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After a two-year hiatus, Edmonton will return to Penticton in September for the rookie showcase that will also include Vancouver, Calgary and Winnipeg

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EDMONTON, AB - After a two-year hiatus, Oilers prospects will return to the Okanagan in September to participate in the Young Stars Classic, hosted by the Vancouver Canucks.

The Canucks announced Tuesday that the City of Penticton will host the 2020 Young Stars Classic for the ninth year at the South Okanagan Events Centre, from Friday, Sept. 11 to Tuesday, Sept. 15. The four-team, round-robin tournament will feature prospects from the Oilers, Canucks, Calgary Flames and Winnipeg Jets.

"We are very excited to once again hold the Young Stars Classic in Penticton," said Jim Benning, Canucks General Manager. "The Young Stars tournament provides an opportunity to evaluate top NHL prospects in competitive, high-caliber games. We're grateful to the South Okanagan Events Centre and the City of Penticton for providing their first-class facility and hospitality."

The Oilers prospects will play Vancouver on Sept. 12, Calgary on Sept. 13 and Winnipeg on Sept. 15. Ticket information will be announced at a later date.

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