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Date: February 28, 2024 – For Immediate Release

City of Owensboro Edge Ice Center to Host Kentucky High School Hockey League State Tournament

March 1-3, 2024


The City of Owensboro, along with the Owensboro Youth Hockey Association, is excited to host the 2024 Kentucky High School Hockey League State Tournament at the Edge Ice Center, March 1-3. The Owensboro Rampage high school hockey team will skate on home ice in its bid to secure an unprecedented 6th state championship title.

The event will begin with the first puck drop at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1 when Owensboro Rampage takes on the Lexington Thoroughbreds. The championship game will be played on Sunday at 12:00 p.m. Admission to the event is $10 for one game or $25 for a weekend wristband. Live coverage can be watched through the Owensboro Youth Hockey website, The tournament bracket is attached.

Officials estimate an economic impact of $174,513 for the 3-day event. Kerry Bodenheimer, Recreation Superintendent for the Parks & Recreation Department says staff and volunteers from Owensboro Youth Hockey are busy ensuring the facility is ready for the event.

“This is one of our favorite events to host. The Edge Ice Center and Owensboro Hockey have developed an outstanding program over the years by coaching players in all aspects of the sport, which is highlighted by Owensboro Rampage being the only team in Kentucky to have won five state championship titles. We certainly want the community to take this opportunity to come out and support the local team, “ Bodenheimer says.




“We have worked really hard this season and are excited to play at home, at the Edge Ice Center, for the state championship,” Head Coach Chad Barber says.

The Owensboro Rampage team consists of five players who have previously played on a championship-winning team, including Sam Holder, Gabe Dougans, Eli Howard, Hayden Hill, and Nate Crang. They will be joined on the ice by Mac Barber, Brody Bocianoski, Trever Coomes, Dominic Corino, William Dugans, Brandon Gardner, Nicholas Gentile, Luke Gerhardt, Hudson Lanham, Ethan McPherson, Colin Miller, Payne Pence, Aiden Sheward, Cole Stranathan, Gavin Wolfe, and Connor Worth. Chad Barber is Head Coach, assisted by Kurt Stranathan, and Brad Sheward.

For more information, contact the Edge Ice Center at (270) 687-8624 or visit

Media Contact: Kerry Bodenheimer at (270) 687-8705 or