Lumby is Hockeyville 2016

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LUMBY – The village of Lumby has won the online vote and been declared Hockeyville for 2016.

The announcement was made live on TV this afternoon.

The win means the North Okanagan village will host a pre-season NHL game between the Edmonton Oilers and LA Kings.

Lumby had already won $100,000 to upgrade the deteriorating Pat Duke Memorial Arena.

Find past stories on Lumby's quest to become Hockeyville 2016 here.

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