Hometown Hockey is coming to Lloydminster this NHL season.
The Sportsnet Sunday night hockey special, wherein famous sportscaster, Ron MacLean, broadcasts from a different Canadian town each week, will make a stop on its 2016-17 tour in the border city.
The Hometown Hockey scheduled was released today, showing the lineup of the 24 new communities that will be visited this season.
The cross-country extravaganza kicks off in Newmarket, Ontario, Saturday, October 15 and Sunday, October 16. Every stop of the tour features two jam-packed days of activities and celebrations that include music, NHL alumni, local heroes, and entertainment for families to enjoy.
“How could Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia produce both Sidney Crosby and Nathan MacKinnon? Who or what led Manitoba to develop Jocelyne Larocque, Brigette Lacquette and Halli Krzyzaniak; three defencemen on our National Women’s Team from neighbouring small towns? On Rogers Hometown Hockey we answer these questions with stories that put actual faces on the heart and soul of our game – the roots of success each and every Sunday,” says MacLean.
This season marks the third year of Rogers’s ongoing commitment to growing the game of hockey through grassroots initiatives and events, connecting Canadian communities through memorable moments and shared experiences.
“Over the past two seasons, communities across the country have welcomed us with open arms and it has been nothing short of a privilege to be able to share their stories with the rest of Canada,” says Canadian actress, singer, and TV personality, Tara Slone, who is MacLean’s co-host on the tour.
Lloydminster will be the 20th tour stop, hosting Hometown Hockey March 11 and 12, 2017.
Over the last two NHL seasons, the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour has visited 49 communities across Canada, traversed 56,000 km (more than six times the length of the Canada/US border), and welcomed 400,000 visitors to the festival.
Details for each 2016-17 tour location, including special guests, activities, and entertainment – will be announced at a later date.
For more details, please visit http://www.hometownhockey.com