15th Annual Hockey Day In Canada This Saturday On CBC, City, Sportsnet

With over 13 hours of coverage, the 15th annual Hockey Day In Canada takes place this Saturday from Halifax, Nova Scotia. It will feature an NHL triple-header included in the five national games taking place featuring all seven Canadian teams. Also included is a CHL double-header on Friday and Saturday night from Halifax.

George Stroumboulopoulos will be front-and-centre hosting from the Hockey Central studio in Toronto, while Ron MacLean will be on-location at the Outdoor Oval in Halifax. Kelly Hrudey, Elliotte Friedman and Nick Kypreos join Stroumboulopoulos in Toronto, with Don Cherry, Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Jennifer Botterill, and NHL alumni including Wendel Clark, Lanny McDonald and Guy Carbonneau joining MacLean in Halifax.

The broadcast will also visit the following communities throughout the day:

  • South Delta, BC (Ladner Leisure Centre) – Sportsnet’s James Cybulski will be joined by former Canucks goalie Kirk McLean
  • Downsview, ON (Scotiabank Pond) – Sportsnet’s Carly Agro will be joined by former Leafs forward Shayne Corson
  • Chambly, QC (Isatis Sport Chambly) – Sportsnet’s Chantal Desjardins will be joined by former Habs goalie Jose Theodore

Back-to-back Halifax Moosehead games from Scotiabank Centre will highlight the CHL part of the broadcast with games on Friday night (7pm ET on Sportsnet) and on Saturday night (7pm ET on Sportsnet). Host Rob Faulds will be joined by analysts John Shannon and Todd Warriner, while RJ Broadhead calls play-by-play alongside analyst Sam Cosentino. Saturday’s game features a special ceremonial puck drop with MacLean and Cherry.

The full schedule is below. All times are Eastern.

  • Noon – Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada: Celebrating the Game – Part 1 (CBC, Sportsnet)
  • 2 p.m. – Edmonton Oilers vs. Ottawa Senators (CBC, Sportsnet)
  • 5 p.m. – Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada: Celebrating the Game – Part 2 (CBC, Sportsnet)
  • 5 p.m. – Hockey Central (SN360)
  • 6:30 p.m. – Hockey Central Saturday (CBC, Sportsnet, SN1 and City excluding Toronto)
  • 7 p.m. – Winnipeg Jets vs. Detroit Red Wings (City)
  • 7 p.m. – Montreal Canadiens vs. Toronto Maple Leafs (CBC)
  • 7 p.m. – Cape Breton Screaming Eagles vs. Halifax Mooseheads (Sportsnet)
  • 10 p.m. – Vancouver Canucks vs. Calgary Flames (CBC)
  • 10 p.m. – Washington Capitals vs. Los Angeles Kings (SN1)
  • 1 a.m. – Hockey Night in Canada Post-Game (CBC)

Commentator pairings can be found in the weekly NHL Schedule post.

2 thoughts on “15th Annual Hockey Day In Canada This Saturday On CBC, City, Sportsnet

  1. Halifax’s arena is known as the Scotiabank Centre and not Scotiabank Place, which was the old name of the Canadian Tire Centre. Mind you, most people still call the arena the Halifax Metro Centre, which was the old mame. I’ll probably watch the Mooseheads both nights they’re on since the Leafs aren’t looking too good these days and the Mooseheads are my local team.

    • Thanks for the clarification. The Sportsnet press release actually said Place instead of Centre and I thought it was wrong at the time, but I figured they knew these things better than me.

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