Lacombe excited for Hometown Hockey event in February

By Josh Hall (Twitter: @Vancan19)
January 9, 2018 - 9:39am

The city of Lacombe is getting psyched for its chance to host Hometown Hockey next month.

Lacombe will be homebase for the popular weekly hockey festival put on by Rogers February 4, with events happening the day before as well.

Mayor Grant Creasey says the city is a proud partner.

“Hometown Hockey provides us with a great opportunity to showcase our beautiful city and community spirit to the many visitors who will attend the festival, and to television audiences across Canada,” he says. “It also allows us to share Lacombe’s rich hockey culture and history, which began with the storied Lacombe Rockets of the 1950s and continues today with the Lacombe Generals, three-time Allan Cup champions.”

Events the weekend of Feb. 3-4 will be family-friendly and include music and activities, NHL alumni, giveaways and more. The weekend concludes with an outdoor viewing party of the Ottawa Senators vs. Montreal Canadiens beginning at 10:30 a.m.

Red Deerian Ron MacLean and co-host Tara Slone will be hosting live on site from the Sportsnet mobile studio.

Set-up will be taking place February 1 and 2. The festival grounds will occupy 50 Street from 50 Avenue to 51 Avenue, 50 Avenue from Hwy 2A to 51 Street, and the northernmost section of 49C Avenue. The area will be closed to traffic and detours will be in effect.

As many as 10,000 people are expected out for the event.

More information is on Facebook.

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