SYLVAN LAKE, Alberta -- Sylvan Lake is the home of 2014 Kraft Hockeyville, but it took more than one town to bring it there.
When the roof of the Sylvan Lake Arena collapsed in the wee hours of a snowy January morning, it left a hockey community out in the cold. Their neighbors were quick to bring them in, though.
"With a community our size, our arenas were booked 100 percent and then to be down a whole arena, we had to have our neighbors come to our rescue and offer ice time," town mayor Sean McIntyre said. "And not just communities 10 or 20 kilometers away, communities 100 kilometers away are hosting Sylvan Lake home games, which is absolutely unheard of."
But that's not where the contributions stopped.