NBLC To Play Exhibition Game in Saskatoon

NBLC To Play Exhibition Game in Saskatoon

Saskatoon SK National Basketball League of Canada is bringing the first western NBL game to the new The Merlis Belsher Place Friday, November 2nd, 2018, when the reigning Champion London Lightning take on the Halifax Hurricanes, a repeat of the 2018 championship finals.

"It is great to introduce the NBL to western Canada in this way," said Mark Lever league Chairman and Halifax Hurricane owner "we want to thank Tanya Toporowski, General Manager of the Merlis Belsher Place."

The Hon. Ken Cheveldayoff was on hand for Monday's announcement and is looking forward to seeing professional basketball in the province.

"The Government of Saskatchewan is pleased to welcome the National Basketball League of Canada to Saskatoon. John Graham has a history of providing top level professional sporting entertainment for Saskatchewan fans and we look forward to this exciting event November 2nd.

Saskatchewan has a growing community of basketball fans, and the popularity of the sport continues to rise.

Both NBL teams are looking forward to visiting and it's a privilege to play in this beautiful new facility," said London Lightning owner Vito Frijia, "we also take great pride in being associated with the Red Cross of Canada Saskatchewan and having them involved."

"John Graham and his team have been a great partner to Canadian Red Cross in Saskatchewan and we're thrilled work once again with him to bring another exciting event to the City of Saskatoon," said Luc Mullinder, Manager of Corporate Partnerships for the Canadian Red Cross. "Like the previous NHL Preseason games and Saskatchewan's first international friendly between Valencia FC and NY Cosmos at Mosaic Stadium, the funds raised at this game will go a long way to support the Red Cross's Imagine No Bullying program."

Tickets go on sale on Saturday, September 29th prices range from $10 to $55 plus applicable fees.

For more information, please contact: John Graham, jsg17@rogers.com


About NBL Canada
The National Basketball League of Canada (NBLC) is the premier domestic professional basketball league in Canada.  Founded in 2011, 10 teams from ON, NS, PEI, NB, and NF compete in a 6-month season with 40+ games played by each team.  Games are played in professional arenas, live-streamed online, and provide a family-friendly and high-energy entertainment experience. Teams are locally-owned and player rosters include professional athletes and coaches from Canada and around the world. The NBLC is committed to supporting local communities and the growth of basketball across Canada.