Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour Coming to Brantford 

For Immediate Release
9/14/2015 
Contact: Maria Visocchi, Manager of Communications 
Phone: 519-759-4150 

Brantford, ON – The City of Brantford is excited to announce that Brantford has been selected as one of the 24 communities to host the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour during the upcoming NHL season. Building on the enormous success of last year’s events, this year marks the 2nd annual tour for Rogers Hometown Hockey.

The Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour will visit a different community across the country each week during the 2015/16 NHL season. The event features a two-day hockey celebration including free outdoor hockey festivities for all ages. This year promises even more entertainment, special guests, and hockey stories told by Ron MacLean during his live Sunday night broadcast from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio.

"The City of Brantford is thrilled to be selected as a community stop on this tour," said Sandy Jackson, Director of Recreation for the City. "There is an overwhelming enthusiasm for the game in Brantford and being the home of some of hockey's most legendary players including Wayne Gretzky, Brantford is a perfect fit to host this event. We know Brantford will embrace the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour," added Jackson.

Brantford will be participating in the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour during the weekend of December 5th-6th, 2015. More details about this event will be announced in the coming months.

"Each weekend is a uniquely Canadian experience that brings us all together," said Ron MacLean, "Our mantra has been simple - take you someplace and tell a story. We've discovered at each stop a story that belongs to us as no other story could. It's of Canadians, with hockey at its core."

Social Media Links
Official website, Rogers Hometown Hockey www.hometownhockey.com
Facebook www.Facebook.com/RogersHometownHockey
Twitter @HometownHockey_ #HometownHockey
Instagram @HometownHockey

Contact:
Sandy Jackson
Director of Recreation
Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, City of Brantford
Phone: 519-756-9900 ext. 5204
Email: sjackson@brantford.ca