Hockey Day set for multicultural experience

CBC's Hockey Day In Canada will add a multicultural twist to its eighth annual broadcast on Saturday in Winkler, Man.

CBC's Hockey Day In Canada will add a multicultural twist to its eighth annual broadcast on Saturday in Winkler, Man.

CBC will break new ground with multi-language options available live and online exclusively at CBCSports.ca.

The game featuring the Detroit Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs (CBC, 3 p.m. ET) at Air Canada Centre will be available in Mandarin, with University of Toronto students Yutong Zhao and Zhen Jiang calling the action.

The contest between Montreal and Ottawa (CBC, 7 p.m. ET) will be available in Hindi and called by Sheridan College broadcast journalism post-graduate students Priya Sharma and Sapna Singh.

At 10 p.m. ET, Colorado and Vancouver will be available online in Cantonese, with Alex Chum of Omni Television handling the play-by-play duties alongside Bill Tang.

"CBC's Hockey Day in Canada is a chance for all Canadians to celebrate the game," said Joel Darling, director of production, CBC Sports.

"In that spirit, this is an exciting and unique opportunity for us to celebrate and introduce the game to new audiences. CBCSports.ca provides us with an ideal platform to provide additional language options."