The 2008 edition of Kraft Hockevyille is set to get underway Sunday night as the voting lines will be declared open and Canadians will begin the process of picking Canada's hockey community for this year.
From Port McNeill, BC aross Canada to Goulds, Newfoundland and numerous locations in between, towns and cities across the nation are looking to be named this years most deserving hockey community.
The winning town will receive 100,000 dollars towards upgrades to their local arena, as well as a An NHL pre-season game hosted in the community arena as well as, a CBC Hockey Night in Canada broadcast from their hometown.
Kraft and the CBC received over 1000 possible sites for this years competition, the in house panel of judges had to go through them all to whittle down the list for tonights broadcast.
When they make their annoucement from those 1000 plus entries there will remain but 10 towns which will be seeking our vote either by telephone or on line. Hockey Night in Canada will feature the top five communities through the month of March, all leading up to April 5th and the announcement of which town or city is Hockeyville for 2008.
We get our peek at the first cut at 6 pm local time across the CBC network.
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