With this year’s Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic in their rearview mirrors, BC’s NHL team was grateful Monday morning.
Jeremy Collington, head coach of the Abbotsford Canucks in the AHL, said: “I think everyone got what they wanted.”
After a multi-year COVID-19 hiatus, the Canucks welcome all three Western Canadian opponents to Peach City for the Young Stars Classic at the South Okanagan Event Center September 16-19 .
A native of Blackie, Alberta, Colliton said he hadn’t been to Penticton since he was a kid. He was named the AHL team’s new head coach in July after serving in the same role with the Chicago Blackhawks from 2018 to 2021.
The Canucks released a special tribute video to Penticton on September 20, thanking Penticton for hosting the tournament once again. The first time Peach City held a preseason showcase was in 2010.
Celebration of the event will include a Party on the Plaza outside the South Okanagan Events Center on Sunday, September 18 with games, music, road hockey, prize giveaways, alumni autographs, mascots Finn and Kanak. A picture with goaltender legend Kirk McLean was on display.
The ‘thank you’ video for Vancouver’s Penticton includes some of the most memorable moments of the weekend, both on and off the ice. Audio clips of him with forwards Arshdeep Bains and Tristen Nielsen wearing the mics are also featured.
The team’s mascot, Finn, was spotted hanging out at the Saturday Farmer’s Market in Penticton.
The Canucks’ return to the Southern Okanagan began in star-studded fashion when longtime duo Henrik and Daniel Sedin were spotted all over town.
Aside from the four squads in Western Canada, neighborhood teams like the Seattle Kraken are expected to join the festivities sooner or later.
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