The Vancouver Canucks and City of Penticton have announced that the 2018 Young Stars Classic will return to the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton, BC from Friday, September 7th to Sunday, September 9th.
“The Young Stars Classic is a fantastic tournament and the City of Penticton does a tremendous job as host,” said Trevor Linden, Canucks President of Hockey Operations. “While the format and participating teams has changed, fans can still expect a lot of excitement and a high level of competition from both top prospects and elite university programs.”
The Young Stars Classic features two games between the top prospects from the Winnipeg Jets and Vancouver Canucks as well as a two-game series between the University of British Columbia Thunderbirds and CIS Champion University of Alberta Golden Bears.
Canucks and Jets prospects expected to participate in the tournament include:
• Vancouver Canucks – Elias Pettersson, Jonathan Dahlen, Olli Juolevi, Adam Gaudette, Kole Lind, Michael DiPietro
• Winnipeg Jets – Kristian Vesalainen, Logan Stanley, Michael Spacek, Jansen Harkins, Luke Green, Mikhail Berdin
4-Game packages are $35* and Ice Level VIP packages are $155.00* and are on sale now. Single game tickets are $15.00* for the NHL games and $12.00* for the University games and will go on sale on Friday, August 10 at 10:00AM. Ticket packages are available for purchase online at ValleyFirstTix.com, by phone at 1-877-763-2849 or in person at the Valley First Box Office at the SOEC.
2018 Vancouver Canucks Young Stars Classic Tournament Package – $35.00
• Four-Game Ticket Package
Ice Level VIP Package – $155.00
• 4-Game Tournament Ticket Package
• Seating in the VIP Section (ice level) during all four games which include:
o Delicious VIP Buffet Snack Bar
o Private Cash Bar
o Complimentary Event Parking Pass
o An Exclusive Canucks Young Stars Snapback Baseball Cap
This year’s off-ice festivities include a Minor Hockey Day featuring a Party on the Plaza with games, food, music, entertainment, and skills development camps for BC minor hockey players.
Young Stars Classic Schedule**
Game 1 UBC vs University of Alberta Sept. 7 4:00pm
Game 2 Vancouver vs. Winnipeg Sept. 7 7:30pm
Game 3 UBC vs University of Alberta Sept. 8 6:00pm
Game 4 Vancouver vs. Winnipeg Sept. 9 2:00pm
* Additional service fees apply when purchasing online or over the phone
** Tournament schedule is subject to change