Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour will be in Cornwall for a celebration of hockey on Saturday March 17th and Sunday March 18th.
“This is going to be incredible, what a great way to end March Break,” says Lorne Taillon, Leisure Arts Co-ordinator with the City of Cornwall. There will be fun and free activities for all ages at the Cornwall Civic Complex all weekend long.”
TV celebrities Ron MacLean and Tara Slone will be in Cornwall to host the weekend and will be joined by NHL alumni Shayne Corson and Chris Neil.
The two-day hockey festival begins on Saturday, March 17 at 12 pm at the Cornwall Civic Complex and will conclude Sunday evening following the Rogers Hometown Hockey outdoor viewing party.
Viewers across the nation will learn more about Cornwall via the Hometown broadcast that kicks off Sunday evening with a special pre-game show hosted live on site by MacLean and Slone from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio. The featured game between the Dallas Stars and the Winnipeg Jets follows. Viewers will also want to watch for a special look back at the 1980 and 1981 Cornwall Royals, who won back-to-back Memorial Cups. Such stand-out names as Doug Gilmour, Dale Hawerchuk and Marc Crawford led the team to these consecutive titles.