May 25, 2022

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Tyne Valley misses out on Hockeyville grand prize

Tyne Valley misses out on Hockeyville grand prize

Tyne Valley, P.E.I., shed out on the Kraft Hockeyville title and the $250,000 Grand Prize that will come with it.

The grand prize and the correct to host an NHL pre-time match went to Twillingate, N.L., instead. 

But the community, and two other runners-up (Pense, Sask., and Saint-Félicien, Que.) will every choose property $25,000 to go towards rink updates. 

The announcement was built by NHL commissioner Gary Bettman on Hockey Night time in Canada on Saturday. 

The winner was chosen based on the number of votes submitted as a result of the Kraft Hockeyville website.

The Tyne Valley rink was wrecked in a hearth in December.

Tyne Valley experienced hoped to use the prize cash for a new athletics centre right after its arena was ruined by fire in December. (John Robertson/CBC)

Adam MacLennan, chair of the Tyne Valley’s Kraft Hockeyville committee, and former manager of the rink, reported the $250,000 best prize would have absent towards the price tag of building a new rink for the town. 

Earlier this summer time, the federal, provincial and municipal governments agreed to collaborate in contributing $10.3 million to a new sports centre.

The municipality required to increase $3.1 million as section of the agreement, a lot of which was heading to be lined by insurance, Mayor Jeff Noye stated in July when the new rink was announced.

But MacLennan mentioned upwards of $1 million still desires to be lifted. The $25,000 runners-up prize will go toward that charge. 

O’Leary, P.E.I., won the Kraft Hockeyville title in 2017.

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