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Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League announces “Challenge Series” tournaments

by Alex DiFilippo / Detroit Red Wings

DETROIT – Little Caesars Amateur Hockey and Legacy Global Sports today announced the Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League “Challenge Series” tournaments, designed to give participating boys and girls teams at the AA & A levels an opportunity to compete in a tournament against opponents from across North America.

The nation’s largest amateur youth ice hockey league, the Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League (LCAHL) will hold the new “Challenge Series” over three weekends – from Oct. 23-25 in Kalamazoo, Mich., and Dec. 11-13 in Trenton, Mich., for the Howe and Lidstrom Divisions and from Jan. 15-18, 2016 also in Trenton, Mich., for the Yzerman Division. The tournament information for the girls “Challenge Series” will be announced at a later date.

Each tournament will feature a bracket format with a four-game minimum for all participating teams. The division breakdowns are competitive levels for every age group, ranging from eight to 17 years old.

“This tournament will be a fun way for AA & A youth teams from all over the country to come together and play opponents from different leagues which they don’t play often,” said Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League Commissioner Joe Emery. “We’re expecting a tournament full of top-notch competition for our Little Caesars teams, which are consistently among the best anywhere at these levels.”

Working in concert with Legacy Global Sports, the leader in comprehensive event and tournament management services, the LCAHL “Challenge Series” is another way the league continues to add value for participating teams.

The Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League is the nation's largest amateur youth ice hockey league, involving teams from throughout the state of Michigan with nearly 700 boys and girls teams and more than 11,000 players competing during the 2014-15 season. More than 100 players have gone on to play in the NHL, and thousands more have established careers in college hockey, junior hockey and other professional hockey leagues.

To register your team for the LCAHL “Challenge Series,” visit www.LegacyGlobalSports.com/Tournaments. For advanced information on the tournaments, contact Joe Emery, LCAHL commissioner, at 313-618-3633 or Sasha Ristic, Legacy Sports director of events, at 586-601-6060.

About Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League:
Little Caesars Amateur Sports was created to oversee the business operations of the Little Caesars Hockey Program, including the current AAA Hockey Club, Travel Hockey and the Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League (LCAHL). Michael and Marian Ilitch, the founders of Little Caesars Pizza, began sponsorship of amateur hockey in the 1960s and started sponsoring the Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League in 1978. The league was created to increase the level of competitive play and provide more opportunities for metro Detroit youth hockey players. For more information on the Little Caesars Amateur Hockey League, visit www.lcahl.org

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