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Central Illinois Girls' March Meltdown

By Doug Kent, 01/16/18, 11:00AM CST


All Girl's Tournament in Central Illinois

On behalf of the United States Hockey League's Central Illinois Flying Aces and the Central Illinois Girls Hockey Association, we are announcing the Central Illinois Girls' March Meltdown on March 3-4 at Grossinger Motors Arena in Bloomington, Illinois.

This is the first year of the tournament and will feature an exciting opportunity for participating teams, which includes the chance to play at least one play-in game and a championship game in the home arena of the Flying Aces, a 6,000-seat facility in downtown Bloomington. Following three games of round robin play, each age group's top two seeds will play for the championship at Grossinger Motors Arena on Sunday, March 4. The championship games will have the same presentation as a Flying Aces' home game, including the use of the two in-arena video boards, a PA announcer, in-game music, starting lineups, and more. 

As part of the tournament experience, the Flying Aces will be providing each participating player and coach with a free ticket to the Flying Aces' Wiener Dog Races Night on March 3 when Central Illinois faces the Fargo Force. Additionally, parents, family members, and friends of participating players and coaches will have access to a discounted $10 ticket for the game. 

We will be using the Hyatt Place in Normal, Illinois, one of the Flying Aces' team hotels, as the hotel for the tournament. Once your team's spot is confirmed in the tournament, I will send a separate email regarding the hotel reservation link for the Hyatt Place. More information about the hotel can be found in the attached brochure for the tournament. Please also find attached rules for the tournament. 

Below are links to complete the entry fee for the tournament. Your team's spot in the tournament is not confirmed until payment is received. 

10U Entry - $775:

14U Entry - $825:

19U Entry - $875:

We're very excited to host the Central Illinois Girls' March Meltdown. We're hoping to build this into a yearly event that will continue to grow in size and bring awareness to and help support girls hockey. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to me or Central Illinois Girls Hockey Association President Doug Kent. 

Central Illinois Girls' March Meltdown Tournament Rules
Central Illinois Girls' March Meltdown Brochure
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