Sylvan still has shot at Hockeyville

Sylvan Lake still has a shot at becoming the 2014 winner of Kraft Hockeyville.

Sylvan Lake still has a shot at becoming the 2014 winner of Kraft Hockeyville.

The Medican Multi-plex in Sylvan Lake was one of 16 finalists announced on Saturday during Hockey Night In Canada and the town has already won $25,000 for arena upgrades.

Sylvan Lake will put the money towards a new rink after the roof collapsed on the Sylvan lake Arena in January.

Sylvan Lake is competing against St. Albert and Bruderheim in Alberta. Salmon Arm, Kimberley and Osoyoos in British Columbia also made the cut along with Arborg, Man. and Swift Current, Sask.

In Eastern Canada, Richmond, Prescott, Beeton and Exeter in Ontario are in the running, as well as Chicoutimi, Que., Central Bedeque, P.E.I., and Kingston and Amherst N.S. Each of the top 16 communities will receive $25,000.

Communities will be whittled down to four during the first round of public voting that ends today at 11:59 p.m. ET, Two from the west and two from the east will be chosen. The number of votes an individual may cast is unlimited.

The top four communities each win $50,000 and will move on to the next stage of voting.

The final two will each win $100,000 and a chance to host a pre-season NHL game. Anyone age 13 and older can vote. Votes will be collected by phone and on the Hockeyville website.

The top four communities will be revealed on Hockey Night in Canada on March 15. The top two will be revealed on March 22 with the winner announced on April 5.

To vote, go online to KraftHockeyville.ca or call toll-free 1-866-533-8066.

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