Canadiens, Senators to square off at Kraft Hockeyville in Atlantic Canada

Montreal Canadiens' Brendan Gallagher jumps in front of Ottawa Senators goaltender Anton Forsberg to avoid a shot during second period preseason NHL hockey action in Montreal on Saturday, October 2, 2021. (Paul Chiasson/CP)

Kraft Hockeyville will feature two NHL pre-season games between the Montreal Canadiens and Ottawa Senators for the postponed 2020 and 2021 festivals in Atlantic Canada.

The games will be played on Oct. 6 at the Steele Community Centre in Gander, N.L. nd on Oct. 8 at the J.K. Irving Centre in Bouctouche, N.B. Broadcast times and other details are still being finalized.

“Kraft Hockeyville exists to connect our communities through hockey and help make the game more inclusive and accessible for all,” said Adam Butler, president of Kraft Heinz Canada, in an official release. “The preseason games that we have announced in partnership with the NHL are such an exciting way to do just that, and we look forward to seeing the passion they ignite in Twillingate and Elsipogtog First Nation.”

The 2020 and 2021 Kraft Hockeyville festivals had been postponed due to COVID-19. They will be hosted by the communities of Twillingate, N.L, and Elsipogtog First Nation, N.B.

Along with the two pre-season NHL games, each community won $250,000 in arena upgrades and $10,000 worth of youth hockey equipment from the NHLPA’s Goals & Dreams fund.

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