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Nominations Are Now Open for Kraft Hockeyville 2022

Kraft Heinz Canada, in partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), has opened nominations for Kraft Hockeyville 2022. 

Since 2006, Kraft Hockeyville has awarded $4.1 million to 89 communities to help eliminate barriers to entry and invest in the future of hockey. 

This season’s grand prize winner will have an opportunity to host an NHL® preseason game, receive $250,000 towards arena upgrades along with the coveted title of Kraft Hockeyville 2022. 

Three additional community finalists will also be selected and awarded $25,000 for arena upgrades, while each of the final four will receive $10,000 in brand new hockey equipment for their minor hockey programs, courtesy of the NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund. 

Bringing communities back together 

Hockey is Canada’s game and its impact on our communities is unmatched. According to the Kraft Hockeyville Community Hockey Survey, 85 per cent of Canadians agree that hockey is a catalyst to bringing communities together, but nearly 50 per cent say the pandemic has negatively impacted the important community connection the game creates.

Kraft Hockeyville hopes to reignite passionate hockey communities by continuing to support the growth of the game. That includes helping communities address the increasing costs associated with maintaining arenas and other recreational facilities and making the game more accessible and inclusive for all. 


How do you make your local arena stand out? 

If you’re looking to nominate your community for Kraft Hockeyville 2022, our team has compiled some tips from past winners to help set your nomination apart from the rest. 

  1. Read the contest guidelines at to nominate your community and better understand what you can do to set your community apart. 
  2. Appoint community team captains. Ensuring clear lines of responsibility will help make sure that nominations are in on time. 
  3. Get everyone involved! Whether that’s kids, teens, parents, or seniors, everyone can play a part in making your nomination special. Identify the local leaders, businesses and media who can help spread the word and bring the community together behind your nomination bid! 
  4. Don’t be afraid to ask questions! If you have any questions about the nomination or what you can do to help rally your community virtually this season, reach out to the Kraft Hockeyville team on Facebook for more information or visit their website.


How can you nominate your community? 

Nominations are now open for Kraft Hockeyville 2022 and will close on April 3 at 11:59 p.m. ET. The nomination period is the key time to tell your community’s story about its passion for hockey. Nominate your community at today. 

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