The 2020 ECHL All-Star Classic will be staged in Wichita, Kansas, at INTRUST Bank Arena. The all-star game for the Premier AA Hockey League will take place on January 22, 2020, and will include the official induction ceremony of the 13th class of the ECHL Hall of Fame. The Wichita Thunder will also host the ECHL All-Star Game Fanfest on January 21.
“We are very excited to bring the ECHL’s signature event to Wichita and the Thunder fans,” said ECHL Commissioner Ryan Crelin. “This showcase is more than just an opportunity to highlight our players, but also recognize the history of hockey and our league, and celebrate the Thunder’s impact on the community of Wichita.”
The annual midseason showcase is attended by representatives from the National Hockey League and the American Hockey League. It will be Wichita’s first time hosting the event, which is expected to generate more than $1 million in economic impact.
“Wichita is a tremendous sports city capable of hosting sporting events of all magnitudes, including hockey” said Brian Hargrove, executive director of sports development at Visit Wichita. “We are looking forward to showcasing the award-winning INTRUST Bank Arena, as well as the city’s many amenities and well-known hospitality.”
The 2019 event will be held in Toledo, Ohio, at the Huntington Center on January 21.