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Nearly 400 Representatives attend ECHL Meetings presented by FEVO

Friday, June 28th
Nearly 400 Representatives attend ECHL Meetings presented by FEVO

A record attendance of nearly 400 attendees from ECHL teams, including several owners, presidents and general managers, as well as representatives from the National Hockey League, American Hockey League, SPHL, United States Hockey League, Ontario Hockey League and the Hungarian Ice Hockey Federation, participated in the 2024 ECHL Hockey Summer Meetings presented by FEVO at the New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas from June 25-27.

ECHL Commissioner Ryan Crelin kicked off the event with the annual “State of the ECHL” address and continued with a presentation focused on team building. Keynote speakers were Steve Gutzler, President of Leadership Quest, who spoke on emotional intelligence for team performance and Ryo Zsun, The Culture Maestro at Zappos, who led a session on a culture of service.
A number of breakout sessions were led by other industry professionals including:
David Balog – Vegas Golden Knights
Chandler Blanchard – Henderson Silver Knights
Nathan Burger – Orlando Magic
Chase Eagan – Forward Madison FC
Tyler Edwards and Norman Shea – Orlando Magic
AJ Gioglio – Arizona Diamondbacks
Andrew Kristoff and Staci Remejes – Detroit Red Wings
Paul LaCaruba, Andrew Ference and Kevin Westgarth – National Hockey League
Tom Garavaglia – NHL Street
Alex Lewis – Spire Motorsports
Chip Maxson – Sacramento River Cats
Bob McElligott – Columbus Blue Jackets
Sarah Olszowy and Allie Lochart – Greenleaf Hospitality Group
Neil Tennant – National Hockey League
Toni Will – Kalamazoo Wings
 The Meetings also featured ECHL Team attendees serving as moderators for the breakout sessions.

For the 19th year in a row, AMI Graphics, the “Exclusive Signage Company of the ECHL”, awarded a complete set of dasher board and under-ice graphics to an attending team, which was won by the Wheeling Nailers for the 2024-25 season.
The ECHL Awards Show, presented by SponsorCX, recognized individual and team achievements from the 2023-24 season:
Most Creative Ticket Package – Toledo Walleye (Walleye Wedding)
Ticket Sales Rookie of the Year – Lindsay Plymale, Cincinnati Cyclones
Broadcaster of the Year – David Fine, Iowa Heartlanders
Joe Babik Award (Media/PR Director of the Year) – Cam McGuire, Idaho Steelheads
Most Creative Revenue Generation – Utah Grizzlies (Grizz Fights Cancer)
Inclusive Spirit Award – Kalamazoo Wings
Theme Night of the Year – Savannah Ghost Pirates (Golden Ghosts)
Ticket Sales Professional of the Year – Casey Christensen, Norfolk Admirals
Corporate Partnership Team of the Year – Fort Wayne Komets
Corporate Partnership Professional of the Year – Mike DiPalma, Idaho Steelheads
Game Operations Team of the Year – Savannah Ghost Pirates
Group Sales Department of the Year – Jacksonville Icemen (Aggregate Season Sales) and Kalamazoo Wings (Year-over-Year Growth)
Community Service Team of the Year – Worcester Railers
Marketing Department of the Year – Orlando Solar Bears
Ticket Sales Department of the Year presented by Prolific 1 – Savannah Ghost Pirates (Aggregate Season Sales) and Adirondack Thunder (Year-over-Year Growth)
Specialty Jersey of the Year – Adirondack Thunder (Country Jerseys)
Rising Star Award – Utah Grizzlies
Overall Team Award of Excellence – Florida Everblades and Savannah Ghost Pirates
The annual Welcome Reception and Vendors’ Showcase, presented by Prolific 1, highlighted over 30 companies and provided an opportunity for teams to view products from League vendors and licensees, while Boldyn Networks presented the ECHL’s first in-person Women in Sports Networking Event.
About the ECHL
Formed in 1988-89 with five teams in four states, the ECHL has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 29 teams in 22 states and one Canadian province for its 37th season in 2024-25. There have been 752 players who have gone on to play in the National Hockey League after starting their careers in the ECHL, including 12 who made their NHL debuts in the 2023-24 season. The ECHL had affiliations with 28 of the 32 NHL teams in 2023-24, marking the 27th consecutive season that the league has affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com.
About FEVO 
FEVO is helping the biggest brands in the world reimagine online shopping. Our Social Checkout™ makes it easy for fans to shop together on any ticketing website, restoring the vital human elements of in-person shopping without sacrificing the efficiency and convenience of e-commerce. Since launching in 2016, FEVO has become a dominant force in live events, helping 700+ blue-chip brands in sports, music and entertainment sell more than 15 million tickets to 4 million consumers. For more information, visit FEVO.com.

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