August 8th, 2013 by

Jets and Capitals play here for Stirling-Rawdon

The National Hockey League launches its pre-season schedule in Belleville this fall and it’s all about Stirling-Rawdon winning Hockeyville last year.

When Stirling-Rawdon won the Kraft Hockeyville competition a year ago March the money award came through.

But the NHL game, part of the winnings, didn’t happen because the NHL cancelled the 2012-2013 pre-season.

Now Belleville’s facilities manager Peter Lyng tells our newsroom the game  between the Winnipeg Jets and Washington Capitals will go ahead at the Yardmen Arena on September 14th.

Stirling-Rawdon residents participated in a lottery for tickets, and these will be distributed about the end of August.

Lyng says Belleville residents are not eligible for the game tickets, but will be able to catch the pre-game practices.