The Annual Empire State Cup youth hockey tournament, produced by MYHockey Tournaments, is set to take place this weekend at Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex and will bring in over 2,000 ice hockey players and family members into Monroe County. In total, 63 teams will compete in the three-day event, representing CT, DE, FL, MD, PA, NJ, NY and the province of Ontario, Canada.
Based on the Destinations International Economic Impact Calculator, it is estimated that the Empire State Cup will generate $925,806 in direct visitor spending and $619,806 in indirect spending, for a total economic impact to Monroe County of $1,574,837.
To date, the Empire State Cup is the tenth tournament in the Iceplex’s hockey tournament season, which features 20 large-scale events that will take place through June of 2023. Thus far, tournaments hosted at the Iceplex have generated over $12 million in economic impact and 13,464 contracted hotel room nights.
“Building relationships with key tournament organizers in the hockey industry continues to help us not only grow as a facility, but as a community,” said Chris Woodworth, Executive Director of the Iceplex. “Over the course of the year, the Iceplex host’s six annual MYHockey Tournaments. Families and athletes have become fond of our community and its many amenities, and look forward to making Rochester a tournament destination within their hockey season.” Dates & Times Saturday, January 14th: 8:00am to 11:00pm Sunday, January 15th: 7:00am to 11:30pm Monday, January 16th: 7:00am to 3:45pm
Location Bill Gray's Regional Iceplex 2700 Brighton Henrietta Townline Road Rochester, NY 14623 www.billgraysiceplex.com
Full Event Information https://myhockeytournaments.com/locations/rochester/empire-state-cup
### ABOUT BILL GRAY’S REGIONAL ICEPLEX Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex is a 176,000 square foot multi-use sports facility located on the campus of Monroe Community College. It features four NHL-sized ice rinks, Chick-fil-A Arena hosting 2,200 seats. Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex serves over 1.7 million visitors annually. Bill Gray’s Regional Iceplex is located at 2700 Brighton Henrietta Townline Road, Rochester, NY 14623.