Former Penticton Vee Joey Benik enjoyed a strong Canucks Young Stars Classic as a prospect with the Edmonton Oilers last year. The Canucks Young Stars Classic is returning to the South Okanagan Events Centre from Sept. 8 to 11. Western News file photo

Young Stars to hit ice at SOEC in September

The Canucks Young Stars Classic returns to the SOEC for the seventh year

The Vancouver Canucks announced today that they will host the 2017 Young Stars Classic for the seventh year at the South Okanagan Events Centre in Penticton.,

The tournament will run from Sept. 8 to 11. The four-team tournament will feature prospects from the Canucks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets. Ticket packages for the tournament will go on sale on July 7 at 10 a.m.

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New to the 2017 Young Stars Classic, the “Back to School” tournament package will be available for fans, which includes access to all six games and a commemorative Young Stars Herschel backpack. The Premium VIP tournament package includes a commemorative Young Stars Herschel backpack, ice level premium seating area and food offerings. The “Back to School” tournament package will be available for $125* while the Premium VIP tournament package will be available for $300*. A 2017 Young Stars Classic tournament package, with access to all six games and a $10 SOEC food and beverage voucher, will also be available at $75*. For full details on what each package will contain, please visit SOEC.ca.

The Young Stars Classic tournament package, “Back to School” tournament package and Premium VIP tournament package will go on sale on July 7 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available online at www.valleyfirsttix.com, by phone at 1-877-763-2849, or in person at the Valley First Box Office at the SOEC.

Young Stars Classic Schedule**

Penticton, BC – September 8-11, 2017

GAME TEAMS DATE TIME

Game 1 Edmonton vs. Calgary Sept. 8 4:00pm

Game 2 Vancouver vs. Winnipeg Sept. 8 7:30pm

Game 3 Winnipeg vs. Edmonton Sept. 9 7:30pm

Game 4 Calgary vs. Vancouver Sept. 10 2:00pm

Game 5 Winnipeg vs. Calgary Sept. 11 10:30am

Game 6 Vancouver vs. Edmonton Sept. 11 2:00pm

*Additional fees apply over the phone and online

**Game dates, times and opponents subject to change.