Toledo receives 2016-17 ECHL Best Ice Award

The ECHL announced on Friday that the Toledo Walleye are the 2016-17 recipient of the League’s Best Ice Award.

The winner is determined in a vote of ECHL coaches, focusing on those arenas and staffs that provide the best playing surfaces in the League, including the quality of the ice, temperature of the building and surrounding dasher board system.

“Our game is predicated on having a playing surface of the utmost integrity so that our players can perform at their highest level and our fans enjoy quality entertainment,” said ECHL Vice President of Hockey Operations Joe Ernst. “This award recognizes the hard-working crews in our League who pride themselves on ensuring that the athletes in the ECHL will have the best ice to perform on.”

“SMG-Huntington Center is proud to be recognized with this award,” said Huntington Center General Manager Steve Miller. “Our Operations Manager, Jesus Rivera, works hard with his team to keep the ice in great shape throughout the season. We take pride in the compliments we receive from both the Toledo Walleye players and coaches and the visiting teams.”

ECHL Best Ice Award

2016-17           Toledo Walleye

2015-16           Colorado Eagles and Toledo Walleye