Hometown Hockey Tour stops into Halifax this November

Former NHL stars Cam Russell and Jean-Sébastien Giguère will be here, and Ron MacLean will host a live show

Published on October 25, 2016

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HALIFAX - Former NHL stars and a celebration of all things hockey will land in Halifax this November.

The Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour returns to Halifax Nov. 5 and 6, with appearances by former NHL players Cam Russell and Jean-Sébastien Giguère, plus broadcast hosts Ron MacLean and Tara Slone.

The weekend hockey celebration begins Nov.5 at noon in Alderney Landing, and finishes up Sunday evening following the Rogers Hometown Hockey outdoor viewing party.

The viewing party broadcast kicks off with a special pre-game show hosted live on site by MacLean and Slone from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio beginning at 8:30 p.m. on Sportsnet, followed by the game with the Winnipeg Jets vs. the New York Rangers.

The free hockey-themed weekend will include games, activities, live local entertainment and food trucks for the whole family, as well as a viewing room where you go inside the NHL Situation Room to advise on a challenged play, find out what’s it’s like to be on the ice, and more with virtual reality.

A full schedule is still to come. For more on the tour, go to hometownhockey.com.