PRINCETON, N.J. – The inaugural Kelly Cup Tour is scheduled to stop in Lafayette, Louisiana on Friday, March 19 and Saturday, March 20. With three stops remaining on its 10-city and 7,543 mile tour, the Kelly Cup has already visited Wheeling, Florida, Columbia, Florence, South Carolina and Gwinnett. The 2004 Kelly Cup Playoffs will begin April 5.
After being hosted by the IceGators, the Kelly Cup will travel 2,002 miles to Boise, Idaho where it will be hosted by the Steelheads at the Bank of America Centre on March 26 and 27. It will then travel 2,506 miles from Boise to Atlantic City 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