GLENS FALLS, N.Y. – The ECHL announced on Wednesday that the Indy Fuel will serve as host of the 2018 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic at the Indiana Farmers Coliseum.
“Indianapolis is a terrific city with a rich sports history,” ECHL Commissioner Brian McKenna said. “Combine that with the recently renovated Indiana Farmers Coliseum and we have an ideal location to showcase the best the ECHL has to offer as we celebrate our 30th anniversary.”
The 2018 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic and Skills Competition in Indianapolis will take place on Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 and will also include the official induction ceremony of the 11th class of the ECHL Hall of Fame.
The annual Midseason showcase is attended by representatives from the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League and it has produced 64 players who have gone on to play in the NHL, including 48 since 2002 when the format was changed to feature younger prospects. The past 10 ECHL All-Star Games have generated more than $1 million each for the local economy as guests, players, coaches and fans occupy hundreds of hotel rooms and spend three days in the host city.
“The Indy Fuel organization is thrilled to have the opportunity to host the 2018 CCM/ECHL All-Star Classic,” said Fuel CEO Sean Hallett. “Indianapolis has long been a premiere destination for marquee events, and we are excited to showcase our great city to hockey fans across the country. From Wayne Gretzky and the Racers to today and the gorgeous Indiana Farmers Coliseum, Central Indiana has a rich professional hockey history which we are looking forward to sharing with a national television audience.”
Ticket information and availability, along with sponsorship opportunities, will be announced at a later date.
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