The first clash of the season between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens
will draw thousands of excited hockey fans to the Bell Centre on Saturday night, and a live
CBC concert will get the party started.
The first clash of the season between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Montreal Canadiens will draw thousands of excited hockey fans to the Bell Centre on Saturday night, and a live CBC concert will get the party started.
As Hockey Night in Canada welcomes its 60th season, hockey fans in Montreal will get a special treat with an outdoor celebration featuring Canadian rock band Simple Plan.
This exclusive musical event is free and will get started at 5:45 p.m. ET on Saturday just outside the Bell Centre.
The duo of Daryn Jones and Rebecca Makonnen will be on stage to host the festivities. Fans around the country will get to see parts of the concert during Scotiabank Hockey Tonight at 6:30 p.m. ET on CBC Television.
Montreal won't be the only city getting a special visit from the Hockey Night in Canada team. There will also be on-site fan activities at the Vancouver and Winnipeg games.
Whether you see the Hockey Night in Canada team out in person this weekend or not, you can celebrate the return of NHL hockey by connecting with us online.
If you're planning on being at the concert, tweet us your photos @hockeynight or post them on our Facebook page. You can also connect with the band rocking the stage on Twitter @SimplePlan. Remember to include the hashtags #hockeynight and #hockeyisback if you're uploading them to Twitter or Instagram.
Monika PlatekMonika Platek is the social media lead for CBC Sports. She has spent a decade working in sports, including her role with the London 2012 Olympic Games and six seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Monika uses social media to bring sports fans closer to the their favourite teams and athletes. Join the conversation on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and CBCSports.ca.
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