hometown-hockey-fullThe Scenic City is kicking off 2015 in a big way as the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour presented by Scotiabank and Dodge rolls into Owen Sound on January 3 & 4. The ultimate hockey festival will feature appearances by current Maple Leafs defencemen Morgan Reilly and Jake Gardiner, as well as NHL alumni Wayne Primeau and Darcy Tucker, alongside Canadian icon Ron MacLean.

The two-day hockey celebration gets underway Saturday, Jan. 3 at Noon ET from Bayshore Community Centre and concludes Sunday night following the Rogers Hometown Hockey outdoor viewing party. The game features the Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators, with a special pre-game show hosted live onsite by MacLean from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio at 6:30 p.m. ET on City, with three-time Olympic gold medallist Jennifer Botterill as well as NHL alumni and special guests.

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

· KidsZone with an inflatable mini-stick rink, face painting and Sportsnet Magazine cover photo shoot

· Outdoor Viewing Party on Sunday (Rogers Hometown Hockey)

· Scotiabank Community Locker Room with commemorative youth hockey jersey giveaways and interactive games

· Dodge Stow 'n' Go Challenge and a chance to win a Dodge Grand Caravan

· Personalized hockey pucks using the S Pen at the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 photo booth

· Sportsnet's Be a Broadcaster: call a hockey play alongside Sportsnet Central anchor Evanka Osmak

· McDonald's® Ball Hockey Rink with pick-up games and hockey skills competitions, including free McCafé® brewed coffee

· Interactive experiences inside the Rogers NHL GameCentre LIVE Trailer and GamePlus theatre

· Xbox One gaming area featuring hockey and blockbuster titles, plus prizes and giveaways

· Food stations including BeaverTails authentic Canadian treats

· A Warming Lodge with Muskoka chairs and a live feed of the evening's hockey games

Rogers Hometown Hockey: Event and Broadcast Details

Location: Bayshore Community Centre (1900 3rd Ave E., Owen Sound ON)

Saturday, Jan. 3 – Festival open from Noon to 7:30 p.m. ET

Sunday, Jan. 4 – Festival opens at Noon ET and runs through end of Rogers Hometown Hockey outdoor viewing party

· Tampa Bay Lightning vs. Ottawa Senators, 6:30 p.m. ET (City)

Rogers Cheer Like Never Before Contest

Leading up to the celebrations in Owen Sound, 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 Owen Sound on January 3 & 4. The winning team in each town will then be in the running to win the trip of a lifetime, including: a trip to an NHL game, VIP Game Day Experience, and perform their team cheer in an NHL dressing room. For full contest details visit www.hometownhockey.com

Source - City of Owen Sound