The NHL is coming to Prospera Place in Kelowna.
The Vancouver Canucks announced their preseason schedule today and it includes a stop in the Okanagan.
The Canucks will take on the Arizona Coyotes at Prospera Place on Saturday, September 29, in a game that will likely feature former Kelowna Rockets' Kole Lind and Nick Merkley.
“Kelowna has a rich hockey history and we are excited to play in front of great fans in the Okanagan,” said Canucks president of hockey operations Trevor Linden.
“The preseason marks the start of what will be a great year for hockey fans in BC, as in addition to the continued development and growth of our team, we have the privilege of welcoming the hockey world to both the 2019 World Juniors and 2019 NHL Entry Draft at Rogers Arena.”
The Okanagan stop marks the beginning of a new tradition for the Canucks, who announced they will be playing home games in several cities around B.C. in the coming years.
It is likely one of the best seasons in recent memory to watch a Canucks preseason game, where many of the team's top-notch talents like Elias Pettersson and Jonathan Dahlen will be fighting for a spot on the roster.
Ticket information for preseason games at Rogers Arena and at Prospera Place will be released at a later date.