Wisconsin town finalist to host NHL preseason game

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EAGLE RIVER, Wis. (WGBA) — The NHL in Wisconsin? It could happen! But only for a day.

The town of Eagle River is one of four finalists in the Kraft Hockeyville USA 2019 contest. The winning city will host an NHL preseason game and earn $150,000 for arena upgrades.


Eagle River is home to just 1,700 year-round residents. They proudly call themselves the "Hockey Capital of Wisconsin." In 1983, it became the home to the Wisconsin Hockey Hall of Fame.

The town is also home to the infamous arena known as "The Dome." Built back in 1933, The Dome is in need of some major renovations to the artificial ice plant and the under-concrete piping.

Fans can vote for Eagle River by visiting krafthockeyville.com. Voting begins Saturday, March 30 at 6:00 a.m. and ends Sunday, March 31 at 10:00 a.m.