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TMTV/BCTV Kootenays welcomes CBC's Hockey Day In Canada

CBC's HOCKEY DAY IN CANADA drops the puck Jan. 13, 2007

CBC's Hockey Day in Canada decends on Nelson BC Jan 13, 2007. Host Ron MacLean will be front and centre in Nelson to pay tribute to Canada's great frozen game, alongside Don Cherry, Cassie Campbell, Scott Morrison and Dick Irvin. The 2007 edition of CBC'S HOCKEY DAY IN CANADA will honour Canada's countless hockey volunteers: the tireless individuals who are the backbone of the game at the grassroots level and who will do anything - including selling snacks and 50/50 tickets, making hot chocolate and driving cross country - to give kids a chance to play hockey.

Ron MacLean & Don Cherry

CBC'S HOCKEY DAY IN CANADA will also feature the traditional big-ticket NHL all-Canadian tripleheader, beginning with Montreal at Ottawa at 2 p.m. ET, followed by Vancouver at Toronto at 7 p.m. ET (available in High-Definition) and Edmonton at Calgary in the night-cap at 10 p.m. ET. (Please see full broadcast schedule below). CBC'S HOCKEY DAY IN CANADA

"We are very proud to once again be uniting Canadians everywhere to celebrate our great game," said Joel Darling, executive producer, CBC'S HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA. "And, we are also looking forward to commemorating the game's silent heroes: hockey volunteers. Grassroots hockey would not be what it is today without these individuals. We are inviting Canadians from coast to coast to participate in Hockey Day and join us in saluting volunteers everywhere."

During the 13.5 hour-long broadcast, CBC'S HOCKEY DAY IN CANADA will visit the following locations across the country, exploring the importance of our game to these communities: Nelson BC, Camrose Alberta, Whithorse Yukon, Regina Sask, Toronto Ontario and Tignish PEI.

CBC News chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge also heads west for the hockey celebration, as CBC NEWS: The National broadcasts from Nelson on Thursday, Jan. 11 at 10 p.m. on CBC Television and 9 p.m. ET/PT and 11 p.m. ET/PT on CBC Newsworld, while CBC news anchor Gloria Macarenko reports from Nelson on Friday, Jan. 12 as part of the CBC NEWS: Canada Now broadcast at 6:30 p.m. local time.

CBC Radio joins the excitement in Nelson on Friday, Jan. 12 beginning at 6 a.m. PT, as Kelowna's morning show Daybreak broadcasts live from the Prestige Hotel. At 12 noon PT, BC Almanac will broadcast to the entire province of British Columbia from Nelson, in addition to the Victoria, B.C. program All Points West at 4 p.m. PT.

CBC'S HOCKEY DAY IN CANADA celebration will also feature a live online chat with Kelly Hrudey and Drew Remenda on Jan. 13, as well as an exclusive online auction at cbc.ca/hockeyday. Featuring one-of-a-kind autographed hockey memorabilia graciously donated by the National Hockey League (NHL), Canadian NHL teams and the NHL Players' Association, the online auction launches on Dec. 23 at 6 p.m. ET and runs until 12 midnight ET on Jan. 14. Proceeds will go to minor hockey in British Columbia.

Located in the Selkirk Mountains, on the shore of Kootenay Lake in southeastern British Columbia, the city of Nelson was founded in 1886 and was originally called "Stanley" after Canada's Governor General, Lord Stanley. Nelson's hockey roots reach much further, however, producing great NHL talent including Danny Gare, Pat Price and Greg Adams. The small city was also the hometown of Lester and Frank Patrick, hockey's royal family, whom many credit with creating modern hockey with several innovations including the addition of blue lines, the forward pass, penalty shots and the playoff system.

Nelson's mayor, John Dooley, says "we are absolutely ecstatic that CBC has chosen Nelson to host Hockey Day ... This is a true winter sports community, and hockey is an integral component of culture in Nelson and the surrounding communities. It is wonderful that CBC is taking the initiative to bring their Hockey Day broadcast into rural communities such as Nelson and connecting us with the rest of Canada."

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Bad games hurt hockey marathon's TV ratings Globe and Mail - Toronto,Ontario,Canada Jan 15 Not unlike the countryside at the Hockey Day in Canada site of Nelson, BC, the CBC's audience numbers for the 13-hour celebration on Saturday were up and ...

Hockey Day formula growing old Globe and Mail -Toronto,Ontario,Canada Jan 15
The Saturday show started with breath-taking aerial shots from above the host town of Nelson, BC It quickly took us to the TV remotes in other communities ...

Hockey Day works despite sugar rush Toronto Star - Toronto,Ontario,Canada Jan 15
... On Ice if it weren't for all those reminders that Hockey Day In Canada was the biggest thing ever to hit Nelson, BC, since the mountains were formed. ...

It’s Hockey Day, again
Toronto Star - Toronto,Ontario,Canada The CBC invades Nelson, BC today as part of its annual celebration of hockey, also known as Hockey Day In Canada. You’d be excused if you thought that every ...

Hockey Day in Canada heads to Nelson, B.C. It's been called "Canada's Second National Anthem." It's heard on backyard rinks, frozen ponds across the country, the asphalt tarmac of an air base serving Canadian troops in Afghanistan — wherever Canadians gather with sticks in hand.

Taking Hockey Day in Canada to the next level
CBC News - Canada Jan 13, 2007
Having witnessed first hand in beautiful Nelson, BC, what Hockey Day means to a smaller community, and having already experienced it in a big city, ...

Hockey Day in Canada: 3 NHL Games Straight
Bodog Beat - San Jose,Costa Rica Jan 13, 2007
Live from Nelson, BC, Canada on January 13, 2007 is what 95 percent of Canadians wait for each year; Hockey Day in Canada. In case you don’t know what that ...

The one, the only ... Hockey Day in Canada
24 Hours Vancouver, Canada - 8 hours ago
By 24 HOURS NEWS SERVICES. Hello out there, we're on the air - it's hockey day today. Tomorrow is CBC's seventh annual Hockey Day in Canada, straight from ...

Face-off favourites
Toronto Sun, Canada - Jan 10, 2007
By RITA DEMONTIS, LIFESTYLE AND FOOD EDITOR. It's hockey day in the kitchen this coming Saturday when Canada's unofficial holiday heats up like a delicious ...

Hockey Day finds its 'perfect stage' in BC town
Ottawa Sun - Ottawa,Ontario,Canada
Excuse tiny Nelson, BC, if it feels like the centre of the hockey universe tomorrow. The town of 10000 in southeastern BC owes a fair chunk of its heritage ...

Start Hockey Day in Nelson by having breakfast with Ryan Walter Start Hockey Day in Nelson by having breakfast with Ryan Walter, Saturday
Jan 13 at 7 am in the Hume Room. Ryan will be speaking on “Feeding and Leading the Hungry
Spirit.”

Patrick brothers pioneers of modern hockey The siblings from Nelson, B.C., put a fresh stamp on the icy game, one that would crown them as the "first fathers of hockey" From CBC TV's Feature to air on Hockey Day In Canada.

Houston: Hockey Day: 'animal that just keeps growing' Globe and Mail - Toronto,Ontario,Canada Jan 11, 2007 -Tonight, Peter Mansbridge will be at the Hockey Day venue of Nelson, BC, to anchor The National. Thursday and Friday, the network has arranged for retired ...

From Brendan to you: a hockey-day recipe It's hockey immersion day on CBC this Saturday. Starting at 9 a.m., the 13th annual Hockey Day in Canada broadcast celebration will be 13 1/2 hours long and broadcasting live from Nelson, B.C. with host Ron MacLean.

Face-off favourites Toronto Sun - Canada Jan 10, 2007
13 at noon live from Nelson, BC, where host Ron MacLean, along with Don Cherry, Cassie Campbell, Scott Morrison and Dick Irvin will be front and centre to ...

"He shoots, he scores" will become "Tiro, rete." Globe & Mail Jan 12, 2006 - "Tiro, rete" is Italian for shot, goal. When the National Hockey League makes it debut on the specialty channel tomorrow night, "He shoots, he scores" will become "Tiro, rete." The CBC was given permission by the NHL to share its 7 p.m. (all times EST) Vancouver Canucks-Toronto Maple Leafs telecast with Telelatino or TLN as part of its Hockey Day in Canada coverage.

Capital City Ambassadors Attend BC’s First “Hockey Day in Canada” January 11, 2007, Nelson, BC…The Provincial Capital Commission (PCC) is sponsoring two young hockey players from the Capital to take part in a Novice tournament in Nelson BC, as part of CBC’s “Hockey Day in Canada” on January 13.

Hockey Week in Canada Celebrates 50 Years in Trail BC

The Trail Smoke Eaters are synonymous with hockey history, excellence and tradition in our Community and Canada. CCNMatthews Jan 11, 2007 - TRAIL B.C. Canada - Can you guess where Minor Hockey Week originated? It started in the only city that can claim two world hockey championship teams. If you guessed BC's "Home of Champions": Trail - you're a hockey history expert!

CBC NEWS: The National & Canada Now broadcasts from Nelson Jan 11, 2007 - CBC News chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge also heads west for the hockey celebration, as CBC NEWS: The National broadcasts from Nelson on Thursday, Jan. 11 at 10 p.m. on CBC Television and 9 p.m. ET/PT and 11 p.m. ET/PT on CBC Newsworld, while CBC news anchor Gloria Macarenko reports from Nelson on Friday, Jan. 12 as part of the CBC NEWS: Canada Now broadcast at 6:30 p.m. local time.

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