PRINCETON, N.J. – The inaugural Kelly Cup Tour is scheduled to stop in Boise, Idaho at the Bank of America Centre on Friday, March 26 and Saturday, March 27. Making the second to last stop on a 10-city and 7,543-mile tour, the Kelly Cup traveled 2,002 miles from Louisiana where it was displayed at the Cajundome in Lafayette on March 19 and 20.
The ECHL Championship trophy has already visited Wheeling, Florida, Columbia, Florence, South Carolina, Gwinnett and Louisiana. The 2004 Kelly Cup Playoffs will begin April 5. After being hosted by the Steelheads, the Kelly Cup will travel 2,506 miles from Boise to Atlantic City, New Jersey where the Kelly Cup Tour will conclude on April 2 and 3 at Historic Boardwalk Hall, the home of the defending Kelly Cup Champion Atlantic City Boardwalk Bullies.
Each of the 31 teams in the ECHL were offered the opportunity to have the Kelly Cup, presented annually to the ECHL Postseason Champion and won in 2003 by Atlantic City, visit their city for appearances at games, schools, sponsors, radio and television stations and community events.
2004 Kelly Cup Tour
Wheeling, West Virginia
Greensboro, North Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
Florence City-County Civic Center
Florence, South Carolina
North Charleston Coliseum
North Charleston, South Carolina
Gwinnett Civic and Culture Center
Bank of America Centre
Historic Boardwalk Hall
Atlantic City, New Jersey