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Rogers Hometown Hockey returning for sixth season

Last Updated Sep 10, 2019 at 4:47 pm MDT

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — Back for a sixth instalment, Rogers Hometown Hockey is hitting 25 communities across the country, in hopes of bringing Canadians together from coast to coast.

“It’s a great thing that hockey does. I’ve always said more good wishes come in hockey and in cheering for your favourite sports heroes,” host Ron MacLean told 660 NEWS on Tuesday.

“It could be Bianca Andreescu or Brooke Henderson or the Raptors. The good wishes that collectively come from sport almost outmatch anything you’ll find in a hospital, church or a school. It’s a really good healing environment. There’s power, and there’s freedom in sport.”

Look for four Alberta stops: Wood Buffalo in late November, Red Deer on December 1, Strathmore on December 22 and the season will wrap March 29 in Edmonton.

Rogers Hometown Hockey will feature six Calgary Flames broadcasts.

“They are the lifeblood of our telecast this year,” MacLean stated. “They are really talented. Sean Monahan is superstar, Johnny Gaudreau is a star, Matthew Tkachuk is a star. It’s a good team.”