OneHockey adult tourney set to invade Las Vegas in July
Now widely recognized throughout the industry as the best organizer of youth hockey tournaments across the globe, where better than the one and only Las Vegas for OneHockey to host its first-ever adult event this summer?
As many as 30 men’s teams will bask in the OneHockey Experience in town for an extraordinary weekend, on and off the ice. OneHockey Las Vegas, a three-day, three-game guaranteed event, will take place July 13-15 and features three divisions (21-plus, 30-plus, and 40-plus), each including various skill-level categories.
All games will take place at Vegas’ new City National Arena, the practice facility of the NHL’s Vegas Golden Knights, with all team accommodations arranged for at the 5-Star/4-Diamond Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa. Both locations are just minutes away from the famous Las Vegas Strip.
“We’ve secured the best facility to play in and one of the nicest resorts to stay in,” said OneHockey CEO Sebastien Fortier. “And they couldn’t be more convenient since they’re right across the street from each other.
“We’ve wanted to start hosting regular tournaments for adults for many years, and when the opportunity came to hold our first in Las Vegas at a brand-new hockey facility, it was a no-brainer that we couldn’t refuse.”
Each squad must roster a minimum of 10 players with a maximum of 19, including at least one goaltender. Out-of-town teams must agree to at least a three-night hotel stay that will include a OneHockey closing reception for all players on Saturday night followed by the championship games on Sunday.
“We’re famous for spoiling the kids at all our event,” said Fortier. “And we’re prepared to do the same for the guys.”
The players will be introduced to the OneHockey Experience once they arrive at the OneHockey-branded City National Arena, which houses the Golden Knights’ front offices, features two NHL-size ice sheets, and serves as Southern Nevada’s new regional headquarters for adult and youth hockey. Every player will receive a surprise welcome gift, and game MVP awards will be handed out after each game to both squads. Complimentary beverages will also be provided in the locker rooms following the contests.
Players can also take part in the highly-acclaimed OneHockey red carpet social media interviews in the arena lobby.
Away from the arena, OneHockey players can tour the Vegas sites, thanks to courtesy shuttle service from the Red Rock Casino to the Strip throughout their stay. Or they can instead relax at the three-acre Sandbar Pool, which features 19 cabanas, a lounging area, upbeat music, and poolside gaming, all creating the perfect social atmosphere. A poolside cafe also offers cool cocktails, specialty drinks, and a refreshing menu.
Inside, the Red Rock Casino rivals any of the Vegas Strip hotels to test your luck with more than 2,700 of the latest slot and video poker machines, table games, and two high-limit areas. If that’s not enough, the Race and Sports Book offers an unmatched experience with giant-screen TVs and individual monitors where you can lay down a bet and catch your favorite pro teams in action.
Want to play in the OneHockey Las Vegas spectacular but don’t have a team to suit up with? No problem. OneHockey is registering individual players as well, building the rosters and providing the jerseys, so the work is done for you. That way you’re guaranteed not to miss out.
“We’ve really thought of everything,” said Fortier, who operates OneHockey, a worldwide 25-plus event, year-round tournament group, from his Laguna Hills home. “The guys who play in OneHockey Las Vegas will find it tough to play in any other men’s tournament after they see what we have planned for them.”
For more information or to register for OneHockey Las Vegas, click on the “Adult Tournaments” tab at www.OneHockey.com.
— Kevin Conway
(May 10, 2018)