Weekend to feature Sportsnet broadcasters, NHL alumni, live entertainment and hockey activities for the whole family
Aurora, ON – Canada's ultimate touring hockey festival, Rogers Hometown Hockey, is back for 2018 and will be rolling into Aurora on December 8 and 9. Aurora's rich hockey culture will be featured on the weekly Sunday broadcast, which is shown nationally on Sportsnet.
"We are absolutely thrilled to be hosting Rogers Hometown Hockey right here in Aurora," says Mayor Geoffrey Dawe. "Our community is a true sports town and hockey has always been a part of our heritage and culture. We are excited to welcome Canadian hockey fans into our community and to showcase the wonderful people and history that make our town so special."
The event will feature broadcast hosts Ron MacLean and Tara Slone, meet-and-greet opportunities with local celebrities, live entertainment and family-friendly activities. The festival runs from Saturday to Sunday evening and will culminate with an outdoor viewing party of that weekend's NHL games broadcast hosted by Ron and Tara.
During the Aurora event, Rogers Hometown Hockey will air the following doubleheader on Sportsnet:
- Montreal Canadiens vs. Chicago Blackhawks at 5:30 p.m.
- Calgary Flames vs. Edmonton Oilers at 9 p.m.
A highlight of the weekend will be a rousing Ontario Junior Hockey League (OJHL) matchup between northern York Region rivals, the Aurora Tigers and the Newmarket Hurricanes. The game will take place at the Aurora Community Centre on Saturday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m.
As plans for the two-day festival evolve, information will be posted to aurora.ca/hometownhockey and all Town social media feeds. To access a list of all Town social media accounts, visit aurora.ca.