Vancouver, BC - The Vancouver Canucks and City of Penticton announced today that the 2018 Young Stars Classic will return to the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton, BC from Friday, September 7th to Sunday, September 9th.
"The Young Stars Classic is a fantastic tournament and the City of Penticton does a tremendous job as host," said Trevor Linden, Canucks President of Hockey Operations. "While the format and participating teams has changed, fans can still expect a lot of excitement and a high level of competition from both top prospects and elite university programs."
The Young Stars Classic features two games between the top prospects from the Winnipeg Jets and Vancouver Canucks as well as a two-game series between the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds and U Sports Champion University of Alberta Golden Bears.
Canucks prospects expected to participate in the tournament include Adam Gaudette, Jonathan Dahlen, Olli Juolevi, Kole Lind, Lukas Jasek, Jonah Gadjovich, Zack MacEwen, Jalen Chatfield, Guillaume Brisebois and Michael DiPietro.
Full tournament rosters and ticket information will be posted on canucks.com/youngstars and SOEC.ca at a later date.
Young Stars Classic Schedule
GAME TEAMS DATE TIME
Game 1 UBC vs University of Alberta Sept. 7 4:00pm
Game 2 Vancouver vs. Winnipeg Sept. 7 7:30pm
Game 3 UBC vs University of Alberta Sept. 8 6:00pm
Game 4 Vancouver vs. Winnipeg Sept. 9 2:00pm