Sportsnet will televise "Rogers Hometown Hockey" on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET, prior to the game between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. The location this week is New Westminster, British Columbia, and the show will celebrate the history of hockey in the city.
Among the features airing on the pregame show:
* Justin Morneau, a New Westminster native, has played 13 seasons with three Major League Baseball teams. When the first baseman was younger, he played hockey during the baseball offseason and was a goalie for Portland of the Western Hockey League on a team with NHL players Marian Hossa and Brenden Morrow. He chose to play baseball instead of hockey at 17, but hockey is still a big part of the 34-year-old's life.
* Ottawa Senators forward Kyle Turris played lacrosse at Moody Park and hockey at Queen's Park Arena while growing up in New Westminster.
* Immigrants, particularly from Southeast Asia, are helping to fuel growth in the Vancouver area, and many have learned about and taken up hockey to integrate into the community.