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Young Stars Classic returns to Penticton

Penticton's Young Stars Classic hockey tournament is returning to the South Okanagan Events Centre this September after missing last year.
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January 21, 2020 - 11:46 AM

The Young Stars Classic hockey tournament, hosted by the Vancouver Canucks, is returning to Penticton.

The 2020 version of the Young Stars Classic marks the ninth time the event has taken place in Penticton, following its cancellation last year. The future of the tournament fell into some doubt last year after event was cancelled due to a lack of participating NHL teams.

This year’s event takes place from Friday, Sept. 11 to Tuesday, Sept. 15 in a four team, round-robin format featuring prospects from the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets and the Vancouver Canucks.

"We are very excited to once again hold the Young Stars Classic in Penticton, BC,” Canucks General Manager Jim Benning said in a press release issued by the South Okanagan Events Centre. “The Young Stars tournament provides an opportunity to evaluate top NHL prospects in competitive, high-caliber games."

“Today’s announcement that the Young Stars Classic is returning home to Penticton is great news for the city, the South Okanagan Events Centre and the region as a whole,” Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki said in the release.

Ticket information will be announced at a later date.

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