Kitchener Confirms Host Facilities for 2013 Tournament

Kitchener Minor Hockey Association, in collaboration with the City of Kitchener, will be hosting the 19th annual Special Hockey International Tournament during Tuesday March 12 to Saturday March 16, 2013. The tournament was advanced one day to provide opportunity for teams travelling a distance to utilize Sunday March 17 as “getaway/travel” day.

The Host Committee Management Committee is pleased to confirm the facilities that will be utilized for the event.  John Thompson, chair for the tournament announced “The SHI 2013 Host Committee is pleased to confirm two outstanding facilities as venues for this first-class event. Headquarters will be the venerable Kitchener Memorial Auditorium, affectionately referred to as ‘The Aud’.

The main ice surface, the Dom Cardillo Rink, with seating for 6,000+ fans, is home to the Kitchener Rangers of the Canadian Hockey League. Two attached Olympic sized ice surfaces are the Kinsmen and Kiwanis Rinks.

The secondary facility for overflow games is the new Activa Sports Complex, comprised of two ice surfaces – the Patrick J. Doherty and KMHA Alumni rinks.”

With five quality ice surfaces available, the stage is set for Kitchener’s Host Committee to welcome teams from Canada, England and United States of America. Building on the success of previous events, Kitchener aims to make the 2013 tournament a truly memorable and engaging event.

For updated information as it is announced, visit the Host Committee website at

 Contact: John Thompson, Chair, Host Committee

Phone 519-884-4050 –   e-mail: