Approximately 4,000 athletes representing 400 teams from 10 different countries are expected to invade Southern California for the Inline Hockey Junior Olympics, July 1-11.
Huntington Beach Inline will serve as headquarters, with one additional local facility (to be announced) hosting games at the tournament, which has never before been to the West Coast. In addition to this year’s Junior Olympics, the Ducks have signed on to host future tournaments at their local affiliate rinks.
Of the 400 expected teams in 2010, more than 200 are based in California. The tournament features numerous age groups and divisions (8u, 10u, 12u, 14u, 16u, 18u, 21u, men’s), and approximately 50 international teams from as far away as Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Germany and France. Canada, Mexico and Colombia have also committed numerous teams.
For more information about the Inline Hockey Junior Olympics, visit aauhockey.org.