Photo by Adam Devlin

Photo by Adam Devlin

Hlinka Gretzky Cup trophy tours Sylvan Lake this weekend

The famed trophy will make its way around town July 20-22

In preparation for the upcoming Hlinka Gretzky Cup tournament Sylvan Lake will be hosting the trophy throughout the weekend.

Town officials say the famed trophy will be touring around Sylvan Lake on July 20, and residents are encouraged to be on the look out for members of the Town’s Recreation and Culture team.

If you miss out on the tour on July 20, you still have time. The cup will be displayed in Centennial Park on July 21-22 from 10:30 a.m. and 4 p.m.each day.

Residents will be able to come get a close up look at the trophy Team Canada will be defending in the tournament, and also nap a picture while you are there.

Tickets for the Team U.S.A. vs Team Slovakia exhibition game will also be sold at the Park during those hours.

The Sylvan Lake exhibition game will be held at the NexSource Centre on Aug. 3 at 3 p.m.

The tournament itself will be played in both Edmonton and Red Deer.

The Hlinka Gretzky Cup is considered to bring together the world’s best under 18 hockey players into one tournament for the prized trophy.