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Hundreds of people paraded through Sylvan Lake as part of the Kraft Hockeyville festivities.

Community pride the true legacy of Hockeyville win

Reporter's Notebook

Well, that doesn’t suck.” With that, Jared Waldo wryly summed up the feelings of more than a thousand screaming Sylvan Lake supporters as they celebrated the town being named 2014’s Kraft Hockeyville. When the roof of the town’s arena collapsed this winter, Waldo and friend Kevin Putnam nominated their hometown for the contest and the […] Read more

Sylvan Lake town councillors flash the ‘we’re No. 1’ sign. From (l to r): Dale Plante, Matt Prete, Megan Chernoff, Mayor Sean McIntyre, Graham Parsons, Chris Lust, and Jas Payne.

Sylvan Lake one step closer to Hockeyville title

Alberta town received 1.5 million votes in the penultimate round of 
voting and has already earned $100,000 in prize money

Nearly 800 raucous hockey fans crowded into Sylvan Lake’s community centre on March 22 to learn if their efforts to vote the central Alberta town into the Kraft Hockeyville finals had paid off. They weren’t disappointed. “When the announcement (that Sylvan was in the final two) was made, it was pretty loud,” said Jared Waldo, […] Read more