Houghton is seeking the title of Hockeyville USA!
March 5, 2015
The Dee Stadium is seeking the title of Hockeyville USA sponsored by Kraft
The contest is looking for the #1 hockey town in America. Houghton believes
they are it and are vying for:
The top prize of $150,000 for Dee Stadium improvements.
A Pre-Season NHL Hockey Game to be held at the MTU MacInnes Student
Ice Arena. This would be a huge event for Michigan Tech with people
traveling near and far to attend this game.
This is not just for Houghton; everyone wins if a town in our community is
named Hockeyville. We have a better chance of getting on the Kraft radar by
showing our hockey passion and focusing on one rink, the DEE STADIUM.
The DEE STADIUM & ICE RINK is the Birthplace of Professional Hockey.
Interesting fact – Houghton was recently named the 5th best of 129 hockey
towns in America ranked by financial technology company SmartAsset. Towns with
NHL, top minor league or Division 1 NCAA teams qualified. The City’s quality
of life and intensity of fans mattered in this study. Houghton, you’ve got
This is where you can help.
Be at the Dee Stadium at 6pm on Wednesday, March 11th for our kick-off
event, community-wide photo, and Kraft dinner. Wear a hockey jersey, if
Visit www.krafthockeyville.com to nominate the DEE STADIUM & ICE RINK
in this contest. Nominate up to 3 times per email address. The minimum
age to enter is 13 years old.
Nominate now – you have until March 18th.
Nominations are simple. Type what makes hockey special to our area. It
can be 1 sentence or an entire essay. It’s your words, your choice.
Stay in the loop by liking this event’s Facebook page at “PACK the DEE” or
follow them on Twitter @PACKtheDEE. Updates will be posted frequently
during this contest.
It’s important to know that if any town in Upper Michigan makes it to the
voting stage of this contest, all area efforts will be focused to that town.
The entire community WINS when HOUGHTON, the DEE and the MACINNES ICE ARENA win!