Prince Rupert is about to get a national close up as Sportsnet brings the popular Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour to the North Coast for a Sunday, December 8th stop on the twenty five date national tour.
The announcement of the 2019-2020 schedule was made today as hosts Ron MacLean and Tara Slone made note of their excitement to hit the road this year and visit the large number of Canadian towns and cities where hockey remains the heartbeat of every community.
MacLean the long time Hockey Night in Canada host observed how “Hockey brings Canadians together from coast to coast. It allows us to imagine new possibilities and share the stories that unite the country.”
While Ms Stone noted that “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,”
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December as Rogers Hometown Hockey comes to Prince Rupert
The Rogers Hometown Hockey experience is almost like a carnival coming to town, wth free entertainment, some familiar names from hockey's past stopping by and hockey themed activities for fans of all ages, all of it wrapped up in a giant viewing party.
Prince Rupert's showcase will feature the Buffalo Sabres/Edmonton Oilers game on December 8th.
The stop over will also give some great exposure to the Prince Rupert Minor Hockey program as well as the enthusiasm that the community has for the Prince Rupert Rampage. Both of which will no doubt be some of the themes that MacLean and Sloane work into their broadcast from the North Coast.
For the Rampage the timing could not be better, with the CIHL squad hosting back to back Friday and Saturday games with long time rivals Kitimat and Terrace, a narrative that just might make it into the Sunday show from Rogers we imagine.
As we get closer to the big show, we'll continue to update the notes from both the Ramapge and PRMHA as they prepare to share in the broadcast and show Canada that Prince Rupert is indeed a hockey hotbed.
For more items of interest on the local minor hockey scene see our archive page here, while our notes on the Rampage as they head into the new CIHL season can be explored here.
Keep up to date with all the plans for Hometown Hockey's visit to Prince Rupert from our archive page here.