Congressional Candidate Matt Doheny visited the Olympic Center in Lake Placid as part of his 50 Businesses in 50 Days campaign tour.
Doheny, who is again challenging incumbent Bill Owens in November, said he was visiting as part of his “tourism week,” portion of the initiative.
“Nothing says tourism like Lake Placid,” Doheny said. “I grew up playing hockey in Alex Bay so we got to play here a lot.”
Doheny was escorted by Jon Lundin of ORDA as the visited the Herb Brooks Arena, 1932 Arena and Lake Placid Conference Center.
“This place is a huge driver of the economy in the Adirondacks,” Doheny said. “I want to understand the great things that are going on with the local and the regional economy that are generated from this area.”
Lundin said that he was hopeful that, if elected, Doheny would be an advocate for ORDA and the Lake Placid/Wilmington Olympic region.
“We just want people to keep us in the forefront and help us keep that strong Olympic heritage and the economic impact that it brings in the forefront,” Lundin said.
Doheny also added that he hopes the ECAC Hockey tournament will return to the Olympic Center, which also hosts the Division III tournament.