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Penticton named one of North America’s ‘must-visit’ hockey towns

Travel company Expedia.ca has named Penticton among the top hockey towns on the continent.

With the Western Canada Cup coming to Penticton in 2017, it’s fitting the city has been named one of North America’s must-visit hockey towns.

The list of 22 hockey towns, in no particular order, by Expedia includes Edmonton, Vancouver and Penticton.

The article states: “Prepare to hear a lot more about Penticton, British Columbia, in 2017. This town is playing host to the 2017 Western Canada Cup in late April through early May. Taking place at the South Okanagan Events Centre, the 13-game tournament pits the best junior “A” teams against each other for sweet, sweet glory. Be sure to look out for Penticton Vees, the local club. And if you’re wondering why this town has so many great players, look to one of Okanagan Hockey Group’s world-renowned summer hockey camps that have been in operation since 1963 or the Okanagan Hockey Academy. This centre taught the great Mark MacMillan.

“Whether you are a hockey player or a fan, Penticton is hard to beat. Whether it’s exciting Junior A hockey with the Penticton Vees, world class summer hockey camps with Okanagan Hockey Group, watching future NHL stars at the annual Canuck Young Stars tournament, or just a visit to the BC Hockey Hall of Fame, Penticton has something for every hockey family.” – Blair Noel, Vice President, Okanagan Hockey Group.