Pat Duke Memorial Arena in Lumby is one of three possible locations for an NHL pre-season game.

Pat Duke Memorial Arena in Lumby is one of three possible locations for an NHL pre-season game.

Decision delayed on Hockeyville location

NHL, NHL Players Association and Kraft still working out details.

Lumby residents are in limbo.

An anticipated announcement about the site of a pre-season  NHL game between the Edmonton Oilers and Los Angeles Kings will not be held today (Saturday).

“There are a couple of loose ends that need to be worked out but we are still super excited,” said Angie Clowry, local Kraft Hockeyville organizer.

The possible locations for the Oct. 2 game are Pat Duke Memorial Arena in Lumby, Kal Tire Place in Vernon and Prospera Centre in Kelowna.

“It’s not as easy as just selecting an arena,” said Clowry.

“There are a lot of issues to look at such as food, beverages and NHL sponsors.”

While the site of the game is not known, other details are being worked out.

On Oct. 1, Oilers and Kings alumni will hold a coaching camp in Lumby, while there will a potluck dinner and an attempt to break the current world record of 1,275 people at such an event.

“I’m confident we can get 1,276 people here,” said Clowry.

Along with hosting the NHL game, Lumby won $100,000 in Pat Duke upgrades when it clinched the Kraft Hockeyville title.