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Toledo wins ECHL Best Ice Award for fifth straight year

Thursday, April 16th
Toledo wins ECHL Best Ice Award for fifth straight year

The ECHL has announced that Toledo has received the 2019-20 Best Ice Award for the best playing surface in the league. This is the fifth consecutive year Toledo has won this prestigious award.

“This is a testament to the dedication to excellence by Huntington Center Operations Manager Jesus Rivera and his crew,” said Toledo Walleye General Manager Neil Neukam. “Considering all the different types of events that are also held in the arena during the season, winning the award five times in a row says a lot about the work they do.”

The ECHL recognizes the importance of a high-quality ice surface built with the utmost integrity in order for players to perform at their highest level and fans enjoy quality entertainment. This award acknowledges the hard-working crews in our league who pride themselves on ensuring that the athletes in the ECHL will have the best ice to perform on.”

“We appreciate the recognition from the ECHL,” said Huntington Center General Manager Steve Miller.  We are proud to work with the Toledo Walleye in creating the best ice surface for our Walleye players and the visiting teams. Jesus Rivera and his ice crew work tirelessly each day to maintain the ice surface to the highest standard.” 

The winners are determined in a vote of ECHL coaches, focusing on those arenas and staffs that provide the best playing surfaces in the league, including the quality of the ice, temperature of the building and surrounding dasher board system.

ECHL Best Ice Award:

  • 2019-20: Toledo Walleye
  • 2018-19: Toledo Walleye
  • 2017-18: Toledo Walleye
  • 2016-17: Toledo Walleye
  • 2015-16: Colorado Eagles and Toledo Walleye

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