For 37 years, the Spirit of Duluth has been the the premier youth hockey tournament in northern Minnesota. During this time, we have seen several players who have gone on to successful collegiate and NHL careers. While we have carried on several wonderful traditions, this year, you're going to notice a few new things.
Together with Sport Ngin, the Minneapolis based sports technology company, we have given the Spirit a significant technological face lift. In addition to a brand new logo and website, brand new Sport Ngin technology will be driving, what we believe, will be the greatest fan and participant experience that an amateur sporting event has ever seen.
"Growing up, the Spirit was the tournament that every team wanted to not only participate in, but also bring home that hardware" said Jim Dahline, product marketing manager for Sport Ngin. "I'm excited for the technology that we are bringing to the Spirit to help a new generation of kids, fans and parents create life long memories. That's what it's all about"
The Spirit of Duluth schedules, standings and stats will be powered with Sport Ngin Tourney. Fans and pariticipants will be able to follow along with the Spirit of Duluth mobile app on iPhone and Android. Fans can purchase apparel and merchandise directly from our online store.
We're also excited to share that all games played on the Sill rink, including Championship Sunday games will be streamed live with Sport Ngin Broadcast. These streams will be available live, and also for playback immediately following each game. We thank ZMC Hotels for sponsoring the broadcasts making them available for the world to tune in for free.
"The Spirit has been a part of our family for years, and I'm just thrilled that my first year being on the committee is such an exciting one." said Megan Oswald, tournament manager. "Working with Sport Ngin has been incredible, and we can't wait to drop the puck"
The Spirit of Duluth brings some of the best hockey teams in the region to Duluth, MN December 6-8, 2013. PeeWee AA, Bantam AA and Jr. Gold teams from Minnesota, Wisconsin, South Dakota and Canada participate in the three day event.