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Hometown Hockey Brightens Grey Day

Sunday, March 22, 2015 @ 6:50 AM


Hockey enthusiasts take advantage of street ‘rink’ set up at CN Centre       250News photo

Prince George, BC – The red flapping flags that signaled the arrival of the Hometown Hockey tour to Prince George hit their mark yesterday…drawing city residents to the festivities going on in the parking lot of CN Centre.

IMG_9773Billed as a weekend-long outdoor hockey festival, there is a lot on-site to see and do…with a Kids Zone, photo booths, and opportunities for highly sought after autographs from Kirk McLean and Ron MacLean.

While dad, Dean Elrick, took a quick peek at the NHL games underway on the big screens in The Lodge, his sons, six-year-old Dayton and 12-year-old Lucas, warmed up with hot chocolates.

“It’s nice to have an event going on like this going on, especially with the appropriate gear to giveaway,” said Dean, who joked that they were off to find the free gloves to pair with the toques they’d already received.

The majority of the kids running from venue to venue were wearing the free Hometown Hockey jerseys handed out earlier in the afternoon.

The giveaways are plentiful, although you may have to duck some soft sales pitches from big name sponsors involved.

Today’s schedule kicks off at noon.  Ron MacLean is set to host the pre-game show for the Canucks vs Arizona game live from the Rogers mobile studio on-site, starting at 4:30pm.

Photo below shows five-year-old Clinton Henning getting a boost from his Grandpa, Douglas Henning, so that he can pose for a picture as a Canadiens.






about time they got it right and picked the right team logo for photo ops.

This is an amazing event, all my kids had a good time and had adult things to do as well. Plus a lot of things they give away for free. Things like this really uplifts a community spirit. Thank you for this even.

Great event for the city.. As for the Canadians emblem.. Go price :)

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