Vancouver, BC – The Vancouver Canucks announced today that they will host the 2013 Young Stars Classic in Penticton, BC, beginning Thursday, September 5, 2013. This will be the third time the Canucks and the city of Penticton have hosted the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic. The round-robin tournament will feature prospects from the Canucks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, San Jose Sharks and Winnipeg Jets from September 5 - 9th.
“We’re pleased to host the Young Stars Classic in Penticton once again,” said Canucks President and General Manager, Michael D. Gillis. “Our fans, partners and the city of Penticton have made Young Stars a tremendous event over the past two tournaments and we look forward to continuing the tradition this year. This is a great opportunity to assess prospects and their development in a competitive environment with the support of passionate fans.”
Tournament ticket packages, which include a ticket to eight tournament games, are $70 plus applicable fees and go on sale June 14 at 10:00 a.m. Tickets will be available online at www.valleyfirsttix.com, by phone at 1-877-763-2849, or in person at the Valley First Box Office at the South Okanagan Events Centre or at Penticton & Wine Country Visitor Centre. Single game tournament tickets will go on sale in August.
"It is amazing the amount of energy and excitement having five NHL teams coming into our community brings to fans who might otherwise never be able to see an NHL caliber hockey game. These Young Stars are a pleasure to watch as the hockey is fast, hard hitting and intense,” commented Event Chair and City Councillor Andrew Jakubeit. “The Young Stars Classic will be more of a hockey festival theme this year, which will make it a 'must attend' event for any hockey fan while also providing significant economic impact and exposure for our community and facilities."
The festivities will include a Canucks alumni game against other Young Stars teams’ alumni and local police and fire department members, a Canucks Business Leaders’ Day, a Minor Hockey Day, and a Canucks alumni and team personnel meet and greet. Minor Hockey Day will include a Party on the Plaza event with games, food, music and entertainment as well as skills and development camps for BC minor hockey players. For more information about the Young Stars Classic and surrounding events, please go to canucks.com/youngstars.
Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic*
GAME TEAMS DATE TIME
Game 1 Edmonton vs Calgary Sept. 5 4:00 pm
Game 2 Vancouver vs San Jose Sept. 5 7:30 pm
Game 3 Winnipeg vs San Jose Sept. 6 4:00 pm
Game 4 Vancouver vs Calgary Sept. 6 7:30 pm
Game 5 Alumni Game Sept. 7 5:00 pm
Game 6 Edmonton vs Winnipeg Sept. 7 7:30 pm
Game 7 Vancouver vs Edmonton Sept. 8 2:00 pm
Game 8 San Jose vs Calgary Sept. 8 5:30 pm
Game 9 **Winnipeg vs Vancouver Sept. 9 12:00 pm
*Game dates, times and opponents subject to change.
**Single-game tickets only