OneHockey Attempts to set Guinness World Record for Largest Tournament

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OneHockey is already recognized worldwide as the source for the best organized and most entertaining hockey tournaments the industry has to offer. Now the international hockey festival leader is attempting to set an official world record for hosting the largest tournament ever that will undoubtedly set it apart in the sporting world.

 

OneHockey is partnering with the Michigan Amateur Hockey Association to put on the largest tournament the world has ever seen at the Holiday Invite 2018. This unprecedented, four-day Christmas vacation event will feature as many as 1,000 teams in both boys and girls divisions estimated to number more than 23,000 players from 10 countries squaring off on more than 75 sheets of ice throughout the state.

 

Holiday Invite 2018 by the Numbers 

Teams: 1,000 plus*
Players: 23,000 plus*
Participating Countries: 10
Ice sheets: 75 plus*

 

* – will set new Guinness World Record

 

The Records Management Team from Guinness World Records has officially recognized the Holiday Invite 2018 in its attempt to top the current tournament record, which was set at the 37th Annual Minor Hockey Week Tournament from January 5-13, 2007, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. That tourney featured 664 teams comprised of 10,992 players competing in 957 games on 42 sheets of ice. The OneHockey Holiday Invite 2018 is expected to shatter all those marks.

 

“Many will ask how can you host a tournament on 75-plus sheets,” Shaun Lund, OneHockey’s Vice President, said. “OneHockey is known to host the most entertaining and well-organized tournaments in the world. This tournament will be no different. The OneHockey tournament experience, atmosphere, decoration, music, etc. will be present to every ice arena. Each arena will manage their divisions with our tournament system. We will train them in order for them to bring the ultimate OneHockey Experience to Michigan!”

 

OneHockey selected the Great Lakes State to attempt a world record-setting event as a way to give back to Michigan Amateur Hockey Association and help grow the sport in the state. Several thousand dollars in proceeds will be donated to the MAHA, says Sebastien Fortier, OneHockey chief executive officer.

 

“Michigan has been going through hard economic times over the past few years, and we are so glad to give back to the state’s youth,” Fortier says. “Much of the proceeds from this tournament will be donated to Michigan Amateur Hockey to help build the sport.”

 

MAHA President George Atkinson says Michigan, with its 125 arenas and love for the sport, is an excellent choice for OneHockey to attempt to set the record for the largest tournament ever.
“It will be so exciting for these hockey teams to be part of a Guinness World Record. What an accomplishment. This would be any player’s dream, and there’s no better place to do that then in Michigan,” Atkinson said. “Michigan is right behind Minnesota hockey as far as the most hockey players. (This is) a dream of a tournament of in size and magnitude for our state and association to be a part of.”

 

To apply for to be part of hockey history as a participating team in the Holiday Invite 2018, log on to www.onehockey.com OneHockey will respond to your application request within 30 days.

 

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