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Event: Ice Vegas Invitational
Home Stadium: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nev.
Notable Players: Brinson Pasichnuk, Joey Daccord, Jack Dugan, Ethen Frank
Past Champions: Arizona State University, Western Michigan, Providence College
Ice Vegas Invitational TicketsLas Vegas is one of the hottest and most unexpected new hockey markets in the world. The NHL's Golden Knights famously made it to the Stanley Cup Final in 2018 in only their first season of existence. That same year, a new NCAA tournament debuted in the city. Known as the Ice Vegas Invitational, it featured four college hockey teams facing off against one another. That first edition of the Invitational saw a hockey squad from another unlikely location, Arizona State, take home the championship trophy. The Sun Devils defeated two teams from dyed-in-the-wool hockey market Michigan in order to do that. It was a feel-good story and marked the first-ever tournament win for ASU Sun Devils hockey. In more recent years, the Invitational has attracted more traditional NCAA hockey stalwarts like Providence and Cornell. StubHub is the place to get Ice Vegas Invitational tickets.
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Where is the Ice Vegas Invitational played?The Ice Vegas Invitational is played at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. T-Mobile Arena was constructed in 2014 and 2015. The arena opened to the public in 2016. It was built to host a variety of sports including hockey, boxing and basketball. This venue also hosts other events, like concerts. When it's configured for hockey, T-Mobile Arena seats 17,500 people. In addition to hosting events like the Ice Vegas Invitational, T-Mobile Arena is home to the Las Vegas Golden Knights of the NHL.
What is the Ice Vegas Invitational schedule?The Ice Vegas Invitational takes place over two days in January every year. This is a midseason invitational tournament, and the four teams involved change every year. The tournament has no impact on NCAA standings. Typically, this event is scheduled for a weekend. The first two games take place on a Friday in the late afternoon and evening. The consolation game for the losing teams from the first day takes place on Saturday afternoon. Finally, the championship game takes place on Saturday night.
What are some highlights of the Ice Vegas Invitational?For such a young tournament, the Ice Vegas Invitational has already racked up some great history-making moments. In its second year, the tournament featured a hard-fought championship game between Air Force and Western Michigan. Though Air Force killed all of Western Michigan's power plays, ultimately the Broncos defeated them. In its third outing, the Ice Vegas Invitational saw Golden Knights' draft pick Jack Dugan score a game-winning goal for the Providence Friars. For the local Vegas crowd, this was a great preview of a player who could make a big difference for their professional team in the future.
What events are similar to the Ice Vegas Invitational event?The Ice Vegas Invitational shares some commonalities with the famous Boston Beanpot Tournament. Both events feature four great NCAA hockey teams taking to the ice and playing their hearts out. However, the Beanpot has a local rivalry feel because the same four teams face off against each other every year. The Invitational is more of a showcase of the best talent nationwide.
Are there any rivalries at the Ice Vegas Invitational?This tournament is so new that there are really no established rivalries yet. With the intensity of play, it's possible that someday there will be hard-fought rivalries at this Invitational. However, as an invitational, this is a great place for teams that would never play otherwise to match up against one another. For example, in 2019 UConn's Huskies played Western Michigan's Broncos for the first time ever.
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