Details for Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada 2016 were announced at a press conference Thursday in Kamloops, BC.
The annual celebration is set to take place in Kamloops from February 3 to 6, 2016.
A 13-hour national broadcast on CBC and Sportsnet, featuring all seven Canadian NHL teams, will air live from Kamloops. Ron MacLean will host the event, which will feature a special edition of Coach’s Corner live onsite with Don Cherry.
More information via official press release:
“Combined with our community’s enthusiasm and passion for sport, the festivities and special guests are bound to create a fantastic experience for sports fans, spectators and families alike,” said Kamloops Mayor Peter Milobar.
“Scotiabank is proud to partner with Sportsnet and the City of Kamloops for the biggest celebration of Canadian hockey,” said Kevin Rains, Scotiabank Branch Manager, Kamloops. “Community hockey is an important part of who we are as Scotiabankers – we are fans, coaches and players. Each year, Scotiabank is proud to support over 5,000 kids’ community hockey teams across Canada, including teams in the Kamloops Minor Hockey Association. We look forward to celebrating with everyone here in Kamloops and across the country on Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada.”
“At its heart, this is a celebration of the game and its traditions, uniting Canadian hockey fans from coast-to-coast,” said Joel Darling, Executive Producer, NHL Special Events, Rogers. “From the sights and sounds of Kamloops featuring an all-star cast of alumni and personalities, to the can’t-miss hockey games, Sportsnet will keep fans from across the nation connected to the fun and the game they love.”
Tickets will go on sale soon for the following events:
Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada Celebrity Luncheon: Thursday, February 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Tournament Capital Centre, hosted by Ron MacLean and Don Cherry, as well as NHL Alumni™ and the Stanley Cup®.
WHL’s 50th Season Pro Am Alumni Game: Thursday, February 4 at Sandman Centre from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., featuring teams made up of NHL and WHL alumni in a fun, family-oriented game, including such names as Lanny McDonald, Mark Recchi, Darcy Tucker, Wendel Clark, Mark Napier, Kirk McLean, and more to be announced as confirmed.
The Music of Hockey with Host Ron MacLean presented by Scotiabank: Friday, February 5 at Sandman Centre from 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Musical guests include Dave Bidini and the Bidini Band, Tom Wilson, Barney Bentall, Amelia Curran, Craig Northey, Bryan Trottier and Lindy Vopnfjord with numerous special guests making stage appearances throughout the evening.
Check the event’s official site for the latest news and ticket information.