The best and brightest of the ECHL are converging in Wichita for the annual 2020 Warrior Hockey/ECHL All-Star Classic. Make plans to attend the league's annual showcase that features some of the best young talent across the ECHL. The Warrior Hockey/ECHL All-Star Classic will be presented by Toyota and the Skills Competition will be presented by Kansas Star Casino. The Skills Competition will consist of Hardest Shot, Accuracy and Fastest Skater.
For the All-Star Classic game, four teams will compete in a 3-on-3 round-robin tournament to crown a winner. Rally scoring will be featured, pitting all four teams against each other. Each team will consist of 10 players - six forwards, three defensemen and a goaltender. All-Star players will be announced in January 2020 via a vote of ECHL coaching staffs, captains and media. The two Thunder teams will be chosen via a live draft at a time and date to be announced in December.
The 3-on-3 Tournament
The first round will be round-robin style, with each team competing against each other in six consecutive running clock games. All four teams will advance to the second round and will be re-seeded based on total score. The second round will feature two running clock games with the #1 vs. #4 seeds and the #2 vs. #3 seeds. The top two highest scoring teams after Round 1 and Round 2 will meet in the third round for the final matchup. The finals will feature the #1 vs. #2 seed in a running clock game to determine the tournament champion.
All-Star Classic Events
The All-Star Classic festivities will kick off on Tuesday, January 21 with the All-Star FanFest at the official host hotel of the All-Star Week, the Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview. FanFest, presented by Visit Wichita, will feature a live band, autographs with the players, numerous interactive games, as well as displays from the Hockey Hall of Fame, including past Wichita memorabilia items. FanFest will start at 7:00 p.m. following the annual ECHL Hall of Fame Induction Dinner.
Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at www.selectaseat.com, by phone at 855-755-SEAT (7328) or in person at the Select-A-Seat Box Office at INTRUST Bank Arena.