Even in the midst of another run at the Stanley Cup, the Nashville Predators never stop trying to grow the game, not only in Middle Tennessee, but all across the South.
That's why the Preds have put their full support behind the town of Shreveport, Louisiana, as they compete among the final four entries to be named Kraft Hockeyville USA for 2018.
Starting today, and concluding at 11 a.m. (ET) on Saturday, April 14, fans can cast their vote online for Shreveport, home of the Mudbugs of the North American Hockey League. The winners receive not only $150,000 in rink upgrades but will also host a 2018 NHL preseason game.
The Mudbugs call George's Pond at Hirsch Coliseum home and the money would be used for rink upgrades, primarily to repair and improve the facility's roof. There is also a Smashville connection with the Mudbugs as the team's general manager, Scott Muscutt, has become a part of the Predators family, assisting Preds coaches with their messaging to the team.
Now, the Predators are looking to help a city in need, not just for Muscutt, but for the entire Shreveport community - because Nashville loves a good hockey town, especially one that takes their sticks and pucks with a side of Southern hospitality.
To learn more about Kraft Hockeyville USA and to cast your vote for Shreveport, click here.