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Ice Hockey Classic Returns to Australia in 2016

TLA Worldwide, Nine Live and Stopconcussions are thrilled to announce the Ice Hockey Classic will return to Australian shores for a four-leg tour in June 2016, with tickets going on sale through Ticketek today.

The series contested between Canada and USA was hugely successful earlier this year and included National Hockey League (NHL) stars Brent Burns (San Jose Sharks) and David Booth (Toronto Maple Leafs). With some big names already in the pipeline for 2016, Teams from USA and Canada will again reignite one of world sport’s most famous rivalries.

Even more exciting for South Australian ice hockey fans is that organisers are bringing the Classic to Adelaide for the first time ever as one of the tour’s four host cities.

Nine Live CEO, Geoff Jones, and TLA Worldwide Chairman, Bart Campbell, are thrilled to bring the Ice Hockey Classic to Australia for its second year.

“2015 proved there is strong demand in Australia for international Ice Hockey. We were pleased with the support the events received across the four cities, and are looking forward to an even bigger series next year,” Jones said.

“This will be an opportunity for ice hockey fans around Australia to watch some of the world’s elite players go head-to-head in a high quality series, and it is great after some strong interest to be able to take the series to Adelaide for the first time,” Campbell added.

“We want to continue growing the game of ice hockey in Australia and it is fantastic that we can do so by supporting Stopconcussions along the way.”

The dates for the 2016 Ice Hockey Classic are as follows:

Melbourne: Friday 17 June, 2016

Sydney: Saturday 18 June, 2016

Adelaide: Friday 24 June, 2016

Perth: Saturday 25 June, 2016

Ice Hockey fans get the opportunity to purchase 2016 tickets at 2015 prices in an early bird offer available from 12 noon on Monday. Go to http://premier.ticketek.com.au/ to secure tickets.

As well as showcasing the highest quality ice hockey, the 2016 Classic will raise awareness and funds for the STOPCONCUSSIONS Foundation in
association with Brain Injury Australia through match ticket purchases.

STOPCONCUSSIONS is a not-for-profit concussion and neurotrauma awareness and education platform founded by former European star Kerry Goulet and ex-NHL stars Keith and Wayne Primeau.

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