"We are very pleased to be bringing State Wars back to the Darien Sportsplex. We signed an agreement with the city to bring in $20,000 of additional air conditioning into the facility for the event and along with some interior renovations made, we knew that Darien would be the perfect location for 2013. The ability to have 3 NHL sized rinks under one roof, all with full size locker rooms is very rare and to have such a facility in such an affordable location as the "windy city" made this an easy choice." said National Director Tim McManus
"Anytime you can have 3 full size rinks rocking under one roof, you are going to have an insane atmosphere and that is what we look for at State Wars. Illinois is a perfect location for families to get too, many can drive and those that must fly can do so affordably." added National Director Greg Thompson
Illinois State Director Pete Messina added "having State Wars in Illinois is so big for the sport in this area and I expect huge #s this summer from our local players. The Darien Sportsplex is such a terrific venue for State Wars, I recall some of the largest crowds I have ever seen at the event in 2010. I am pumped!"