Growing a Game For All: 22nd Annual Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada Spotlights Diversity and Inclusion, January 29 on Sportsnet
– Ron MacLean hosts 13.5-hour marathon hockey broadcast featuring all seven Canadian NHL teams in action, alongside cast of special guests –
January 27, 2022 – Canada’s biggest single-day hockey broadcast is back! Returning to screens coast-to-coast-to-coast for its 22nd season, Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada is set to get underway this Saturday, Jan. 29 starting at Noon ET / 9 a.m. PT on Sportsnet, Sportsnet 360, Citytv, SN NOW, NHL LIVE, OMNI and CBC . Featuring all Canadian NHL teams in action throughout the 13.5-hour broadcast, the show will also honour the trailblazers, activists and advocacy groups that are striving to create an inclusive and diverse sport for future generations.
Hosted by Ron MacLean from Scarborough, ON, the national Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada broadcast is set to feature five NHL matchups featuring all seven Canadian teams throughout the day (full broadcast schedule below). Complementing Sportsnet’s live NHL coverage throughout the day, Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada will also include a variety of special guests and features to promote the growth of inclusion and diversity in hockey. Features and guests include:
- No Typical Hockey Town – An essay narrated by Donnovan Bennett on the unique hockey talent that Scarborough, ON, has produced, including Wayne Simmonds, Tyler Toffoli, and Joel Ward who have all made their unique mark in the NHL. Scarborough’s stars explain how their hometown influenced their journey to the NHL.
- Opening Essay – Narrator Dave Bidini kicks off Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada with a look back at the history of hockey and the stories yet to be told as the game continues to grow.
- Scotiabank Hockey For All Feature – In a moving and powerful piece, Scotiabank Teammate and Sportsnet broadcaster Cassie Campbell-Pascall celebrates the growth and resilience of women’s hockey and stands up against the sport’s biggest critics.
- Music from Jake Clemons – Songs from Montreal resident and member of Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band will be featured throughout the broadcast, including his hit “Ayuda”.
- Vicky Sunohara – The three-time Olympic medallist and pride of Scarborough joins MacLean to talk about the growth of women’s hockey, her induction into the Scarborough Walk of Fame and her transition to coaching.
- Mayor John Tory – The Mayor of the City of Toronto laces up and joins MacLean on-ice to discuss the role the Greater Toronto Area community plays in creating inclusive hockey for all.
- Anson Carter – The NHL alum reflects on his journey from playing on Scarborough’s rinks to playing for some of the NHL’s most storied organizations to his current role in hockey media.
- Andrew Ference – The NHL alum and Stanley Cup champion joins the broadcast live from Edmonton.
Throughout the day-long celebration, MacLean will be joined by Sportsnet’s all-star roster of hockey analysts – including Scarborough’s own Anthony Stewart – and guest appearances from hockey legends Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Wendel Clarke, and Darcy Tucker, the Hockey Diversity Alliance’s Akim Aliu and PWHPA stars Kristen Richards and Shannon Stewart. Fans can visit sportsnet.ca/hockeyday and use the hashtag #HockeyDay on social media to join the conversation and celebrate the game with other fans across the country.
Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada Broadcast Schedule
*All games also available on SN NOW and NHL LIVE
Saturday, Jan. 29
12 p.m. ET / 9 a.m. PT – Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada: Celebrating the Game (Sportsnet and CBC)
- Host: Ron MacLean
12:30 p.m. ET / 9:30 a.m. PT – Anaheim Ducks @ Ottawa Senators (Sportsnet and CBC)
3 p.m. ET / Noon PT – Winnipeg Jets @ St. Louis Blues (Sportsnet and CBC)
- Play-by-Play: John Shorthouse; Game Analyst: Greg Millen
5:30 p.m. ET / 2:30 p.m. PT – Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada: Celebrating the Game (Sportsnet, Sportsnet 360 and CBC)
- Host: Ron MacLean
6:30 p.m. ET / 3:30 p.m. PT – Hockey Central Saturday (Sportsnet, Citytv and CBC)
- Remote Host: Ron MacLean
- Studio Host: David Amber; Studio Analysts: Jennifer Botterill, Kevin Bieksa, Elliotte Friedman, Kelly Hrudey and Jeff Marek
7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT – Toronto Maple Leafs @ Detroit Red Wings (Sportsnet)
7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT – Edmonton Oilers @ Montreal Canadiens (Citytv and CBC)
- Play-by-Play: Jack Michaels; Game Analyst: Louie Debrusk; Host: Kyle Bukauskas
- Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition (OMNI) – Play-by-Play: Mantar Bhandal; Analyst: Harpreet Pandher; Host: Amrit Gill; Studio Host: Randip Janda; Studio Analysts: Gurpreet Sian, Taqdeer Thindal
10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT – Vancouver Canucks @ Calgary Flames (Sportsnet and CBC)
- Play-by-Play: Harnarayan Singh; Game Analyst: Cassie Campbell-Pascall; Host: Scott Oake
- Hockey Night in Canada: Punjabi Edition (OMNI) – Studio Host: Janda; Studio Analysts: Sian, Thindal;Play-by-Play: Bhandal; Analyst: Pandher; Host: Gill
*Note: Schedule and commentator assignment is subject to change.
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