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Tuesday October 22nd, 2013

Posted at 3:05pm

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The “Olympics” of recreational hockey — the CARHA Hockey World Cup — has made Windsor its host city for 2016.

More than 120 teams from 15 countries will be headed to Windsor in early April, 2016 to participate in the tournament.

The world-renowned CARHA Hockey World Cup is organized every four years in a select Canadian city, and is an event that attracts participants from all across Canada, the United States and Europe.

The CARHA Hockey World Cup will call Windsor its home from April 3rd to April 10th, 2016

Windsor beat out Quebec City and Saint John, New Brunswick in a bid to host the event.

“We’re very excited to add the largest international adult recreational hockey tournament in the world, to the long list of sporting events we’ve hosted”, said Windsor Mayor Eddie Francis. “It’s impossible to ignore that our region is becoming an overwhelmingly popular sports tourism destination.”

Organizers say participants from around the world will fill more than 800 hotel rooms per night and will play more than 250 games in the community throughout the week. In addition, organizers say local restaurants, pubs, shops and malls can expect positive spinoff with an influx of out of town traffic during the event.

The event is expected to utilize most of Windsor and Essex County’s hockey facilities including the WFCU Centre.

For more information visit http://thecup2016.ca.

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