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Marquette, Michigan Wins Title of KraftHockeyvilleTM USA 2016

CHICAGO, Apr 30, 2016 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Marquette, Mich., has been named Kraft Hockeyville [TM] USA 2016, the most passionate hockey community in America. In partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL®) and the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA), the KraftHockeyville [TM] USA contest has awarded $150,000 in upgrades to Lakeview Arena, which will also host an NHL® Pre-Season game broadcast on NBCSN, between the Buffalo Sabres and Carolina Hurricanes.

Marquette is rich in hockey heritage and Lakeview Arena stands as a pillar of the community, stimulating the local economy since it opened in 1973. Lakeview Arena’s semi-pro Marquette Iron Rangers signed the first female professional hockey player in North American history, Karen Koch, and later featured brothers Steve and Jeff Carlson who went on to star as the Hanson Brothers in the iconic hockey movie Slap Shot. Lakeview Arena will prioritize energy efficiency updates with the grand prize money in addition to other arena upgrades to ensure future generations of Marquette players are able to enjoy skating at Lakeview Arena for years to come.

“We’ve seen amazing participation across the country in Kraft Hockeyville [TM] USA’s second year,” said Nina Barton, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Kraft Heinz. “This...


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