Hometown Hockey is coming to Parry Sound.

This is the fifth year the cross-country tour is taking place. Parry Sound will be the second stop on this year’s schedule.

The town will be visited by Ron MacLean and Tara Slone who will be doing a live-on-location broadcast during a Carolina Hurricanes and Winnipeg Jets game. MacLean and Slone will host a pre-game, intermission and post-game show from the Sportsnet Mobile Studio, shining the spotlight on local culture, hockey history and unique stories of each hometown.

On top of that Hometown Hockey features a weekend full of free, family-friendly hockey celebration and activities, including NHL alumni and local celebrities. Hometown Hockey will be in Parry Sound on October 13th and 14th, with the game broadcast on the Sunday of that weekend.

“With our 100th episode on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to reflect on the incredible moments we’ve shared together on the Rogers Hometown Hockey journey,” said MacLean. “From St. John’s to Victoria to Whitehorse, Tara and I have had the privilege of honouring the tradition of hockey in Canada for the past four seasons – and we can’t wait to unearth all the surprises that this season will have in store.”

“In a hockey culture as rich as Canada, we still have so many stories to share this season,” said Slone. “As we hit the road for a season complete with special milestones and visits to new communities like CFB Esquimalt and Enoch Cree Nation, we look forward to uniting all Canadian communities through the sport they love – hockey.”