The votes are in, and it’s official — Pullar Stadium in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, Pennsylvania have been named the two Eastern finalists for Kraft Hockeyville 2015.
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.
Though it’s Pullar and War Memorial advancing, all 10 of the Eastern finalist rinks announced last week will walk away winners — Kraft is providing arena upgrades at varying levels to all communities who made it to the Top 10.
To vote on who will emerge from the East from the final two, click on krafthockeyville.com. Voting closes on April 22.