Winkler, Man., will host this year's Hockey Day in Canada festivities.
2008 Hockey Day in Canada
CBC Sports will criss-cross the country for this year's Hockey Day in Canada broadcast
Last Updated Mon., Jan. 28, 2008
On Feb. 9, CBC's 8th annual Hockey Day in Canada will celebrate "The Journey," exploring how people's lives are shaped and changed by the game of hockey.
Below is a list of cities Hockey Day in Canada will visit.
Winkler, Man. - Ron MacLean, Don Cherry, Cassie Campbell, Scott Morrison and Dick Irvin travel to Edmonton Oiler Dustin Penner's hometown. Penner will make a guest appearance to where his journey to the NHL began. Former NHLers Wendel Clark and Perry Berezan will also be on hand.
Duncan, B.C. - Karin Larsen reports from the Cowichan Centre, home of the Cowichan Valley Capitals of the BCHL. The Capitals will be taking on their Island rivals the Victoria Grizzlies, with former NHL stars Doug Bodger and Geoff Courtnall behind the benches.
Black Diamond, Alta. - Doug Dirks will be on hand for the grand opening of the new outdoor, Scott Seaman Memorial Arena in this southern Alberta town. Jim Peplinski and other members of the Calgary Flames Alumni will take part in the festivities.
Cochrane, Ont. - Brenda Irving will go rinkside from the grand opening of the Tim Horton Event Centre in the hometown of the late hockey legend. Former teammates of Horton and his daughters will be on hand.
Ottawa - Bruce Raine provides coverage from the shadows of Parliament Hill, as the Ottawa Senators Alumni take on the Canadian Forces Flyers in a shinny game on the Rideau Canal. Coincidently, Feb. 8th (the day before Hockey Day) will mark the 60th anniversary of the RCAF Flyer's gold medal victory at the 1948 Olympics - Canada's first Olympic gold medal in hockey.
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. - Enthusiasm for outdoor pond hockey continues to spread across the country, including in Quebec. We go to Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, just outside of Montreal, where they host their second annual tournament on the marvellous canal. More than 60 teams are taking part in the weekend-long action. PJ Stock hosts from the location.
New Glasgow, N.S. - Linda Kelly is joined by New York Islander Jon Sim at a Winter Carnival in Sim's hometown. In addition to taking in the festivities Sim will be donating equipment to minor hockey through the NHLPA's Goals and Dreams program.
Hockey Day in Canada
- 12:00 p.m. - HDIC from Winkler, Man.
- 3:00 p.m. - Detroit at Toronto
- 6:30 p.m. - Scotiabank Hockey Tonight
- 7:00 p.m. - Montreal at Ottawa
- 7:00 p.m. - Edmonton at Calgary 10:00 p.m. - Colorado at Vancouver
When: Feb. 9, 2008
Host: Winkler, Man.
Theme: CBC's 8th annual Hockey Day in Canada will celebrate "The Journey," exploring how people's lives are shaped and changed by the game of hockey.
Other locations: New Glasgow, N.S., Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., Ottawa, Cochrane, Ont., Black Diamond, Alta., Cowichan, B.C.
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