Young Stars Tournament Cancelled


The Young Stars Tournament scheduled for the South Okanagan Events Centre (SOEC) in Penticton has been cancelled.

The tournament, featuring rookies and prospective draftees, had been held at the SOEC for the past two years.

For the last two years, the Edmonton Oilers, Calgary Flames and host Vancouver Canucks were regulars at the rookie showcase in Penticton, with the Winnipeg Jets and San Jose Sharks also taking part in 2011.

But uncertainty over upcoming negotiations on a new NHL collective bargaining agreement has forced the cancellation.

The current collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and its players' union, the NHLPA, expires on Sept. 15 and there has been no dialogue between the two sides so far.

Anita Sthankiya -Penticton