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Hometown Hockey to make a stop in Kamloops

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September 06, 2017 - 10:45 AM

KAMLOOPS - As another NHL season prepares to get underway, it means another year of Hometown Hockey.

This year, one of B.C.'s four stops will include Kamloops. It'll be the only stop in the Southern Interior this year.

In a news release, Rogers Hometown Hockey says they'll be stopping in 24 communities across the country for the festival's fourth time.

Hometown Hockey will kick off in Niagra Falls, Ont. on Oct. 8 and head both east and west before stopping in B.C.

The province's first stop will be in Surrey on Dec. 10, followed by Williams Lake on Jan. 7, and Kamloops on Jan. 14 when the Canucks face off against the Minnesota Wild.

Hometown Hockey is a two-day festival which is free of charge and open to fans of all ages. It'll feature live entertainment, local celebrities, NHL alumni and family-friendly activities.

Ron MacLean and Tara Slone will be hosting the festival for Sportsnet. MacLean says in the release he's looking forward to stopping in Williams Lake, a community that was hit by wildfires this summer.

"From having the honour of being on (Royal Military College) campus over Remembrance Day weekend to shining a light on the recovery efforts in Williams Lake come January, Rogers Hometown Hockey connects Canadians all across the country,” MacLean says. “Every Sunday, we pull out the hockey roadmap and discover a part of Canada and ourselves."

For more information, go here.

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