Hockey Tournament Brings Families and Money to Western New York

September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 7, 2010 at 6:44 PM EDT

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September 27, 2013 Updated Apr 7, 2010 at 6:44 PM EDT

Amherst, N.Y. (WKBW-TV) - Hockey Moms and Dads know how to spend money, they do it all year long travelling to tournaments throughout the country for their kids. This week, they are in Amherst and boosting the local economy.
The Amherst Center is host to the USA Hockey National Championship Tournament and 480 families are here participating.
The tournament is broken up into two groups, ages 12 and under and 14 and under.
The families are staying in hotels, eating at restaurants, and visiting local attractions.
It all means big business for Western New York. Click on the link to watch the story.