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September 2014

  • Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour hits London, Ontario

    September 15, 2014

    Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour hits London, Ontario

    This hockey season, Canadians across the country will get to experience the game they love with the ones they love, along with one of Canada’s favourites – Ron MacLean – as Rogers today unveiled the 25 communities that will be part of the inaugural Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour presented by Scotiabank and Dodge.


    Each week during the 2014/15 NHL season, the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour will roll into a different community across the country with a weekend of free outdoor hockey festivities for all ages, culminating in an outdoor viewing party of an NHL game broadcast every Sunday, with MacLean hosting live onsite from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio.


    “The passion for hockey in this country is unrivaled. Every Canadian has a connection to the game – it is part of our DNA, it is part of our communities,” said MacLean. “We’re excited to share in this season-long celebration of Canada’s favourite pastime, help grow the game and bring to life those great hockey stories every Sunday.”

    Kicking off in London, ON on October 11 and 12, the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour will bring together a community with deep hockey roots and deliver a jam-packed weekend of interactive games, activities and entertainment for the whole family, celebrating all things hockey in the heart of each town. Rogers will be filming downtown on October 11th and October 12th. A number of events and activities for Londoners will be around Budweiser Gardens and the Covent Garden Market downtown. 

    Saturday, October 11th:

    12pm - Festival opens

    12:15-4pm - Live music performances; prizing and giveaways; NHL Alumni interviews; Sportsnet talent appearances

    4:14-4:30pm - Mascot dance-off

    5-6pm - Live music performance

    6-7pm - Hockey Night in Canada pre game show

    7pm - Hockey Night in Canada viewing party

    Sunday, October 12th:

    12pm ET - Festival opens

    1:15-2pm - Rogers Thank You presentation to City Officials

    2-2:45pm - Rogers Cheer Like Never Before Contest voting

    2:45-4pm - Live music performances; prizes and giveaways

    4-5pm - Scotiabank Hot Stove with Christine Simpson

    5-6:15pm - Live music performance; prizes and giveaways

    6:30-7pm - Rogers Hometown Hockey pre game show with Ron MacLean

    7pm - Rogers Hometown Hockey viewing party 
    (Toronto Maple Leafs vs. New York Rangers)

    Click here for more information.

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