April 7, 2017
Toledo to host 2019 ECHL All-Star Game
For the first time in Toledo hockey history the CCM / ECHL All-Star Classic will be played in the Glass City!
ECHL Commissioner Brian McKenna, along with Toledo Walleye General Manager Neil Neukam, announced to a sellout crowd on Saturday night that Toledo will host the 2019 CCM / ECHL All-Star Weekend on Friday, January 18 through Monday, January 21, 2019. The 2019 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic will be played at the Huntington Center on Monday, January 21.
“We are proud to bring our showcase event to Toledo,” said McKenna. “We look forward to bringing the best talent in the ECHL to entertain an enthusiastic fan base in a terrific facility. We look forward to working with Walleye and CCM to produce an outstanding event.”
The Toledo Walleye look forward to shining the spotlight back on the community and the Toledo region for this premiere event.
“Fans have been wanting for Toledo to host this event for years,” says Neukam. “The community support we saw during the first ECHL outdoor games in 2014 makes it very exciting to welcome back hockey fans from across the country. We also know these events wouldn’t be possible without the backing of the ECHL and our sponsors and we would like to thank CCM for their continued partnership and support.”
All-Star Weekend festivities kick off on Friday, January 18 with an Opening Night celebration at the Huntington Center. The four-day event will feature a Fanfest in Hensville, the Walleye Winterfest Youth Hockey Tournament, the 5th Annual Winter Brewfest, the 12th ECHL Hall of Fame induction ceremony and the CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic & Skills Showcase on Monday, January 21. Hensville will feature live music and the popular Hensville Lights display each night during All-Star Weekend.
This annual event is attended by representatives from the National Hockey League, American Hockey League as well as the best from the ECHL. Previous ECHL All-Star Classics have generated more than $1 million each for the local economy.
Toledo Walleye Game Plan Holders will have the first opportunity to reserve tickets for the CCM/ECHL All-Star Weekend. Sign up to recieve the lates info on the 2019 All-Star Game here.