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CBC REVEALS BROADCAST PLANS FOR SCOTIABANK HOCKEY DAY IN CANADA, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9

Peterborough, ON, serves as the primary backdrop for CBC's coverage of the 13th Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada on Saturday, February 9, while communities all across the country are also celebrating the national pastime. Throughout the day-long broadcast next Saturday, CBC brings viewers stories of people and communities who embody this year's theme of 'Heart', including live look-ins from events taking place across Canada, bringing people together through the game we love.

This year's broadcast begins at 12 noon ET/9 a.m. PT with Ron MacLean live from Peterborough and the Under the Lock Hockey Tournament at the Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site on the Trent-Severn Waterway. Don Cherry joins MacLean later in the day as the scene shifts to an OHL game between the Peterborough Petes and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. From there, MacLean and Cherry will be joined by NHL Alumni to bring Canadians a full day of exciting events.

CBC and Scotiabank have planned events in the Peterborough community leading up to the big day that highlight their shared commitment to grassroots hockey. Beginning Thursday, February 7, members of the HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA broadcast team including Ron MacLean, Don Cherry, P.J. Stock, Elliotte Friedman, Kevin Weekes, Andi Petrillo, and Cassie Campbell-Pascall, as well as NHL alumni Wendel Clark, Lanny McDonald, Steve Larmer, Darcy Tucker and Mark Napier will be in town taking part in various activities.

Local events include visits to local schools, on-ice clinics for young hockey players, receptions at local Scotiabank branches, a celebratory event at the Peterborough YMCA on the morning of February 8, and the Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada Banquet later that evening. CBC and Scotiabank have arranged for the Stanley Cup to be on-site at several of the events taking place in Peterborough from February 7-9, where fans will have the chance to get an up-close look at the revered trophy. For a detailed itinerary of the three-day celebration, please see below.

CBC's Carly Agro reports live from Mile One Centre in St. John's, NL where Olympic gold medalists Tessa Bonhomme and Sami Jo Small put future hockey stars through skill development drills at Scotiabank Girls Hockey Fest. Meanwhile, in Montreal, Stanley Cup-winning former NHL head coach Mike Keenan and renowned trainer and Olympian Ron Davidson teach on-and off-ice hockey skills to young players at Hyundai Hockey Nation from Sportplexe 4 Glaces. 

Banff, AB, joins in the celebrations on February 9 with Banff National Park's SnowDays Festival finale featuring the "Take It To The Street" three-on-three ball hockey tournament on the town's main street, Banff Avenue. CBC's Doug Dirks reports live from the event as more than 30 teams compete for the grand prize.

Game coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT with the Edmonton Oilers visiting the Detroit Red Wings, while the Ottawa Senators play host to the Winnipeg Jets. 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 country.

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 Craig Simpson.

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 celebration in 2014.

Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada broadcast schedule:
Saturday, February 9
•  12 noon ET - Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada: Celebrating the Game (Part I)
•  2 p.m. ET - Edmonton Oilers @ Detroit Red Wings (Alberta West and Windsor (ON))
•  2 p.m. ET - Winnipeg Jets @ Ottawa Senators (Saskatchewan East)
•  5 p.m. ET - Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada: Celebrating the Game (Part II)
•  6:30 p.m. ET - Scotiabank Hockey Tonight
•  7 p.m. ET - Toronto Maple Leafs @ Montreal Canadiens (National)
•  10 p.m. ET - Calgary Flames @ Vancouver Canucks (National)
•  1 a.m. ET - After Hours with Scott Oake and Craig Simpson
*All games also available live online at CBCSports.ca

About CBC/Radio-Canada
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 Canada.

About Scotiabank 
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, please contact:
Simon Bassett, Publicist, CBC
Simon.Bassett@cbc.ca  416.205.8533 (Office)/416.988.1590 (Mobile)

Sheena Findlay, Scotiabank Media Communications
sheena.findlay@scotiabank.com 416.866.6806 (Office) 647.628.3501 (Mobile)

MEDIA NOTE: An itinerary of Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada events in Peterborough, ON leading up to the February 9 broadcast is available here: 2013 Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada - Schedule of Events.pdf

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