Feb 4, 2014

Let's Play Hockey Expo at Saint Paul RiverCentre March 7-8

WORLD'S LARGEST CONSUMER HOCKEY TRADE SHOW

RETURNS TO SAINT PAUL RIVERCENTRE MARCH 7-8

NEW THIS YEAR! LET'S PLAY BASEBALL/SOFTBALL EXPO ADDED

SAINT PAUL, Minn. – The 25th Annual Let’s Play Hockey Expo, the world’s largest consumer hockey trade show, returns to Saint Paul RiverCentre on Friday – Saturday, March 7-8. New this year is the addition of the Let's Play Baseball/Softball Expo in the Roy Wilkins Exhibition Hall. The Expos and are free and open to the public and are held during the Minnesota State High School League Boys’ Hockey Tournament which runs from March 5-8 next door at Xcel Energy Center.

The Let's Play Hockey Expo offers a sneak peak at the hottest hockey equipment and merchandise, hockey schools and camps, training devices and retail sales. Hockey enthusiasts can check out gear from over 200 exhibitors showcasing the top hockey manufacturers including Bauer, STX, Easton and Warrior. The sports cards and collectibles, cutting-edge product demonstrations, giveaways, hourly door prize drawings and celebrity appearances make the Expo one of the can’t-miss hockey events of the season. Plus, new to the Expo this year, two floorball rinks will be built in the Exhibition Hall for tournaments to be held during the Expo and the nation’s largest hockey memorabilia and sports card show will take place in the Kellogg Lobby with over 40 dealer tables.

Attendees can also check out the latest in baseball and softball gear at the Let's Play Baseball/Softball Expo, plus try out products in the batting cages. The Minnesota Twins, along with alumni players, will be putting on instructional clinics for young baseball and softball players.

The Expos at Saint Paul RiverCentre and Roy Wilkins Exhibition Hall are connected to Xcel Energy Center making it easy and convenient for fans to access the shows. Last year's Let's Play Hockey Expo was attended by more than 40,000 hockey enthusiasts. The events are presented by Let’s Play Hockey and the Minnesota Wild.


EVENT:  Let's Play Hockey Expo and Let's Play Baseball/Softball Expo
WHEN:  Friday, March 7 – 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Saturday, March 8 – 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
WHERE:  Saint Paul RiverCentre and Roy Wilkins Exhibition Hall
ADMISSION:  FREE