UPDATE – Here is the link to vote online http://www.cbc.ca/sports/hockey/hockeyville/home/en/index.shtml 

Apparently Fort Nelson takes their hockey quite seriously.

On Tuesday, CBC’s top 10 nominations for their annual Kraft Hockeyville contest were released, which included the Northern B.C. community. Along with Fort Nelson, Mackenzie also made the top ten cut.

Fort Nelson Mayor Bill Streeper explains why he feels Fort Nelson was selected.

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Tuesday marked the beginning of the voting process, where the general public can vote in order to cut the nominations by half. Anyone interested in voting can do so at the Kraft Hockeyville website, or can call toll free 1-866-533-8066. Voting concludes Sunday, March 13 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Mayor Streeper says the town is “doing everything conceivable right now to get votes.”

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Streeper also commented on the excitement around town upon being selected as one of the top ten Kraft Hockeyville nominations.

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The winning community will get $100,000 for arena upgrades. They will also have the privilege of hosting an NHL pre-season game and a special Hockey Night in Canada broadcast of the event. In addition to the grand prize, communities that reach the top five will each get $25,000.