This October, Rogers Hometown Hockey returns for its sixth season, making stops in 25 communities across the country to celebrate the local hockey stories that connect the nation.
Hosted once again by Sportsnet favourites Ron MacLean and Tara Slone, the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour presented by Scotiabank and Hyundai gets underway on Oct. 5–6 in Halton Hills, Ont., as the NHL begins its 2019-20 campaign.
“Hockey brings Canadians together from coast to coast,” said MacLean. “It allows us to imagine new possibilities and share the stories that unite the country.”
“It has been a privilege to tell Canada’s hockey stories over the past five seasons and we are grateful for the chance to hit the road for Season 6 — seeing old friends and meeting new ones, and getting to the heart of this country’s insatiable passion for hockey,” added Slone.
The Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour will travel 23,907 kilometres over the course of the 2019-20 season, the equivalent of crossing Canada from East to West more than four times. MacLean and Slone will stop in Ottawa on Feb. 8-9 during Winterlude, Canada’s iconic winter festival. Then the tour will stop in Quebec City on Feb. 15–16 just in time for the Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament, the world’s most prestigious minor hockey tournament. Later that month, from Feb. 29–Mar. 1, it’ll be hosted by Peguis First Nation, the largest First Nation community in Manitoba.
Mar. 28–29 will mark the final stop, with the Tour wrapping up in Edmonton, in the state-of-the-art Ice District beside Rogers Place.
The Tour’s free festival features a full weekend of live entertainment, NHL alumni, and hockey-themed activities, culminating with a live outdoor viewing party of an NHL broadcast from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio.
Hyundai Canada joins Rogers Hometown Hockey this season as the new co-presenting partner of the festival, along with returning title sponsor, Rogers, and co-presenting partner, Scotiabank.
See the full schedule for the sixth season of Rogers Hometown Hockey below: