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Kraft Hockeyville is a Canadian reality television series developed by CBC Sports and sponsored by Kraft Foods, the NHL and the NHL Players' Association in which communities across Canada compete to demonstrate their commitment to the sport of ice hockey. It will be entering its sixth season.

The contest revolves around a central theme of community spirit, passion for hockey and Canada.

The broadcast is directed by Mike Dodson and the website is managed by Lauren Paré.

The winning community gets:

  • $100,000 dedicated to upgrading their local home arena
  • A Hockey Night in Canada broadcast in their community
  • An NHL pre-season game hosted in their community arena

The remaining communities in the Top 5 receive:

2006 seasonEdit

The inaugural 2006 season of Hockeyville was won by the community of Salmon River, Nova Scotia on June 11. Salmon River's entry, the "Deuville Rink", beat 450 other entries from across Canada. Episodes for the 2006 season were shot in arenas in different cities throughout Ontario, with the final episode shot in Dave Andreychuk Mountain Arena & Skating Centre in Hamilton, Ontario.

The NHL exhibition game was held September 25 at the Colchester Legion Stadium in the neighbouring town of Truro (the Deuville Rink being too small); the Montreal Canadiens beat the Ottawa Senators 7-3.

2007 seasonEdit

The 2007 season of Hockeyville began on March 4.

The Top 10 communities resulting from the first round were Cornwall, Ontario; Nanaimo, British Columbia; Noëlville, Ontario; North Bay, Ontario; Plaster Rock, New Brunswick; Rockyford, Alberta; Saint-Hubert, Quebec; Smithers, British Columbia; Vernon, British Columbia and Warner, Alberta.

The Top 5 communities resulting from the second round were Cornwall, Noëlville, North Bay, Smithers and Warner.

North Bay was the winner. The Atlanta Thrashers beat the New York Islanders 4-3 in overtime. The game winning goal was credited to Garnet Exelby.

2008 seasonEdit

The 2008 season of Hockeyville began February 23.

The top 10 communities that were in the running for Kraft Hockeyville 2008 were:

The top 5 communities were:

On April 8, 2008, Roberval won the title of Kraft Hockeyville 2008. Roberval won:

The pre-season game has been taped and shown on a Hockeyville special Saturday, September 27.[1]

The 4 remaining communities from the Top 5 won:

  • $20,000 to be used for upgrades to the Home Arena that the community endorses
  • A Hockey Night in Canada broadcast from each of the remaining top five communities

2009 seasonEdit

The 2009 edition had these cities as the five regional finalists:

The winner, announced on March 7th during the Hockey Night in Canada broadcast, was Terrace, British Columbia. Terrace played host to the Vancouver Canucks and the New York Islanders on Monday, September 14, in which the Canucks defeated the Islanders by a score of 2-1. The game was broadcast live on NHL Network in the USA, and highlights will be televised during a one-hour Kraft Hockeyville broadcast showcasing their community on CBC Television. Terrace also received CDN $100,000 towards arena upgrades from Kraft Canada.

2010 seasonEdit

The 2010 edition had these cities as the five regional finalists:

Dundas, Hamilton, Ontario was announced as the winner by Gary Bettman on April 3, 2010, during the Hockey Night in Canada broadcast with 1,066,855 votes.[2]


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