NHL prospects will lace up in Penticton

PENTICTON —; Okanagan residents will again get the chance to watch rising NHL stars play later this summer.

For the sixth year, The City of Penticton will host the annual Young Stars Classic where prospective players from the Vancouver Canucks, Winnipeg Jets, Edmonton Oilers and Calgary Flames compete.

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“The Young Stars Classic launches a new season and offers a great opportunity to watch NHL prospects develop in competitive games. We’re grateful to our gracious hosts, The South Okanagan Events Centre and the City of Penticton, for always making this a first-class experience,” said Trevor Linden, Canucks President of Hockey Operations in a news release.

Six Canucks prospects that participated in the Young Stars Classic in September 2015 played in at least one NHL regular season game in 2015-16 including current roster players, Ben Hutton and Jake Virtanen.

“Now celebrating six years in Penticton, we welcome and appreciate the significant economic impact and exposure that having this NHL-caliber hockey brings to our community and region,” said Event Chair and City of Penticton Mayor Andrew Jakubeit.

Tickets go on sale at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 8th.

The anticipated Young Stars Classic Schedule:

 GAME                   TEAMS                                     DATE                   TIME

Game 1                Calgary vs. Winnipeg                      Sept. 16                4:00pm

Game 2                Vancouver vs. Edmonton              Sept. 16                7:30pm

Game 3                Calgary vs. Edmonton                    Sept. 17                7:30pm

Game 4                Vancouver vs. Winnipeg                Sept. 18                2:00pm

Game 5                Edmonton vs. Winnipeg                Sept. 19                11:30am

Game 6                Vancouver vs. Calgary                    Sept. 19                3:30pm

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