Tag: Kraft Hockeyville 2016

Johnstown, Pa., to host inaugural Kraft Hockeyville USA

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The votes are in. Johnstown, Pennsylvania, will host the inaugural Kraft Hockeyville USA event, which will feature an exhibition game between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Tampa Bay Lightning on Sept. 29.

The event will be broadcast live on NBCSN. The Cambria County War Memorial Arena will also receive $150,000 in arena upgrades, including to its ice-making equipment and scoreboard.

“The response we’ve seen from these communities and their rallying support for each other has been truly inspiring,” said Jane Hilk, chief marketing officer and president, Kraft Beverages and Snack Nuts Division, in a statement.

“Since the voting period began, we’ve received an astounding 20.4 million votes from passionate hockey fans across the country, and are so proud to award the inaugural ‘Kraft Hockeyville™ USA‘ title to such a well-deserving community.”

Voting now underway for Kraft Hockeyville winner

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A reminder it’s time to cast your ballots for the final time to see who’ll emerge as this year’s Kraft Hockeyville winner.

Voting opened Monday and is still underway at krafthockeyville.com, featuring the two finalists rinks —  the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and the Decatur Civic Center in Decatur, Illinois.

War Memorial is perhaps best known as the home of the Johnstown Jets, the former minor-league team that inspired the iconic hockey movie “Slap Shot.” Over 70 players that’ve called War Memorial home have gone on to play in the NHL.

The Decatur Civic Center hosts both the “Tournament of Friends” — an annual event now in its 25th year — and the Decatur Flames youth hockey team; this year, the pee wee Flames won the Illinois state championship.

For more on the two finalist rinks and all the communities featured in this year’s event, click on krafthockeyville.com. The winner will be announced on Saturday, May 2.

Here are the two finalists for Kraft Hockeyville

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Congrats are in order for the Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and the Decatur Civic Center in Decatur, Illinois — they’re the two finalists for this year’s Kraft Hockeyville contest.

War Memorial is perhaps best known as the home of the Johnstown Jets, the former minor-league team that inspired the iconic hockey movie “Slap Shot.” Over 70 players that’ve called War Memorial home have gone on to play in the NHL.

The Decatur Civic Center hosts both the “Tournament of Friends” — an annual event now in its 25th year — and the Decatur Flames youth hockey team; this year, the pee wee Flames won the Illinois state championship.

For more on the two finalist rinks and all the communities featured in this year’s event, click on krafthockeyville.com. Voting for the winner will open on Monday, Apr. 27.

Kraft Hockeyville final four voting closes today

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Just a friendly reminder that today is your last chance to cast a ballot for who’ll emerge from the East and West for this year’s Kraft Hockeyville contest.

Out East, it’s down to Pullar Stadium in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, Pennsylvania; in the West, the two finalists are St. Michael-Albertville arena in Albertville, Minnesota and the Decatur Civic Center in Decatur, Illinois.

Constructed in 1939, Pullar is one of the oldest artificial rinks in the U.S. still in operation. It is home to a number of a teams, including the NAHL’s Soo Eagles and the NCAA’s Lake Superior State University.

War Memorial is perhaps best known as the home of the Johnstown Jets, the former minor-league team that inspired the iconic hockey movie “Slap Shot.” Over 70 players that’ve called War Memorial home have gone on to play in the NHL.

The lone finalist from the “State of Hockey,” St. Michael-Albertville Arena is unique in that it houses two communities in the same arena.

The Decatur Civic Center hosts both the “Tournament of Friends” — an annual event now in its 25th year — and the Decatur Flames youth hockey team; this year, the pee wee Flames won the Illinois state championship.

To vote on who advances, click on krafthockeyville.com.

Voting opens today for Kraft Hockeyville final four

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Beginning today, you can cast your ballot for who’ll emerge from the East and West for this year’s Kraft Hockeyville contest.

Out East, it’s down to Pullar Stadium in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, Pennsylvania; in the West, the two finalists are St. Michael-Albertville arena in Albertville, Minnesota and the Decatur Civic Center in Decatur, Illinois.

Constructed in 1939, Pullar is one of the oldest artificial rinks in the U.S. still in operation. It is home to a number of a teams, including the NAHL’s Soo Eagles and the NCAA’s Lake Superior State University.

War Memorial is perhaps best known as the home of the Johnstown Jets, the former minor-league team that inspired the iconic hockey movie “Slap Shot.” Over 70 players that’ve called War Memorial home have gone on to play in the NHL.

The lone finalist from the “State of Hockey,” St. Michael-Albertville Arena is unique in that it houses two communities in the same arena.

The Decatur Civic Center hosts both the “Tournament of Friends” — an annual event now in its 25th year — and the Decatur Flames youth hockey team; this year, the pee wee Flames won the Illinois state championship.

To vote on who advances to the final, click on krafthockeyville.com. Voting closes on Apr. 22.