Bethesda, MD – Today Defender Hockey Tournaments is excited to announce its first-ever Pittsburgh Summer Sizzler Youth Hockey Tournament in partnership with TK Hockey and National Elite Hockey.
The Pittsburgh Summer Sizzler will showcase Full Ice Mite (Advanced), Squirt, Peewee, Bantam, 16U, and 18U divisions. Both events will take place at three convenient locations, Palmer Imaging Arena in Delmont, Pittsburgh Ice Arena in New Kensington, and Printscape Arena -Southpointe on June 10th-12th.
“Pittsburgh is a perfect market for a summer youth hockey tournament, all three-event facilities Palmer Imaging Arena, Pittsburgh Ice Arena, and Printscape Arena are fantastic venues,” said Defender Hockey President Matthew Kiernan.
“We are thrilled to be partnered with Defender Hockey, “said former Pittsburgh Penguins standout and TK Hockey owner Tyler Kennedy. “Along with Cliff Loya from National Elite Hockey, this is certain to be an outstanding event at each level”.
About Defender Hockey Tournaments - Founded in 2019, Defender Hockey Tournaments offers competitive youth hockey tournaments year-round for all ages from mites through midgets. Defender values sports and entertainment and believes the events should be both fun and competitive. Defender also believes customers should be rewarded with a unique experience as soon as they walk into the ice arena. Dedicated staff commit to providing excellent customer service to all clients, on and off the ice. For more information, https://www.defenderhockeytournaments.com/home
About TK Hockey. - Tyler Kennedy grew up on the frozen covered track in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. He started skating at a young age and would spend hours on the ice to perfect his game. He joined the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds, of the OHL for several years when he was younger. And, at just 20 years old, he was drafted by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the ’04 draft. He spent several years in Pittsburgh and was a part of the 2009 Stanley Cup Champion team. After spending some time in San Jose, New York & New Jersey, he battled a few injuries and was forced to retire. With over 500 games played in the NHL, he wanted to share his love for hockey and help kids learn the game. Tyler’s days are now full of being a teacher of the game, along with being a father & a husband in Pittsburgh. For more information, http://www.tylerkennedytraining.com
About National Elite Hockey. -
National Elite Hockey Development teaches players the right, not the easy, way to play the game.
National Elite pride itself on providing the best staff in the area, who are dedicated to teaching aspiring players. NE Hockey focuses on these two aspects, along with proper technique of individual skills. More importantly, they assist in developing skills that will translate to days after hockey. For more information, https://nationalelitehockey.com
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