Hockey Night in Canada's Ron MacLean and Don Cherry host from
Peterborough, ON, with all seven Canadian NHL teams in action
throughout the day
TORONTO, Jan. 24, 2013 /CNW/ - CBC and Scotiabank are celebrating
Canada's national pastime and the heart that defines the players and
communities involved in the game with the 13th edition of Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada. The day-long broadcast on CBC features all seven Canadian NHL teams in
action on Saturday, February 9 from Peterborough, ON.
"Scotiabank is excited to celebrate teams at both the community and NHL
level across Canada through its sponsorship of Scotiabank Hockey Day in
Canada," said Anatol von Hahn, Scotiabank Group Head, Canadian Banking.
"We are committed to building teamwork, camaraderie and sportsmanship
in the communities where we live and work through our support of more
than 4,500 minor hockey teams across the country. We look forward to
sharing stories from teams of all kinds and invite families and fans of
all ages to attend this year's festivities or watch from home as we
celebrate Canada's game."
Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada connects Canadians to the game they love with stories from communities
across the country and live looks at local celebrations taking place
from coast-to-coast-to-coast. The theme of this year's celebration is
'Heart' and throughout the day CBC will present viewers with stories
that demonstrate the passion that brings people and communities
together through the game of hockey, and life lessons learned by being
involved in grassroots hockey.
This year's broadcast begins at 12 noon ET/9 a.m. PT with Ron MacLean
and Don Cherry live from Peterborough and the Under the Lock Hockey Tournament on the Trent Canal and an OHL game between the Peterborough Petes and
Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds as the backdrop. From there MacLean and
Cherry will be joined by NHL Alumni and former Olympic athletes to
bring Canadians a full day of exciting events including live look-ins
from grassroots hockey celebrations across the country. In addition to
Peterborough, other Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada event locations such as St. Johns, NL will be featured on the
broadcast. Further event and broadcast details will follow in the
"Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada will be an unforgettable day for
Canadians, who are devoted fans and truly love this great game," said
Olympic gold medalist, Scotiabank Hockey Ambassador and Hockey Night in
Canada reporter Cassie Campbell-Pascall. "Canadians are passionate
hockey fans and we want to make sure this year's event is a memorable
one for everyone whether they attend Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada
events or tune into the CBC broadcast."
The games begin at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT with the Edmonton Oilers
visiting the Detroit Red Wings, while the Winnipeg Jets play host to
the Ottawa Senators. Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada continues following the first games with more from MacLean as well as
live look-ins from the celebratory events taking place across the
Scotiabank Hockey Tonight leads viewers into the evening set of games at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m.
PT, followed by an Original Six match-up that sees the Toronto Maple
Leafs travel to Montreal to take on the rival Canadiens at 7 p.m. ET/ 4
p.m. PT. The final game of the night has the Calgary Flames taking on
the Canucks in Vancouver at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT followed by After Hours with Scott Oake and Kelly Hrudey.
A number of events are set to lead up to February 9, including on-ice
clinics and school visits with the Stanley Cup.
Viewers can connect with CBC and Scotiabank leading up to and throughout
Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada online at CBCSports.ca/HockeyDay, on Facebook and on Twitter by following @CBCHockeyDay and @ScotiaHockey and using #hockeyday.
Lloydminster, AB/SK, originally scheduled to host this year's event will
host a full five-day Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada in 2014.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster and one of its
largest cultural institutions. The Corporation is a leader in reaching
Canadians on new platforms and delivers a comprehensive range of radio,
television, Internet, and satellite-based services. Deeply rooted in
the regions, CBC/Radio-Canada is the only domestic broadcaster to offer
diverse regional and cultural perspectives in English, French and eight
Aboriginal languages, plus five languages for international audiences.
In 2011, CBC/Radio-Canada celebrated 75 years of serving Canadians and
being at the centre of the democratic, social and cultural life of
Scotiabank is the Official Bank of the NHL®, NHL Alumni™, CWHL, Winnipeg
Jets™, Toronto Maple Leafs®, Calgary Flames® whose home arena is the
Scotiabank Saddledome, and the Ottawa Senators® whose home arena is
Scotiabank Place. The Bank also has a partnership with the Montreal
Canadiens®. Scotiabank has a long tradition of supporting hockey in
Canada from local teams and minor hockey associations to professional
players and leagues. Across Canadian communities from coast to coast,
Scotiabank's Community Hockey Sponsorship Program supports more than
4,500 minor hockey teams and leagues. To find out more about
Scotiabank's hockey programs, please visit www.facebook.com/scotiahockeyclub.
Scotiabank is committed to supporting the communities in which we live
and work, both in Canada and abroad, through our global philanthropic
program, 'Bright Future'. Recognized as a leader internationally and
among Canadian corporations for our charitable donations and
philanthropic activities, Scotiabank has provided on average
approximately $47 million annually to community causes around the world
over each of the last five years. Visit us at www.scotiabank.com
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For further information:
Simon Bassett, Publicist, CBC
Simon.Bassett@cbc.ca 416.205.8533 (Office)/416.988.1590 (Mobile)
Sheena Findlay, Scotiabank Media Communications
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