Pittsburgh and Philadelphia are teaming up to host the 2015 NHL Youth Cup Tournament from October 10-12, welcoming more than 600 players (and 36 teams) from across the United States.
The third annual NHL Youth Cup will be played at the UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry, PA, the new practice home of the Pittsburgh Penguins, and at the Virtua Health Flyers Skate Zone in Pennsauken, NJ.
The NHL Youth Cup gives NHL-sponsored AAA youth hockey clubs an opportunity to compete in a series of weekend games for all birth years from squirt minor through bantam major. Youth teams representing the Penguins, Flyers, Carolina Hurricanes, New Jersey Devils, New York Islanders, Nashville Predators and Washington Capitals will take part.
Pittsburgh will host the 2001, 2003 and 2005 birth-year age groups, while Philadelphia will host 2002, 2004, and 2006.
Pittsburgh will be represented by the Pittsburgh Penguins Elite youth hockey organization.
“This tournament will be an exciting event for all involved,” said Tim Cook, hockey director for Pittsburgh Penguins Elite. “It is a direct representation of the support that our organization, as well as all the participating teams, receive from their NHL affiliates and the NHL at large. Youth hockey is growing at an impressive rate in western Pennsylvania, and the support of the Penguins and the NHL are huge factors in that growth. We look forward to another great tournament this year.”
For more information on the NHL Youth Cup, please visit NHLYouthCup.com