Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic returns to Penticton

The Vancouver Canucks announced that they will host the 2015 Young Stars Classic for the fifth year at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

Michael Zalewski

Michael Zalewski

The Vancouver Canucks announced that they will host the 2015 Young Stars Classic for the fifth year at the South Okanagan Events Centre.

The event will run from Friday, Sept. 11 to Monday, Sept. 14. The four-team tournament will feature prospects from the Canucks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets. Tickets for the tournament will go on sale on July 10 at 10 a.m.

“We have great fans all over B.C. and we’re excited to once again host the Young Stars Classic in beautiful Penticton, B.C.,” said Trevor Linden, Canucks president of hockey operations. “This is an excellent event for fans in the Okanagan and gives us a platform to further develop and assess our prospects in competitive games.”

Tournament ticket packages include six games for $60 (*plus applicable fees). This all-event package offers best value to fans with savings of 30 per cent available until August 15. VIP ticket packages are available for $90* and $260*.

This year the festivities will include a Canucks Town Hall Breakfast as well as Minor Hockey Day, which will include a Party on the Plaza event with games, food, music and entertainment as well as skills and development camps for B.C. minor hockey players.

“This is high-level hockey – fast, very skilled, hard-hitting and intense. It really is a must-see event for hockey fans looking to take in NHL-calibre hockey,” said event chair and Mayor Andrew Jakubeit. “This signature festival generates significant economic activity for Penticton and neighbouring communities, as well as the energy and exposure that four Canadian NHL teams bring to our doorstep.”

For information and details on what VIP packages include please visit canucks.com/youngstars and SOEC.ca. Tickets are available online at www.valleyfirsttix.com , by phone at 1-877-763-2849, in person at the Valley First Box Office at the SOEC or Wine Country Visitor Centre.