Hockey Day in Canada coming to P.E.I.

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Hockey Night in Canada's Ron MacLean and Don Cherry to be live outside Credit Union Place Feb. 11

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.


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Organizations: Credit Union Place, CBC, Confederation Centre

Geographic location: Canada, P.E.I., Prince Edward Island.Details Charlottetown Tignish

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Recent comments

    December 10, 2011 - 08:44

    It's great that Hockey PEI and Summerside are putting this event on for all hockey fans and players to get together . I thought the "A" Teams usually have a tournment in February.

  • Don Gunning Senior
    November 30, 2011 - 21:42

    Not just Politics,,it seems Hockey PEI and the Summerside Minor Hockey Assiocation have granted the Summerside Novice AA permission to change their Hockey Tournament that is usually held in Dec to Feb..2012 , the same dates that Hockey Days and their Clinics are being held..That's bad enought that all the lights will be on one team in Summerside but some teams have lost their ice time so this Tournament can go ahead...Do not think this is what Scotiabank Sponsors Hockey Days for.....Don S Gunning

  • Markie
    November 17, 2011 - 13:38

    I agree....let's get the politicians out of this picture. It's not the Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge. How about giving the opportunity to do any hob nobbing to our sports volunteers, coaches and young ones. If i see a picture of Grapes and Ghiz in the guardian, that will be sad.

  • Wyman MacKinnon Sudbury
    November 16, 2011 - 13:30

    Congrats P E I. This is great Do you think it would be possible to Invite our Blades on Ice champions .they are both Olympic Gold Medal Champions .Tessa and David would be great . After all Tessa is a fantastic role model for young girls and women and she is from Sudbury .

  • Welcome Don Cherry
    November 15, 2011 - 16:16

    should make them all wear Cherry jackets! Only Don can make his jackets look fantastic, he is the real draw. He makes HNIC and hockey day.

  • Wow
    November 15, 2011 - 14:06

    Robbie Ghiz looks like a real grinder and a team player! lol

  • come on
    November 15, 2011 - 13:11

    get the politicians out of this picture! can we get anything without ghiz throwing his face on it? Can he even skate?