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Communities build hockey and hockey builds communities.

This year, Kraft Hockeyville 2018’s 4 finalist communities will be selected, 2 from the East and 2 from the West, who have rallied together behind an amazing story. They will go head to head in voting for Canadians (13+) to decide who will be the next Kraft Hockeyville! What’s up for grabs? $250,000 in arena upgrades and a NHL Pre-Season Game! 2ND, 3RD & 4TH PLACE each receive $25,000 in arena upgrades.

That means Kirkland Lake needs to step up and work together, which we know our community can do!

Kraft Hockeyville is looking for GREAT stories and community participation to show them that we, our community, and our local arena embody the spirit of Kraft Hockeyville. Our community’s page is right here

New in 2018, Kraft Hockeyville introduced a Rally Score to compliment our story. The community can help boost the Rally Score by adding notes, uploading photos & videos, tweeting from the community page and interacting with the community content gallery. Learn more about the Rally Score.

Please be sure to review the Official Rules for full descriptions of prizing and eligibility.

1. ARENA NOMINATIONS: Monday, January 1 to Sunday, February 11.
This is where we need your help! Rally Points account for 10% of the judging criteria. To see the Rally Points being accumulated by our arena, a Rally Meter will be visible on our community page and will dynamically update to show the community’s Rally Point total is pacing.
WAYS TO EARN RALLY POINTS (click here for full details on how to do each option)

  • Submit a story – 10 Rally Points
  • Share Kraft Hockeyville via Twitter – 5 Rally Points
  • Click on the Twitter icon to tweet a pre-populated message about the Competition. Limit: One (1) share via Twitter per person, per arena.
  • Add a photograph or video – 3 Rally Points
  • “React” to a Photograph, Video, or Story – 1 Rally Point. “React” to a photograph, video, or story by selecting a “reaction” emoji. Limit: Fifteen (15) reactions per person, per arena.
  • Add a note – 1 Rally Point

2. JUDGING: Monday, February 12 to Friday, March 16.

3. TOP 4 FINALISTS ANNOUNCED: Saturday, March 17.

4. VOTING OPEN: Friday, March 30 @ 12:00pm ET to Saturday, March 31 @ 8:30pm ET.

  • When voting opens, click the “VOTE” button, which will pull up one of the four finalist’s videos. Then you will see a “VOTE NOW” button inside that video pop-up. Click the “VOTE NOW” button to cast your vote. Remember, you’ll need to register and log in to cast your vote. Additionally, voting is unlimited so vote for your favourite finalist as often as you like. Hopefully, KL is on this list!

5. GRAND PRIZE WINNER ANNOUNCED: Saturday, March 31 @ <11:00pm> ET.

Let’s get the upgrades our arena needs – we can do it together, Kirkland Lake!


Habs Alumni Team Will Play the Kirkland Lake Minor Hockey Association Executive and Coaches, Raising Funds for Youth Hockey in Kirkland Lake.

Kirkland Lake Minor Hockey Association (KLMHA) is proud to be hosting the Montreal Canadiens Alumni Tour presented by Canadian Tire, right here in Kirkland Lake, January 26th, 2018 at 7:30 PM!

The Alumni roster spans generations, which means stars of the 1980s can play alongside those who hung up the skates as few as two seasons ago. The official roster for Montreal Canadiens Alumni team is listed below, and there are several legendary names among the ranks. One of the highlights, though, is seeing the likes Stanley Cup winners Brian Skrudland, Chris Nilan and Stéphane Richer suiting up.

But this won’t just be a great game of Hab legends battling it out with a local team. There are some very special ways you can participate!

{BIDDING NOW CLOSED} Two lucky fans will win a “Thrill Of A Lifetime” experience, as they can join the Alumni team, on ice, as one of them! Bidding is open now – simply email with your bid (bidding for each position started at $300 – follow live updates on our Facebook Page).

{BIDDING NOW CLOSED} One other unique and memorable position a super fan can get in on is the chance to be the Alumni Assistant Coach! Rub elbows with these legendary players while on the bench! Email with your bid (current bid is $150 – click here for live updates).

{JANUARY 10TH UPDATE: 4 LEFT} With less than 20 VIP tickets available for purchase, don’t delay ordering yours because they are going fast! VIP tickets are a hot commodity as they include an Alumni jersey, access to the Meet & Greet with the Alumni where you can bring up to 2 items for autographs, VIP seats surrounding the Alumni bench, and exclusive giveaways just for VIPs. Order yours via email to First come, first served.

General Admission tickets are $25 each and are available at the Kirkland Lake Community Complex or by emailing Whether you want the tickets for yourself or as a gift be sure to get yours today as seats are limited. This event is jam-packed with so many great bonuses: Chuck-A-Puck, 50/50 draw, a silent auction, lucky number program draws and all with amazing prizes, including autographed hockey sticks, jerseys, and gift cards to local businesses, to name a few!

Group options: Group General Admission ticket purchased in quantities of 10 or more at one time can request reserved seats. If you are interested in this, please email Space is limited.

We are also excited to share that we have special guests joining us for the evening, Kirkland Lake’s own Montreal Canadiens Alumni players: Dick Duff (1964-70), Larry Hillman(1968-69), Wayne Connelly (1961-62).

RSVP to this Facebook event so you don’t miss any opportunities, including contests and special announcements!

Montreal Canadiens Alumni Roster
Line-up subject to change.
Click here to view the full line up.

Kirkland Lake Home Team
Click here to view the full line up, comprised of KLMHA Coaches – who will you be cheering on?!


Terms & Conditions

  • Please note that all bids are final.
  • Bidding closes December 23, 2017 at 7:00 PM EST.
  • The winning bids must be paid in full, by December 26, 2017 at 12:00 PM EST to secure the position. If payment is not received, on time, the winner forfeits and the runner-up will be contacted.
  • The winners will be publicly announced December 27, 2017.


Posted by Kirkland Lake Minor Hockey Association at Oct 10, 2017 4:11AM PDT ( 0 Comments )

It’s time to pick you and your player’s gear!

First year and new team members require 2 name bars for both home and away jerseys. They also require one pair of each colour of socks. Everything else is optional.

Please speak to your team’s manager or coach to play your order.

The document KLMHA_apparel.pdf was attached to this post.


Each family paid a $150 Volunteer Commitment fee at registration. To get this fee back in your pocket, your family needs to complete 12 hours of volunteer activities. You can read more here about this process.

Current volunteer opportunities are listed below. To learn more or volunteer, please email ASAP, or, if you are on Facebook, click the Facebook link (if applicable):

  1. Help out with the Montreal Canadiens Alumni Tour event.
  2. Help at the annual 4 on 4 tournament. We are looking for people to sell 50/50 tickets and work the bar, in the Blue Line Room.
  3. Help organize and/or run the annual New Year’s Eve party.

Montreal Canadiens Alumni Coming to Kirkland Lake For Charity Game

Habs Alumni Team Will Play the Kirkland Lake Minor Hockey Association Executive and Coaches, Raising Funds for Youth Hockey

September 29, 2017 – Last week KLMHA President, Sheena Daviau announced the Montreal Canadiens Alumni Tour, presented by Canadian Tire, will be coming to Kirkland Lake to participate in a charity hockey game on Friday, January 26th against the KLMHA Blue Devils, a team comprised of KLMHA executive members, coaches and parents. The game will take place at the Kirkland Lake Community Complex and tickets will go on sale this Monday, October 16th for $25 general admission and $100 VIP tickets which includes a pre-game reception meet & greet with the Montreal Canadiens Alumni team, your very own team jersey, and special game day draws for VIP holders. Tickets are available at by emailing Other ticket locations will be announced at a later date.

In addition, super fans can purchase a chance to share the ice with the Montreal Canadiens Alumni by bidding on one of two Thrill of a Lifetime player positions. Thrill of a Lifetime players get to play with the Montreal Canadiens Alumni team and keep their personalized jersey. You can also bid on the assistant coach with the Habs position. Thrill of a Lifetime bids start at $300 and the Assistant Coach position bids start at $250. All funds raised will continue to support youth hockey in Kirkland Lake.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with the Montreal Canadiens Alumni to bring this unique event to Kirkland Lake,” said Sheena Daviau, KLMHA President. “It’s an event the whole family can enjoy. Anyone that is interested in the Thrill of a Lifetime opportunity or the Assistant Coach opportunity can send us an email at

The full roster of 11 players representing the Montreal Canadiens Alumni team will be announced in December.
“The Montreal Canadiens Alumni team is composed of some of the Habs’ most loved players over the years,” says Brian Da Silva, Montreal Canadiens Alumni. “Montreal has a rich history of affiliation with Kirkland Lake, providing the team with many local players. We are looking forward to confirming the final line up and are excited to take to the ice against the KLMHA Blue Devils to help raise funds for the youth hockey community in Kirkland Lake.”

The game will take place on Friday, January 26th, 2018, at 7:30 pm, at the Kirkland Lake Community Complex, with a special reception pre-game for VIP ticket holders that includes a meet and greet with all the Montreal Canadiens Alumni players. The KLMHA Blue Devils will be supported by a few special hockey ‘friends’ which will be announced along with the Canadiens team.

About the Montreal Canadiens Alumni Tour
The Monteal Canadiens Alumni team allow younger and older people to meet the players that have made hockey history. We give our fans the chance to relive the best years of hockey all across Canada. Our seasons have expanded to include, the United States and Europe. We have attracted crowds of up to 19,000 spectators for a single game and we expect to bring in a minimum of 100,000 people this year and we owe this to the founder Mr. Marc Verreault who started that team 40 years ago. We play 50 to 60 games a year and last year we raised over $1 000 000 for different charitable organizations.