The Waterloo Black Hawks have been selected to host next season’s United States Hockey League Prospects/All Star Game. It is the first time Waterloo has hosted the event since back in 1996.

Black Hawk’s spokesman Doug Miller says it’s not a straight bidding process, but is rotated between the eastern and western division and they were going up against Indianapolis. He says it will be a great way to showcase Waterloo and Young Arena.

Miller says there will be other events surrounding the game, including a skills competition. He says they’re also trying to put together and old timer’s game.

Miller says the game will draw scouts from across North America as every team in the N-H-L and every college will be sending a representative. The All Star game is scheduled for January 23rd.