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A Hockey Homecoming: Rogers Hometown Hockey Returns to the Road, Starting March 19-21

February 28, 2022

News Releases

–  Fan-favourite Rogers Hometown Hockey festival to return for cross-country celebrations, beginning in the City of Lloydminster, March 19-21 –

– Live Rogers Hometown Hockey broadcasts with Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean and Tara Slone to anchor community viewing parties on Monday evenings –

February 28, 2022 – Following an extended hiatus, the Rogers Hometown Hockey presented by Hyundai and Desjardins festival is once again hitting the road to celebrate the nation’s love of the game in communities across Canada.

The free, family-friendly festival is set to resume in the City of Lloydminster from March 19-21, followed by stops in Grande Prairie, Edmonton and Prince George. Weekend festivities will include hockey-themed activities, local vendors and live entertainment each Saturday and Sunday, followed by a Monday evening community viewing party for the live Rogers Hometown Hockey broadcast hosted by Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean and Tara Slone.

The first return phase of the Rogers Hometown Hockey tour schedule will feature the following communities and Monday night broadcast matchups on Sportsnet:  

  • March 19-21 – City of Lloydminster | Monday broadcast: Montreal Canadiens @ Boston Bruins
  • March 26-28 – Grande Prairie, AB | Monday broadcast: Vancouver Canucks @ St. Louis Blues
  • April 1-4 – Edmonton, AB | Toronto Maple Leafs @ Tampa Bay Lightning
  • April 9-11 – Prince George, BC | Winnipeg Jets @ Montreal Canadiens

Returning to the road in its re-imagined format, Rogers Hometown Hockey festival protocols will be in compliance with the host community’s provincial health and safety guidelines. Enhanced measures may be implemented for community viewing parties. Tour organizers will continue to monitor and update festival protocols; full festival health & safety regulations are available here.

About the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour presented by Hyundai and Desjardins
The Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour shines the national spotlight on communities across Canada this season with a weekend of free outdoor hockey festivities for all ages. The celebrations culminate Monday night with an outdoor viewing party of an NHL game broadcast on Sportsnet and SN NOW, with Ron MacLean and Tara Slone hosting live on site from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio. For more information on the tour, please follow Rogers Hometown Hockey on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

About Sportsnet
Sportsnet is Canada’s #1 sports network. Uniting Canadians through sport, Sportsnet’s multimedia offerings include Sportsnet (consisting of four regional channels: East, Ontario, West, and Pacific), Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 360, Sportsnet World, the Sportsnet Radio Network,, SN NOW, the Sportsnet app, and podcasts. Sportsnet is the official Canadian NHL national multiplatform rights holder, and is the regional broadcaster for the Vancouver Canucks, Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, and Toronto Maple Leafs. Sportsnet also has extensive coverage of the Toronto Blue Jays and Toronto Raptors, as well as NBA, MLB, Grand Slam of Curling, National Bank Open presented by Rogers, FIBA, WWE, IndyCar, Super League Rugby, Premiership Rugby, Bundesliga, FA Women’s Super League, and FA Cup. Sportsnet is part of Rogers Sports & Media, which is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX, NYSE: RCI). Visit
About Rogers
Rogers is a proud Canadian company dedicated to making more possible for Canadians every day. Our founder, Ted Rogers, purchased his first radio station, CHFI™, in 1960. We have grown to become a leading technology and media company that strives to provide the very best in wireless, residential, sports, and media to Canadians and Canadian businesses. Our shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).