Philadelphia, PA (April 25, 2017) – The best 15 year old hockey players in the world will compete in the World Selects Invitational single elimination tournament at Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ, beginning on Wednesday, May 3 through the championship game on Sunday, May 7. Teams from Sweden, Finland, Latvia, Norway, Russia, Italy and Canada will compete against the best select youth hockey players in America.
This year’s World Selects Invitational will include high profile speakers from the hockey world, highlighted by Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Famer and Hockey Hall of Famer Mark Howe. Howe will speak at the World Selects Invitational Opening Ceremonies on Wednesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. In addition, legendary NHL Senior Referee Kerry Fraser will referee the tournament’s Championship Game on Sunday, May 7.
“We are really excited to have this opportunity to host the World Selects Invitational,” said Comcast Spectacor’s Pat Ferrill, Sr. Vice President Rink Management and Development, Flyers Skate Zone. “We thank Legacy Global Sports for entrusting us as their partner to be the home to some of the best 15 year old hockey players we will see this year.”
“It's an exciting stage for these elite athletes to show their talents,” said Director of Brand Ventures for LEGACY Global Sports, Brad Robins. “We look forward to seeing the players learn more both on and off the ice at WSI so they and their families can prepare for the next step in their hockey careers.”
For schedules and more information about the tournament, check out the World Selects Invitational tournament website!
To support growth of hockey in Philadelphia, Comcast-Spectacor has built a progressive development model that introduces the sport at the instructional level and continues through to recreational hockey and on to competitive travel hockey. These programs, including the Virtua Hockey Youth Hockey Club provide aspiring hockey players with both the development and exposure opportunities to follow and achieve their dreams of playing Division I college hockey.
Comcast Spectacor is part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology company that operates Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Spectacor’s three core businesses are the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center Complex, and Spectra, a hosting and entertainment firm specializing in Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, Ticketing & Fan Engagement and Corporate Sponsorships. Learn more at ComcastSpectacor.com.
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