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It’s Hockey Day In Canada

HDIC is not on NHL Network US this year, so hopefully many of you can pick-up the CBC broadcast.

February, 2013 – Peterborough, ON, serves as the primary backdrop for CBC’s coverage of the 13th Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada on Saturday, February 9, while communities all across the country are also celebrating the national pastime. Throughout the day-long broadcast next Saturday, CBC brings viewers stories of people and communities who embody this year’s theme of ‘Heart’, including live look-ins from events taking place across Canada, bringing people together through the game we love.

This year’s broadcast begins at 12 noon ET/9 a.m. PT with Ron MacLean live from Peterborough and the Under the Lock Hockey Tournament at the Peterborough Lift Lock National Historic Site on the Trent-Severn Waterway. Don Cherry joins MacLean later in the day as the scene shifts to an OHL game between the Peterborough Petes and Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds. From there, MacLean and Cherry will be joined by NHL Alumni to bring Canadians a full day of exciting events.

Banff, AB, joins in the celebrations on February 9 with Banff National Park’s SnowDays Festival finale featuring the “Take It To The Street” three-on-three ball hockey tournament on the town’s main street, Banff Avenue. CBC’s Doug Dirks reports live from the event as more than 30 teams compete for the grand prize.

Game coverage begins at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT with the Edmonton Oilers visiting the Detroit Red Wings, while the Winnipeg Jets play host to the Ottawa Senators. Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada continues following the first games with more from MacLean as well as live look-ins from the celebratory events taking place across the country.

Scotiabank Hockey Tonight leads viewers into the evening set of games at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT, followed by an Original Six match-up that sees the Toronto Maple Leafs travel to Montreal to take on the rival Canadiens at 7 p.m. ET/ 4 p.m. PT. The final game of the night has the Calgary Flames taking on the Canucks in Vancouver at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT followed by After Hours with Scott Oake and Kelly Hrudey.

Viewers can connect with CBC and Scotiabank leading up to and throughout Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada online at CBCSports.ca/HockeyDay, on Facebook, and on Twitter by following @CBCHockeyDay and @ScotiaHockey and using #hockeyday.

Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada broadcast schedule:

Saturday, February 9

·         12 noon ET – Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada: Celebrating the Game (Part I)

·         2 p.m. ET – Edmonton Oilers @ Detroit Red Wings (Alberta West and Windsor (ON))

·         2 p.m. ET – Winnipeg Jets @ Ottawa Senators (Saskatchewan East)

·         5 p.m. ET – Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada: Celebrating the Game (Part II)

·         6:30 p.m. ET – Scotiabank Hockey Tonight

·         7 p.m. ET – Toronto Maple Leafs @ Montreal Canadiens (National)

·         10 p.m. ET – Calgary Flames @ Vancouver Canucks (National)

·         1 a.m. ET – After Hours with Scott Oake and Kelly Hrudey

*All games also available live online at CBCSports.ca for Canadian IPs.

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Steve in San Francisco's avatar

According to my proverbial “local listings” Hockey Tonite is on NHL Network (as per normal) followed by the Leafs/Habs game. The late Flames/Canucks game is not, however.

Posted by Steve in San Francisco on 02/09/13 at 03:54 PM ET

Paul's avatar

Correct harken23, but all the festivities of HDIC are not on.  NHL Net US used to show the whole day, this year they are not.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 02/09/13 at 03:56 PM ET

Steve in San Francisco's avatar

Understood. Just wanted to clear that up. Also, wouldn’t showing the HDIC festivities be a fabulous way to garner interest in the game after a messy lockout that put off a lot of fans, esp in the US? Too bad that’s not a priority the league seems to have…

Posted by Steve in San Francisco on 02/09/13 at 04:06 PM ET

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