Local hockey fans will be receiving a special holiday gift this year when the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour presented by Scotiabank and Dodge makes a stop in Mississauga on Saturday, December 22 and Sunday, December 23.
Rogers announced last night during Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Final that Mississauga is one of five communities where special milestones will be celebrated during the 25-stop tour as part of the 2018-2019 National Hockey League (NHL) season.
“Our City is honoured to be hosting Rogers Hometown Hockey for the first time in the heart of Mississauga. Hockey is traditionally top of mind during the holidays as families are looking for fun ways to celebrate and spend time together,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “This incredible event will allow our City to celebrate its deep hockey roots and showcase Mississauga to Canadians right across the country. I am extremely excited for our residents to have the opportunity to participate in this festival.”
It will be the fifth annual holiday broadcast airing nationally on Sportsnet.
Rogers Hometown Hockey
celebrates Canada’s hockey heritage through family-friendly activities, world-class storytelling, and star-studded guest appearances and musical acts. The free festival concludes every Sunday with an outdoor viewing party of the Sportsnet broadcast of an NHL game hosted by Ron MacLean
and Tara Slone
Mississauga’s hockey heritage runs deep with many prominent NHL players coming from the city. This list includes NHL all-stars John Tavares and Jason Spezza and former hockey greats Paul Coffey and the late Johnny Bower, just to name a few.
Complete tour details, including full schedule, remaining communities, broadcast matchups and festival information, will be revealed at a later date.
Carley Smith DeBenedictis
Supervisor, Media and Public Information
City of Mississauga
905-615-3200, ext. 4203