Hockey Day in Canada Schedule

Canada’s hockey holiday is just around the corner! TIM HORTONS HOCKEY DAY IN CANADA raises the curtain on its 10th annual broadcast, Saturday, Jan. 30, at 12 noon ET. Ron MacLean hosts live from the William Allman Arena in Stratford, Ont., with Don Cherry, Scott Morrison, Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Jeff Marek, Dick Irvin and Wendel Clark.

The 2010 edition of TIM HORTONS HOCKEY DAY IN CANADA focuses on “Teams”, looking back at some of the great team experiences created by the game and how teamwork on the ice has shaped not only the sport, but the very fabric of the country.

With satellite locations in St John’s, Nfld., Ottawa, Gimli, Man., Estevan, Sask., Auburn Bay, Alta. and Victoria, B.C., Canadians will be able to enjoy a host of community events taking place across the country during TIM HORTONS HOCKEY DAY IN CANADA:

St John’s, Nfld. (Satellite Location) – P.J. Stock and Rob Zamuner will be on hand with the NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund to donate 50 complete sets of hockey equipment to young, underprivileged hockey players.

Ottawa, Ont. (Satellite Location) – CBC News’ Evan Solomon will brave the elements to host the Senators’ alumni team shinny game on the famed Rideau Canal.

Gimli, Man. (Satellite Location) – CBC’s Mitch Peacock will be rinkside covering all the action from the Gimli Minor Hockey Pee Wee Tournament

Estevan, Sask. (Satellite Location) – Karin Larsen follows the Estevan Atom and Novice girls hockey tournament being played over the weekend.

Auburn Bay, Alta. (Satellite Location) – Scott Oake and Kelly Hrudey report live from a local 3-on-3 tournament on the lake of a relatively new community trying to forge a sense of community through hockey.

Victoria, B.C. (Satellite Location) – Scott Russell hosts from the Hockey Night in Canada Presents Play-On 4th annual National Championships, as 30 teams compete for the Redwood Cup and the title of “Canada’s Greatest Street Hockey Players”.

TIM HORTONS HOCKEY DAY IN CANADA will also present several stories highlighting the people, places and events that have shaped the frozen game, including:

·         “The Team Behind the Team” – Cassie Campbell-Pascall looks at the strong support team behind the Canadian National Women’s hockey team.

  • “Tim Hortons Coming Home” Two-time Stanley Cup winner Tim Taylor returns to his hometown of Stratford following a 13-year NHL career.
  • “Starting Over” – Colorado Avalanche left winger Wojtek Wolski discusses how hockey gave his family a fresh start when they emigrated from Poland to Canada.
  • “She’s Got Legs” – Irene Bryson may just be Canada’s oldest women’s hockey player, and the 81-year-old grandmother from Newmarket, Ont. has no plans of stopping anytime soon.
  • “The secret of 1987” – Scott Morrison examines the 1987 Canada Cup team to find out what it was that made them so great.

At 2 p.m. ET, the all-Canadian NHL tripleheader takes centre stage as the Senators host Montreal at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, followed by Scotiabank Hockey Tonight, at 6:30 p.m. ET. The Vancouver Canucks face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre, at 7 p.m. ET, while Calgary hosts Edmonton in the nightcap of the triple bill, at 10 p.m. ET.

CBC News chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge will be in town for the hockey celebration, as CBC NEWS The National broadcasts live from Stratford, on Thursday, Jan. 28 and Friday, Jan. 29, at 10 p.m. local on CBC Television, and 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET/PT on CBC News Network.

CBC News Network will be on-site Thursday, Jan. 28 and Friday, Jan. 29 with Jeff Marek filing sports reports. CBC Radio sportscaster Scott Regehr will be live from the lobby of the William Allman Memorial Arena on Thursday, Jan. 28 and Friday, Jan. 29. Regehr provides sportscasts each morning across the country to Toronto, Stratford, Windsor, Regina, Vancouver and other locations across Canada. Early risers in Stratford are welcome to come and take in the action, beginning at 5:30 a.m. on Thursday and Friday. CBC Radio programs Ontario Morning with host Wei Chen, Fresh Air with host Mary Ito and Ontario Today with host Rita Celli will also provide coverage.

HNIC Radio on SIRIUS and host Jeff Marek will be live on-site in Stratford with special guests throughout the week, on SIRIUS Satellite Radio’s Channels 97 and 127, from 4 to 7 p.m. ET. On Friday, Jan. 29, HNIC Radio on SIRIUS will broadcast from the Tom Patterson Theatre in Stratford.  The program, open to the public, will include a special guest appearance from Don Cherry as well as Glenn Healy, Stratford native and former NHL player Tim Taylor.  HNIC Radio on SIRIUS features intelligent hockey talk and insight and debate, keeping fans up-to-date on all the breaking news and issues from the world of hockey.

Leading up to TIM HORTONS HOCKEY DAY IN CANADA, the town of Stratford is hosting a number of events, school and hospital visits with local and national celebrities in anticipation of the big day. On Tuesday, Jan. 26, the puck drops at William Allman Arena for an NHL Alumni game, at 8:15 p.m. ET, featuring alumni from the Detroit Red Wings taking on alumni from the Toronto Maple Leafs. Greats participating in the game include Ted Lindsay, Wendel Clark, Bob Probert, Darren McCarty, Rick Vaive, Stratford’s own Tim Taylor and more. On Wednesday, Jan. 27, the legendary Randy Bachman will be in concert at the Festival Theatre in Stratford, at 8 p.m. ET. For tickets, please contact the box office at: 519-273-1600 or 1-800-567-1600.

Beginning Friday, Jan. 29, the legendary Stanley Cup and a collection of NHL trophies will be on display in Stratford at the Optimist Hall. Also on Friday, Jan. 29, the Stratford Rotary Complex will hold a community reception banquet, hosted by Peter Mansbridge.  To close out the celebrations at home, Stratfodites cheer on the hometown Cullitons as they face off against the St. Mary’s Lincolns at the William Allman Arena, on Jan. 30, at 7:30 p.m. ET, a game which will form the backdrop for CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada’s 7 p.m. ET broadcast. A complete day-by-day schedule of the events in Stratford can be viewed at www.city.stratford.on.ca/cbc/communityschedule.asp

For the first time ever, TIM HORTONS HOCKEY DAY IN CANADA will broadcast an NHL game in the language of Inuktitut. The 2 p.m. ET game featuring Ottawa and Montreal will be called by CBC North broadcaster Charlie Panigoniak as part of TIM HORTONS HOCKEY DAY IN CANADA. The 7 p.m. ET game between Vancouver and Toronto and 10 p.m. ET game between Calgary and Edmonton will be available in Punjabi with Parminder Singh handling play-by-play duties and Harnarayan Singh providing analysis. The Punjabi broadcasts will be available free to Bell TV subscribers on channel 249; to Rogers Digital Cable subscribers in Ontario and New Brunswick on channel 401; and to Shaw Digital Cable subscribers in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba on channel 333.  Inuktitut-language broadcasts will be available to Bell TV subscribers on channel 249, and Shaw Digital Cable subscribers on channel 333.  All broadcasts will also be available live and on-demand at CBCSports.ca.

Other elements of TIM HORTONS HOCKEY DAY IN CANADA festivities include an exclusive online auction in conjunction with the NHLPA Goals & Dreams fund. Details can be found at CBCSports.ca/hockeyday. Featuring one-of-a-kind autographed memorabilia graciously donated by Tim Hortons, the NHLPA, NHL and Canadian NHL teams, this year’s auction includes autographed Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin jerseys, and a special Gibson Les Paul studio guitar signed by Ron MacLean, Don Cherry and Randy Bachman. The online auction runs until 11:59 p.m. ET, on Monday, Feb. 1. Proceeds from the auction will go to THE HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA HELP FUND (For more information, go to CBCSports.ca/hockey).


Hockey fans can visit CBCSports.ca/hockeyday for live and on-demand streaming ofTIM HORTONS HOCKEY DAY IN CANADA, including coverage from the satellite locations, the three all-Canadian match-ups and much more.

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