Rogers Hometown Hockey will visit Cobourg

By Cecilia Nasmith

The Town of Cobourg is pleased to announce that the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour (sponsored by Scotiabank and Hyundai) will be in Cobourg for a celebration of hockey on Jan. 4 and 5.

Sportsnet and the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour is on its sixth season. This year, it is making 25 stops in communities across Canada to celebrate the local hockey stories that unite the nation, all broadcast live from the host communities on Sportsnet and Sportsnet NOW.

Each week during the National Hockey League's 2019-2020 season, the Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour will visit a different community for a weekend of free outdoor hockey festivities for all ages, concluding with an outdoor viewing party of a Sunday NHL game on Sportnet.

On Jan. 4 and 5, hosts Ron McLean and Tara Slone will be in Cobourg for a free festival weekend of live entertainment, NHL alumni and, of course, the activities and viewing party that comes courtesy of the Sportsnet Mobile Studio.

With a national event like this, Mayor John Henderson said at the announcement, the town can expect to host thousands of hockey fans.

“Embedded into the fabric of our community is the strong support for hockey and our local teams, and we look forward to welcoming Rogers Hometown Hockey to Cobourg,” Henderson said in the press release.

More details will be forthcoming as to exact locations, and citizens can keep up with festival details at