TORONTO - Hockey Day in Canada is headed east to the banks of the Atlantic Ocean to celebrate Canada’s beloved game from Halifax.
The annual hockey tradition will take place on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, with Ron MacLean hosting the festivities.
“This is fantastic news for hockey-mad Halifax” said Mayor Mike Savage in a release. “With locally-grown heroes like Nathan MacKinnon and Sidney Crosby, and championship teams like the Halifax Mooseheads, Halifax is a natural home for Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada. We’re extremely proud to host an event which celebrates Canada’s game and showcases our contribution to its bright future.”
The 13-hour broadcast will be headlined by an NHL tripleheader, featuring five national game broadcasts with all seven Canadian NHL teams in action. Additional details surrounding Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada will be announced in the coming months.
This marks the 15th anniversary of the annual hockey broadcast. Past Maritime hosts include Prince Edward Island (2012), Campbellton, N.B. (2009) and Windsor, N.S. (2002).