The New York Islanders are teaming up with Philadelphia Flyers to host the 2016 NHL Youth Cup Tournament from October 8-10, welcoming more than 800 players (and 44 teams) from across the United States.
The fourth annual NHL Youth Cup odd birth years will be played at the Northwell Health Ice Center in East Meadow, New York, the new official practice facility of the New York Islanders.
The NHL Youth Cup gives NHL-sponsored AAA youth hockey clubs an opportunity to compete in this prestigious tournament for all birth years from squirt minor through bantam major. Youth teams representing the Islanders, Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Carolina Hurricanes, New Jersey Devils, Nashville Predators, Buffalo Sabres and Washington Capitals will take part.
New York will host the 2003, 2005 and 2007 birth-year age groups, while Philadelphia will host 2002, 2004, and 2006.
The Islanders will be represented by the P.A.L. Junior Islanders youth hockey organization.
“The Islanders are extremely excited to host the prestigious NHL Cup at the team’s official practice facility, Northwell Health Ice Center,” Jocelyne Cummings, Islanders Manager of Amateur Hockey Development. “Through the support of Islanders management, the Jr. Islanders are building one of the finest programs in youth hockey and is a direct factor in the growth of youth hockey in the entire metropolitan area.”
For more information on the NHL Youth Cup, please visit NHLYouthCup.com, and on Twitter @nhlyouthcup
For more information about upcoming events at Northwell Health Ice Center, visit Northwell Health Ice Center