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March 16, 2021

Bloomington, MN (March 15, 2021) – The Bloomington, MN Convention & Visitors Bureau secured a big win this week when OneHockey event holders selected the destination to hold the World's OneHockey Signature Invitational Tournament October 20-24, 2021 and January 26-30, 2022. The tournament will be played at the Richfield Ice Arena, which is home to the Minnesota Magicians, an NAHL franchise, and is located five minutes from Bloomington. Bloomington, MN is home to the world-renowned Mall of America®, a popular attraction for players and families visiting Minnesota.

Bonnie Carlson, President & CEO of the Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau, said “Our Bloomington hotels are excited to host the players, families and fans for this prestigious event and we look forward to working with our community partners to host this spectacular event.”

“OneHockey is excited to partner with Bloomington CVB to host one of the biggest International hockey events ever held in Minnesota,” said Sebastien Fortier, OneHockey CEO. “We are excited to welcome athletes from all over the globe to experience “The State of Hockey” and its rich history here in Minnesota.” OneHockey offers tournaments that are sanctioned by USA Hockey and Hockey Canada. International Teams attending are from; Latvia, Czech Republic, Russia, Japan, South Korea and our top U.S attending teams are listed below (each team is ranked in the top 20 under My Hockey Rankings); Chicago Mission, Pittsburgh Vengeance, Madison Capitols, New Jersey Selects (statewide tryout team), Anaheim Jr. Ducks, Carolina Jr. Hurricanes, Detroit Little Caesars, Detroit Honeybaked, to name a few.

“Bloomington is a popular destination for sporting events and being selected as the host destination for the OneHockey Worlds is a tremendous honor,” said Todd Lehrke, Director of Sports Development for the Bloomington Convention and Visitors Bureau.

OneHockey is expected to bring in 48 teams and over 4000 fans for each event. The economic impact for each event is expected to reach 1.5 MM.


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