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Penticton to host NHL talent in Canucks young stars tournament

FILE PHOTO: The Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic will be held in Penticton at the South Okanagan Events Centre in September 2016.
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June 23, 2016 - 10:37 AM

PENTICTON - A tournament featuring future NHL stars is returning to Penticton this September.

The Vancouver Canucks are hosting the Young Stars Classic for the sixth year at the South Okanagan Events Centre, the team announced today, June 23, in a press release.

The four-day event will be held Sept. 16 to 19 with teams for all four of western Canada’s NHL franchises: the Canucks, Calgary Flames, Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers. The teams will compete in a six-game round robin tournament.

The tournament will also include Minor Hockey Day with a plaza party event and a Canucks Town Hall Breakfast.

Last year featured Edmonton Oiler star Connor McDavid, along with  Ben Hutton and Jake Virtanen, who made the Canuck’s regular line up last season.

Ticket packages will go on sale Friday, July 8, with tournament passes starting at $60.

Schedule:

• Game 1 Calgary vs. Winnipeg Sept. 16, 4 p.m.
• Game 2 Vancouver vs. Edmonton Sept. 16, 7:30 p.m.
• Game 3 Calgary vs. Edmonton Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m.
• Game 4 Vancouver vs. Winnipeg Sept. 18, 2 p.m.
• Game 5 Edmonton vs. Winnipeg Sept. 19, 11:30 a.m.
• Game 6 Vancouver vs. Calgary Sept. 19, 3:30 p.m.


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