Contact: Lisa Simmons, MOTT
For Immediate ReleaseA WEEK DEDICATED TO HOCKEY IN MASSACHUSETTS
Catch great AHL and Hockey East action throughout Massachusetts
The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism and the Massachusetts Sports Partnership has dedicated the week of February 14 to February 23 as Hockey Week, the first in the Commonwealth. Massachusetts’ two American Hockey League (AHL) teams, the Springfield Falcons and the Worcester Sharks, have joined together with six Hockey East schools to promote the sport throughout Massachusetts, as well as a fun and affordable outing for residents and visitors to the Commonwealth. Special stories highlighting both AHL teams and their players will be featured on www.massvacation.com
MassMutual Center, Springfield, MA; DCU Center Worcester, MA; Conte Forum, Boston College; Agganis Arena, Boston University; Mullins Center, University of Massachusetts – Amherst; Tsongas Center, University Massachusetts – Lowell; Lawler Arena, Merrimack College; Matthews Arena, Northeastern University
Monday, February 14 – Wednesday, February 23 2011
The Massachusetts Office of Travel & Tourism (MOTT) is the state agency dedicated to promoting Massachusetts as a leisure-travel destination. An integral part of the state’s economy, tourism generates more than $915 million in state and local taxes and $14.4 billion in travel related expenditures and supports 121,500 in-state jobs.