More than 500 youth hockey teams are converging on Chicago for the 2019 CCM World Invite, and the U15, U16 and U18 divisions will once again compete for the College Hockey Cup, sponsored by College Hockey Inc.
This marks the 10th straight year that College Hockey Inc. has supported the event, billed as the world’s largest hockey tournament held in one city.
The event begins with opening ceremonies on Thursday, Oct. 31. Celebrity visits include the Hanson Brothers and the On the Bench crew, while players have a chance to visit the CCM VIP Fit Experience.
Tournament play is held Nov. 1-3, with more than 1,200 games scheduled featuring more than 10,000 players. On Sunday the College Hockey Cups will be presented to the champions in the eight divisions at U15, U16 and U18, which feature 188 teams total.
“This is a chance to have fun and forge lifelong memories, and also an opportunity to display your skills, hustle, determination, teamwork, leadership and sportsmanship,” said College Hockey Inc. Executive Director Mike Snee. “This weekend is another step for many of you on the path to the best time of your lives, playing college hockey.”