Hockey Night in Canada's Ron MacLean and Don Cherry to be live outside Credit Union Place Feb. 11
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The press conference to announce details for Hockey Day in Canada on Tuesday involved outfitting a few politicians with the official P.E.I. jersey for the event. From left, are David Noel, with title sponsor Scotia bank, Charlottetown Deputy Mayor Stu MacFadyen, Premier Robert Ghiz, Summerside Mayor Basil Stewart, Joel Darling, director of sports partnerships for CBC, and Rob Newson, chair of the local organizing committee.
Who knew six-time Stanley Cup champion Bryan Trottier could sing?
Well, he can and the former NHLer is bringing his act to Charlottetown.
It’s one of dozens of events being organized for Hockey Day in Canada, Feb. 8-11, across Prince Edward Island.
Details were unveiled at a press conference in Charlottetown this morning.
Hockey Night in Canada host Ron MacLean will anchor coverage on Feb. 11 live from outside Credit Union Place. He’ll be joined by sidekick Don Cherry for a live Coach’s Corner.
Peter Mansbridge and The National will tentatively broadcast live from somewhere on P.E.I. That portion of the program is listed as tentative due to the potential that breaking news could change CBC’s plans.
Some of the more recognizable names coming to P.E.I. to take part include Lanny MacDonald, Wendel Clark, Mark Napier, P.J. Stock, Gord Stellick and Cassie Campbell, who just happens to have family on P.E.I.
Hockey Day in Canada is more like a week-long event, one which will include a series of minor hockey clinics and a Stanley Cup relay across the province. Lord Stanley’s historic trophy will visit communities from Tignish to Souris, Feb. 8-10.
And a special concert will take place at Confederation Centre of the Arts, featuring Sarah Harmer, Chris Murphy from Sloan, Liam Corcoran from Two Hours Traffic and, yes, Stanley Cup champion Bryan Trottier.
On the web: www.hockeyday2012.ca