Thursday, September 10, 2009

Live From Hockeyville, it's Canucks hockey on Sportsnet!

When the New York Islanders take to the ice on Monday night to face off against the almost home town Vancouver Canucks, the Terrace Sportsplex will be jammed to the rafters with enthusiastic hockey fans from the Northwest.

In what is probably the hottest ticket in Northwest history, the game to mark Terrace's success in the Kraft Hockeyville competition has been a much anticipated event ever since Terrace won bragging rights back in the spring.

The game will wrap up three days of celebrations in the city, which will feature autograph sessions and a chance to catch a glimpse of the Holy Grail of Canadian sport, the Stanley Cup.

There will no doubt be more than a few disappointed residents who didn't score those much coveted tickets over the last few weeks, but there is good news for hockey fans across the Northwest, The Hockeyville game will be broadcast live on Sportsnet Pacific starting at 7:30 pm on Monday, September 14.

It should make for an exciting atmosphere for Terrace as their success is broadcast across the province, showcasing the city and it's successful quest to be Hockeyville for this year. Hockey Night in Canada will be part of the weekend as well, with Don Cherry and Cassie Campbell scheduled to be in attendance at the festivities. The Hockeyville visit will be taped for a one hour special highlighting the community spirit that brought Terrace the title of Hockeyville for 2009.

But for those who couldn't get tickets the Sportsnet broacdast could help take some of the sting out of their disappointment and give them the chance to share in the day as well, all be it from the comfort of their living room or favourite watering hole.

Some of the buzz around the Terrace weekend can be found below:

Kitimat Sentinel-- Hockeyville game to be televised live
Terrace Standard--Cullen plays hooky for hockey
Terrace Standard-- Don Cherry's coming to Terrace Excitement in Terrace builds for Kraft Hockeyville Hockeyville competition continues to grow

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