Congratulations are in order for the Decatur Civic Center in Decatur, Illinois andthe Cambria County War Memorial Arena in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and — they’re the two finalists for this year’s Kraft Hockeyville contest.
War Memorial is perhaps best known as the home of the Johnstown Jets, the former minor-league team that inspired the iconic hockey movie “Slap Shot.” Over 70 players that’ve called War Memorial home have gone on to play in the NHL.
The Decatur Civic Center hosts both the “Tournament of Friends” — an annual event now in its 25th year — and the Decatur Flames youth hockey team; this year, the pee wee Flames won the Illinois state championship.
For more on the two finalist rinks and all the communities featured in this year’s event, click on krafthockeyville.com. Voting for the winner opens Monday, April 27.