NEW YORK (DECEMBER 1, 2016) – Premier hockey tournament organizer, 200×85, has selected CCM as its new partner for The World Invite in Chicago. The elite tournament will be re-branded as the CCM World Invite, effective immediately. Additionally, CCM will be the new title sponsor for the Selects Elite Training Program, as well as the exclusive equipment partner for a number of the initiatives, including clinics and training events.
Taking place in Chicago, the World Invite is known as the World’s Largest Hockey Tournament. The event hosts players from over 480 elite AA/AAA teams globally. CCM will also become the title sponsor of the World Invite Tournaments in, Sarnia/Port Huron and Detroit and Bled (Slovenia). The headliner CCM World Invite will take place in Chicago, Illinois on November 2-5, 2017.
As part of the partnership agreement with 200×85, CCM will also become the title sponsor of the elite Selects teams. The CCM Selects teams are geared towards advanced hockey players between the ages of 9 and 15 who desire to excel in a professional training environment. The program is the top choice for elite athletes looking to improve their game. NHL superstar and CCM endorsee, Seth Jones, formerly played for the Selects team.
“We are very excited to partner with 200×85,” said Sean Williams, Vice-President Global Marketing and North American Sales for CCM. “The World Invite Tournament and Selects Elite Training Program provide players with a world class experience to help shape their hockey careers. CCM looks forward to contributing to the success and development of the best young talent in the world alongside 200×85.”
“The World Invite Tournament and Selects Development Program have become two of the strongest youth hockey experiences in the world,” said Kevin Mann, President, 200×85. “We believe CCM, with its expertise in the youth hockey space, will be a tremendously valuable partner. Together we will continue to be the world leader in elite hockey experiences, delivering excellence to teams and individual athletes across the globe.”