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Sabres, Blue Jackets to play in Kraft Hockeyville USA game

Clinton, N.Y., will host preseason contest on Sept. 25

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

NEW YORK / TORONTO - Clinton, New York, the winner of Kraft Hockeyville™ USA 2018, will host the Buffalo Sabres® and Columbus Blue Jackets® NHL preseason game on September 25, 2018, Kraft Heinz, the National Hockey League (NHL®) and the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) announced today. The central New York historic village earned its designation as this year's most spirited hockey community in America, $150,000 in rink upgrades and the opportunity to host the NHL matchup after amassing the most votes in the online Kraft Hockeyville USA™ 2018 contest.

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Clinton, N.Y., named Kraft Hockeyville USA 2018

Community wins opportunity to host NHL preseason game, receives $150,000 for arena upgrades

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO -- Kraft Heinz is thrilled to announce Clinton Arena in Clinton, New York is the winner of Kraft Hockeyville USA 2018. After weeks of rallying and online voting, Clinton rallied together to prove exactly why they are the most spirited hockey community in America. The Kraft Hockeyville USA contest, now in its fourth year and in partnership with the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA), is proud to award Clinton Arena in Clinton, N.Y., an opportunity to host an NHL preseason Game and $150,000 in rink upgrades.

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Kraft Hockeyville USA announces finalists; voting to begin April 13

Winning community will receive $150,000 in rink upgrades, host preseason game

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO - Hockey communities across the nation have rallied together to share inspiring stories about their local ice rinks and teams, and now four of them are one step closer to the coveted title of "Kraft Hockeyville™ USA 2018."

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Nominations open for Kraft Hockeyville USA

Competition returns for fourth year, includes chance to host NHL preseason game

by NHLPR @PR_NHL / NHL.com

PITTSBURGH & CHICAGO -- Let's rally! Kraft Hockeyville™ USA returns for its fourth year and nominations are officially open to find America's most spirited and enthusiastic hockey communities. Towns nationwide can compete for coveted title of "Kraft Hockeyville™ USA 2018," which includes the opportunity to host an NHL® Pre-Season Game and $150,000 in rink upgrades.

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Blues defeat Penguins in Kraft Hockeyville USA game

Score four unanswered goals, spoil preseason debuts for Crosby, Malkin

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

CRANBERRY, Pa. -- It may be the preseason, but the atmosphere certainly had the intensity of a Stanley Cup Playoff game when the St. Louis Blues defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 in the third annual Kraft Hockeyville USA game at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex on Sunday.

The Penguins, playing in front of 1,500 fans in their practice rink, were the home team after Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, topped the more than 1,300 entries to win the title. As a result, the Rostraver Ice Garden received $150,000 in renovations and the community had numerous festivities leading up to the game, including a visit from the Stanley Cup.

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Hockeyville Hub: USA, Day 3

Brodeur, MacInnis lead youth clinic; Crosby in lineup for Penguins

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

Kraft Hockeyville USA, now in its third year, awards one winning community a once-in-a-lifetime experience for hockey fans. This year, Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, and the Rostraver Ice Garden were selected as the winner after an online vote. The rink will receive $150,000 in arena upgrades and there will be festivities, player appearances and even a visit from the Stanley Cup prior to the Pittsburgh Penguins hosting the St. Louis Blues in a nationally televised preseason game at UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex in Cranberry, Pennsylvania, on Sunday (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN). NHL.com Staff Writer David Satriano is in Western Pennsylvania to provide all the sights, sounds, highlights and news leading up to the game:

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Hockeyville USA winner rolls out red carpet for Penguins

More than 2,000 attend practice at Belle Vernon arena

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

BELLE VERNON, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Penguins showed up at Rostraver Ice Garden on Sunday to a red-carpet arrival, and the hundreds of fans waiting outside to greet them let them know their appreciation.

The players signed autographs and took pictures with fans before walking inside to the rink, getting dressed and stepping onto the ice for a practice in front of a crowd of more than 2,000 people. On Sunday, the Penguins will host the St. Louis Blues at UPMC Lemieux Sports complex in Cranberry, Pennsylvania as part of Kraft Hockeyville USA (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN).

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Roenick calls Kraft Hockeyville USA 'amazing event'

NBC Sports analyst, former NHL forward happy to help Pennsylvania community

by David Satriano @davidsatriano / NHL.com Staff Writer

BELLE VERNON, Pa. -- Jeremy Roenick has covered high-profile events as an NBC Sports hockey analyst, including the Stanley Cup Final, NHL All-Star Game, Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic and Coors Light NHL Stadium Series. But he ranks Kraft Hockeyville USA among the top experiences he's had.

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Press Release

Kraft Hockeyville USA preseason game moved to UPMC Lemieux Sports Complex

Penguins will play Blues to celebrate community of Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania on Sept. 24

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

CHICAGO -- Belle Vernon, Pa., winner of Kraft Hockeyville™ USA 2017 as the country's most passionate hockey community, will host a series of exciting activities at Rostraver Ice Garden from September 21-24, including a ticketed practice session by the Stanley Cup® Champion Pittsburgh Penguins® on the morning of Sunday, September 24. 

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Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania, named Kraft Hockeyville USA winner

Community will host preseason game between Penguins, Blues, receive $150,000 in arena upgrades

by NHL Public Relations @PR_NHL / NHL.com

CHICAGO -- Kraft Heinz is excited to announce The Rostraver Ice Garden in Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania is the winner of Kraft Hockeyville™ USA 2017. After weeks of online voting, Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania demonstrated unrivaled enthusiasm and pride, and proved they are the most passionate hockey community in America. The Kraft Hockeyville™ USA contest, now in its third year of partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL®) and the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA), is awarding $150,000 in arena upgrades to The Rostraver Ice Garden and the opportunity to host an NHL® Pre-Season game between the Pittsburgh Penguins® and St. Louis Blues® televised live on NBCSN. 

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