Media Advisory 2018 Scotiabank Hockey Day In Canada Event Schedule Announced

City of Corner Brook
Media Advisory



October 25, 2017:

Details were released today for Canada’s annual Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada celebration that will take place in Corner Brook, NL, from Wednesday, January 17, to Saturday, January 20, 2018. The festivities will include family-friendly activities and special events throughout the week and an all-day live NHL® broadcast featuring all seven Canadian teams on Saturday.

A listing of local events is as follows:

Wednesday, January 17:

The Music of Hockey with Ron MacLean

Stanley Cup arrival and opening night reception at Marble Mountain hosted by Ron MacLean and including NHL alumni

Thursday, January 18:

Community school visits and hockey clinics

Kids get up close and personal with NHL alumni and the Stanley Cup through school assemblies and on-ice skills clinics

Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada Banquet

An exclusive evening of hockey storytelling with NHL alumni and Sportsnet personalities including MacLean and Don Cherry

Friday, January 19:

Breakfast with the Cup

An opportunity for the community to see and take photos with the Stanley Cup

Community school and retirement home visits and hockey clinics

Kids and seniors get up close and personal with NHL alumni and the Stanley Cup through school assemblies, retirement home visits, and on-ice skills clinics

NHL Alumni & Corner Brook Royals Classic

 A battle between NHL and Corner Brook Royals Alumni


Friday Night Kitchen Party

A post-game celebration with live musical entertainment featuring Bidini Band, Bryan Trottier, and local artists

Saturday, January 20:

Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada Live National Broadcast

A full-day national broadcast of Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada on Sportsnet, featuring all seven Canadian teams in action


Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada Outdoor Festival

The festival will include a pancake breakfast, parade, giveaways, visits from NHL alumni and the Stanley Cup, and kids hockey clinics


Scotiabank Community HockeyFest

            An on- and off-ice clinic for Corner Brook minor hockey players

A number of hockey celebrities and broadcast talent are scheduled to take part in the Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada celebrations including:


Sportsnet and Hockey Night in Canada Talent

  • Ron MacLean, Don Cherry, Bob Cole, Cassie Campbell-Pascall, Ken Reid, Evanka Osmak, Stephen Brunt

NHL Alumni

  • Lanny McDonald, Darcy Tucker, Mark Napier, Glenn Healy, Wendel Clark, Darren Langdon, Bryan Trottier

​​Musical Talent

  • D​ave Bidini and Bidini Band
  • Kim Stockwood, Sherman Downey, Jody Richardson​
  • Various local artists


 “Corner Brook is very proud to host the 2018 Hockey Day in Canada. We are a City with unique spirit and a deep-seated love for the game of hockey. We look forward to sharing the beauty of our City and showcasing our exceptional citizens.”

Mayor of Corner Brook, Jim Parsons

 “This is our eighth year as title sponsor of Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada. Not only are we bringing a series of unique events to the community of Corner Brook, we are also celebrating an important milestone. Since 2008, Scotiabank has helped support one million kids and counting through our support of community hockey across Canada. Young people are our future leaders and Scotiabank’s goal is to help ensure that they have the necessary skills and resources they need to support their success.”

David Yetman, Branch Manager Scotiabank, Corner Brook

“We are thrilled to be back hosting Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada in Newfoundland for the second time in its 18 year history. Corner Brook will provide a wonderful backdrop as we celebrate ‘Hockey Heroes’ across the country through stories of Canada’s love affair with the game. The Stanley Cup, various NHL Alumni and Sportsnet talent, including Don Cherry, will all be part of the four-day festival that will culminate on Saturday with all the Canadian teams in action.”

Joel Darling, Executive Producer, NHL Special Events, Sportsnet

“In partnership with Scotiabank and Sportsnet, this historic four-day event will allow our community to celebrate together and share our proud hockey history and showcase our exceptional City with all of Canada. This will be a community event that we will all take pride in. Through the efforts of the local organizing committee and the support received throughout the community from our volunteers and corporate sponsors, the schedule of events has something for everyone to participate in regardless of age.”

– Bruce Keating, Chair Local Organizing Committee

 Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada’s 18th annual celebration continues an important Canadian tradition. Previous host locations include: Kenora, ON (2017), Kamloops, B.C. (2016); Halifax (2015); Lloydminster, AB/SK (2014); Peterborough, ON (2013); Summerside, PEI (2012); Whitehorse (2011); Stratford, ON (2010); Campbellton, NB (2009); Winkler, MB (2008); Nelson, BC (2007); Stephenville, NL, (2006); Shaunavon, SK (2004); Iqualuit, NU (2003); Windsor, NS. (2002); Red Deer, AB (2001); and Toronto (2000).

 About Sportsnet
Sportsnet is Canada’s #1 sports media brand, uniting Canadians through sport with the content they love, accessible from anywhere.  Delivering world-class storytelling on a local, regional, national and global level, the multiplatform brand consists of Sportsnet,, Sportsnet 590 The FAN, Sportsnet 960 The FAN, Sportsnet 650, Sportsnet NOW, and the Sportsnet app.  Sportsnet consists of four regional channels (Sportsnet East, Ontario, West and Pacific), and the nationally-distributed Sportsnet ONE, Sportsnet 360, and Sportsnet World. Sportsnet is the official Canadian NHL national multimedia rights holder, and is also the official regional television broadcast rights holder for the Calgary Flames (including radio rights on Sportsnet 960 The FAN), Edmonton Oilers, Toronto Maple Leafs (including radio rights on Sportsnet 590 The FAN) and Vancouver Canucks (including radio rights on Sportsnet 650). Sportsnet also has exclusive TV & radio coverage of all 162 Blue Jays games, as well as other MLB games, Toronto Raptors, NBA, Grand Slam of Curling, Rogers Cup, CHL, IndyCar, and extensive soccer programming including Premier League, Bundesliga, FA Cup and 2018 FIFA World Cup European Qualifiers.

About Scotiabank

Scotiabank is the Official Bank of the NHL®, NHL Alumni, CWHL, Vancouver Canucks®, Winnipeg Jets®, Toronto Maple Leafs®, Ottawa Senators®, Edmonton Oilers® and the Calgary Flames® whose home arena is the Scotiabank Saddledome. The Bank also supports the Montreal Canadiens®. Scotiabank’s Community Hockey Sponsorship Program has helped support over million kids through its involvement with minor hockey teams in communities across Canada. To find out more about Scotiabank’s hockey programs, please visit

 About Corner Brook

Nestled in the scenic Humber Valley of Newfoundland’s west coast, the City of Corner Brook is both the commercial hub of the Western Region and the second largest city in the province with a population of roughly 20,000 people. As home of the Newfoundland & Labrador Hockey Hall of Fame the City’s energetic, vibrant and dynamic passion for hockey dates back more than 80 years. Corner Brook has a large vibrant Minor Hockey Association and programming for hockey fans of all ages. To learn more about Corner Brook, visit


Media Contacts:

Bonita Decaire,
Information Officer
City of Corner Brook