Despite frigid temperatures, a good crowd gathered in downtown Moose Jaw Saturday afternoon for day one of Rogers Hometown Hockey.
The festival celebrating the game is taking place on Main Street, starting at Manitoba Street in the south, and lining two city blocks up to High Street in the north. In between those two points are a number of family friendly events including puck shoots, ball hockey games, video displays, a live music stage, interactive entertainment and much more. Legendary NHL tough guys Dave “The Hammer” Schultz and Dave “Tiger” Williams were also on location signing autographs.
Day two takes place on Sunday with festivities beginning at noon and ending with an NHL match up between the Edmonton Oilers and Ottawa Senators (that game starts at 5:30 p.m.). A special heated viewing tent will be set up for the game. Ron MacLean and Tara Sloan, along with other special guests, will be there.
Hometown Hockey’s stop in Moose Jaw is number 12 on a 24 city national tour that visits a different community every Sunday evening during the hockey season.
In addition, Scotiabank also donated $15,000 to Moose Jaw Minor Hockey.