Ninth Annual Bright House Networks Tier II MLK Invitational Youth Hockey Tournament
Posted on: January 18, 2013
Ninth Annual Bright House Networks Tier II MLK Invitational Youth Hockey Tournament

Fifty youth ice hockey teams from as far away as Ontario, Canada, and around the United States will compete in ten different age divisions up to age 18 in the Ninth Annual Bright House Networks Tier II MLK Invitational Youth Hockey Tournament on Jan. 18-21, 2013, at RDV Ice Den in Maitland, Florida and the Ice Factory in Kissimmee, Florida.

Celebrating its 25th year, the Orlando Youth Hockey Association (OYHA),  is the host of the event, which is regarded as one of the most competitive youth ice hockey tournaments of the season. Bright House Networks is the tournament sponsor in 2013 as part of its deep support for youth sports in Central Florida, and also as part of the company’s support of community events held during the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend.

To view the games live that are played on the Olympic rink at RDV Ice Den, visit the OYHA online.  The OYHA Junior Knights program is the only youth hockey organization in Florida that is directly affiliated with a university program—the UCF Knights ice hockey team, which is a member of the American College Hockey Association (ACHA).

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Brian Craven
Brian Craven

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  1. The first recorded use of the word “hockey” is found in the text of a royal proclamation issued by Edward III of England in 1363 banning certain types of sports and games. Most evidence of hockey-like games during the Middle Ages is found in legislation concerning sports and games. Similar to Edward’s proclamation was the Galway Statute enacted in Ireland in 1527, which banned certain types of ball games, including hockey.

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