Hockey Day In Canada Headed To Prince Edward Island

By Marcus Vanderberg Comment

Hockey Day in Canada on CBC is headed to Prince Edward Island for the first time in its 12-year history.

Ron MacLean and Don Cherry will broadcast live from Prince Edward Island on February 11, 2012, as the province will host a series of local weeklong activities and events celebrating the game leading up to the big day.

Hockey Day in Canada is an annual tradition featuring all six Canadian NHL teams in action across the country.

“We’re thrilled to be bringing this celebration to the province of Prince Edward Island,” said Joel Darling, director of production for CBC Sports. “Hockey is truly a Canadian passion, shared equally among players and fans from our biggest cities to the tiniest communities, so we think it’s especially appropriate to be taking Hockey Day in Canada to the cradle of Confederation, where the entire province can share in the experience.