The Los Angeles Kings will face the Edmonton Oilers in a preseason game in Lumby, B.C. on Sunday, October 2, the team announced Saturday. The game will be part of the Kraft Hockeyville Canada series in which community rinks are selected to receive $100,000 in renovations and host an NHL preseason game. This will be the first time Los Angeles takes part in a Kraft Hockeyville event.
“The LA Kings are honored and thrilled to be selected for this tremendous annual event,” Luc Robitaille, President, Business Operations said in a release. “It will provide many wonderful memories for our players and our staff, and it is yet another great addition to the many terrific events we will be planning and participating in as part of our 50th Anniversary.”
Lumby, located off British Columbia Highway 6 east of Vernon, B.C., is a village in the North Okanagan regional district at the foot of the Monashee Mountains. Pat Duke Memorial Arena (pictured above) will host the game. Pictures and a description of Lumby’s claim to Kraft Hockeyville 2016 are available here.
In addition to playing in Lumby on October 2, the Kings are also expected to announce later this year that the upcoming Frozen Fury, which should take place the following weekend, October 7-8, at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, will feature games against the Colorado Avalanche and Dallas Stars. Los Angeles will also host an intersquad game at Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario, Calif. on Saturday, September 25. The rest of the preseason schedule will be announced over the summer.