By @MichaelCaples –
Starting tomorrow (July 10), the best PowerHockey players in North America will be in Plymouth.
USA Hockey Arena, in partnership with the Michigan Mustangs program, is hosting the 2018 North American PowerHockey Cup from July 10-13.
The four-day tournament will take place at the Mitchel Kiefer Memorial Rink, culminating in the crowning of the 2018 North American PowerHockey Cup champion. Teams from Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Philadelphia and Michigan will try to take the trophy from Minnesota, the defending champions.
The North American PowerHockey Cup is a bi-annual event; in alternate years, the U.S. teams compete in the United States PowerHockey Championship. PowerHockey is a sport of wheelchair floor hockey with the use of electrically-powered wheelchairs combined with modified ice hockey rules.
“We are excited to bring this event to USA Hockey Arena,” said Mike Henry, general manager of USA Hockey Arena. “Everyone involved with this event from the organizers to the staff has a pure love for the game of hockey and we couldn’t be more grateful that USA Hockey Arena is the place is where this tournament will be held.”
The Michigan Mustangs are a PowerHockey travel club team that represents a Michigan-based wheelchair hockey league. They won the inaugural PowerHockey Cup in 2009.
“This year we have the privilege to host the PowerHockey Cup at USA Hockey Arena,” said Dean Olivas, junior captain of the Michigan Mustangs. “As a native of Michigan, I’ve been coming to this arena since I was a little kid. It means a lot to me to be able to bring the sport that I’m so passionate about to the arena. It’s going to be an incredibly competitive tournament, with all teams having a chance to win gold.”