Kraft Heinz Canada, in partnership with the National Hockey League and the National Hockey League Players’ Association has announced the Top 4 finalists competing for the coveted title of Kraft Hockeyville 2022 and Sydney, Nova Scotia is in the running.
Sydney, NS and its Canada Games Complex along with Princeton, British Columbia, Douro-Dummer, ON, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC are finalists selected based on their nomination stories and their ability to score additional rally points by engaging their community.
Cape Breton is home to people with a huge passion for hockey. The Canada Games Complex in Sydney was built 35 years ago to host the 1987 Canada Winter Games but has since had to close its doors to hockey. Since then, the demand for rink access on the island has outweighed the supply, making it difficult to accommodate the sharp increase in participation in girls’ hockey the community has seen over the last number of years. Winning Kraft Hockeyville would help the community purchase the new compressor it needs to reopen its arena’s doors and empower the girls on the island itching for ice time.
The 2022 grand prize winner will have an opportunity to host an NHL preseason game on a date to be determined and receive $250,000 to be used towards arena upgrades, as well as the coveted title of Kraft Hockeyville 2022.
This year’s winner and each of the three runner-up communities will also receive $10,000 worth of new hockey equipment for their minor hockey programs, courtesy of the NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund.
These finalists are now tasked with rallying their community and Canadians from across the country.