Since Kraft Hockeyville started in 2006, no Saskatchewan community has held the honour.
The town of Lafleche, in southwestern Saskatchewan 20 kilometers south of Gravelbourg with a population of just over 400, is hoping to change that.
On Saturday night, the four finalists for the 2018 contest were announced. They are Lafleche; High River, Alberta; Lucan, Ontario and Huntingdon, Quebec.
The winner of the contest gets $250,000 for arena upgrades with those in charge of the town’s bid saying a new ice plant is the number one thing needed for the town’s rink.
Voting will happen on Friday March 30 with the winner being announced the next night on Hockey Night in Canada.
Not only does the winning community get money to upgrade their rink, but they get the right to host an NHL exhibition game.
Last year, Ituna lost out in the final vote to a town in O’Leary, Prince Edward Island.