Oil Kings to play two exhibition games in Dawson Creek, BC in 2019-20


(DAWSON CREEK, BC) – Spectra Venue Management, Operators of Tourism Dawson Creek in partnership with the Edmonton Oil Kings and Prince George Cougars are excited to announce the Western Hockey League Exhibition Series in Dawson Creek at the Encana Events Centre on Thursday, September 12 and Saturday, September 14.

Tickets will be available for purchase on Friday, March 29 at 10 a.m. PST.  Tickets are priced at $25.00 each or get 2 tickets for $40.00 or 4 tickets for $80.00 plus applicable fees.  Tickets may be purchased online at by phone at 1-877-339-8499, and in person at the Tiger Box Office Plus locations at the Encana Events Centre in Dawson Creek or the Systems Sound Source Ticket Outlet in Fort St. John.

The Edmonton Oil Kings and the Prince George Cougars will travel to Dawson Creek, BC to play a two-game series at the Encana Events Centre with proceeds heading to the Dawson Creek & District Hospital Foundation.

“When the City of Dawson Creek asked Spectra to shift some focus to Sports and Events Tourism last year, we began to work hard to support both the local level sports and up to the provincial and national levels and we are excited with this announcement of the Western Hockey League exhibition series featuring the Oil Kings and Cougars,” said Spectra’s Ryan MacIvor, General Manager of the Encana Events Centre and Tourism Dawson Creek. “This is another example of us working with our partners and creating an event that is not seen in any other market. Moreover, this work is a continuation of the relationships that were fostered from hosting the World U17 Hockey Challenge in 2015 and 2017.”

“One of our players and leaders on the Edmonton Oil Kings, Wyatt McLeod, is proud to call Dawson Creek home” said Daniel Troiani, Director of Business Operations for the Edmonton Oil Kings, “The Oil Kings are extremely excited about this partnership with Tourism Dawson Creek, Encana Events Centre and the Prince George Cougars. Our players and staff look forward at the opportunity to be part of this pre-season event in September.”

“We love the opportunity to head to Dawson Creek and showcase the Prince George Cougars to a new crowd,” Said Andy Beesley, Vice President – Business of the Prince George Cougars, “The Peace Region is home to many incredible athletes and even our recent roster showcases that with both Connor Bowie and Austin Crossley from Fort St. John in our ranks.”

“When council identified Sports and Events Tourism to Spectra and Tourism Dawson Creek, we knew that we could potentially see some high caliber events and here we are announcing that two Western Hockey League teams are coming north to visit our city and showcase their talent at the Encana Events Centre and how this just further proves we are heading in the right direction when it comes to hosting events.” Said Dale Bumstead, Mayor of Dawson Creek.

The Western Hockey League is a major junior hockey league based in Western Canada and Northwestern United States.  The WHL is one of three leagues that constitutes the Canadian Hockey League as the highest level of junior hockey in Canada.



About Encana Events Centre
The Encana Events Centre is a state-of-the-art multi-purpose venue located in Dawson Creek, BC. Spectra by Comcast Spectacor provides Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Corporate Partnerships at the Encana Events Centre.

About Edmonton Oil Kings
The Edmonton Oil Kings are a major junior ice hockey team based in Edmonton, Alberta, that play in the Western Hockey League (WHL). The Oil Kings are 2018-19 regular season Central Division champions and also led the WHL in attendance for the third consecutive season. The Oil Kings are owned and operated by Oilers Entertainment Group, who also own the Edmonton Oilers of the NHL and Bakersfield Condors of the AHL. The Oil Kings franchise also gives back to the community through in-game fundraisers, specialty jersey sales and donations to minor hockey associations and local non-profit organizations. Learn more at

About Prince George Cougars
The Prince George Cougars are a Canadian major junior ice hockey team currently members of the B.C. Division of the Western Conference in the Western Hockey League. The team is based in Prince George, British Columbia, and plays its home games at the CN Centre.  Learn more at

About Spectra Venue Management
Spectra’s Venue Management division is the industry leader across a full range of services that impact the bottom-line success of public assembly venues, including marketing and sales, corporate partnerships, event booking, ticket services and box office management, customer service, operations and engineering and finance and administration.

Spectra is an industry leader in hosting and entertainment, partnering with clients to create memorable experiences for millions of visitors every year. Spectra’s unmatched blend of integrated services delivers incremental value for clients through several primary areas of expertise: Venue Management, Food Services & Hospitality, and Partnerships. Learn more at Follow Spectra on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn.


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