Pembroke a Potential Stop for Rogers Hometown Hockey
A travelling hockey roadshow might be stopping by Pembroke.
Jamie Bramburger, the voice of the Pembroke Lumber Kings, is working hard on a pitch to get the Rogers Hometown Hockey television show to stop in Pembroke.
He says the roadshow provides the ultimate NHL fan experience bringing in hockey related activities (road hockey set-ups, shooting arenas, etc), as well as great entertainment and former NHL stars. While the activities are going on, Sportsnet documents the history of hockey in the city and airs it before the broadcasting of an NHL game. The show is hosted by Ron McLean and Tara Slone.
The roadshow is usually in town for a single weekend before packing up and reaching their next destination. During this current season, Rogers Hometown Hockey has a 25 city schedule including cities like Parry Sound, Burlington and Nepean.
Bramburger adds that it’s a great way to show Pembroke’s rich hockey history to a national audience. He says “I think there’s a good opportunity to be successful with the pitch, I talked to some of the people at Rogers and when you look at Pembroke’s history, it’s a compelling story”. Bramburger has already gotten the support from the City of Pembroke and even said he suggested that they make an entire week dedicated to hockey the same weekend the roadshow would come to town.
He says they should know in the next few months if Pembroke would be one of the chosen cities for the show that would take place in the 2019-2020 NHL season.