TORONTO (June 2, 2015) – Big wheels keep on turning! Following a successful inaugural season that saw more than 175,000 Canadians visit the ultimate hockey festival in communities across the country, Rogers Hometown Hockey announced today that it will be returning for a second spectacular season. The announcement was made as part of the 2015 Rogers Upfront.
Kicking off in Kitchener, ON on October 10 & 11, 2015, host Ron MacLean and the two-day hockey celebration will roll into 24 new communities during the 2015/16 NHL season, with even more hockey festivities, bigger entertainment and special guests, and all new hockey stories. Due to its overwhelming success in Year 1, Rogers Hometown Hockey will also have a new broadcast home this season, airing on Sportsnet on Sunday nights.
“Rogers Hometown Hockey represents the essence of hockey in this country,” said Scott Moore, President, Sportsnet & NHL Properties, Rogers. “Sundays have quickly become an established destination night for hockey fans, which will now be available on the home of hockey in Canada – Sportsnet. We’re excited to share this experience with 24 new communities across the country this upcoming season and continuing to grow the game at a grassroots level.”