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Lumby selected winner of 2016 Kraft Hockeyville contest

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
April 3rd, 2016

A packed house of supporters at the Pat Duke Memorial Arena hit the roof when NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced that in Lumby was the winner of named the winner of Kraft Hockeyville 2016 Saturday night on Hockey Night in Canada.$100,000 in arena upgrades to Pat Duke Memorial Arena

Lumby, located 25 kilometers east of Vernon, won the 10th Kraft Hockeyville contest and third from British Columbia. North Saanich won in 2015 and Terrace in 2009.

“I can see a player from the NHL in my hometown rink, WOW! this is going to be the best day of my life, and better yet dreams do come true and I can strive to be the player I want to be,” Kim Leach, the person who nominated Lumby, wrote in the community’s official nomination. ” What an amazing gift that would be to give the kids of this community.”

Lumby edged out Saint-Isidore, Que. for the 2016 Kraft Hockeyville crown.

Saint-Isidore will also receive $100,000 in arena upgrades to Arena St-Isidore.

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