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HOCKEY DAY HITS HALIFAX THIS WEEK
Feb. 11, 2015

Hockey Day in Canada is coming to Nova Scotia!

This year's Hockey Day in Canada festivities are headlined by a series of hockey events, where fans of all ages are encouraged to celebrate our nation's favourite pastime. The event will be televised from Halifax in a 13-hour national broadcast featuring five NHL® games, hosted by Hockey Night in Canada favourites Ron MacLean and Don Cherry as well as other Sportsnet personalities and NHL Alumni™. The broadcast will feature celebrations from across the country, including Ladner, BC, Downsview ON, Chambly QC, as well as a number of Halifax events.

Tickets are now available for the following two feature events:

Scotiabank Stolen from a Hockey Card Concert, Thursday, Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m., Spatz Theatre at Citadel High School hosted by Ron MacLean (musical guests include Corb Lund, Dave Bidini, Tara Slone, Barra MacNeils, Rich Terfry, Richard Aucoin and Theo Fleury)

Celebrity Luncheon, Friday, Feb. 13, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m., Cunard Centre, Pier 23 (Emceed by Sportsnet Central host and Pictou County native Ken Reid, with special guests Ron MacLean and Don Cherry)

To purchase tickets and for complete details on all 2015 Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada events, including the music lineup, celebrity guests and more, visit www.halifax.ca/hockeyday. Tickets for the concert are also available by calling Ticket Atlantic at 902-451-1221 (credit card charge line) or toll-free 1-877-451-1221. A limited number of tickets are available for each event so get them while quantities last.

FOR A COMPLETE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

A number of other free, local community activities will also take place over the multi-day hockey celebration including public viewings of the Stanley Cup® and a special day of hockey at the Emera Oval on Saturday, Feb. 14. Hockey fans will enjoy the first shinny tournament ever hosted onsite as well as ice and snow sculptures, a live broadcast onsite with Ron MacLean and coverage of simultaneous NHL games, and the Valentine's Day Jersey Skate. For the young local hockey players on Saturday, there will be Scotiabank Community HockeyFest, where Scotiabank sponsored minor hockey teams will be coached by NHL Alumni coaches. On Sunday, Feb. 15, Rogers Hometown Hockey will continue the celebrations in Cole Harbour home of NHL stars Sidney Crosby and Nathan McKinnon where MacLean will host an NHL® broadcast live from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio.

Several NHL stars and sports commentators will be attending select events in Halifax over the five-day celebration, including: Lanny McDonald, Wendel Clark, Darcy Tucker, Mark Napier, Theo Fleury, Ron MacLean, Don Cherry, Cassie Campbell-Pascall and Jennifer Botterill.

Hockey Day in Canada is a nationally televised event, produced by Rogers Communications. Each year a host city is selected from a number of applicants, with the 2015 event being hosted in Halifax, NS.

Hockey Day in Canada's 15th annual celebration continues an important Canadian tradition. Previous host locations include: Lloydminster, AB/SK (2014); Peterborough, ON (2013); Prince Edward Island (2012); Whitehorse, Yukon (2011); Stratford, ON (2010); Campbellton, N.B. (2009); Winkler, MB (2008); Nelson, B.C. (2007); Stephenville, N.L., (2006); Shaunavon, SK (2004); Iqualuit, Nunavut (2003); Windsor, N.S. (2002); Red Deer, AB (2001); and Toronto, ON (2000).




 
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