River Center/ Xcel Energy Center – St. Paul, Minnesota
On Friday, March 10th and Saturday, March 11th, 2017 HockeyShot attended the 28th Annual Let’s Play Hockey Expo at the River Center/ Xcel Energy Centre in beautiful St. Paul, Minnesota. This expo is the world’s largest hockey consumer show and is attended by the best brands in the sport. Every year over 150 North American exhibitors come out to showcase their products and innovative new ideas.
The expo is held in conjunction with Minnesota’s High-School State Championships, adding an extra buzz of excitement to the weekend. Over the course of the expo 40,000 people enjoyed cutting-edge product demonstrations, giveaways, hourly door prize drawings and celebrity appearances. The Let’s Play Hockey Expo is a free event that allows hockey fans to get a sneak peek at the newest and hottest equipment, training gear, merchandise, and camps that this great sport has to offer. Fans also had the opportunity to check out sports cards, collectables and memorabilia from their favourite teams and players. Whether you are just getting started or have been playing the game for years, this event has something for everyone!
This year HockeyShot had a 20’ x 40’ space and featured several of their top selling HS Products. Throughout the weekend hundreds of hockey fans participated in our two engaging skills competitions! 1- Timed Obstacle Course that featured Dryland Flooring Allstar Tiles, Sauce Kits and Stickhandling Trainers. 2- Shooting Accuracy Challenge using our Crowd Goes Wild Shooting Tarp. These competitions had kids lining up all weekend to have some fun and challenge themselves on some of our most popular products. The HockeyShot crew was unable to attend, but they did hire some staff to manage the hockey zone. Support was provided to the athletes and any questions were answered about the products that were being tested out. This year HockeyShot also had a life-size (6 feet 3 inches tall) cardboard cut-out of social media sensation Jeremy Rupke from How to Hockey. The figure could be seen standing in line so kids could get a selfie and tag HockeyShot on social media.
Staff had an awesome time interacting with hockey fans young and old and showcasing some of what HockeyShot has to offer in hockey training! We strongly recommend the expo to anyone looking to expand their hockey knowledge, see the newest innovations in the game and have some fun.
HockeyShot will be returning to the expo next year and look forward to meeting more rabid hockey fans and featuring a new line of products that have been in the works!
For more information, please visit: Letsplay expo