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Hometown Hockey activities will keep fans busy


Rogers Hometown Hockey Tour presented by Scotiabank and Hyundai has announced the details of the tour’s stop in Dauphin, Nov. 16 and 17.
The two-day festival begins, Nov. 16, at noon on First Ave. NW in front of the CN Station and ends the next night following the outdoor viewing party, which will feature the game between the Vegas Golden Knights and the visiting Calgary Flames, which begins at 6:30 p.m., with hosts Ron MacLean and Tara Slone.
In between will be lots of activities for fans of all ages to participate in, including autograph signings with NHL alumni Colton Orr and former Dauphin King Butch Goring, as well as Canadian Women’s Hockey League alumni Brigette Lacquette, a silver medalist at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Among the activities for fans to take part in, there will be a shooting accuracy game, where fans race against the clock to hit as many targets as possible before time runs out. A digital scoreboard tracks the best scores from the day and other tour stops across the country.
The Steve Goodtime Rockin’ Hockey Show features Steve Goodtime, a world-renowned hockey acrobat.
The Scotiabank Community Hockey Rink is a family-friendly outdoor hockey space designed to engage fans who can interact with Lacquette, who was born in Dauphin. Scotiabank will also donate $15,000 in support of children’s community hockey at each tour stop this season.
Hyundai displays will feature games and challenges for children and parents, with opportunities to test drive, as well as a chance to win on-site giveaways, weekend prizes and an overall grand prize for the season.
Fans will also have a chance to sample a complimentary slice of Giuseppe Pizzeria pizza fresh out of the oven and learn more about the Find Giuseppe contest.
Fans will also have the chance to face off against friends and family with the PLAYMOBIL NHL Arena and its lineup of NHL figures, where they will get a chance to enter to win an NHL playset.
There will also be a community barbecue supported by Sobeys through a food donation. All funds raised from the barbecue will go to the Dauphin Minor Hockey Association.
There will also be live entertainment throughout the weekend, beginning with Riley Michaels performing on Saturday and Jessica Wilson on Sunday.
The festival opens at noon both days.
The Sobeys Home Team Hero feature during the broadcast will focus on Barry Trotz and his rise through the ranks to become one of the best coaches in NHL history.
And Slone will immerse herself in the Ukrainian culture, learning some dance steps courtesy of the Zirka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble and the Riding and Dancing Cossacks.

Doug Zywina