Lumby wins Hockeyville 2016

By Kiss FM News
April 2, 2016 - 4:26pm

LUMBY, B.C. — Residents of Lumby are celebrating after the North Okanagan community was named Kraft Hockeyville 2016.

Lumby beat out Saint Isidore Quebec for the title which means the village of 1,731 will host an NHL pres season game Oct 2, featuring the LA Kings and Edmonton Oilers.

Both communities get $100,000 for arena upgrades in the 10th annual contest put on by Kraft.

Lumby will use the cash to upgrade the women's change room at the Pat Duke Memorial Arena.

The announcement was made by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman around 4 pm on the Hockey Night in Canada broadcast on CBC and Sportsnet.

TV crews from the networks were in Lumby and Saint Isidore for the reaction, with hundreds of people cheering in Lumby.

Saint Isidore is a community of 2,600 people, best known for being the hometown of MMA star Georges St. Pierre.

The competition started with over 3,000 communities across Canada which was narrowed down to ten based on community spirit and other factors.

The top ten was reduced to the final two, and ultimately to the winner through online voting at www.khv2016.ca.

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