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Posted on: March 6, 2017

Rogers Hometown Hockey weekend - what you need to know

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A tailgate party before the Battle of the Badges charity hockey game will officially kickoff the Rogers Hometown Hockey weekend in Lloydminster.

Local hockey fans are invited to join the Lloydminster RCMP and Lloydminster Fire Department in the northwest parking lot of the Centennial Civic Centre between 6-6:45 p.m. on Friday, March 10, 2017; the Battle of the Badges game will follow at 7 p.m.

The tailgate party will feature:
- Equipment displays from the RCMP and Fire Department
- Live entertainment
- Mascot dance competition
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Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour presented by Scotiabank and Dodge is heading to Lloydminster, AB/SK, for a weekend celebration of hockey on March 11 and 12. This ultimate hockey festival will feature appearances by broadcast hosts Ron MacLean and Tara Slone, as well as former NHLer Darcy Tucker.

The two-day hockey celebration gets underway Saturday, March 11 at noon MT in the heart of downtown Lloydminster (corner of 50th Avenue and 50th Street), and concludes Sunday evening following the Rogers Hometown Hockey outdoor viewing party. The evening’s broadcast kicks off with a special pre-game show hosted live on site by MacLean and Slone from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio beginning at 4:30 p.m. MT on Sportsnet followed by a showdown between the Montreal Canadiens and Edmonton Oilers.

Rogers Hometown Hockey Festival details

The free hockey-themed weekend will feature games, activities, live local entertainment and food trucks for the whole family, including:

  • Rogers Fan Hub: Helping fans be fans, the Fan Hub features innovative and technology-driven interactive experiences, showcasing virtual and augmented reality to unite fans in their passion for the game. Plus, fans can stay warm with free hot chocolate on site.

  • Rogers NHL Viewing Room: Fans can go inside the NHL Situation Room to advise on a challenged play (just like NHL officials), as well as find out what’s it’s like to be on the ice, get close to players, and more, with Virtual Reality experiences. Fans can also view the game in new ways with the different GamePlus™ camera angles exclusive to Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE™.

  • Scotiabank Community Locker Room: Features meet and greets with NHL Alumni, interactive games and highlights from recent NHL matchups, and a Scotia Hockey Club commemorative jersey giveaway for youth 16 and under.

  • The Dodge Family Zone: Features the famous Stow ‘N Go Challenge hockey-themed obstacle course and the chance for a family to win $5,000 for their local minor hockey association and a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica.

  • McDonald’s® Ball Hockey Rink: Features pick-up games and hockey skills competitions, as well as free McCafé® premium roast brewed coffee on site.

  • Dr. Oetker Giuseppe Pizzeria: Fans can enjoy a free slice of Giuseppe Pizzeria right out of the oven, and play Giuseppe Stack-a-Puck to win a rooftop experience.

  • Playmobil: Fans have the chance to face off against friends and family with the PLAYMOBIL NHL Arena and its lineup of NHL figures.

Rogers Hometown Hockey event and broadcast details

LOCATION: Downtown Lloydminster – Corner of 50th Avenue and 50th Street
TIME: Saturday, March 11 – Festival open from noon to 6 p.m. MT Sunday, March 12 – Festival opens at noon MT and runs through the end of the Rogers Hometown Hockey outdoor viewing party
  • Montreal Canadiens vs. Edmonton Oilers at 4:30 p.m. MT on Sportsnet

Rogers Cheer Like Never Before Contest

Leading up to the celebrations in Lloydminster, local hockey teams have an opportunity to win the ultimate hockey experience as part of the Cheer Like Never Before contest. Teams can upload a video of their team cheer, with the Top 5 vote-getters invited to take part in the festivities when the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour visits Lloydminster, March 11 and 12. For full contest details, visit www.hometownhockey.com.
Rogers Hometown Hockey Trick Shot Contest

In the inaugural Rogers Hometown Hockey Trick Shot Contest, trick shot aficionados can sign up on site for a chance to show off their skills and win a VIP trip to the MasterCard Memorial Cup in 2017. Competitors will vie for the title in front of a panel of judges who will crown a winner at each stop. All 24 local winners will then face off in a national contest in Hamilton, ON, where the best trick shot will be revealed in the final Rogers Hometown Hockey broadcast. For full contest details, visit the Rogers Fan Hub at the festival.

Social Media

  • Website www.hometownhockey.com
  • Like Rogers Hometown Hockey on Facebook
  • Follow @HometownHockey_#HometownHockey on Twitter
  • Follow @HometownHockey on Instagram
  • Follow “hometownhockey” on Snapchat

About the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour presented by Scotiabank and Dodge

The Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour will roll into 24 communities across Canada this season with a weekend of free outdoor hockey festivities for all ages, culminating in an outdoor viewing party of an NHL game broadcast every Sunday on Sportsnet, with Ron MacLean and Tara Slone hosting live on site from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio. Following Lloydminster, the tour will visit Ottawa on March 18 and 19 for the 21st of 24 stops. For more information on the tour, please visit www.hometownhockey.com

About Rogers

Rogers is a leading diversified Canadian communications and media company that’s working to deliver a great experience to our customers every day. We are Canada’s largest provider of wireless communications services and one of Canada’s leading providers of cable television, high-speed Internet, information technology, and telephony services to consumers and businesses. Through Rogers Media, we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, sports, televised and online shopping, magazines, and digital media. 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).

Media Contacts

Meghann Cox, Rogers,
meghann.cox@rci.rogers.com,
416.258.3296

Sónia Brum, Rogers,
sonia.brum@rci.rogers.com,
647.338.7381
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