NHL coming to Kelowna

Canucks fans living in the Okanagan are in for a treat. 

The NHL team announced its pre-season schedule, which includes a game between the Canucks and Arizona Coyotes September 29th at Prospera Place. 

The 6 thousand and seven (6,007) seat arena has hosted an NHL team before, when the Dallas Stars, Anaheim Ducks, Edmonton Oilers and Detroit Red Wings spent a few days in the city during a break in their schedule. 

“Kelowna has a rich hockey history and we are excited to play in front of great fans in the Okanagan,” team president Trevor Linden said in a statement. “The preseason marks the start of what will be a great year for hockey fans in B.C., as in addition to the continued development and growth of our team, we have the privilege of welcoming the hockey world to both the 2019 World Juniors and 2019 NHL Entry Draft at Rogers Arena.”

Hockey Canada also used Prospera Place for their men’s Olympic orientation camp in 2005.