Just wanted to wish you guys a Happy Hockey Day from up North. It is a pretty kick ass holiday- everyone’s out playing hockey and all the NHL Canadian teams are playing each other so it is going to be a great night.

All the news is from nhl.com.

CBC Hockey Night in Canada’s fourth annual Hockey Day In Canada: Celebrating Our Game treks to the Arctic Circle in Canada’s newest territory, Nunavut.

Ron MacLean will host the day’s 15 1/2-hour telecast Saturday, Feb. 15 beginning at noon, ET, from the Arctic Winter Games Complex in Iqaluit, located on the south shore of Baffin Island. Don Cherry joins MacLean throughout the day in Iqaluit, where the weather forecast predicts high temperatures of -24 to -26 C/-11 to -15 F and lows of -30 to -32 C/-22 to -26 F.

CBC’s Celebrating Our Game telecast complements the NHL’s Hockey Is For Everyone Month initiative by embracing hockey at the grassroots level. Hosting the 2003 telecast from the polar regions of Canada allows CBC’s Hockey Day to provide a unique coast-to-coast look at the game — from the frozen ponds where Nunavut native, Canadian national junior standout and Nashville Predators prospect Jordin Tootoo learned to skate during dark arctic winters to the bright lights of NHL arenas.

CBC’s Hockey Day in Canada again is anchored by an all-Canadian Hockey Night in Canada NHL tripleheader beginning at 4 p.m., ET, featuring Edmonton at Montreal (4 p.m. ET), Ottawa at Toronto (7 p.m. ET) and Vancouver at Calgary (10 p.m. ET).

U.S. subscribers to the NHL Center Ice package will be able to take in this special day of hockey programming beginning at noon ET.

At 4 p.m. ET, Game One features Mike Comrie and the Edmonton Oilers taking on Doug Gilmour and the Montreal Canadiens from Bell Centre in Montreal. Don Wittman (play-by-play), Glenn Healy (analyst) and Steve Armitage (host) will be in Montreal.

At 7 p.m. ET, Game Two features another round in “The Battle of Ontario” when Wade Redden and the Ottawa Senators go up against Mats Sundin and the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. Bob Cole and Harry Neale call the action and Scott Oake hosts the broadcast.

At 10 p.m. ET, Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks travel to Calgary to battle Jarome Iginla and the Flames in Game Three. Chris Cuthbert (play-by-play) and Greg Millen (analyst) will be in Calgary to call the action. Scott Russell and Kelly Hrudey will host Game Three of the tripleheader and “After Hours” from Medicine Hat, Alberta



  1. leetch02 says:

    Yea i would just like to say, that the quote “Happy Hockey Day” was my idea, and u stole my quote from MSN. I am outraged you do something like this! Anyways beign a Canadian.. Happy Late Hockey Day. Ohh and in Montreal.. it was -31c outside… but we true Canadian hockey players still played our game.. Canada’s Game!

  2. orlandomac says:

    I just wanted to clarify something for some…

    I am not referring to anyone here, but to potential readers as I have heard this a few times of late, and has become annoying.

    Hockey is our game, it can’t be questioned.
    Not meaning we own it, but all Canadians love it.
    It’s a game we like to play and watch.
    We didn’t invent the game though.
    I’ve heard some dumbasses on the radio, and on talkshowes say that. I repeat we “did not invent the hame of ice hockey”, it’s origins are based in Scotland.
    Although Canada should get all the credit for developing it, to the game that you see today.

    As we are clarifying that, I’ll throw in that basketball was invented by a Canadian, working in the US.

    So both countries have a claim.

    Funny how fans now a days argue for the sake of arguing and neglect to know what they are talking about.

    One guy on the subject of wether the teams based in Canada would have a chance of surviving said, ” It’s Canada’s game, we invented it, we should keep our teams”.

    Sorry for the rant but I think this topic was a good spot too mention it.

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