The Winnipeg Jets, in conjunction with the National Hockey League, the Washington Capitals, and the town of Stirling-Rawdon, today announced the Kraft Hockeyville 2013-14 NHL pre-season game between the Jets and Capitals will be played at Yardmen Arena in Belleville on Saturday, September 14, 2013.
Last September, the passionate hockey township of Stirling-Rawdon celebrated its Kraft Hockeyville contest win with a Stanley Cup® parade, an NHL alumni visit and game, hockey clinics, and a $100,000 cheque presentation from Kraft Canada for arena upgrades and renovations to the Stirling District Recreation Centre.
“The Kraft Hockeyville program is an exciting celebration of the game of hockey and the Winnipeg Jets are proud to be a part of it once again,” said Winnipeg Jets General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff. “We look forward to facing off against our former divisional rival, the Washington Capitals, as well as visiting the community of Stirling-Rawdon in September.”
The Winnipeg Jets appeared in their first Kraft Hockeyville game on September 26, 2011 when they earned a 3-1 victory over the Ottawa Senators at the Mile One Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Troy Bodie scored the game-winner for the Jets, while Ben Maxwell and Mark Scheifele both added singles.
Kraft Canada has supported hockey for more than 30 years through sponsorships and grassroots programs. Since its inception, Kraft Hockeyville partners have provided more than $1 million in arena upgrades, hockey equipment and local food bank donations.
Further information on the game, including ticket information and ancillary events, will be provided in the months ahead.