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Rogers Hometown Hockey returning to Kitchener

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Rogers Hometown Hockey has unveiled five communities where special milestones will be celebrated during the 2018-19 season.

Kitchener, will kick off Hometown Hockey’s fifth season with a special three-day celebration from October 5-7.

The other four location revealed were London, Glace Bay, N.S., Mississauga, and CFB Esquimalt, B.C., each of which is the site of a special milestone.

“In Canada, our deep hockey roots extend from coast-to-coast and keep our communities intrinsically connected,” said Ron MacLean. “Beginning with celebrating milestones in these five communities, we have the privilege of a fifth season of uncovering the great hockey tales of our past, celebrating the hockey victories of our present and meeting the hockey stars of our future.”

“From Southern Ontario to Cape Breton to British Columbia, there are so many hockey stories to tell, important milestones to celebrate, and experiences to share,” said Tara Slone. “I look forward to celebrating special moments with these five communities throughout our fifth season.”

Arriving in a new community every Saturday and Sunday throughout the 2018-19 hockey season, Rogers Hometown Hockey celebrates Canada’s hockey heritage through family-friendly activities, guest appearances and musical acts.

“We are incredibly proud of how Rogers Hometown Hockey has connected with hockey fans and communities across Canada,” said Scott Moore, President of Sportsnet and NHL Properties. “Heading into our fifth season, this tour continues to provide us with the unique opportunity to tell the grassroots stories that exemplify the shared passion all Canadians of all backgrounds have for hockey.”

Complete tour details, including the full schedule, the remaining communities, broadcast matchups and festival information, will be announced later this summer.

Kitchener was the first stop on the tour back in 2015.