Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada 2012

Comments 44 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada will be live from Prince Edward Island on the CBC February 11, 2012. Starting at 11:00am, the Edmonton Oilers will face the Ottawa Senators, the Jets will play the Penguins, the Habs will fight the Leafs, and the Vancouver Canucks will face-off with the Calgary Flames at 7:00pm.

Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada
Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr

Last year I sent John Biehler up to cover Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada in Whitehorse and between the banquet, concerts, alumni, and outdoor activities, I think he had a pretty great time. Aside from the Canadian match-ups, there will be satellite events across the country to celebrate hockey. These include festivities in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan; Windsor, Nova Scotia; Montreal, Quebec; Thunder Bay, Ontario; Winnipeg, Manitoba; and Richmond, BC. Each event is hosted by a CBC personality and will focus on community hockey, organizations, and initiatives.

Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada
Photo credit: John Biehler on Flickr

Around here, the Richmond Olympic Oval will be the place to be. They’ll have free admission, an NHL Hall of Fame exhibit, NHL trophies, games, live entertainment, and a chance to meet the Canucks’ mascot Fin along with Trevor Linden. There will also be giants screens to watch the CBC games, a day-long hockey jamboree on twin Olympic-sized ice sheets, a public road hockey tournament, hockey skills zone, and prize giveaways including a trip to Japan.

Mark this down in your calendar as a fun, free day in Richmond with the hockey lovers in your family. Catch all the Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada action at the oval from 10:30am to 10:00pm on February 11th.

Update February 7, 2012: I have been offered 3 prize packs to give away to readers in honour of Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada. The prize packs include a Scotiabank Hockey Club bag, jersey, water bottle, puck, toque, scarf and mitts. Here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw 3 winners tomorrow, Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 12:00pm so we can try to get the prize packs out before the weekend.

Update The winners are Val, Brandon, and @ksceviour!

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44 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. ValTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 11:03am PST

    Trevor Linden – on ice and off ice, a great hockey player.

  2. LloydTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 11:04am PST

    The Great One – Wayne Gretzky

  3. KathyTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 11:07am PST

    Mario Lemieux – no contest

  4. SteveTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 11:10am PST

    Dougie Gilmour !!! (S*** Leafs Fans Say)

  5. Cameron ChristensenTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 11:16am PST

    Mark messier

  6. Nic TTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 11:30am PST

    Mario Lemieux! A class act, on and off the ice.

  7. Stephanie CTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 11:50am PST

    Trevor Linden

  8. Bradley GaidaTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 11:50am PST

    With no hesitation or reservation, it’s Wayne Gretzky.

  9. Stephanie CTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 11:50am PST

    Trevor Linden!

  10. BobbyTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 11:51am PST

    Trevor Linden! Heart of a champion!

  11. Darcy DTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 12:47pm PST

    Trevor Linden – winner of King Clancy memorial trophy, Order of Canada and BC, past NHLPA President. Respected by peers and strong humanitarian.

  12. Michael RoscoeTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 12:49pm PST

    If I didn’t hate Boston it’d be Bobby Orr. I have to go with Mario. Skill, leadership and resilience.

  13. Carl DTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 12:49pm PST

    Trevor Linden

  14. BonsTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 1:00pm PST

    Trevor Linden!!!

  15. Linda C.Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 1:22pm PST

    La Pierre

  16. AlTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 1:23pm PST

    Bobby Orr

  17. BrandonTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 1:44pm PST

    Sydney Crosby

  18. VictoriaTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 1:47pm PST

    Of all time? That has to be Wayne Gretzky!

  19. CarmelleTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 2:45pm PST

    Trevor Linden of course!

  20. Michelle W.Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 2:47pm PST

    Me! But if we’re thinking NHL players, I’ll probably go with Wayne Gretzky.

  21. ElenaTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 3:23pm PST


  22. LauraTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 4:13pm PST

    Eric Lindros

  23. Karla SceviourTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 4:50pm PST

    Wayne Gretzky is my favorite!

    ksceviour at hotmail dot com

  24. Karla SceviourTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 4:50pm PST

    I tweeted!/ksceviour/status/167047280686407680

  25. AnthonyTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 5:13pm PST

    Guy Lafleur of course! Back in the good old days when you could smoke on the bench.
    (Just kidding!)

  26. JasTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 6:05pm PST

    Absolutely without a doubt, Captain Canuck- Trevor Linden! I know that there are other Canadian players who had better records and played a role in giving hockey an appeal outside of Canada but for me Trevor’s classiness both off and on the ice makes him the best Canadian hockey player in my eyes.

  27. DennisTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 6:21pm PST

    Wayne Gretzky

  28. KokoTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 6:21pm PST

    Kevin Bieksa!

  29. JenniferTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 6:30pm PST

    Trevor Linden

  30. KellyTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 6:39pm PST

    Gordie Howe!

  31. ChrisTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 7:56pm PST

    Pavel Bure!

  32. Albert CTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 8:00pm PST


  33. ginette4Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 8:07pm PST

    Guy Lafleur!!!

  34. KatieTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 8:57pm PST

    Trevor Linden

  35. AlTuesday, February 7th, 2012 — 9:01pm PST

    Wayne D. Gretzky!!!!

  36. ginette4Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 — 8:35am PST


  37. Allison RogiWednesday, February 8th, 2012 — 8:44am PST

    Gretzky !

  38. Kevin G.Wednesday, February 8th, 2012 — 9:16am PST

    Trevor Linden

  39. Ka W CWednesday, February 8th, 2012 — 9:17am PST

    Alexander Ovechkin FTW

  40. Vince SWednesday, February 8th, 2012 — 9:45am PST

    Trevor Linden

  41. JuliaWednesday, February 8th, 2012 — 9:47am PST

    Trevor Linden is my vote!

  42. dbWednesday, February 8th, 2012 — 9:53am PST

    Wayne Gretzky would be my guess!

  43. KatieWednesday, February 8th, 2012 — 10:51am PST

    Joe Sakic!! Burnaby Joe is the best there is.

  44. KristyWednesday, February 8th, 2012 — 11:01am PST

    It has to be Trevor Linden, how could it not be!

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