Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour


Nov 3 - Nov 4


Algonquin College,


Canada’s ultimate touring hockey festival is back and ready to roll! This October, Rogers Hometown HockeyTour presented by Scotiabank returns to the open road to visit 25 communities throughout the 2018-19 season, commemorating special milestones and celebrating Canada’s deep hockey roots. (See locations, dates and broadcast details below).


Returning for a fifth cross-country adventure, the free family-friendly hockey celebration features two days of live entertainment, NHL alumni, local celebrities and hockey-themed activities for all ages. Running from Saturday through to Sunday evening, the festival culminates with an outdoor viewing party of a national NHL game broadcast hosted live by Ron MacLean and Tara Slone on Sportsnet, Canada’s Home of Hockey.



RogersTM Hometown HockeyTM Tour presented by Scotiabank and Dodge is heading to Nepean, ON, for a celebration of hockey on November 3 and 4. Hosts Ron MacLean and Tara Slone will be on site for the festivities, which include meet-and-greet opportunities with former NHLer Jason York, live local entertainment, and the live Sportsnet NHL broadcast.


The two-day hockey festival begins on Saturday, Nov. 3 at Noon ET at Algonquin College and will conclude on Sunday evening following the Rogers Hometown Hockey outdoor viewing party. The evening’s broadcast kicks off with a special pre-game show hosted by MacLean and Slone from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio beginning at 6:30 p.m. ET, followed by a showdown between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Ottawa Senators on Sportsnet, Sportsnet NOW and Rogers NHL LIVE.

Rogers Hometown Hockey Festival Details:


The free hockey-themed weekend features games, prize giveaways, fun activities, and live local entertainment for the whole family, including:


  • Rogers Fan Hub: Rogers celebrates your community within the Fan Hub. Help support local minor hockey and participate in fun and interactive experiences, autograph signings with NHL alum Jason York, video game stations, bubble hockey, and popcorn!
  • Sportsnet Virtual Photo Booth and Interactive Games: Fans have the chance to get close to their favourite players through virtual technology. Fans can take photos with virtual images of NHL stars, and have the photo emailed directly to their device for social sharing and their chance to win great prizes. In addition, hockey players of all ages will be able to show off their hockey skills and see how they match up to the NHL stars!
  • The Steve Goodtime Rock n’ Roll Hockey Show: Come see a hilarious rock n’ roll circus show performed by Steve Goodtime. With routines including mouthstick, fire breathing and juggling, he tops it all off with the greatest show you have ever seen! It is an experience that the family will never forget.
  • Scotiabank Community Hockey Rink: A family-friendly outdoor hockey space to engage hockey fans, interact with NHL alumni, celebrate the game and play ball hockey. Scotiabank will also be donating $15,000 to minor hockey associations in the community.
  • Ram Haul of Fame: Features the Ram 1500 in a hockey-themed obstacle course that will test the skills of fans of all ages. Also, fans have the opportunity to enter the Breakaway Giveaway contest to win an all-new 2019 Ram 1500 for their family and $5,000 for their local minor hockey association. All contest entrants will receive a free branded giveaway courtesy of Dodge.
  • Oetker Giuseppe Pizzeria: Fans can enjoy a complimentary slice of Giuseppe Pizzeria pizza fresh out of the oven, and learn more about the Find Giuseppe contest with many great prizes to be won!
  • Tim Hortons: As fans are enjoying the festival, warm up with a complimentary coffee or hot chocolate from the Tim Hortons mobile truck.
  • Playmobil Kids Zone:Fans have the chance to face off against friends and family with the PLAYMOBIL NHL Arena and its lineup of NHL figures. In the zone, fans will also be able to enter to win a new NHL playset.
  • Live Local Entertainment: Live music featured throughout the weekend beginning with Brea Lawrenson performing on Saturday followed by Rainwater Whiskey on Sunday.
  • Giving Together to support hockey in your community: Every week Rogers is Giving Together to support hockey in each community. All proceeds support minor hockey organizations. Attendees can participate in 50/50 draws or by purchasing popcorn or food from the on-site BBQ where all proceeds will be donated.


Rogers Hometown Hockey Event and Broadcast Details


  • Algonquin College, 1385 Woodroffe Ave, Ottawa, ON (Lot 8 in front of Student Commons/E Building)



  • Saturday, Nov. 3 – Festival open from Noon ET to 6 p.m. ET
  • Sunday, Nov. 4 – Festival opens at Noon ET and runs through the end of the Rogers Hometown Hockey outdoor viewing party



The NHL matchups and broadcast schedule for the fifth season of Rogers Hometown Hockey are as follows:

2018-19 Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour & Broadcast Schedule


October 2018

  • 5-7 – Kitchener, ON
    • Broadcast Matchup: Toronto @ Chicago, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)
  • 13-14 – Parry Sound, ON
    • Broadcast Matchup: Carolina @ Winnipeg, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE & Sportsnet 360)
  • 20-21 – London, ON
    • 100th Episode Broadcast Matchup: Calgary @ N.Y. Rangers, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE & Sportsnet 360)
  • 27-28 – Burlington, ON
    • Broadcast Matchup: Ottawa @ Vegas, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet ONE & Sportsnet 360)


November 2018

  • Nov. 3-4 – Nepean, ON
    • Broadcast Matchup: Tampa Bay @ Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)
  • Nov. 10-11 – Glace Bay, NS
    • Broadcast Matchup: New Jersey @ Winnipeg, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)
  • Nov. 17-18 – Mount Pearl, NL
    • Broadcast Matchup: Vegas @ Edmonton, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)
  • Nov. 24-25 – Dieppe, NB
    • Broadcast Matchup: Calgary @ Arizona, 2:30 p.m. ET / 11:30 a.m. PT (Sportsnet)


December 2018

  • Dec. 1-2 – Boisbriand, QC
    • Broadcast Matchup: San Jose @ Montreal, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)
  • Dec. 8-9 – Aurora, ON
    • Broadcast Matchup Doubleheader
      • Montreal @ Chicago, 5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)
      • Calgary @ Edmonton, 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)
  • Dec. 15-16 – Chatham-Kent, ON
    • Broadcast Matchup: Tampa @ Winnipeg, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)
  • Dec. 22-23 – Mississauga, ON
    • Holiday Broadcast Matchup: Detroit @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)
  • Dec. 29-30 – Collingwood, ON
    • Broadcast Matchup: Vegas @ Arizona, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)


January 2019

  • Jan. 5-6 – Strathcona County, AB
    • Broadcast Matchup: Edmonton @ Anaheim, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)
  • Jan. 12-13 – Langley, BC
    • Broadcast Matchup: Florida @ Vancouver, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)
  • Jan.19-20 – West Kelowna, BC
    • Broadcast Matchup: Arizona @ Toronto, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)


February 2019

  • Feb. 2-3 – Leduc, AB
    • Broadcast Matchup: Edmonton @ Montreal, 1:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m. PT (Sportsnet)
  • Feb. 9-10 – Whistler, BC
    • Broadcast Matchup: Toronto @ N.Y. Rangers, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)
  • Feb. 16-17 – CFB Esquimalt, BC
    • Support Our Troops Broadcast Matchup: Montreal @ Florida, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)
  • Feb. 23-24 – Okotoks, AB
    • Broadcast Matchup: Calgary @ Ottawa, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)


March 2019

  • March 2-3 – Winkler, MB
    • Broadcast Matchup: Winnipeg @ Columbus, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)
  • March 9-10 – Steinbach, MB
    • Broadcast Matchup: Winnipeg @ Washington, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)
  • March 16-17 – Lethbridge, AB
    • Broadcast Matchup: Vancouver @ Dallas, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)
  • March 23-24 – Enoch Cree Nation, AB
    • Broadcast Matchup: Montreal @ Carolina, 6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)
  • March 30-31 – Saskatoon, SK
    • Broadcast Matchup: Calgary @ San Jose, 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT (Sportsnet)



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About the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour presented by Scotiabank

The Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour rolls into 25 communities across Canada this season with a weekend of free outdoor hockey festivities for all ages. The weekend culminates in an outdoor viewing party of an NHL game broadcast every Sunday on Sportsnet and Sportsnet NOW, with Ron MacLean and Tara Slone hosting live on site from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio. For more information on the tour, please follow Rogers Hometown Hockey on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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