The Pla-Mor Palace on South Hill could use some upgrades and the Moose Jaw Minor Hockey Association is hoping that the Kraft Hockeyville contest can help them towards those upgrades.
The local organization has thrown its hat into the ring for the annual contest, which rewards the winner with $250,000 in arena upgrades, as well as an NHL preseason game.
MJMHA President Patrick Boyle said that they could do a lot with the arena upgrade cash.
"We're focusing on the Pla-Mor Palace and the Bert Hunt Arena there and the long history that we have here in Moose Jaw, which dates back to Bert Hunt creating the first initiation program in the city and running it there," said Boyle.
"We could upgrade a number of areas in that arena, that includes the dressing rooms, the player benches, the stands -- we also have a growing female hockey sector and we want to foster that, so we need better dressing rooms for a lot of our female players and this would go a long way to helping that."
The contest is in the nomination period right now. (Click here to share MJMHA's story)
The arena's story has been shared on the Kraft Hockeyville website, which accounts for 80-percent of the score to move Moose Jaw onto the second round, but now the MJMHA needs your help in spreading the word with the "rally score" making up the final 20-percent.
"The more likes, tweets and shares, the more points we get towards our application," said Boyle. "We're trying to foster that hockey community and that youth sport sense of pride in Moose Jaw and grow the game, $250,000 would go an extremely long way for the Pla-Mor Palace and just our program in general."
Hockey season has a few months left here in Moose Jaw and Boyle said that they're happy with how the year has gone so far.
"We're looking at our development model here and seeing how that worked and the first year with Western Prospects is under our belt and that’s been a good experience for us," said Boyle.
The winning doesn't stop with Kraft Hockeyville, the MJMHA are currently selling tickets on a $10,000 cash prize draw, the proceeds are going towards continuing to grow the development program for the Association. They will be selling the tickets at the Warriors' game on Feb. 14 and the draw goes on the next day.