North Saanich Hockeyville NHL game coming in September

Preseason game will be held at The Q Centre in Victoria and the West Shore's Juan de Fuca Rec. Cenre.

Jason Fletcher hoists the Kraft Hockeyville trophy during the announcement ceremony in April at Panorama Recreation.

The NHL preseason game between the Vancouver Canucks and the San Jose Sharks won by North Saanich in the 2015 Kraft Hockeyville contest will be on Sept. 21.

North Saanich’s Panorama Recreation Centre was the wining entry in the annual nationwide contest that saw thousand of people online voting for arenas from the east to west coasts. The top prize is $100,000 for arena facility upgrades, plus the NHL preseason game. NHL officials were on Vancouver Island shortly after the Hockeyville win in April, inspecting area facilities capable of hosting the hockey game.

Two sites have been selected — The Q Centre in Victoria and the West Shore’s Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre.

Ticket information will be released soon.According to Panorama Recreation, a full ticket structuring plan will be released in the coming weeks.

“As details are finalized,” reads a Panorama Facebook post, “the LOC (Local Organizing Committee) will keep all the community up to date with the planned events surrounding the game.

“The Kraft Hockeyville team along with the LOC are very pleased to announce that all game and practice skate tickets as well as related events will be made available free of charge. All tickets will be distributed by way of a supervised lottery considering several different groups of eligible entries.”

People wanting to know about ticket details as it becomes available are being asked to fill out an online form at crd.bc.ca/panorama.

 

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