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Salmon Arm misses the Hockeyville cut, celebrates $50,000 win
The Shaw Centre will be the recipient of $50,000 towards arena upgrades after placing fourth overall in the Kraft Hockeyville contest.
Announced just before 9 p.m. Saturday, Salmon Arm generated 847,193 votes total while Sylvan Lake, Alta. registered 1,563,797 votes to win the western berth into the top two.
The eastern winner was Kingston, NS., who registered 1,472,836 votes, more than Central Bedeque, P.E.I, who notched 1,403,259 votes.
Voting in the contest opened last Saturday, March 15 and continued for 48 hours until 9 p.m., March 17.
Sylvan Lake, Alta. and Kingston, NS. will both net $100,000 in prize money, while voting between the top two is now taking place to see who will win the Hockeyville crown, which includes hosting an NHL pre-season game and a feature on CBC. That voting closes on Monday night.
Central Bedeque, with the third-highest number of votes, will also be a recipient of $50,000 in arena upgrades.