Florida Panthers will play Canadiens at 2019 Kraft Hockeyville Canada

Renous, New Brunswick will host the Cats and Habs on Sept. 18

The tiny community of Renous, New Brunswick, will host the 2019 Kraft Hockeyville Canada preseason festivities.

The Florida Panthers and Montreal Canadiens  will play a preseason matchup on September 18 in New Brunswick, the first time Kraft Hockeyville will be played in the province. The venue of the preseason game will be announced at a later date.

Now in its thirteenth year, Kraft Hockeyville invites Canadians to rally together to nominate and vote for the most passionate hockey community in the country. Renous, New Brunswick and Tom Donovan Arena, received millions of votes, as announced by NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman during the Hockey Night in Canada broadcast on March 30.

Panthers GM Dale Tallon had this to say:

“The Panthers are proud to participate in this year’s Kraft Hockeyville game. Whether you’re in Renous or South Florida, supporting the growth of our game at the grassroots level is at the heart of our mission and we’re excited for Renous to watch our Panthers stars compete on the ice.”

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  • Boston 6, Toronto 4 (Series tied 2-2)/

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  • Dallas 5, Nashville 1 (Series tied 2-2)/

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  • Colorado 3, Calgary 2 (OT) (Avalanche lead series 3-1)/

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Tonight’s games

  • Washington at Carolina 7 p.m. NBCSN (Capitals lead series 2-1)
  • St. Louis at Winnipeg 8:30 p.m. (Series tied 2-2)
  • Vegas at San Jose 10 p.m. NBCSN (Golden Knights lead series 3-1)/

Panthers prospects

Oshawa Generals (Serron Noel) at Ottawa 67s 7 p.m.

Guelph Storm at Saginaw Spirit  (Owen Tippett)  7:07 p.m.