri. Teams from more than just the state of Missouri are allowed to play in the games, because of the “open weekend” format of play.

Each game will last approximately one hour and fifteen minutes, not including Zamboni time. There will be four Friday games with start times between 6 – 10:30 p.m., nine Saturday games between 8:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m., six Sunday cross-play games starting between 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., with the Third Place game beginning at 5 p.m. on Sunday and the Championship Game beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Admission is free to the public and concessions are opened for all three days. This is the sixth year the event has been hosted by the Mediacom Ice Park, 635 E. Trafficway. Call the Ice Park at (417) 866-7444 for more information.

“The games are especially fun to watch because they are fast-paced with players from current and local collegiate teams and ex-NCAA Division I teams,” said Tournament Coordinator Al Valdivia.

For more information, media contact: Al Valdivia, Tournament Coordinator, (417) 866-7444.