Petrolia wants to cement its hockey legacy as Hockeyville

Petrolia Oilers play in the 2015 Silver Stick. The tournament has been benched because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Petrolia is making a bid to become Hockeyville.

Kraft encourages communities to be nominated for the title of Hockeyville – the grand prize brings $100,000 to the community and an NHL preseason game to the local rink.

Laurissa Ellsworth, director of marketing for Petrolia, says there is a bid to make the home of the Oilers and Squires known as Hockeyville. The bid is in partnership with the Petrolia Minor Hockey Association.

Communities have until March 11 to submit their names – the more nominations there are for a town the better. Then between March 12 and April 8, the entries are judged. After that there are three rounds of community voting for the prize before the winner is announced.

Ellsworth says the bid has just begun but the town will be using social media to promote the entry into the contest.

“We’re going to get as much information out there as we can,” she says.


  1. As a player i am very proud to have been a part of the 1979 and 1981 Allan Cup Champions the Petrolia Squires.There was tremendous support from the Town of Petrolia and all the fans who followed us thru all the years we played Intermediate and Senior hockey.The minor hockey association has always been very competitive and have won many championships along with the Jr B Petrolia Jets.Many players from Petrolia have gone thru minor hockey and Jr B to play for many years in the NHL.I am sure the Town of Petrolia deserves to be Kraft HockeyVille for 2016. Doug zonneville

  2. Been involved with OILER minor hockey for 40+ years,,,and they have produced some fine NHL players from this special little arena..It does need upgrades. Now watching grandchildren play here.

  3. Petrolia has produced some fine hockey players from this HOCKEYVILLE arena,,from Goulds, Hunters , Verbeeks. And more. Go Oilers Go. Let’s put them on the map.

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