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Oil Barons and MacDonald Island Park to host Red-White game

The Fort McMurray Oil Barons and MacDonald Island Park announced today that the Casman Centre will host a Red-White game as part of Canada’s National Junior Team Sport Chek Summer Development Camp on Sunday, August 7, 2011.

“We’re thrilled to not only bring excitement of the camp to Edmonton, but to Fort McMurray as well as we strive to bring Alberta together for this winter’s World Juniors,” said Al Coates, executive director of the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship.

The game will take place at 7 p.m. and tickets will be on sale for $30 each beginning on Friday, July 8 for regular Fort McMurray Oil Barons season ticket holders. The general public will be able to buy tickets beginning on July 15.

The day will also include a Maple Leaf Luncheon, which is open to the public from noon to 1 p.m. Tickets will be sold for $100 and will go on sale on Friday, June 17. The luncheon will feature all 40 players in attendance at the camp, which is the first step towards selection of Canada’s National Junior Team for the 2012 IIHF World Junior Championship.

“Once again world-class talent is coming to Fort McMurray and we are proud to host the best junior hockey players in Canada,” said Councillor Don Scott of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. “This is a fantastic opportunity for our community to showcase the Big Spirit our residents have for hockey and supporting our national athletes.”