Penticton Welcomes Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic this September 2020


September 11 – 15, 2020
South Okanagan Events Centre – Penticton, BC

The Vancouver Canucks announced today that the City of Penticton will host the 2020 Young Stars Classic for the ninth year at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton, BC, from Friday, September 11th to Tuesday, September 15th. The four-team, round-robin tournament will feature prospects from the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, Winnipeg Jets, and Vancouver Canucks.

“We are very excited to once again hold the Young Stars Classic in Penticton, BC,” said Jim Benning, Canucks General Manager. “The Young Stars tournament provides an opportunity to evaluate top NHL prospects in competitive, high-caliber games. We’re grateful to the South Okanagan Events Centre and the City of Penticton for providing their first-class facility and hospitality.”

“Today’s announcement that the Young Stars Classic is returning home to Penticton is great news for the City, the South Okanagan Events Centre and the region as a whole,” said Penticton Mayor, John Vassilaki.  “Hockey has a long and established history in Penticton, and this tournament, marking the 9th time it will have been held in our community, continues our tradition of being a popular and welcoming community to host great hockey events.  On behalf of City Council and all our residents, I’d like to welcome the players, coaches, families and visitors to Penticton!”

Ticket information will be announced at a later date.

Young Stars Classic Schedule*

GAME         TEAMS                                                                DATE                       TIME    
Game 1       Vancouver vs. Winnipeg                                 Sept. 11            7:00pm
Game 2       Calgary vs. Winnipeg                                      Sept. 12            4:00pm
Game 3       Vancouver vs. Edmonton                               Sept. 12            7:30pm
Game 4       Edmonton vs. Calgary                                     Sept. 13            4:00pm
Game 5       Edmonton vs. Winnipeg                                 Sept. 15            4:00pm
Game 6       Vancouver vs. Calgary                                     Sept. 15            7:30pm

*subject to change