Penticton’s hockey roots to be highlighted on Hometown Hockey

Penticton's hockey roots will be highlighted this season in the cross-country celebration Rogers Hometown Hockey.

Rogers Hometown Hockey will make a stop in Penticton to highlight the community and its' hockey roots.

Rogers Hometown Hockey will make a stop in Penticton to highlight the community and its' hockey roots.

Penticton’s hockey roots will be highlighted this season in the cross-country celebration Rogers Hometown Hockey.

Rogers unveiled the 24 communities that will host the 2015-16 Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour presented by Scotiabank and Dodge. The Penticton stop will be aired on March 13 during the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings game.

Each community will feature NHL Alumni, hometown heroes, local entertainment and all new hockey stories delivered by host Ron MacLean, who once again takes his familiar spot inside the Sportsnet Mobile Studio every Sunday. This year’s tagline is Celebrate our Community, Celebrate Our Game.

“Each weekend is a uniquely Canadian experience that brings us all together,” said 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.”

The tour will deliver a jam-packed weekend of free outdoor festivities in the heart of each community, celebrating all things hockey. This season will feature the return of fan favourite activations such as the Sportsnet Be a Broadcaster, Scotiabank Community Locker Room and the Dodge Stow ‘n Go Challenge, as well as new GamePlus experiences, taking you behind-the-scenes of Rogers Hometown Hockey and bringing you closer to the stars of the game.