There will be a definite Kelowna connection when hockey prospects from five NHL teams suit up for the Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Tournament in Penticton beginning on Sunday.
Kelowna Rockets netminder Adam Brown will be among the talented young hockey players taking part in the tournament that will take place from Sept. 11 to 15 at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton.
Brown will be joined on Edmonton’s team by Curtis Hamilton, the son of Kelowna Rockets general manager Bruce Hamilton, while fellow Kelowna Minor Hockey product Dustin Sylvester will be playing with Calgary’s prospects.
Sylvester signed a pro contract this summer with the Abbotsford Heat (see story, sports front).
Prospects from the Canucks, Oilers, Flames, the San Jose Sharks and Winnipeg Jets will all be suiting up looking to make an impression on their respective teams.
A total of 15 NHL first and second round draft picks are all scheduled to play for their respective teams including Nicklas Jensen, Jordan Schroeder, Bill Sweatt, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, Mark Schiefele and Sven Bartschi.
Tournament rosters and information will be posted on Canucks.com/youngstars.
Tickets are available at www.valleyfirstTIX.com, by phone at 1-877-SOEC-TIX (763-2849) or in person at the South Okanagan Events Centre box office.
Don’t miss this chance to kick off the hockey season with some great games in Penticton. Here is the schedule.
DATE TEAMS TIME
Sept. 11 San Jose vs Calgary 4:00 pm
Sept. 11 Vancouver vs Edmonton 7:30 pm
Sept. 12 Calgary vs Vancouver 4:00 pm
Sept. 12 Winnipeg vs San Jose 7:30 pm
Sept. 13 Winnipeg vs Edmonton 7:30 pm
ept. 14 San Jose vs Vancouver 4:00 pm
Sept. 14 Edmonton vs Calgary 7:30 pm
Sept. 15 Winnipeg vs Vancouver 11:30 am