TORONTO / NEW YORK – The 2013 Molson Canadian NHL Face-OffTM, the NHL's free hockey, entertainment and community festival, will take over Place des Festivals in Montreal on Tuesday, Oct. 1. The celebration begins at 3:00 p.m. ET, rain or shine, and will feature: musical performances; interactive hockey attractions as well as numerous community and fundraising activities, presented by the Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation; prizes and giveaways; special guest appearances; and food, beverage and merchandise available for purchase. The event culminates at 7 p.m. ET with the live telecast of the season-opening game between the Canadiens and Toronto Maple Leafs on giant video screens.
In addition to performances from Grammy® Award-winning band Kings of Leon (@KingsOfLeon), Montreal hip hop group Loco Locass, Toronto indie rock band The Beaches (@TheBeaches), the day also will feature special appearances by Montreal Canadiens alumni Guy Carbonneau, Vincent Damphousse and Chris Nilan as well as Canadiens mascot Youppi.
Public Schedule of Events
All times local; subject to change
||At Place des Festivals, through the conclusion of the Maple Leafs-Canadiens game, fans will be treated to free interactive activities, prizes and giveaways presented by: Bell, Bridgestone, Canadian Tire, Captain Morgan, Molson Canadian, Montreal Canadiens Children's Foundation, NHL NetworkTM, Oh Henry!, Panini, Reebok-CCM, Reese, Scotiabank, SiriusXM, Tim Hortons and Visa.
NHL AlumniTM interview with Guy Carbonneau on the Scotiabank Stage.
Look for Youppi, the official Montreal Canadiens mascot, throughout Place des Festivals.
||NHL Alumni interview with Vincent Damphousse on the Scotiabank Stage.
||Indie rock band The Beaches will give a 30-minute performance on the Molson Canadian Main Stage.
||NHL Alumni interview session with Chris Nilan on the Scotiabank Stage.
||NHL Alumni Guy Carbonneau, Vincent Damphousse and Chris Nilan to share stories from the Scotiabank Stage.
||Kings of Leon's 40-minute set will be featured in CBC's pre-game show, Hockey Tonight, hosted by Ron MacLean and broadcast live nationally starting at 6:30 p.m. ET. Award-winning broadcaster and hockey fanatic, George Stroumboulopoulos (@strombo) will emcee the concert event live from Montreal. CBCSports.ca will make the entire performance available online via live stream.
|Coach's Corner on CBC's Hockey Night in Canada featuring Don Cherry and Ron MacLean will be shown on all video screens.
|Montreal hip hop group Loco Locass will perform on the Molson Canadian Main Stage.
||Popular Montreal bar and lounge Le Newtown, located on Crescent Street, will host the Captain Morgan NHL® After Party for those 18 years and older.