Ron MacLean has been a Canadian tradition for twenty-five years. Known for his quick wit and encyclopedic hockey knowledge, MacLean is the skilled ringmaster of Canada’s most watched weekly program, Hockey Night in Canada. He has interviewed the greatest players, coaches, and personalities in the sport and is a master of seeking the best in substance and entertainment from his guests, as well as from his opinionated and often irascible co-host, Don Cherry. And, this hockey season, Canadians across the country will get to experience the game they love along with him, as part of the inaugural Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour:
Each week during the 2014-15 NHL season, the Hometown Hockey Tour will roll into a different community across the country with a weekend of free outdoor hockey festivities for all ages, culminating in an outdoor viewing party of an NHL game broadcast every Sunday, with Ron hosting live onsite.
“The passion for hockey in this country is unrivaled. Every Canadian has a connection to the game – it is part of our DNA, it is part of our communities,” says Ron. “We’re excited to share in this season-long celebration of Canada’s favourite pastime, help grow the game and bring to life those great hockey stories every Sunday.”
Below, Ron chats about the new tour with BT Toronto host, Dina Pugliese: