Saskatchewan is still waiting for one of its communities to be known as Hockeyville.
On Saturday, Lumsden was hoping to win the honour, but the contest was won by the Elsipotog First Nation in New Brunswick. They receive $250,000 for arena upgrades and a chance to host an NHL preseason game. Lumsden and the other two communities that were in the final four get $25,000 in upgrades and another $10,000 for new equipment.
Congratulations #Elsipogtog in your @hockeyville win and to our fellow competitors #Bobcaygeon and #SaintAdolphe. #Lumsden is proud to stand with you in supporting hockey in our communities. @hockeyville #HockeyIsForEveryone
— Lumsden4Hockeyville (@Lum4Hockeyville) April 11, 2021
Lumsden joins places like Pense, Lafleche, Wilcox, Humboldt, Ituna, Swift Current and Wilkie as Saskatchewan communities that have been unable to win the contest.