ECHL Announces Jacksonville, Florida as 2022 All Star Classic
With the Jacksonville Icemen 2019-2020 season being canceled, and then their 2020-2021 season being postponed it’s great to get some good news finally. The ECHL announced that their 2022 All Star Classic will be held in Jacksonville, Florida. This is great for the city of Jacksonville and totally makes sense because of the amazing venue the Icemen play in. The City of Jacksonville recently has been paying companies to encourage sports teams and organizations to utilize Jacksonville for their sporting events and with the recent UFC fights, and now this announcement it looks like it might be working. As a sports fan you should be elated that we have the opportunity to watch the ECHL All Star Classic live even if it isn’t until the beginning of 2022.
President of the Jacksonville Icemen Bob Ohrablo said “We want Jacksonville to be the best All-Star Game in ECHL history and did not want the COVID pandemic to effect its success. We are excited that this opportunity allows us to put our best skate forward and showcase Jacksonville to the entire hockey world in 2022,”. “We want to thank the ECHL, its Board of Governors, the City of Jacksonville and ASM (operators of the Vystar Veterans Memorial Arena).”