Published: December 14, 2016
BY JENNIFER PARSONS
The district’s English River Miners are headed to Kenora in February to take part in the city’s Hockey Day in Canada activities. Announcing the schedule of events last week representatives of the city and broadcaster Sportnet said Family Day weekend has been set aside to showcase hockey in the commity and the northwest region.
“In partnership with Scotiabank and Rogers Sportsnet, this historic four day event will allow our community to celebrate together and share our proud hockey history and the natural beauty that is Kenora with all of Canada,” said organizing committee chair Dan Reynard last week.
Festivities begin on Feb. 15 with alumni game featuring honorary captains Wendel Clark and Darcy Tucker. On Feb. 18 Ron MacLean and Don Cherry will host Coach’s Corner under the Whitecap Pavillion accompanying 13 hours of live hockey that will feature Midget AAA Kemora Thistles playing the Interlake Lightning and English River Miners and Fort Frances Lakers.
The Stanley Cup will be in the community and the first Kroppy Cup presented by Scotiabank Memorial Pond Hockey Tournament will be taking place.
“Kenora’s history with the game of hockey including winning the Stanley Cup in 1907, provides a perfect setting to be the host for this year’s Scotiabank Hockey Day in Canada”, says Joel Darling, executive producer of NHL special events for Sportsnet. “As the league celebrates their 100 year anniversary, we will explore the history and tradition of the game in Kenora and across the country.”